Is Starbucks Stock a Good Buy for the Investors Right Now?

Starbucks is a worldwide acclaimed coffee giant and is currently in the process of recovering itself from the losses that it had to suffer due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Without a doubt, at one point in time, the coronavirus pandemic had brought the world to a standstill. This majorly affected so many sectors and the businesses that exist under them. Now, after the reopening of almost everything once again, these companies are trying to get back on their track, recover their losses quickly, and become profitable once again. The food industry had to withstand the imposition of the lockdowns and curfews wherein for some time, these food and beverage giants stopped completely. Even after these have got reopened, the fear of the virus has not got over yet and that is why the sales are still less. Analyzing the stock of Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX) statistically: 52 Week Range: $50.02 - $106.09 Average Volume: 6,541,836 Market Capital: $122.03B Forward Dividend and Yield: 80 (1.76%) Starbucks Stock and the Losses The year 2020, as mentioned above, has thoroughly been a year of losses for the first half at least and after that, the year of recovery of the losses incurred in the first half. Starbucks’ business also stopped when the lockdowns were imposed and now the recovery process is going on. The company says that they are recovering quite quickly and the recovery is faster than it was expected to be. The earnings for the fourth quarter have come out…

Thoughts on Shopify Stock (NYSE: SHOP)

The industry which benefitted and did not suffer any losses during this time of the coronavirus pandemic is the e-commerce industry. While Amazon, the great e-commerce giant made major gains during this time, Shopify was not too far away from the same. This company also made huge profits and made its way into the top stocks. People have opted for online shopping more than traditional shopping this year and that is why the e-commerce stocks grew greatly. Moreover, Shopify’s progress has even made it a competitor of Amazon and eBay both of which are e-commerce giants and tough to compete with. Therefore, the growth of the company is well evident without any doubt. Shopify and 2020 The year 2020 was full of drastic changes and losses for many companies because of the imposition of the curfews and lockdowns, but some sectors also grew up high and rose from their previous status. Similar is the case with Shopify. The company’s quarterly earnings were quite a lot high as compared to its earnings in the last year. The earnings of the three quarters this year have come out to be as high as 82% when compared to the income of 2019. As of the third quarter, the company earned $412.6 million which was a rise of 88% since the 2019 third-quarter earnings were $219.4 million. The rising percentage is very large and this shows that the company has effortlessly grown this year and has become stronger. If we compare it to eBay,…

Is it a good Time to Invest in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ: COST)?

The American Multinational Company, Costco Wholesale Corporation is a large warehouse retailer and in the whole world, after Walmart, it is the second-largest retailer. The company has seen some major growth and the growth continues finely and steadily. Its provision in terms of products is so widespread that it cannot be compared to that of any other firm even amongst the major rivals of this company. By just paying $60, one can get its membership and then buy almost everything from one place itself. Therefore, this company has better prospects when it comes to its situation in the future. Costco Wholesale Corporation: Growth and Earnings If we compare the income of the company this year with that of last year, we can see the growth that has taken place. While in 2019, the company’s total yearly income was $149.35 billion and in 2020, its annual income has come out to be $163.22 billion. There is an increase of 9.3% which is huge in itself. The sales of this company have grown by 17% (year over year basis). From every aspect, ignoring the minor ups and downs that have occurred, the company has grown well and there are no such signs that this growth will retaliate. From the growth that has happened, it is evident that the pandemic was not able to affect the company. With a total of 785 warehouses (as per the statistics of 2019) spread around the world there are hardly any chances that anything will let the…

Uber Stock: Is it Worth the buy or not?

There were several businesses whose growth came to a standstill and even went down because of the coronavirus pandemic. The pandemic, however, is still not slowing down and the risk of the spread of the virus is quite high. The news of vaccines has brought some good news but how its impact will be, no one can be very sure about this fact. Therefore, this situation is still speculative for certain stocks, whose growth is dependent on the pandemic. Let us discuss Uber Technologies Inc. (NYSE: UBER). The stocks of this company which is famous for its food delivery service and ride-sharing service had to incur losses this year because of the pandemic. The lockdown imposed at various locations worldwide to curb the spread of the virus had completely stopped the traveling and food deliveries for some time. This was the time when these companies had almost no income. The situation somewhat improved after the lockdowns got opened but people were still scared of the virus and hence, the company could barely cover up its loss. Uber Stock this Year The sales of this company fell by 18% this year. Also, the loss of the company per share has come out to be 62 cents. The situation has improved and the stocks have surged up a little but the occasional ups and downs of the stock continue.  Uber Technologies Inc. (NYSE: UBER)  52 Week Range: $13.71 - $56.02 Average Volume: 21,098,443 Market Capital: $91.363B Forward Dividend and Yield: N/A (N/A)…

