LOS ANGELES, April 27 Starbucks Corp
reported quarterly profit that matched Wall Street's estimate on
Thursday, sending shares of the chain that often tops
expectations down 2.9 percent to $59.50 in after-hours trade.
Net income attributed to Starbucks was $652.8 million, or 45
cents per share, for the second quarter ended April 2, up from
$575.1 million, or 39 cents per share, a year earlier. Results
from the latest quarter matched the average estimate of analysts
polled by Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.
(Reporting by Lisa Baertlein in Los Angeles; Editing by Matthew