Wider Margins For Starbucks Will Please These Top Institutional Shareholders

Coffee companies are catching some slack from dropping coffee commodity costs, as chains such as Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) and Dunkin’ Donuts (NASDAQ:DNKN) will be keeping the premiums the same, helping widen the profit margins, across the board. The Street said that all brands, from the high-end Starbucks to the lower-end McDonalds (NYSE:MCD) offerings, pricing power and demand are as strong now as they ever were, and should help perk up coffee-related stocks.

These institutional firms indicated owning shares of Starbucks Corp. in Q1 2013. They reported owning a total of 552,281 shares on 03/31/2013. The shares closed at $56.95 on 03/31/2013.

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Here are the ten largest positions in Starbucks Corp. at the end of March 31st, 2013.

First Citizens Bank & Trust Co. held 93,060 shares on 03/31/2013 worth $5,300,000. This brought the portfolio total to 0.17%.

BB&T Corp. held 90,753 shares on 03/31/2013 worth $5,169,000. This brought the portfolio total to 0.21%.

Washington Trust Bank held 67,728 shares on 03/31/2013 worth $3,857,000. This brought the portfolio total to 1.21%.

JW Burns & Co Inc. held 48,736 shares on 03/31/2013 worth $2,776,000. This brought the portfolio total to 1.17%.

B & T Capital Management D.B.A. Alpha Capital Management held 48,648 shares on 03/31/2013 worth $2,770,000. This brought the portfolio total to 2.64%.

Central Bank & Trust Co. held 48,501 shares on 03/31/2013 worth $2,762,000. This brought the portfolio total to 1.35%.

Huntington National Bank held 46,173 shares on 03/31/2013 worth $2,629,000. This brought the portfolio total to 0.06%.

Private Asset Management Inc. held 41,073 shares on 03/31/2013 worth $2,339,128. This brought the portfolio total to 0.5%.

West Oak Capital LLC held 27,373 shares on 03/31/2013 worth $1,558,892. This brought the portfolio total to 1.18%.

Nexus investment management inc. held 15,000 shares on 03/31/2013 worth $833,000. This brought the portfolio total to 0.2%.

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