Last Friday’s Options Action was neither bullish nor bearish; it was strictly contrarian. The traders found a way to get bullish on a name almost everyone thinks is in unremitting decline – Best Buy. And they got bearish on Starbuck, a company that the street just loves— with 23 ‘Buy’ ratings and only one ‘Underperform.’
Take a look at some of Thursday's midday movers:
Ryan Howard founded Practice Fusion, a free, web-based electronic health record company and one of the fastest-growing in the nation. He spoke with CNBC about how his business first took off and about two other big innovative players out there today.
Starbucks stock continues to trade flat near $52, after coming off a high of $61.15 on April 26. A recent UBS report suggested the momentum trade may be over for Starbucks.
The FMHR crew weigh in with their top trades of the day, and David Palmer, UBS, explains why shares of Starbucks may move sideways in the near term.
Emotional sell-offs related to the fears of any country's exit or other euro zone related issues are tremendous buying opportunities for high quality multinational U.S. stocks — they are extremely cheap, their businesses are growing and the entirety of the euro zone, generally speaking, makes up less than 20 percent of U.S. exports.
Take a look at some of Wednesday’s morning movers:
Facebook has been plagued by criticism of its slowing U.S. growth, the fact that it only recently started showing ads to mobile users, and questions about whether its ads work. But now ComScore is out with a study that validates the core of Facebook’s business model: social context makes ads more powerful.
Ben Bernanke underwhelms traders in his regular visit to Capitol Hill, Starbucks gets ready to roll out the K-Cups, Best Buy Chairman resigns, Barnes & Noble doesn’t like the e-book settlement.
Stocks lost steam in the final hour of trading to finish mixed Thursday, after the Federal Reserve announced new capital rules for financials and following Bernanke's comments that offered little hope for further central bank intervention.
If you’re a java junkie, sometimes nothing less than a trip to the nearest gourmet coffee shop will do. That is until now.
Coinstar and Starbucks have entered into an agreement to open several thousand coffee kiosks across the country. Paul Davis, CEO Coinstar, discusses with the FMHR crew.
Starbucks has provoked ire among Ireland's Twitter users when it inadvertently posted a message asking followers to show them why they’re proud to be British - to its Irish Twitter account.
Discussions continue as to how to recapitalize Spain’s troubled banks, Fannie Mae gets a new CEO, Sprint will soon be rolling out a pay-as-you-go iPhone, Starbucks and Coinstar strike a deal.
If all goes well in the euro zone, what's the best that could happen?
Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell Tuesday:
Starbucks has entered a deal to buy a San Francisco bakery. The FMHR traders discuss whether you should buy, sell or hold the stock. And Roxanne Meyer, UBS analyst, sees topline upside to Lululemon's Q1 results.
Right about now, with Starbucks, this market is showing how stupid it can be and how it is almost always all about the short-term trade.
Keith Siegner, Credit Suisse restaurant analyst, weighs in on Starbucks' plans to expand its food business and the impact on rival Panera Bread.
Starbucks' stock declined on Tuesday as its acquisition of a small bakery chain puts it further into the highly competitive food market and may take some time to reap benefits.