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How to buy Starbucks Corporation stock | $114.14

Learn how to easily invest in Starbucks Corporation stock.

Starbucks Corporation is a restaurants business based in the US. Starbucks Corporation shares (SBUX) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Starbucks Corporation employs 349,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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  5. Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
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Starbucks Corporation stock price (NASDAQ: SBUX)

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Starbucks Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-09-17.
Latest market close$114.14
52-week range$80.39 - $125.83
50-day moving average $117.03
200-day moving average $114.07
Wall St. target price$131.26
PE ratio 47.2148
Dividend yield $1.8 (1.57%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.40

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Is it a good time to buy Starbucks Corporation stock?

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Starbucks Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $114.14 from 2021-09-23

1 week (2021-09-17) 0.64%
1 month (2021-08-24) -0.82%
3 months (2021-06-24) 1.92%
6 months (2021-03-24) 8.74%
1 year (2020-09-24) 37.45%
2 years (2019-09-24) 26.94%
3 years (2018-09-24) 101.34%
5 years (2016-09-23) 109.70%

Is Starbucks Corporation under- or over-valued?

Valuing Starbucks Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Starbucks Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Starbucks Corporation's P/E ratio

Starbucks Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 47x. In other words, Starbucks Corporation shares trade at around 47x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Starbucks Corporation's PEG ratio

Starbucks Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.2142. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Starbucks Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Starbucks Corporation's EBITDA

Starbucks Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $5.5 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Starbucks Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Starbucks Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $27.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 14.61%
Gross profit TTM $5.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 8.45%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin 10.43%
Book value $-3.58
Market capitalisation $133.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Starbucks Corporation shares

There are currently 9.4 million Starbucks Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Starbucks Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 15.8% up from 8.1 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Starbucks Corporation shares can be evaluated.

Starbucks Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Starbucks Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Starbucks Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Starbucks Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 5.2 million). Starbucks Corporation's SIR currently stands at 1.8. In other words for every 100,000 Starbucks Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1800 shares are currently held short.

However Starbucks Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Starbucks Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Starbucks Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Starbucks Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Starbucks Corporation shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.008% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Starbucks Corporation shares, roughly 8 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Starbucks Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Starbucks Corporation stock.

Starbucks Corporation's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Starbucks Corporation.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Starbucks Corporation's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 21.08

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Starbucks Corporation's overall score of 21.08 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 28th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Starbucks Corporation is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Starbucks Corporation's environmental score

Environmental score: 3.67/100

Starbucks Corporation's environmental score of 3.67 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Starbucks Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Starbucks Corporation's social score

Social score: 13.57/100

Starbucks Corporation's social score of 13.57 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Starbucks Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Starbucks Corporation's governance score

Governance score: 6.84/100

Starbucks Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Starbucks Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Starbucks Corporation's controversy score

Controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Starbucks Corporation scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Starbucks Corporation hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Starbucks Corporation was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 21.08
Total ESG percentile 27.52
Environmental score 3.67
Environmental score percentile 4
Social score 13.57
Social score percentile 4
Governance score 6.84
Governance score percentile 4
Level of controversy 3

Starbucks Corporation share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 65.45% of net profits

Recently Starbucks Corporation has paid out, on average, around 65.45% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.57% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Starbucks Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 1.57% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Starbucks Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $1.8 per share.

Starbucks Corporation's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Starbucks Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 26 August 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 10 August 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Starbucks Corporation's shares ever split?

Starbucks Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 8 April 2015. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Starbucks Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Starbucks Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Starbucks Corporation's share price.

Starbucks Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Starbucks Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $80.3882 up to $125.8316. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SBUX.US volatility(beta: 0.87)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Starbucks Corporation's is 0.8723. This would suggest that Starbucks Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Starbucks Corporation overview

Starbucks Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a roaster, marketer, and retailer of specialty coffee worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Americas, International, and Channel Development. Its stores offer coffee and tea beverages, roasted whole bean and ground coffees, single-serve and ready-to-drink beverages, and iced tea; and various food products, such as pastries, breakfast sandwiches, and lunch items. The company also licenses its trademarks through licensed stores, and grocery and foodservice accounts. The company offers its products under the Starbucks, Teavana, Seattle's Best Coffee, Evolution Fresh, Ethos, Starbucks Reserve, and Princi brand names. As of October 29, 2020, it operated approximately 32,000 stores. Starbucks Corporation was founded in 1971 and is based in Seattle, Washington.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Starbucks Corporation is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.169% of Starbucks Corporation shares are held by insiders and 70.773% by institutions.
How many people work for Starbucks Corporation?
Latest data suggests 349,000 work at Starbucks Corporation.
When does the fiscal year end for Starbucks Corporation?
Starbucks Corporation's fiscal year ends in September.
Where is Starbucks Corporation based?
Starbucks Corporation's address is: 2401 Utah Avenue South, Seattle, WA, United States, 98134
What is Starbucks Corporation's ISIN number?
Starbucks Corporation's international securities identification number is: US8552441094
What is Starbucks Corporation's CUSIP number?
Starbucks Corporation's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 855244109

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