McCafe Coffee review: second try

Reading Time: < 1 minute Went to the nearby McDonald (NYSE: MCD) yesterday afternoon, and tried out the Iced Latte. Personal opinion: the latte at MCD is not as good as Starbucks ( Nasdaq: SBUX). Two things: 1) McDonald makes this mostly by machine, while in Starbucks the barista used some hand; 2) McDonald serves the latte not in a… Continue reading McCafe Coffee review: second try

Starbucks, Panera

Reading Time: < 1 minute Yesterday morning when I went to Panera (St. Louis) Bread to get morning bagel, I noticed they raised the price from 89 cents to 95 cents. I can fully understand the pressure they are facing: the rising wheat, diary, and energy cost. Today Starbucks came out with earning, and understandablely a disappointing outlook (bloomberg). SBUX… Continue reading Starbucks, Panera

Mindray Q3 report

Reading Time: < 1 minute (Update) I also listened into its conference call, and it confirmed some of my thought: Chinese domestic market becomes more friendly; south America has strongest international growth, while NA has the slowest. (Original) I went to Panera bread this morning. Here is what I saw: Bagel, 89 cents; coffee, $1.59 to $1.79. These prices haven’t… Continue reading Mindray Q3 report

Chipotle and Panera

Reading Time: 2 minutes Went to Chipotle Mexican Grill in my neighbourhood yesterday. I heard about it because of its stock (CMG) has done very well since IPO early last year (up 88%). I was curious about the food and the atmosphere so I went. It seems there are lots of young people, I mean people in 20s (Generation Y),… Continue reading Chipotle and Panera

Week in Review 06-03 to 06-09

Reading Time: < 1 minute Bill Gates got Harvard degree finally, 30 years after drop out from Harvard; Dell announced to sell laptop at Sam’s Club (Major’s comment: too little, too late); Andy Xie, former chief economist of Morgan Stanley Asia, says the odds of making money in Chinese stock market is lower than casinos (40% vs. 48%); 

Bought A Little Panera Bread PNRA

Reading Time: 2 minutes I bought a little Panera Bread PNRA shares today. I have watched the stock for more than 6 months. This noon I went to the store at St. Charles Rock road as usual, and I saw the biggest crowd. After I ordered food, I can see and hear the associate calling the customer name (when food is ready) about every 20… Continue reading Bought A Little Panera Bread PNRA