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GRANDE EXPECTATIONS  A Year in the Life of Starbucks' Stock by  Karen Blumenthal - First Edition - 2007 - from Ravenswood Books and

GRANDE EXPECTATIONS A Year in the Life of Starbucks' Stock

by Blumenthal, Karen

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket

Crown Business. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 2007. First Edition. Hardcover. 9780307339713 . HC/DJ - fine. Excellent condition. Hardcover clean, tight and unmarked. Jacket has a small amount of edge crinkling. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 320 pages; "Wall Street Journal bureau chief Blumenthal is a seasoned financial reporter, yet she admits that the stock market mystifies her. Her mission: to follow one stock closely for a year (2005) to gain insights on how the market works, and, ultimately, become a better investor. There could not have been a better choice than Starbucks (stock symbol SBUX). A favorite of the growth investing crowd, it's sexy, yet familiar, a phenomenal achiever that tends to go through stomach-churning gyrations. As the year unfolds, we attend the annual shareholders' meeting, learn the history of Starbucks, and find out the significance of stock buybacks, (legal) insider trading, stock splits, and analysts' reports. We get an inside view on how institutional investors, the big players like mutual funds and hedge funds, value a stock, as these big guns trade in and out of SBUX in blocks of 10,000 or more shares. While managing to take some of the mystery out of the market's machinations, Blumenthal provides insights and tools for the individual investor looking to "take the plunge." [600] .


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