Apple Increased iPhone Production in 2021

There was a wholesome 4% rise in the shares of Apple when the news surfed up that Apple will increase the production of iPhone in the first half of the next year i.e. 2021 by as much as 30%. This news was reported by Nikkei, a Japanese news outlet. A 30% rise in production means that the company has planned to produce 96 million iPhones during the period from January 2021 to June 2021. The iPhones included in this case, that will be produced are the newly launched iPhone 12 (5G compatible) along with the iPhone 11 and iPhone SE. The production planning is not just limited to the first half of the next year but Apple plans to produce 230 million iPhones in the whole next year. These reports have anonymously come out via Nikkei and boosted up the stocks of Apple in the market. iPhone in Demand The demand for the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max is very high. This phone has the latest 5G technology and even though Apple launched its 5G compatible model quite late as compared to the other companies, but it has become a major hit as always. The iPhone 12 mini however is not as much in demand and the sale of this model is slower and lesser as compared to the other models of iPhone 12. Therefore, more the production and sale of the premium iPhone models more will be the earnings of the company and the stocks of…

Effect of the Pandemic on Domino’s Pizza Stock

During the past few months of the coronavirus pandemic, Domino’s Pizza stock surged up high because pizza went on to become the favorite food of the public through this time. Domino’s was ordered quite a lot during this time and is expected to grow more thereafter. If we consider the time post-pandemic for the company when the public will have access to other places of eatery as well, even then, Domino’s Pizza has high prospects of keeping up the growth. Therefore, it is not very likely that the success of a vaccine will in any way hamper the growth of this company. Domino’s Pizza Inc. (NYSE: DPZ) through the year 2020 Becoming the best food during the pandemic, the stocks of Domino’s Pizza soared by a rate of 30% in the year 2020. This high rate of growth makes it quite sure that the growth of the company is certain and will be steady in the upcoming years. There are a few reasons which make Domino’s stand out and have helped in the immense rise of the company this year. First of all, when it comes to buying pizza for a family, Domino’s does not turn out to be much expensive and becomes a reasonable choice for the same. We can say it is around 20% and 60% cheaper in the case of dining with family and food delivery respectively as compared to the other restaurants. The well definite suburban reach of this company makes it more popular in various…

Big Merger deal between Tilray and Aphria

Tilray (NASDAQ: TLRY) and Aphria (TSE: APHA) have decided to merge and become the largest company for the production and distribution of marijuana. The total and combined value of these companies will thereafter be $4 billion. Let us look at their present individual statistics: Tilray (NASDAQ: TLRY) 52 Week Range: $2.43 - $22.95 Average Volume: 17,312,909 Market Capital: $1.246B Forward Dividend and Yield: N/A (N/A) Aphria (NASDAQ: APHA) 52 Week Range: $1.95 - $8.88 Average Volume: 9,885,689 Market Capital: $2.319B Forward Dividend and Yield: N/A (N/A) Canada first legalized marijuana in the year 2018 and in the United States, various states are legalizing the same one by one. The cannabis-infused drinks will also be led by the combination of these two big companies. While Tilray has partnered with the Anheuser-Busch InBev and the company that Aphria will take over is Sweetwater Brewing (the United States craft beer firm). For the production of branded CBD and hemp products, the main focus of these combined companies would be on Manitoba Harvest and Sweetwater. For the post of the Chairman and the CEO of the combined company, the present chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Aphria Irwin Simon will take over while the Chief Executive Officer of Tilray Brendan Kennedy will be on the board of directors of the new combined company. Trading of Stocks after this Merger Deal As per the conditions of this contract, 0.8381 shares of Tilray will go to the investors of Aphria (for each of the common shares…

