4 Consumer Stock Stories For Midweek Investment Shopping

Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX): Closing price $65.80

Anticipating its 15-year anniversary celebrations in Malaysia, Starbucks announced intensions on Wednesday to open 100 new stores in Malaysia during the next four years. Group President of Starbucks China and Asia Pacific, Channel Development, and Emerging Brands John Culver, reaffirmed the firm’s commitment to building the brand in Malaysia and throughout Southeast Asia during his two-day market visit in Kuala Lumpur. Prior to this, Starbucks reported its plans to add 100 new stores in Indonesia over three years, 100 in the Philippines over four years, and to double the number of stores in Thailand during the next five years.

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Discovery Communications (NASDAQ:DISCA): Closing price $75.78

Executive Chairman and founder John Hendricks said on Tuesday that Discovery is developing an Internet streaming service that could charge cable subscribers a nominal fee to gain access to hours of documentaries and reality shows. In an interview with Reuters, Hendricks said that money may be earned from TV shows on Discovery’s networks which are between three and 18 months old, elaborating that programs in this time-frame are not easily accessed on cable on-demand services or on Netflix, which offers Discovery content older than 18 months. The company owns networks like TLC, the Discovery Channel, and Animal Planet, which offer a number of the top hits on cable TV.

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United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS): Closing price $86.47

UPS employees who are represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters have voted to okay a new contract. The National Master contract was approved, but, on Wednesday, the union advised the company that the agreement covering UPS Freight employees and some local agreements will need additional negotiation. The National Master contract covers roughly 235,000 full- and part-time employees in the United States, and was negotiated far in advance of the current contracts expiration of July 31st, and will extend contract coverage to July 31, 2018.

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Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA): Closing price $105.76

Share closed up more than 3 percent on Wednesday, reacting to new commentary from Chief Executive Elon Musk. Germany’s Auto Motor & Sport magazine reported that Musk intends to sell around 200,000 units per year inside of three or four years. For the current year, Tesla is planning shipments of around 20,000 units. Musk says that Tesla is now moving into its “third growth phase,” which will lead to meaningful declines in sales prices along with a jump in overall shipments.

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