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ICYMI: Starbucks Seems Healthy and Growing, Snap and Twitter Have User Losses

Sure, the broader U.S. market came back Friday after Thursday's losses. But some new info came out some important stocks. Starbucks Starbucks Corp. might have been conservative on issuing to the market its expectations for growth. Morgan Stanley analysts hosted the Starbucks chief financial officer Pat Grismer in Boston on Thursday. The takeaway? Starbucks' 7% to 9% long-term sales growth, and 10% earnings-per-share might be a conservative estimate. "Long-term targets outlined at investor day (7-9% revenue growth, 17-18% operating margin, 10%+ EPS growth) feel more conservative to us following meetings," the analysts wrote in a note out Friday. Starbucks' U.S. business is improving (that was clear in the latest earnings report), but that may continue going forward, as Morgan Stanley pointed out the afternoon promotions are positioned to spur solid foot traffic growth. Snap, Twitter Bad news for these guys. Snap Inc. saw a 20% year-over-year decline in user engagement (time spent on the platform) in December, say Goldman Sachs analysts in a note out Thursday. Twitter Inc. saw a 10% year-over-year decline in user engagement for the month of December. Kraft-Heinz Co. fell 27% to $34.95 a share Friday after a di smal fourth quarter earnings report. Tons of analysis on Kraft-Heinz, RealMoney's stock of the day here. This video was originally published by TheStreet.

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