Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

  • This Kreme Is a Rising Star

    By Robert Hanley - August 19, 2013 | Tickers: DNKN, KKD, SBUX

    Krispy Kreme Doughnuts (NYSE: KKD) looks like it is once again on the right track with rising international store counts in places like India and Russia and a sharply higher stock price over the past twelve months.  Despite heavy competition in the quick serve category for the morning crowd, especially from Dunkin’ Brands (NASDAQ: DNKN) and Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX), the company has strong brand loyalty to its signature doughnuts.  It more »

  • For an Investment in Coffee and Donuts, Head North?

    By Mark Yagalla - August 19, 2013 | Tickers: DNKN, KKD, THI

    When Americans think of coffee and donuts, Dunkin' Brands (NASDAQ: DNKN) and Krispy Kreme Doughnuts (NYSE: KKD) typically come to mind. But for Canadians, the first think they think of is Tim Hortons (NYSE: THI). Tim Hortons is the largest quick-service restaurant chain in Canada and has achieved iconic-brand status among Canadians. The chain serves always-fresh coffee, baked goods and home-style lunches. At the end of the first quarter of more »

  • Show MeThe Money! Restaurant Stocks

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - August 15, 2013 | Tickers: AFC, DENN, KKD

    Every time I see Jerry Maguire I get a little weepy. I'm not the only one-- I've seen an ex-Army Ranger choke up when football player Rod Tidwell hugs agent Jerry after his big triumph.

    Like sports agent Jerry losing all his clients but one, some small cap companies have endured hardship but because they believed in their product, ran all the way to the end zone. Maybe more »

  • Why I'm Buying Starbucks

    By Michael Douglass - August 15, 2013 | Tickers: DNKN, KKD, MCD, SBUX

    America runs on caffeine, and Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX)) has done a great job of tapping into that need for over a decade. Even though the stock is at all-time highs, now is a great time to get in.

    Accretive investments

    The MyStarbucks Rewards program showed 30% growth year-over-year in the past quarter. The Starbucks Card also continues to impress, with 38% more dollars loaded on Starbucks' cards compared to the more »

  • The Cheesecake Factory: A Tasty Investment

    By Adrian Campos - August 12, 2013 | Tickers: DNKN, KKD, CAKE

    The Cheesecake Factory (NASDAQ: CAKE) is up 27% since early January, yet this could be only the beginning: even tastier returns for Cheesecake Factory's shareholders could be on their way. With humble origins, this company that started in 1978 with one restaurant in Beverly Hills (and opened its fourth restaurant only by 1990),  the company now operates more than 170 restaurants and has plenty of room for growth nationally more »

  • Will Krispy Kreme's Sugar Rush Last?

    By Leo Sun - July 29, 2013 | Tickers: DNKN, KKD, MCD, SBUX

    Note: The article has been amended to update Baskin Robbins' financial data.

    This past year has been a sweet one for Krispy Kreme Doughnuts (NYSE: KKD). Shares of the doughnut chain, which investors had once left for dead, have risen nearly 190% over the past twelve months after the company staged a dramatic comeback fueled by double-digit growth in profit, revenue, and same-store sales. With the stock now trading near more »

  • Can This Company Make You Dough?

    By Dan Moskowitz - July 16, 2013 | Tickers: DNKN, KKD, SBUX

    Krispy Kreme Doughnuts (NYSE: KKD) looks as though it has rebounded triumphantly, but don’t get too excited just yet.

    This would be a good time to point out that excitement is an interesting vehicle for investors. In the short-to-medium term, it can drive a stock price higher and lead to miraculous returns. Excitement is exactly what momentum traders look for, and many of them do quite well. However, excitement more »

  • Which of These Stocks Will Help You Profit the Most?

    By Louie Grint - July 10, 2013 | Tickers: KKD, PNRA, CAKE

    The fast-casual restaurant industry’s outlook is not highly positive. Same-store sales are projected to grow in low single digits this year, showing a still sluggish U.S. economy. Many analysts project slower traffic for casual dining restaurants, especially during weekdays. However, bakery-cafes will be less affected since they aim at higher-income families and their pricing maintains good margin levels.

    I will comment on three bakery-cafes to determine which one more »

  • Making Money Sipping Coffee and Dunking Doughnuts

    By Tushar Agarwal - July 8, 2013 | Tickers: DNKN, KKD, SBUX

    America’s love for doughnuts is no breaking news. Add coffee to that and you get the perfect romance. So it makes sense to own companies that serve Americans their beloved coffee to dunk their sweet doughnuts.  

    Selling coffee before doughnuts…

    Dunkin’ Brands (NASDAQ: DNKN) offers customers the perfect breakfast: a cup of coffee with their favorite doughnuts and some delicious sandwiches under its brand Dunkin’ Donuts. Don’t go more »

  • Cheesecake Factory Is a Delicious Pick

    By Anh HOANG - July 6, 2013 | Tickers: DNKN, KKD, CAKE

    Since 2009, The Cheesecake Factory (NASDAQ: CAKE) has been rising, climbing from around $7.15 per share in March 2009 to nearly $42.40 per share at the time of writing. In the past six months, it rose by more than 29.5%, outperforming the S&P 500’s return of only nearly 13.2%. Investment gurus Steven Cohen and Chuck Royce have accumulated this company’s shares, owning nearly more »

  • Global Expansion and Product Launches to Drive This Restaurant's Growth

    By Gayatri Sharma - July 2, 2013 | Tickers: DNKN, KKD, SBUX

    Starbucks' (NASDAQ: SBUX) stock has given good returns post its latest quarterly results. The beverage company reported results which were inline with the expectations. With the fall in price of coffee due to the bumper harvest in Brazil, a better gross margin for the company in the coming quarters can be expected.

