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Starbucks baristas express displeasure over Unicorn Frappucino, Reuters says

Starbucks baristas have complained online about the company's latest item, known as the Unicorn Frappucino, Reuters reports. The latest frozen beverage, which is defined by its sparkles and color-changing, has become one of the more popular beverage items on social medias since its release on Wednesday, the report notes. One barista has referred to the Unicorn Frappucino the "Frap from hell" while others express enjoyment from running out of ingredients to make the drink, the report says. One Starbucks barista said he had "never been so stressed out in his life," the report says. Reference Link

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SBUX Starbucks
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Sale of Panera Bread looks unlikely, says Maxim
A potential sale of Panera Bread (PNRA) looks "unlikely," Maxim Group's Stephen Anderson said in a pre-market research note. Media reports named Starbucks (SBUX) and Domino's Pizza (DPZ) as possible suitors, and he adds McDonald's (MCD), Yum! Brands (YUM) and Restaurant Brands (QSR) to the list of hypothetical buyers, with Starbucks potentially emerging as the most likely partner. Anderson cautions that, given the recent CEO transition at Starbucks as well as its desire to focus on premium coffee, he would still consider a tie-up between the coffee giant and Panera as unlikely. Moreover, a sale would probably come at just a "modest" premium to recent levels, with Anderson estimating a $295-$310 takeout price. The analyst reiterates his Hold rating and $260 price target on Panera shares.
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Starbucks upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel
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Starbucks upgraded to Buy on valuation at Stifel
As previously reported, Stifel upgraded Starbucks to Buy from Hold and raised its price target to $67 from $60. Analyst Mark Astrachan views valuation as attractive and expects multiple expansion from accelerating US comp store sales growth to at least 5%-6% for the next four quarters starting in the June quarter. The analyst said shares have underperformed consumer and restaurant peers over the past 12 months and expects outperformance to be driven by meeting comp expectations.
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On The Fly: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Starbucks (SBUX) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel with analyst Mark Astrachan saying he views valuation as attractive and expects multiple expansion from accelerating U.S. comparable store sales growth to at least 5%-6% for the next four quarters starting in the June quarter. The analyst said shares have underperformed consumer and restaurant peers over the past 12 months and expects outperformance to be driven by meeting comp expectations. 2. Goldman Sachs (GS) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Atlantic Equities with analyst Christopher Wheeler telling investors investors shares are "oversold." The analyst expects the FICC business to bounce back and made just a small reduction in estimates to account for further cost measures. 3. Lear (LEA) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Baird with analyst David Leiker citing its recent underperformance despite improving fundamentals and a strong global auto backdrop. Leiker raised his price target to $161 from $160 on Lear shares. 4. Discovery (DISCA) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Citi with analyst Jason Bazinet saying he sees little chance of material downward revisions to consensus earnings estimates. The analyst views the risk/reward as more balanced at current levels and upped his price target for the shares to $30 from $27. 5. Gap (GPS) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at JPMorgan with analyst Matthew Boss citing the underperformance of the shares over the past 18 months and his fieldwork which suggests stability at Old Navy. The analyst raised his price target for the shares to $24 from $21. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.

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