More on Starbucks' (SBUX) FQ4: Global comparable store sales rose 6%, with a 5% increase in...

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More on Starbucks' (SBUX) FQ4: Global comparable store sales rose 6%, with a 5% increase in traffic and a 1% increase in average ticket contributing. Growth in China/Asia Pacific led regions with a 10% increase, while EMEA lagged with a 1% decline. The company grew its operating margin by 210 bps to 21.4%. Dividend payout increased to $0.21 a share, from $0.17 a share. Raises FY13 EPS estimate to $2.06-$2.15, from prior guidance of $2.04-$2.14. Shares +5.8% AH. (PR)