3 Consumer Stock Stories for Positive Weekend Investment Shopping Experiences

Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ:SBUX): Closing price $72.80

This is turning into a public spectacle. The activist shareholder Bill Ackman, who holds a sizable position in J.C. Penney & Co. (NYSE:JCP), is now not only demanding that the retailer’s Chief Executive Mike Ullman step down, but also for Chairman Tom Engibous to do the same. And now, Starbucks’ Chief Executive Howard Schultz remarked to Maria Bartiromo on CNBC‘s Closing Bell, “I have never seen in 20 years as a CEO or a board member, any board member leaking an email to the press, not sharing it with the board, not sharing it with the CEO,” alluding to the two messages that Ackman sent to Penney’s board. Schultz also offered a defense of Ullman.

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Honda Motor Co. (NYSE:HMC): Closing price $38.11

Honda will shell out $215 million on infrastructural development for its Ohio plant, as it expands its engine factory and constructs two training centers in the state. It is said that the investment will create 60 jobs, of which 50 will be from Honda’s other operations in North America. Reports say that the company will spend approximately $180 million on its engine plant in Anna, Ohio, and the remainder will go to the creation of two training centers at its assembly plant in Marysville. The training facility is meant for auto assembly workers and engineers and will feature an office space and heritage center to highlight Honda’s historical achievements in North America.

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Target Corp. (NYSE:TGT): Closing price $70.67

The idea that the online beauty industry is growing very rapidly, is reflected in Target’s latest move to purchase DermStore Beauty Group, an online beauty retailer that would further reinforce its presence in that segment by complementing its repertoire. Financials of the transaction, which should close within 60 days, were not reported. Target has implied that DermStore, which will become its wholly owned subsidiary, will keep its operations going under the name DermStore.com.

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