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[Oct 01, 2007] CAPS Intensive, by Mark Robertson
Incorporating the expectations of a whole bunch of successful fundamental investors to filter our research candidates.

[Oct 01, 2007] Sweet 16, by Mark Robertson
The highest-rated companies are Urban Outfitters, Starbucks and Lowe's.

[Aug 31, 2018] The Rains of Castamere?, by Mark Robertson
Better Selling. Our explorations to build selling disciplines based on the time-honored lessons of the modern investment club continues. The August Round Table featured some deployment of selling discipline that some might compare to an infamous Red Wedding. The rate of return since inception stands at 18.8% over the trailing eight years.

[Sep 01, 2018] Triple Play Candidates, by Mark Robertson
The time-honored Triple Play screening approach yields a number of stocks for study including: Skechers (SKX), Booking (BKNG), LCI Industries (LCII), FaceBook (FB) and Tupperware (TUP).

[Feb 12, 2018] Sweet 16: Screening Results, by Mark Robertson
The Heavy Hogs for 2017 generated an annual total return of 42.4%. Here's the consensus favorites from this year's contest.

[Dec 11, 2007] Manifest Top 40, by Mark Robertson
The three top performers in the MANIFEST TOP 40 since inception are FactSet Research, Danaher and Cisco Systems.

[Jun 01, 2008] Sweet 16, by Mark Robertson
The highest-rated companies are Urban Outfitters, Starbucks and Lowe's .

[Jun 01, 2007] Sweet 16, by Mark Robertson
The highest-rated companies are Varian Medical, Select Comfort, Staples and Walgreen.

[Sep 01, 2007] Sweet 16, by Mark Robertson
The highest-rated companies are Aeropostale, Bed Bath & Beyond, CVS Caremark and Maxim Integrated Products. .

[Jul 01, 2007] Sweet 16, by Mark Robertson
The highest-rated companies are Whole Foods Market, Walgreen, CVS and Zimmer.

[Feb 01, 2008] The Shadow of Success, by Mark Robertson
You can't have a shadow without a little sunshine.

[Sep 21, 2007] Manifest Top 40, by Mark Robertson
We've always believed that the collective decisions made by our community of long-term investors is worth huddling over ... a place where ideas are born..

[May 10, 2018] Tin Cup Demonstration Portfolio (May 2018), by Mark Robertson
Tin Cup holds above $2,000,000 and some redistribution within the portfolio boosts the overall return forecast ... trim ILMN and V, accumulate ADS and CVS.

[Mar 01, 2018] Sweet 16: Screening Results, by Mark Robertson
For the February Round Table, some went looking for oversold opportunities or companies trading close to 52-week lows ... and certainly companies with favorable long term return forecasts.

[Jul 31, 2016] Manifest 40 Update, by Mark Robertson
Our MANIFEST 40 is a celebration of collective excellence in stock selection, strategy and disciplined patience.

[Jul 01, 2005] Nasdaq-100 (QQQQ), by Mark Robertson
QQQQ is designed to follow the NASDAQ-100 index composed of 100 of the fastest growing technology and non-financial services companies listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market..

[Jul 01, 2007] Manifest Top 40, by Mark Robertson
Our quarterly "consensus" returns with our eighth edition of the Manifest Top 40, a list of the most widely-followed stocks by subscribers.

[May 08, 2009] Manifest Top 40, by Mark Robertson
Walgreen (WAG) continues in the lead as the company found on the highest number of subscriber dashboards. The top ten was unchanged since the December edition of the MANIFEST 40.

[Oct 05, 2016] MANIFEST 40 Update, by Mark Robertson
Our MANIFEST 40 is a celebration of collective excellence in stock selection, strategy and disciplined patience.

[Oct 01, 2009] Manifest Top 40, by Mark Robertson
The three top performers in the MANIFEST TOP 40 with the largest annualized relative returns since inception are Quality Systems, Infosys Tech and FactSet Research.

[Dec 15, 2009] Manifest Top 40, by Mark Robertson
The three top performers in the MANIFEST TOP 40 are Cognizant Technology, Quality Systems and Infosys Tech.

