Krispy Kreme Climbs

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Krispy Kreme Doughnuts (KKD ) posted 22 cents vs. 15 cents first-quarter earnings per share on an 11% system-wide same store sales rise, and a 34% total revenue rise -- above analysts' average estimates of 20 cents a share. Krispy Kreme sees 20 cents second-quarter earnings per share, and 90 cents for fiscal 2004. It sees 10% higher fiscal 2004 system-wide same store sales. Thomas Weisel raised its estimates.

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