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Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. (KKD)

  • Mar. 13, 2013, 5:35 PM
    Notable earnings after Thursday ’s close: ANAC, ARO, BCEI, COSI, CPE, EGY, FXEN, HOGS, KKD, MCP, OMPI, STEC, ULTA, ZUMZ
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  • Feb. 22, 2013, 8:50 AM
    The restaurant sector is on watch after a pre-earnings warning from Darden Restaurants (DRI) and a harsh downgrade on Wendy's (WEN) sets a negative tone. The picture being painted for 2013 is starting to get pretty consistent - margin pain and soft traffic trends. Other things to watch in 2013 for the sector: 1) The impact of higher payroll taxes. 2) The coming costs of the Affordable Care Act. 3) The push to raise the minimum wage. 4) Which chains can succeed in China and India?
  • Feb. 13, 2013, 10:14 AM
    Margin pain on the horizon: Restaurants could get squeezed this year from a combination of higher commodity costs and frugal consumers, according to AlixPartners. Though traffic is forecast to rise 3%, the average ticket is expected to decline 4.7% with coupons, promotions, and discounts gaining favor. Chains that are expected to ride out the expected tough environment are those that can deliver healthy food fast. Chipotle (CMG -1.8%), privately-held Subway, and Panera (PNRA -1.5%) fit the bill.
  • Jan. 22, 2013, 9:18 AM
    Shares of Krispy Kreme (KKD) gain 4.2% in premarket action after Jim Cramer gave the stock exposure on the Friday edition of Mad Money. The company is in the midst of a global expansion push that is at a moderate pace than its U.S. explosion of a few year ago that crippled its financials. Cramer points out that even with a recent run in share price, Krispy Kreme trades with a lighter earnings multiple than Dunkin' Brands and is growing earnings faster.
  • Jan. 17, 2013, 9:19 AM
    Heard during Krispy Kreme Doughnuts' (KKD) presentation at the ICR XChange Conference: 1) The firm's growth plan includes picking up the pace of expansion in the U.S. and building on momentum globally with a goal to reach an international store count of 900 by FY17. 2) Same-store sales of 6.8% expected by Q3 of FY13, repping the company's highest level in over four years. 3) Execs note that Q4 FY12 comparable-store sales were strong through week 10. (webcast)
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  • Jan. 15, 2013, 8:02 AM
    Krispy Kreme (KKD) adopts a tax asset protection plan which it say will limit the likelihood of "unintended ownership change" under IRS rules. Under the plan, the company's net operating loss and other carryforwards could be limited for shareholders piling up more than 5% of the company's stock. (Previous: KKD on a tear in 2013)
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  • Jan. 15, 2013, 7:03 AM
    Krispy Kreme (KKD) catches a lot of attention from investors with shares up a brisk 26% YTD driven by enthusiasm over strong sales and takeover chatter. The company's strategy now focuses on emphasizing smaller company-owned factory and satellite shops.
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  • Jan. 7, 2013, 8:09 AM
    Krispy Kreme (KKD) and Jamba (JMBA) look like tasty takeover candidates with sales in coffee and beverage chains outpacing other restaurant sectors, according to a Bloomberg piece. Analysts think the well-known brands could fetch a cozy premium. JMBA +4.9% premarket off the M&A chatter.
  • Jan. 4, 2013, 12:50 PM
    Krispy Kreme's (KKD +8.9%) hot start to 2013 has helped drive its stock price to its highest level since 2007. After expanding too fast in its infancy, the company has been turning around its prospects with a more moderated growth track. Longbow is in for the long haul, coming in today with a Buy rating and $15 price target.
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  • Nov. 20, 2012, 12:45 PM
    Midday top 10 gainers: SCHS +31%. KKD +21%. GBR +19%. SGOC +13%. RECV +19%. IMH +17%. DAKT +14%. BCRX +11%. DY +13%. ERII +12%. Midday top 10 Losers: IMOS -11%. BBY -12%. HNRG -11%. CLF -11%. HPQ -11%. CRMT -11%. SCVL -11%. TSL -9%. BAA -10%. ZAZA -10%.
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  • Nov. 20, 2012, 9:10 AM
    Premarket gainers: GMCR +12%. KKD +11%. GRPN +10%. CHS +5%. QIHU +5%.
    Losers: HPQ -10%. CLF -6%. BBY -6%. SHF -5%.
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  • Nov. 20, 2012, 8:55 AM
    Shares of Krispy Kreme (KKD) continue to roar higher, now up 14.4% premarket. The company's earnings report and guidance showed it to be firing on all cylinders as expansion doesn't cut away profitability. More than a few retail analysts are left wondering why Hostess Brands is languishing in bankruptcy, supposedly in part due to consumer distaste for sugary snacks, while Krispy Kreme is selling donuts coast to coast like wildfire.
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  • Nov. 20, 2012, 7:07 AM
    Krispy Kreme (KKD) is teed up for a big gain after beating the estimates of analysts with its Q3 report. The company now has 16 straight quarters of positive comparable store sales to go along with profits on the rise and expansion plans still rolling out.
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  • Nov. 19, 2012, 5:38 PM
    After-hours top gainers, as of 5:15 p.m.: KKD +10.8%. LTRE +7.1%. GLUU +4.3%. QIHU +4.2%. RYL +3.4%.
    After-hours top losers: MNTA -7.7%. MMLP -4.7%. JACK -4.7%. OVTI -4.1%. DELL -3.6%.
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  • Nov. 19, 2012, 5:31 PM
    More on Krispy Kreme (KKD): Q3 beats across the board on an 8% gain in total revenue. Net earnings rose by 6.9% Y/Y on a like gain in same-store sales. The company also boosted its guidance, now expecting its FY13 EPS to be around $0.44 - 0.47, above Street estimates of $0.43. Shares +12.7% AH.
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  • Nov. 19, 2012, 4:14 PM
    Krispy Kreme Doughnuts (KKD): Q3 EPS of $0.12 beats by $0.04. Revenue of $107.1M (+8.5% Y/Y) beats by $3M. Shares +8.9% AH. (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