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Is It Safe to Buy Starbucks (SBUX) Stock Right Now?

Broyhill Asset Management, a boutique investment firm based in North Carolina, released its Q1 2020 Investor letter – a copy of which can be downloaded here. Established as a family office, the company invests with a long-term, objective, and rational perspective. You should check out Broyhill Asset Management’s top 5 stock picks for investors to buy right now, which could be the biggest winners of the stock market crash.

In the said letter, Broyhill Asset Management highlighted a few stocks and Starbucks Corp (NASDAQ:SBUX) is one of them. Starbucks is a chain of coffeehouses and roastery reserves. Year-to-date, Starbucks Corp (NASDAQ:SBUX) stock lost 13.9% and on June 12th it had a closing price of $76.38. Here is what Broyhill Asset Management said:

“Starbucks (SBUX) was one of the first US companies to warn investors of the financial hit from the pandemic. But after closing nearly 80% of its stores in China by early February, the company had already re-opened roughly 95% of those stores by March month-end. We established a position in the stock near it’s lowest valuation in years as we gained confidence that the company’s China stores would fully recover in a couple quarters. In the near term, mobile orders (which represented ~ 80% of China’s sales mix in the last weeks of February) should put a floor under US sales, while the resumption of development in China, with best-in-class unit economics, provides a multi-year runway for expansion.”

In Q1 2020, the number of bullish hedge fund positions on Starbucks Corp (NASDAQ:SBUX) stock increased by about 3% from the previous quarter (see the chart here), so a number of other hedge fund managers seem to agree with SBUX’s growth potential. Our calculations showed that Starbucks Corp (NASDAQ:SBUX) isn’t ranked among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.

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Video: Top 5 Stocks Among Hedge Funds

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