Starbucks Misses on Sales, but the Stock Is Piping Hot Despite Snowy Winter: StockTwits

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- SodaStream  (SODA) investors were disappointed by Starbucks' (SBUX) earnings call Thursday. But most Starbucks investors saw reasons for continued bullishness in the ubiquitous coffee shop's fiscal second quarter, judging from the comments on StockTwits.

$SBUX Love this stock and company but it really needs a catalyst to get moving. Great long term investment and good buying level IMO

-- Chemistweet (@Chemistweet) Apr. 25 at 02:19 AM

Starbucks reported earnings per share of 56 cents Thursday evening, meeting consensus estimates. Sales of $3.87 billion missed consensus expectations by about 2%, according to estimates on the Analyst Ratings Network.

$SBUX WS still loves this stock, so they forgive a lot. Probably wont sell off. We're lucky.

-- Rosalyn (@BeyondPale) Apr. 24 at 09:48 PM

Shares climbed more than 1.3% in after-hours trading. Investors said the 6% rise in comparable-store sales in the U.S. and North America was encouraging given that the cold, snowy weather had kept many customers away from other chains, such as Dunkin Donuts  (DNKN).

$SBUX I'm not the only one who drank more coffee during that long, cold winter.

-- Phralph Metz (@SecondLevel) Apr. 24 at 05:23 PM

Investors also focused on the company's margins. The company said operating margins improved in all segments. Sentiment on the stock stood at 68% bullish, according to StockTwits analytics.

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