Starbucks (SBUX) will report earnings after the close. Estimates are $0.74 versus $0.60. The stock is $6 off its recent peak. The stock still has some nice upside to its price target.
One of the best features of Superstock Trader is the stock scorecard. As a reader of Wall Street Rebel, we provide a daily scorecard that is different from Superstock Trader. If you buy and sell stocks, then you should read on to learn more about the scorecard.
Each month you have up to 10 stocks whose scorecard you can review. That works out to 120 names a year to review. At some point in the future, we will be expanding the number of names that you can review each month for an incremental fee.
Each day we also feature a name in our Stock Scorecard. The goal is to cover additional names of interest as well as timely reviews, i.e. earnings are due or a big analyst meeting is ahead. Effectively, you have access to 30 scorecards a month (20 in our Daily Scorecard and another 10 for your viewing pleasure).
A question many might have is where do I find the Scorecard? When you log in to Superstock Trader it is one of the “top tabs”. Simply click and you will have access.
We know this process works because it is the leading catalyst of our Morning Matters Portfolio. This portfolio is having another tremendous year when most portfolios are lagging. Is this a coincidence? We think not.
A recent example of how well the scorecard works is Costco (COST). A certain well known figure in the media gave up on Costco at $110 a share several months ago. Meanwhile, we did not and now it is at $130 a share. If only he had access to our scorecard, then he might not have been so quick to give up the ghost.
You see our price target is $136.18 with an upper limit of $148.43. Tuesday it closed at $131.06. Here is how to think of the price target. It is price that values the stock fairly. The upper limit is the best case scenario.
We also show some other key data in the scorecard like the P/E Ratio, Sales Growth Rate, Cash Flow Return on Investment (CFROI) and Asset Growth. This is all great information to help you evaluate any recommendation from us, another newsletter or a hot tip from a friend.
Bottom line, do not fight the scorecard or be prepared to be punished when an overvalued name drops. Facebook (FB) is the best current example we can give. Its upper target is $67.58 and sure enough the stock has fallen post earnings from $80.77 to $74.15. It will not be a shock to us when it moves into the $60s.
Stocks in Japan had their biggest day in 16 months as they rose 3.99%. Last Friday the Nikkei Stock Average hit correction mode dropping -10%. This morning Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund is raising its allocation to Japaneses stocks to 25%. Shorts scrambled.