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Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. (KKD)

  • Sep. 10, 2012, 1:46 PM
    As restaurant chains such as Dunkin' Brands (DNKN -0.1%), Yum Brands (YUM +1.0%), and Krispy Kreme (KKD 0.0%) prepare to ramp up growth in India, rival McDonald's (MCD +0.4%) could stumble out of the starting gate. A meatless menu in the nation is almost critical due to the Hindu and Muslim population, leaving McDonald's a target of protest groups despite revamping its lineup of food offerings to cater to local tastes.
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  • Aug. 23, 2012, 1:18 PM
    Shares of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts (KKD +5.9%) rally off of the company's Q2 earnings surprise and minor boost in profit guidance. A healthy 5.4% gain in comparable-store sales was the headliner of the report, while moderating expenses also helped to lift results. On an earnings CC (transcript), execs note that concerns over commodity inflation has prompted the firm to already purchase flour and shortening for the first half of next year.
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  • Aug. 22, 2012, 4:15 PM
    Krispy Kreme Doughnuts (KKD): Q2 EPS of $0.07 beats by $0.02. Revenue of $102.1M (+4.3% Y/Y) misses by $2M. Shares +7.2% AH. (PR)
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  • Aug. 22, 2012, 12:10 AM
    Notable earnings after Wednesday’s close: FMCN, GES, HAIN, HPQ, KKD, PSEC
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  • Aug. 21, 2012, 5:35 PM
    Notable earnings after Wednesday’s close: FMCN, GES, HAIN, HPQ, KKD, PSEC
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  • Aug. 17, 2012, 11:21 AM
    Shares of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts (KKD +4.6%) run up a gain after landing an initiation from Wedbush at Outperform to go along with the firm's lush price target of $9 on the stock. Next week the company reports Q2 earnings (preview).
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  • Jun. 27, 2012, 1:23 PM
    Dunkin' Brands (DNKN -2.2%) and Krispy Kreme Donuts (KKD -0.4%) both trade lower with jokes abounding that the price action on the pair of stocks served as a nice leading indicator on the direction of Arena Pharmaceuticals' pending FDA approval for an obesity drug. Closer to the truth, it appears that ongoing concerns on the projected growth rates of the companies are in the forefront with an unsettled economy and the Starbucks juggernaut looming.
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  • Jun. 13, 2012, 7:48 AM
    Krispy Kreme Doughnuts (KKD) announces that it signed a deal with Citymax Hotels to place 80 franchises in India as the company keeps on its global expansion track. Citymax Hotels is under the Dubai-based Landmark Group umbrella.
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  • Jun. 6, 2012, 10:19 AM
    A number of coffee stocks are perking up in early trading, with Krispy Kreme (KKD +5.6%), Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR +4.4%), and Coffee Holdings (JVA +2.5%) all posting gains. Analysts have stoked the M&A fire in the sector a bit, while themes of global growth prospects and lower wholesale coffee prices also hold sway.
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  • May. 21, 2012, 7:49 AM
    More on Krispy Kreme Doughnuts (KKD) Q1: Same-store sales +2.1% Y/Y. Domestic franchise revenue +11% to $2.63B. Increased customer traffic and price increases added 1.1% and 2.6%, respectively, to revenue - offset in part by promotional pricing which reduced the average guest check. Expects FY13 EPS of $0.21-$0.24. (PR)
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  • May. 21, 2012, 7:41 AM
    Krispy Kreme Doughnuts (KKD): Q1 EPS of $0.14 beats by $0.05. Revenue of $108.5M (+3.7% Y/Y) misses by $3M. (PR)
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  • May. 9, 2012, 11:17 AM
    As speculated yesterday, Krispy Kreme (KKD +3.1%) stakeholder Robert Stiller dumps a large part of his holdings. A SEC filing reveals the suddenly cash-strapped GMCR exec sold 8M shares at $6.15.
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  • May. 8, 2012, 2:20 PM
    Shares of Krispy Kreme (KKD -8.1%) lose ground in a swoon that was kicked off in AH trading last night before the retail slump began in earnest. One of the sellers today could be large stakeholder Robert Stiller, after he was tagged with a margin call on his slumping Green Mountain Coffee Roasters position earlier.
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  • Apr. 23, 2012, 8:16 AM
    Krispy Kreme (KKD) signs a development agreement with a Russian-owned company to build 40 Krispy Kreme shops in Moscow over the next 5 years. Shares +1.5% premarket.
  • Apr. 10, 2012, 4:19 PM
    Krispy Kreme (KKD) President & COO Kenneth May steps down citing personal reasons. The company says CEO James Morgan has reassumed the position of President of the Company, effective immediately. Shares +1.2% AH.
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  • Mar. 28, 2012, 9:05 AM
    Krispy Kreme (KKD) +1.9% after announcing a $20M stock buyback program, good for acquiring 4% of all outstanding shares. The donut/coffee chain also says it expects free cash flow of $17M-$21M in FY13. (PR)
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Company Description
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc is a branded retailer and wholesaler of doughnuts, complementary beverages and treats and packaged sweets. The Companys shops are operated under the trademark doughnuts such as Krispy Kreme and Original Glazed.
Sector: Services
Industry: Restaurants
Country: United States