Starbucks Stock in Freefall After Earnings Come Up Short

Starbucks stock plunged out of the gate Wednesday after the coffee chain reported earnings. Here's what you need to know.

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Starbucks (SBUX) stock plunged more than 15% at the start of Wednesday's trading session after the coffee retailer came up short of top- and bottom-line expectations for its fiscal second quarter and lowered its full-year outlook.

In the three months ended March 31, Starbucks said its revenue decreased 2% from the year-ago period to $8.6 billion. Earnings per share (EPS) were down 14% to 68 cents, while global comparable-store sales fell 4% from its fiscal Q2 2023.

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Joey Solitro

Joey Solitro is a freelance financial journalist at Kiplinger with more than a decade of experience. A longtime equity analyst, Joey has covered a range of industries for media outlets including The Motley Fool, Seeking Alpha, Market Realist, and TipRanks. Joey holds a bachelor's degree in business administration.