NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Shares of donut-maker Krispy Kreme (KKD - Get Report) have staged a solid comeback since a less-than-stellar second-quarter earnings report in late August gave the shares a one-day 15% haircut. That drubbing came after an earnings miss of 2 cents per share disappointed a growing body of Krispy Kreme investors, but the stock has gained back all that ground and more, and currently trades at a nine-year high.The reasons for the growing excitement, and willingness to get past that less than stellar quarter, have to do with a few recent announcements that bolster the notion that Krispy Kreme is in growth mode. Two weeks ago, the company trumpeted its entry into the South American markets, with a deal to open 25 stores in Colombia over the next five years. Last week came the announcement of its first outpost into Singapore, with a 15-store franchise deal by 2017.
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