Coach (COH) and Starbucks (SBUX), two retail companies that sell “luxury” products, moved into the Most Active List for the trailing eight weeks’ transactions through Sept. 17 with heavy buying activity by clubs. The two companies had earlier histories of high growth, followed by slowdowns. Coach has been a more consistent growth story, while Starbucks underwent a turnaround that included the return of its founder.
Recent stock studies of Coach, as indicated by the Member Sentiment feature of the online Stock Selection Guide, put expected sales and earnings growth at roughly 12 percent to 15 percent, with perhaps slightly lower rates for Starbucks.
Both companies are cases in point that all companies go through difficult times, but excellent management can guide them back on track. Even after you sell the stock of a well-managed company for the right reasons, it’s a good idea to keep an eye on it for signs of a turnaround in the fundamentals.
The Most Active List compiles investment club transactions recorded in the myICLUB.com investment club accounting service. Stocks on the following list are those with at least a ratio of two buys for every sell. Stocks are mentioned for educational purposes only. No recommendations are intended.
Most Active List
- Apple (AAPL) (112 buys, 47 sells)
- Caterpillar (CAT) (39 buys, 14 sells)
- McDonald’s (MCD) (36 buys, 14 sells)
- Coach (COH) (33 buys, 10 sells)
- Starbucks (SBUX) (29 buys, 14 sells)
- Aflac (AFL) (30 buys, 9 sells)
- Coca-Cola (KO) (28 buys, 5 sells)
- Qualcomm (QCOM) (28 buys, 4 sells)
- AT&T (T) (21 buys, 10 sells)
- 10. Abbott Labs (ABT) (22 buys, 8 sells)
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