Bojangles’ stock skyrockets on earnings growth

Bojangles’ stock skyrockets on earnings growth

Same-store sales rise 26 straight quarters

Bojangles’ Inc. stock price rose more than 12 percent on Friday after the company reported surprisingly strong earnings growth in the quarter ended Sept. 25.

Revenues at the Charlotte-based chicken-and-biscuit chain increased 7.2 percent to $133.2 million in the third quarter from $124.3 million the same period a year ago. Net income, meanwhile, increased 12.4 percent to $10 million, or 27 cents per share, from $8.9 million, or 24 cents.

Both numbers beat analysts&rs

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