Amazon Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN): A Stock that’s always a Better Buy

The e-commerce giant Amazon is a constantly rising company with a very tough potential. We can say this because, at the time of the coronavirus pandemic when so many companies incurred huge losses, this company continued to rise without fail. It is a stock that is perfectly suited for a long-term investment. It was amongst the best stocks even before the coronavirus pandemic began and during the pandemic, it rose fairly and faced hardly any declines. Amazon Prime: Rise in Subscriptions The price of the stock is however quite high but it is equally profit-giving as well. Amazon’s Amazon Prime subscriptions also increased this year because the cinema halls were closed due to the pandemic and the films were released via online platforms which gave a major boost to all the major online entertainment platforms. The increase in the number of subscriptions not only benefitted the earnings of Amazon but also the investors who invested in this company and received profits. Growth Rate and Statistics  If we consider the previous quarter, then the revenue growth rate of Amazon hastened by as much as 37%. Amazon also recently stepped into the pharmacy business which has added more fuel to its growth. If we talk about the growth in the case of the income per share, it has risen by 68%. In the case of the operating earnings, these have risen by 17%. Overall, as compared to the last year, i.e. 2019, Amazon has only grown despite the coronavirus pandemic which became…

Pfizer Stock: A Buy Now or Not?

The world is still struggling with the coronavirus pandemic and a vaccine is much required at this point. Pfizer’s vaccine has gained approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and some other countries are also approving the vaccine but still, the recent days have been the days of some ups and downs for Pfizer when it comes to the Stock Market sector. The stocks of this company fell low on some days. This has brought up the question, whether or not one should go for purchasing the stocks of Pfizer. Let us have a look at the latest statistical data of Pfizer Inc. and the company which is its partner in the Corona Virus vaccine, i.e., BioNTech SE – ADR: Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) Market Capital:  $228.561B Average Volume:  39,455,182 52 Week Range:  $26.45 - $43.08 Forward Dividend and Yield:  1.56 (3.79%) BioNTech SE – ADR (NASDAQ: BNTX) Market Capital:  $30.652B Average Volume:  3,634,690 52 Week Range:  $27.73 - $131.00 Forward Dividend and Yield:  N/A (N/A) Pfizer’s Effective Vaccine and other Reasons which make it a Buy Now Stock The vaccine that these two firms have jointly developed against the coronavirus is 95% effective against this infection and is formulated by the new messenger RNA, i.e. mRNA technique. In the previous time, hardly any vaccines have received approvals that were formulated using this same technology but this vaccine from Pfizer has made its way. The vaccine brought Pfizer into the limelight and since the past month when…

Removal of Shares of Four Chinese Firms from the NASDAQ Indexes

As per an order from the United States, restrictions are now imposed on the buying of four shares of Chinese manufacturing and construction firms. On Thursday, the S&P Index and the Dow Jones Industrial Average became the first Indices to state that they will remove the blacklisted shares from their indices, and on Friday, NASDAQ stated that it will eliminate the shares of these four companies from its indices. On 21st December 2020, NASDAQ will remove the shares of the following four companies from the NASDAQ Index: China Communications Construction Company Limited (CCCGY) 52 Week Range:  $9.65 - $17.08 Average Volume:  315 Market Capital:  $15.489B Forward Dividend & Yield:  0.66 (6.81%) Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMICY) 52 Week Range:  $6.97 - $27.54 Average Volume:  67,126 Market Capital:  $21.903B Forward Dividend & Yield:  N/A (N/A) China Railway Construction Corporation Limited (CWYCF) 52 Week Range:  $0.0002 – $1.1600 Average Volume:  313 Market Capital:  $15.719B Forward Dividend & Yield:  0.03 (4.56%) CRRC Corporation Limited (CRRC) 52 Week Range:  $2.860 - $6.100 Average Volume:  20,367,785 Market Capital:  $169.089B Forward Dividend & Yield:  0.16 (5.72%) The Investors have been banned from buying any securities from the companies that are blacklisted owing to the fact that last month (21st November 2020) a White House executive order stated the same. As per President Donald Trump’s administration, these firms have a link with the military of China. From the side of China, the response to this news was not positive and the Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Hua Chunying criticized…