    Starbucks also acquired Teavana -- a tea company, which adds to its portfolio of beverages. It is opening new more »

  • Which Donut Is More Popular- Krispy Kreme or Dunkin' Donuts?

    By Erin McBride - June 29, 2013 | Tickers: DNKN, KKD, SBUX

    Donuts. Who doesn’t love them?

    America’s two most favorite doughnut brands are without question Dunkin’ Brands Group (NASDAQ: DNKN) and Krispy Kreme Doughnuts (NYSE: KKD). But which brand does America love more?

    Dunkin’ Brands Group operates more than 17,400 points of distribution in nearly 60 countries worldwide, including 10,400 Dunkin’ Donuts and 7,000 Baskin-Robbins. The Krispy Kreme hot Original Glazed® doughnut can be found in more »

  • Coffee and Donuts Are Treats for Investors

    By Kyle Colona - June 28, 2013 | Tickers: DNKN, KKD, SBUX | Editor's Choice

    The coffee shop retail sector continues to brew and this is good news for coffee drinkers and investors who like to nibble on tasty treats.

    A small taste of heavenly coffees

    Specialty coffee maker Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) and the old reliable Dunkin Brands (NASDAQ: DNKN) continue to be beanery leaders.

    These coffee chains appeal to different customer bases. Starbucks and similar retail chains are the favorite of consumers who believe more »

  • Donuts and Coffee: A Perfect Combination

    By Robinson Roacho - June 28, 2013 | Tickers: DNKN, KKD, SBUX

    When it comes to donuts and coffee, customers have a variety restaurants to choose from depending on how much they are willing to spend. One of these alternatives is Dunkin’ Donuts, operated by Dunkin’ Brands Group (NASDAQ: DNKN). This company may offer an interesting investment prospectus for growth-oriented portfolios, and thus deserves further attention.

    Eat donuts!

    Dunking Brands Group is a franchisor of fast-food restaurants serving hot and cold coffee more »

  • 3 Upgrades You Should Note

    By Brian Nichols - June 19, 2013 | Tickers: BBRY, KKD, MRO

    These analysts made good calls on Tuesday, but not all of these market movers will perform strongly long term. Therefore, let’s take a look at three upgrades and assess which ones should be explored.

    New discoveries continue to drive gains

    Marathon Oil (NYSE: MRO) received an especially encouraging upgrade on Tuesday, from Fitch Ratings to positive from stable. Fitch upgraded shares because it says the company’s shale liquids more »

  • Consumers Still Like Their Comfort Food

    By Zachary Scheidt - June 18, 2013 | Tickers: DNKN, KKD, SBUX

    US consumers may be slowly migrating to a more healthy lifestyle, but you can't tell it by watching the performance of some of the nation's largest (no pun intended) comfort-food restaurants. Despite an increased emphasis on educating the public on the dangers of obesity, many "unhealthy" restaurant chains represent very attractive investment opportunities.
    Today, I want to take a look at three restaurants that are demonstrating rising sales more »
  • Save Your Doughnuts for Winter

    By Declan Fallon - June 18, 2013 | Tickers: DNKN, KKD, SBUX

    Krispy Kreme Doughnuts (NYSE: KKD) has been a standout performer in the stocks I have covered.

    The stock first featured in September, when it traded at $7.47, and looked an attractive takeover proposition with a then Price/Earnings (P/E) ratio at 3.3. It followed with a solid run to bring it into the teens as broad market strength helped carry it higher. By February it had booked more »

  • The Economics of Doughnuts and Coffee

    By Eshna De - June 13, 2013 | Tickers: DNKN, KKD, SBUX

    National Doughnut Day celebrations are over. But investors can still celebrate with Dunkin’ Brands (NASDAQ: DNKN), the parent of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin Robbins, as the stock has almost doubled since its IPO in 2011 and is still moving up. And there is a lot more that is happening, especially at Dunkin’ Donuts, which can bring more upside going forward.

    It is looking at store expansions, restaurant makeovers, national menu more »

  • Too Late for the Doughnut Party?

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - June 11, 2013 | Tickers: DNKN, KKD, SBUX

    I hope you've recovered from your sugar coma from National Doughnut Day last Friday. Two doughnut companies Krispy Kreme Doughnuts (NYSE: KKD) and Dunkin Brands (NASDAQ: DNKN) have been battling for the hearts, minds, and stomachs of consumers and their stocks have created quite the party for stockholders.

    A "sugar rush" in doughnut stocks

    Both companies have been experiencing the equivalent of a latter day gold rush or "sugar more »

  • Kreme of the Krop: The Doughnut Stock You Should Own

    By Ben Popkin - June 11, 2013 | Tickers: DNKN, BAGL, KKD

    Doughnuts are small, sugary rings that Americans consume roughly 10 billion times a year. The delicious indulgence is one of the most popular breakfast items, and fast-growing doughnut maker Krispy Kreme (NYSE: KKD) is taking advantage of this both domestically and internationally. Founded in 1937 in Winston-Salem, NC, Krispy Kreme has had its ups and downs since its IPO in 2000. Under the leadership of CEO Jim Morgan, the doughnut more »

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