[Jul 01, 2009] Manifest Top 40, by Mark Robertson
The MANIFEST TOP 40 is now 3.75 years old. The list represents the most widely-followed companies from subscriber dashboards. The annualized rate of return for the stocks on your collective dashboards is (-3.0%) versus (-8.0%) for the Wilshire 5000.

[Dec 17, 2008] Manifest Top 40, by Mark Robertson
The outlook continues to be favorable for the MANIFEST 40. It's the relative return that matters with a long-term perspective. We'll take +6% and wish everybody the best of the holiday season.

[Sep 30, 2008] Manifest Top 40, by Mark Robertson
Our MANIFEST 40 is a list of the most widely-followed stocks by subscribers. The annualized rate of return for the stocks on our collective dashboards is 4.1% versus (0.4%) for the Wilshire 5000 since inception.

[Jul 01, 2008] Manifest Top 40, by Mark Robertson
This is our 12th edition of the MANIFEST 40, covering the last 3 years. It's a list of the most widely-followed stocks by subscribers.

[Mar 27, 2008] Manifest Top 40, by Mark Robertson
This is our 11th edition of the MANIFEST 40, covering the last 33 months. It's a list of the most widely-followed stocks by subscribers.

[Dec 17, 2007] Christmas Countdown: StockWatch Reports, by Mark Robertson
With the release of the latest MANIFEST 40, we've decided to perform a bunch of StockWatch reports on the most widely-held residents in subscriber dashboards.

[Dec 30, 2006] Manifest Top 40, by Mark Robertson
Our quarterly "consensus" returns with our sixth edition of the Manifest Top 40, a list of the most widely-followed stocks by subscribers.

[Mar 29, 2007] Manifest Top 40, by Mark Robertson
Our quarterly "consensus" returns with our seventh edition of the Manifest Top 40, a list of the most widely-followed stocks by subscribers.

[Apr 01, 2016] Gone Rule Breaker Shopping, by Mark Robertson
This month’s tracking portfolio, David Gardner’s Stock Advisors Rule Breakers, monitors the progress made over the last 14 years.

[Dec 07, 2016] bivio Index: Most Widely-Held Stocks, by Mark Robertson
Our friends at bivio continuously publishes and maintains a list of the most widely-held stocks among club portfolios, known as the bivio Index

[Oct 01, 2015] Celebrating 10 Years of Favorites, by Mark Robertson
In the October 2005 issue, we launched the MANIFEST 40, built from the stocks that most frequently appear on subscriber dashboards, and this tracking dashboard has delivered a rate of return of 8.8% since inception.

[Nov 01, 2013] Excursions of Exuberance, by Mark Robertson
Our community of like-minded long term investors can be a wealth of guidance. The lessons over the decades are strong and sometimes we all have to be reminded to listen to our own instincts and advice.

[Dec 01, 2013] Why Would We Settle For Less?, by Mark Robertson
The investment world abounds with examples of mangled math and distractions that often detour our attention from the things that really matter.

[May 01, 2009] Terminal Remodeling, by Mark Robertson
When the long-term trend is impacted, we do well to consider how our forecasts might change to reflect reasonable expectations.

[Jul 27, 2005] Quality - Excellence Measured, by Mark Robertson
The quest of investors has always been a search for effective investment opportunities. At Manifest Investing, we believe that the search is for excellent companies at sufficiently-high projected annual rates of return.

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Starbucks (SBUX) · by Mark Robertson · 05/20/2019 03:09 PM · Stocks
Starbucks (SBUX) is still #20 in the Manifest Investing 40 Most Widely-Followed Companies. Value Line Close These shares are timely, and ought to...

Starbucks (SBUX) · by Mark Robertson · 05/20/2019 02:53 PM · Stocks
This first entry is an example of the type of weekly coverage provided that will highlight particular companies. In this case, the commentary is...

Starbucks (SBUX) · by Mark Robertson · 02/17/2019 11:09 AM · Stocks
Value Line Close We like this timely (1) issue for most investors, and believe that it will provide attractive risk-adjusted returns through...

