Starbucks: Big Investors' Divorce Grounds

Maverick Capital is the latest large shareholder to bail, perhaps not willing to wait and see if CEO Schultz can turn the coffee giant around
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The past few weeks have been a real grind for investors in Starbucks (SBUX). First came the news in July that the coffee behemoth was closing more than 600 U.S. stores. Then the company posted a $6.7 million loss in the third quarter. And now, there's news that another big shareholder has liquidated its position in the company. On Aug. 14, the hedge fund Maverick Capital reported in an SEC filing that it had dumped 12.5 million Starbucks shares sometime before June 30.

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