4 Consumer Stock Stories to Start September Investment Shopping

Target Corp. (NYSE:TGT): Closing price $63.59

Target Ticket, meant to compete with Wal-Mart’s Vudu and Apple’s iTunes, will be introduced soon, according to TechCrunch. A report indicated that most movies will go for $14.99 and rent for $3.99 to $4.99, with individual TV shows bringing around $2.99 and full seasons selling for roughly $34.99. A number of reports identify AMC, ABC, FX, CBS, Fox, the CW, HBO, NBC, Showtime, Star, and USA as among initial programmers collaborating with Target Ticket.

Are these stocks a buy or sell? Let us help you decide. Check out our Stock Picker Newsletter now.

TGT-20130903

Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN): Closing price $288.80

Amazon on Tuesday said that its top-selling e-reader, Kindle Paperwhite, will get even better. According to the company, the Kindle Paperwhite will sport a new display tech with higher contrast, a next generation built-in light, a speedier processor, the most recent touch tech, and other new features. Kindle Paperwhite is available for pre-order Tuesday on Amazon.

Are these stocks a buy or sell? Let us help you decide. Check out our Stock Picker Newsletter now.

AMZN-20130903

Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS): Closing price $40.72

Gap reported Tuesday that it will launch its first franchise-operated Old Navy stores in the Philippines next year. Earlier in 2013, the retailer announced its plans to start franchising Old Navy stores on a global basis. Franchising Old Navy stores is a crucial phase in Gap’s international expansion while it endeavors to grow its share of the world retail apparel market. The company will work jointly with Stores Specialists Inc., which operates Gap brand and Banana Republic stores in-market, in order to open two Old Navy locations at the beginning of next year.

Are these stocks a buy or sell? Let us help you decide. Check out our Stock Picker Newsletter now.

GPS-20130903

Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ:SBUX): Closing price $71.60

Moody’s Investors Service on Tuesday placed the ratings of Starbucks on review for upgrade, including its Baa2 senior unsecured rating and Prime-3 short term commercial paper rating. Beyond that, Moody’s assigned a Baa2 rating to its proposed $750 million senior unsecured notes due 2023 and placed these ratings on review for upgrade, as well. Proceeds from the proposed note offering will be utilized for general corporate purposes, which might include the payment of cash dividends, buying back its common stock, or the financing of possible purchases or business expansion.

Are these stocks a buy or sell? Let us help you decide. Check out our Stock Picker Newsletter now.

SBUX-20130903

Don’t Miss: Has Nike Found a Way to Improve Your Golf Game?