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) pushed the Leisure industry higher today making it today's featured leisure winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.5%. By the end of trading, Starbucks Corporation rose $2.24 (4.1%) to $56.81 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 15.2 million shares of Starbucks Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.4 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $56.37-$57.27 after having opened the day at $56.68 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $54.57. Other companies within the Leisure industry that increased today were:
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Starbucks Corporation operates as a roaster, marketer, and retailer of specialty coffee worldwide. As of September 30, 2012, the company operated 9,405 company-operated stores and 8,661 licensed stores. Starbucks Corporation has a market cap of $40.5 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 30.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 2.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 20 analysts that rate Starbucks Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and seven rate it a hold.
TheStreet Ratings rates Starbucks Corporation as a
. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, good cash flow from operations, increase in net income and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value.
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