>Starbucks' Earnings Bode Well for 'Restaurant' ETFs

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>Starbucks’ (SBUX) announcement after the close Tuesday that it walloped the Street’s earnings expectations for its fiscal third quarter (as well as strong fourth quarter and fiscal 2010 earnings guidance) sent its stock higher, as shares of SBUX jumped nearly 10% in after hours trading.
But the earnings report isn’t good news for just Starbucks: it might be an indication that the country’s restaurant business, which was stung particularly hard during the recent recession as consumers slashed discretionary spending, may be poised to continue its strong rebound.

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