The Seattle-based Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) decided to acquire Bay Bread LLC in a $100 million cash deal, making its biggest acquisition to further develop its offering of food with pastries and sandwiches.
The world’s biggest coffee-shop operator Starbucks reported in a statement on Tuesday that the acquisition of San Francisco-based Bay Bread and its La Boulange brand would cut full-year profit by 2 cents per share. The company reported on its website that the French-themed bakery sells homemade granola, flank steak sandwiches and organic bread.
Chief Executive Officer Howard Schultz stated during a conference call that they were intensely committed to building a national brand with bakery items.
Shifting readers focus to broader market, let’s consider market performance of other stocks that significantly affect same sector. Peet’s Coffee & Tea, Inc (NASDAQ:PEET) increased +1.93% to settle at $59.16, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc (NASDAQ:GMCR) moved down -2.28% to end at $22.94 while Dunkin Brands Group Inc (NASDAQ:DNKN) increased +1.23% to finish on Tuesday at $32.14.
Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) on June 05, 2012 it decreased -2.76% to the closing price of $52.41. The overall volume in the last trading session was 11.17 million shares. Its fifty two week range was $33.72-$62.00. The total market capitalization remained $39.75 billion.
SBUX is ahead its 52 week low with +57.08% and lagging behind from its 52 week high price with -15.21%. SBUX last month stock price volatility remained 2.68%. In its share capital SBUX has 758.50 million outstanding shares among them 737.87 million shares have been floated in market exchange. SBUX stock institutional ownership remained 78.09% while insider ownership included 2.43%.
The stock price of SBUX is moving down from its 20 days moving average with -2.93% and remote negatively from 50 days moving average with -6.75%. SBUX current year earnings per share experienced an addition with +30.80% while its current quarter performance remained +8.78%. Company’s beta coefficient included 1.23. Beta factors measures the amount of market risk associated with market trade.
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