Why SodaStream (SODA) Stock Is Spiking Today

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- SodaStream (SODA) was spiking 13% to $45.67 Wednesday following a report that Starbucks (SBUX) is in talks to buy a 10% stake in the company.

According to Isaraeli business news publication Globes Starbucks is looking to buy 10% of SodaStream at a company value of $1.1 billion, a 30% premium on the company's market price. The publication's sources say a deal between the two companies will be announced soon.

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TheStreet Ratings team rates SODASTREAM INTERNATIONAL LTD as a Hold with a ratings score of C. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate SODASTREAM INTERNATIONAL LTD (SODA) a HOLD. The primary factors that have impacted our rating are mixed -- some indicating strength, some showing weaknesses, with little evidence to justify the expectation of either a positive or negative performance for this stock relative to most other stocks. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity."

Highlights from the analysis by TheStreet Ratings Team goes as follows:

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