A Starbucks store is seen inside the Tom Bradley terminal at LAX airport in Los Angeles, California, United States on October 27, 2015.   REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo

A Starbucks store is seen inside the Tom Bradley terminal at LAX airport in Los Angeles, California, United States on October 27, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo (Copyright Reuters 2016)

Starbucks Americas region same-store sales meet expectations

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Starbucks Corp reported sales at established U.S. cafes that matched analysts' expectations, sending its shares up almost 4 percent in extended trading.

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Same-store sales for the U.S.-dominated Americas region were up 5 percent, matching estimates compiled by Consensus Metrix. That region produces the lion's share of Starbucks sales.

Starbucks shares were up $1.78 to $53.55 in after-hours trading.

(Reporting by Lisa Baertlein in Los Angeles; Editing by Bernard Orr)