Starbucks (SBUX) · by Mark Robertson · 07/03/2018 09:52 AM · Stocks
7 Things Investors Need To Know About Starbucks (Seeking Alpha)

Starbucks (SBUX) · by Jeff Traeger · 06/20/2018 10:50 AM · Stocks
Interesting press release from SBUX – see link below. More evidence that Starbucks is moving from growth to mature in the classic company life...

Starbucks (SBUX) · by Jeff Traeger · 06/12/2018 02:23 PM · Stocks
There are two interesting articles in this past weekend’s Barrons. One article is about SBUX stock and the other about the chairman’s political...

Starbucks (SBUX) · by Jeff Traeger · 06/07/2018 09:35 PM · Stocks
I hope that Howard’s departure will help the get the stock out of its three year long sideways rut. As I see it, SBUX is no longer a go go growth...

Starbucks (SBUX) · by Mark Robertson · 06/04/2018 04:55 PM · Stocks
Breaking News Howard Schultz announces his departure as executive chairman of Starbucks (SBUX) in June. He will also step down from the board after...

Starbucks (SBUX) · by Mark Robertson · 05/10/2018 03:43 PM · Stocks
We’re a couple of weeks from the next fundamental update, but: Market Underrating Starbucks-Nestle Alliance (Seeking Alpha)

Starbucks (SBUX) · by Mark Robertson · 02/20/2018 08:49 AM · Stocks
Starbucks (SBUX) continues to be the 22nd most widely-followed company by Manifest Investing participants. Despite the current challenges, we like...

Starbucks (SBUX) · by Mark Robertson · 12/05/2016 01:56 PM · Stocks
Starbucks Analyst Days Are Generally Not Market Moving Starbucks (SBUX) is scheduled to host its Analyst Day on Wednesday (12/7). While investors...

Starbucks (SBUX) · by Mark Robertson · 12/03/2016 12:21 PM · Stocks
This excerpt is from Value Line — and is an example of what is available via subscription or via your local library. Starbucks shares have come...

Starbucks (SBUX) · by Mark Robertson · 12/03/2016 12:15 PM · Stocks
Starbucks is #26 in the Manifest Investing (40) Most Widely-Followed Stocks. This company has done well for me over the years and I haven’t paid...

Starbucks (SBUX) · by Mark Robertson · 05/26/2016 10:58 AM · Stocks

Starbucks (SBUX) · by Mark Robertson · 05/26/2016 10:50 AM · Stocks

Starbucks (SBUX) · by Mark Robertson · 04/09/2015 07:02 PM · Stocks
Starbucks (SBUX) split 2-for-1 today. Please double your share counts in active dashboards.

Starbucks (SBUX) · by Mark Robertson · 01/19/2010 04:28 PM · Stocks
Profitability Analysis As the embedded image suggest, analysts have high expectations for a return to higher profit margins during 2010-2011 —...

Starbucks (SBUX) · by Mark Robertson · 01/19/2010 04:30 PM · Stocks
P/E Forecast, PAR and Quality Based on a projected average P/E of 21x, the PAR is 7% and the quality rating for Starbucks (SBUX) is 71 (Good). Mark...

Starbucks (SBUX) · by Mark Robertson · 01/19/2010 04:18 PM · Stocks
Starbucks (SBUX) has had some tough sledding over the last several months … perhaps providing a solid reminder about the impact of saturation (no...

Starbucks (SBUX) · by Mark Robertson · 03/16/2008 09:22 AM · Stocks
I’ve been reading Todd Sullivan’s SeekingAlpha articles about Starbucks (and McDonald’s and …) for some time now. In my opinion, Starbucks: Is A...

Starbucks (SBUX) · by George Dean · 06/22/2007 08:11 PM · Stocks
I bought more today… George

Starbucks (SBUX) · by Brady Wagoner · 06/08/2007 02:45 AM · Stocks
Jim, Thanks for the excellent response….. it is becoming more clear… Price drop = increase in the PAR which may be a signal the price is below “...

Starbucks (SBUX) · by George Dean · 06/07/2007 12:03 PM · Stocks
To me, its a no brainer at this price. I purchase confidently. George

Starbucks (SBUX) · by Jim Thomas · 06/07/2007 11:14 AM · Stocks
> I simply cannot figure out what is keeping Starbucks highly rated (PAR) while the price and a few of the trends are going downard…< The...

