Services Stocks Under Review -- Starbucks, Aramark, Sonic, and Restaurant Brands Intl.

Aug 12, 2016, 08:30 ET from Chelmsford Park SA

NEW YORK, August 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

Stock-Callers.com today covers the Services sector which continues to slowly pick up after a weak start to the year. Activities in this sector include retail, education, entertainment, and communications, among others. Equities in focus today are: Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ: SBUX), Aramark (NYSE: ARMK), Sonic Corp. (NASDAQ: SONC), and Restaurant Brands International Inc. (NYSE: QSR). Learn more about these stocks by downloading their free research reports in PDF format at:

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Starbucks  

On Thursday, shares in Seattle, Washington-based Starbucks Corp. recorded a trading volume of 6.19 million shares. The stock ended the day at $55.47, which was a slight drop of 0.27%. The Company's shares are trading below their 50-day moving average by 1.06%. Furthermore, shares of Starbucks, which operates as a roaster, marketer, and retailer of specialty coffee worldwide, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 42.28.

On August 11th, 2016, Starbucks announced the expansion of its York distribution center with the addition of more than 1.2 million square feet of space. The new addition will make York the largest Starbucks distribution center in the world when it is fully operational in mid-September. Starbucks will create an estimated 300 new full-time jobs in York over the next three to five years. In addition to the direct jobs, the York distribution center will bring nearly $490 million of economic impact to the York area through additional work with local businesses, suppliers and contractors. Sign up and read the free research report on SBUX at:

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Aramark  

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania headquartered Aramark's stock finished yesterday's session 1.73% higher at $37.74. A total volume of 3.26 million shares was traded, which was above their three months average volume of 1.74 million shares. The Company's shares have gained 6.76% in the last one month, 13.86% over the previous three months, and 17.72% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 9.59% and 15.40%, respectively. Furthermore, shares of Aramark, which provides food, facilities, and uniform services to education, healthcare, business and industry, sports, leisure, and corrections clients in North America and internationally, have an RSI of 75.41.

On August 10th, 2016, Aramark reported that, on a GAAP basis, for Q3 2016 sales were $3.6 billion, net income attributable to Aramark stockholders was $45 million and diluted earnings per share were $0.18. This compares to Q3 2015 where on a GAAP basis, sales were $3.5 billion, net income attributable to Aramark stockholders was $34 million, and diluted earnings per share were $0.14. The company noted that Q3 GAAP diluted earnings per share increased 29% on y-o-y basis.

On August 11th, 2016, research firm RBC Capital Markets reiterated its 'Top Pick' rating on the Company's stock with an increase of the target price from $40 a share to $42 a share. The complimentary research report on ARMK can be downloaded at:

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Sonic  

At the closing bell on Thursday, shares in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma headquartered Sonic Corp. rose 1.73%, ending the day at $28.83. The stock recorded a trading volume of 749,296 shares. The Company's shares have advanced 2.02% in the last one month. The stock is trading 2.57% above its 50-day moving average. Moreover, shares of Sonic, which operates and franchises a chain of quick-service drive-in restaurants in the US, have an RSI of 60.10.

On August 5th, 2016, Sonic announced that its Board of Directors has approved the continuation of the Company's quarterly cash dividend program. Beginning in Q1 FY17, the Company expects to declare a quarterly dividend of $0.14 per share of common stock, which represents an increase of 27% from the current quarterly dividend of $0.11 per share. Register for free on Stock-Callers.com and access the latest report on SONC at:

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Restaurant Brands Intl. 

Oakville, Canada headquartered Restaurant Brands International Inc.'s stock ended the day 0.32% higher at $47.41 and with a total volume of 835,716 shares traded. The Company's shares have gained 13.75% in the last month, 16.23% over the previous three months, and 27.88% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading 10.12% above its 50-day moving average and 23.22% above its 200-day moving average. Additionally, shares of Restaurant Brands International, which owns and operates quick service restaurants under the Burger King and Tim Hortons brand names, have an RSI of 70.70.

On August 4th, 2016, Restaurant Brands International reported that total revenues for Q2 2016 were $1,040.2 million compared to $1,042.2 million in the prior year period. On a GAAP basis, the company reported net income attributable to common shareholders of $90.9 million in Q2 2016, versus $11.0 million in the prior year period, and diluted earnings per share of $0.38, compared to $0.05 in Q2 2015. Get free access to your research report on QSR at:

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