Deutsche Bank Starts Starbucks (SBUX) at Buy, 'A Grande Long-Term Story'

October 18, 2023 4:22 PM EDT
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Price: $95.23 -0.41%

Rating Summary:
    21 Buy, 25 Hold, 1 Sell

Rating Trend: Up Up

Today's Overall Ratings:
    Up: 21 | Down: 20 | New: 55
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(Updated - October 18, 2023 4:38 PM EDT)

Deutsche Bank analyst Lauren Silberman initiates coverage on Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) with a Buy rating and a price target of $118.00.

The analyst comments "We initiate coverage of Starbucks (SBUX) with a Buy rating and $118 target price. SBUX is likely one of the more controversial stocks in our coverage, with debates around long-term guidance, US SSS and the China outlook. We believe SBUX is well positioned to deliver on its 15-20% EPS growth algorithm, and while we recognize concerns that top-line guidance is ambitious, we believe 7-9% SSS could provide margin opportunity above what we think is embedded in the guide, and thus see 15-20% EPS growth as sufficiently achievable without 7-9% SSS. We view SBUX as one of the highest quality growth companies in restaurants, with 10-12% revenue growth, margin expansion and repurchases supporting our ~19% 3-year EPS CAGR. Given our positive view on the near-term and long-term fundamentals and current valuation, we believe SBUX offers a favorable risk/reward."

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Shares of Starbucks closed at $94.18 yesterday.

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