Starbucks (SBUX) · by Brady Wagoner · 06/06/2007 07:57 PM · Stocks
Hello all, As a newbie to Manifest, I have to say the information on the site/forums is outstanding. I, too, shortly after stumbling onto Manifest...

Starbucks (SBUX) · by George Dean · 04/25/2007 01:30 PM · Stocks
I bought yesterday too. I expect at todays price, this stock will beat the market. But, I sold the Jan 35 call for 1.60 a share. If I get...

Starbucks (SBUX) · by Dianne Martin · 04/25/2007 11:17 AM · Stocks
I just purchased SBUX. I first bought Starbucks in late 2002 and my initial investment has grown 143% for an annualized return of 30%. I’ve been...

Bought Starbucks (SBUX) · by Mark Robertson · 07/06/2018 03:41 PM · Decisions Manifest
Yes, I’m aware that SBUX is “greatly challenged.” When I get too challenged, a little caffeine helps … and this is likely to continue. SBUX was...

Starbucks (SBUX) Percolating? · by Linda Glein · 01/15/2008 07:46 PM · Stocks
Some people are really confused and think that Starbucks is about the coffee. The coffee is a relatively small percentage of what attracts...

Starbucks (SBUX) Percolating? · by Mark Robertson · 01/15/2008 07:54 PM · Stocks
For more on Linda’s observation: SBUX Experience Wins Over Coffee Every Time

Starbucks (SBUX) Percolating? · by Jason Ramage · 01/09/2008 11:00 AM · Stocks
What are your expectations for SBUX? Well, I’ve been bullish on SBUX all along, assuming the price is right. Having Howard Schultz back is a nice...

Starbucks (SBUX) Percolating? · by Mark Robertson · 01/08/2008 10:54 AM · Stocks
As Jason Ramage pointed out here , the stock price of Starbucks (SBUX) was up 10% in early morning trading on the return of a former CEO. SBUX is...

StockWatch: Starbucks (SBUX) · by Etana Finkler · 12/19/2007 01:06 PM · Stocks
>Am I the only one who “almost” gets these graphs, but would like a bit more explanation? Not at all, you are courageous. Courageous curiosity...

StockWatch: Starbucks (SBUX) · by Etana Finkler · 12/19/2007 10:37 AM · Stocks
Mark, in the bar graph, what is the difference between the yellow bars and the red line? What I think it says, is that the red like is what we...

StockWatch: Starbucks (SBUX) · by Mark Robertson · 12/19/2007 10:51 AM · Stocks
> … what is the difference between the yellow bars and the red line? The red line is a regression based on nothing more than history. I tend to...

StockWatch: Starbucks (SBUX) · by Mark Robertson · 12/19/2007 10:01 AM · Stocks
An update: SBUX Falls 5% After Analyst Downgrade . Mark Robertson

StockWatch: Starbucks (SBUX) · by Mark Robertson · 12/16/2007 12:54 PM · Stocks
Summary Has Starbucks (SBUX) been a bubble? Because we know that bubbles end in a mess. :) A few of you (actually many of you) think otherwise as...

StockWatch: Starbucks (SBUX) · by Mark Robertson · 12/16/2007 12:55 PM · Stocks
Visual Analysis

StockWatch: Starbucks (SBUX) · by Mark Robertson · 12/16/2007 12:56 PM · Stocks
Profitability Analysis

StockWatch: Starbucks (SBUX) · by Mark Robertson · 12/16/2007 12:57 PM · Stocks
Technical Analysis

Bought Starbucks (SBUX) · by George Dean · 11/15/2007 09:23 PM · Decisions Manifest
I will be adding tomorrow. No worries. George

Bought Starbucks (SBUX) · by Rebecca Osborne · 11/14/2007 06:53 PM · Decisions Manifest
Twice during the last week I’ve bought shares of SBUX. The current dip seems connected to the nervous market and the company’s comments during the...

StockWatch: Starbucks (SBUX) · by Paul Witt · 06/26/2007 04:35 PM · Stocks
Jim, Thanks for clarifying – I was wondering if I was seeing something amiss with the 17.4%…

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Quality 95
PAR 11.9%