Analysts: Starbucks Faces Growing Channel Volume and 2 Other Research Notes to Read
Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX): Bernstein is expecting channel volume at Starbucks to reaccelerate, citing lower prices and improved innovation. The firm notes that the company has significant longer-term opportunities in China, and keeps an Outperform rating with a $72 price target.
Axiall (NYSE:AXLL): Axiall’s long-term story remains intact, and the resulting sell-off following weak Q1 results is overdone, according to Citigroup. Although it lowered its price target from $69 to $60, it maintains a Buy rating.
AOL (NYSE:AOL): AOL is picking up steam with advertisers, according to Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) which cited AOL’s report of a 6 percent increase in Q1 over a 3 percent decline the quarter before. The firm isn’t concerned about weakness at AOL Networks, as it thinks that display is a more important business for the company and has higher margins than networks. It rates the shares at Outperform.
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