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Nicholas Johnson

Nick Johnson is an equity analyst with the consumer team for Morningstar Research Services LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc. He covers companies primarily in the U.S. alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverage space, in addition to other consumer defensive names. He also serves on the valuation committee and is the department’s associates coordinator.

Prior to joining the consumer team, Johnson was an associate on the technology team, supporting coverage of enterprise software, networking, and semiconductor companies. Before joining equity research in July 2018, Johnson worked as a product consultant for Morningstar and garnered experience on the buy side through a New York City-based internship.

Johnson holds a bachelor's degree in quantitative economics with a minor in Hispanic studies from Vassar College. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.


A year after the coronavirus pandemic first shuttered Starbucks stores in China, the company demonstrated its continued dominance in the coffee space in the first quarter of fiscal 2021, with adjusted EPS of $0.61 that exceeded both our forecast of $0.52 EPS and its own guidance. We will not be making any material changes to our fair value estimate of $100, and shares strike us as fully valued.