Whatever's going on in the market, or in a specific company's history, there are always reasons to consider buying shares in a business. After all, some of the best opportunities in stocks are born from historically bloody times.
Motley Fool CAPS hosts a boatload of opinions from more than 115,000 members on more than 5,400 stocks, each giving good reasons to own -- or sell -- a stock.
In the case of premium coffee seller Starbucks
Solid business and management
While a good business won't necessarily outgrow the market forever, selling shares of a healthy company with good management could be exactly the wrong thing to do in a market downturn. Many CAPS members believe premium consumer stocks like Starbucks or Best Buy
A powerful brand
It took a few decades, but Starbucks has transformed sipping coffee into a worldwide brand, entering the upper echelon of well-known names such as Nike
It's no secret that strong founder-leaders such as Wal-Mart's
Of course, there's a lot more of the devil in these buy-side opinions' details. That's why CAPS is such a great resource to check and balance your own analysis. You can read the bullish and bearish sides to every stock. To see what the very best CAPS members are saying now about Starbucks, just click on over to Motley Fool CAPS and have a look -- it's all free, and your opinion's welcome, too.
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Fool contributor Dave Mock owns shares of Starbucks even though he wouldn't consider himself a coffee junkie. Wal-Mart, Starbucks, and Best Buy are Inside Value selections. Starbucks, Best Buy, and Apple are Stock Advisor selections. The Fool owns shares of Starbucks and Best Buy. The Fool's disclosure policy looks even better after a few beers.