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What: Shares of Diamond Foods
So what: Helped largely by a boost in retail sales, Diamond's top line grew 40% to $252.6 million; Wall Street had expected revenue of $239.8 million. More importantly, management believes those positive tailwinds will push into next year and now sees 2011 adjusted earnings of $2.43 to $2.49 a share, up from its previous forecast of $2.38 to $2.48 a share.
Now what: Diamond's shares are up about 40% in 2010, but given the company's relatively small size and positive outlook, they may have plenty of room to run. Over the next five years, Diamond is expected to grow at an even faster clip than snack specialists like Kraft
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