Starbucks

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said Thursday its same-store sales for December rose 8% and total revenue grew 24% from the year-ago period.

The specialty coffee retailer, which is based in Seattle, said revenue totaled $281 million, up from $227 million in the equivalent period last year.

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For the first fiscal quarter of 2001, the company said revenue rose to $667 million, a 26% increase from $529 million in the year-ago period. The company didn't provide specific earnings guidance, but 18 analysts polled by

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are calling for the company to earn 23 cents in the quarter, up from 18 cents in the year-ago period.

Shares of Starbucks closed at $41.13 in regular session

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trading, but rebounded slightly, rising to $42.50 in recent after-hours

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activity.