Columbus Circle Investors Lowers stake in Starbucks Corporation (SBUX)

Starbucks Corporation (SBUX) : Columbus Circle Investors reduced its stake in Starbucks Corporation by 3.45% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 3,375,748 shares of Starbucks Corporation which is valued at $190,088,370 after selling 120,506 shares in Starbucks Corporation , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on May 3, 2016.Starbucks Corporation makes up approximately 1.73% of Columbus Circle Investors’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Geneva Advisors boosted its stake in SBUX in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 179,864 additional shares and now holds a total of 3,153,078 shares of Starbucks Corporation which is valued at $177,549,822. Starbucks Corporation makes up approx 3.56% of Geneva Advisors’s portfolio.Macguire Cheswick Tuttle Investment Counsel reduced its stake in SBUX by selling 14,825 shares or 5.01% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 281,249 shares of SBUX which is valued at $15,837,131. Starbucks Corporation makes up approx 3.71% of Macguire Cheswick Tuttle Investment Counsel’s portfolio.Mizuho Trust Banking Ltd. boosted its stake in SBUX in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 90,235 additional shares and now holds a total of 2,326,142 shares of Starbucks Corporation which is valued at $130,798,965. Starbucks Corporation makes up approx 0.41% of Mizuho Trust Banking Ltd.’s portfolio.Wespac Advisors reduced its stake in SBUX by selling 176 shares or 1.17% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 14,831 shares of SBUX which is valued at $833,947. Starbucks Corporation makes up approx 1.04% of Wespac Advisors’s portfolio.Pggm Investments reduced its stake in SBUX by selling 9,627 shares or 1.73% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 546,601 shares of SBUX which is valued at $31,527,946. Starbucks Corporation makes up approx 0.17% of Pggm Investments’s portfolio.

Starbucks Corporation opened for trading at $56.85 and hit $57.6 on the upside on Tuesday, eventually ending the session at $57.49, with a gain of 1.50% or 0.85 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 79,31,185 shares. Company has a market cap of $84,217 M.

On the company’s financial health, Starbucks Corporation reported $0.39 EPS for the quarter, based on the information available during the earnings call on Apr 21, 2016. Analyst had a consensus estimate of $0.39. The company had revenue of $4993.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $5027.03 million. The company’s revenue was up 9.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.33 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Starbucks Corporation. Starbucks Corporation was Resumed by Credit Agricole to “Buy” on Apr 13, 2016. Shares were Downgraded by Deutsche Bank on Apr 12, 2016 to ” Hold” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 64 from a previous price target of $70 .Starbucks Corporation was Resumed by Stifel to “Hold” on Mar 18, 2016.

Starbucks Corporation is the roaster marketer and retailer of specialty coffee. The Company purchases and roasts coffees that it sells along with coffee tea and other beverages and a range of fresh food items through Company-operated stores. It also sells a range of coffee and tea products and licenses its trademarks through other channels such as licensed stores grocery and national foodservice accounts. It operates through four segment: Americas which includes the United States Canada and Latin America; Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA); China/Asia Pacific (CAP) and Channel Development. In addition to its Starbucks Coffee brand it also sells goods and services under the brands including Teavana Tazo Seattle’s Best Coffee Evolution Fresh La Boulange and Ethos. Its Americas EMEA and CAP segments include both Company-operated and licensed stores. The Americas and EMEA segments include certain foodservice accounts primarily in Canada and the United Kingdom.

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