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Cracker Barrel Old Country Store (NASDAQ: CBRL) reported a 37% rise in its fiscal second-quarter income.

Cracker Barrel lifted its earnings forecast for the year to $4.60 to $4.80 per share. It expects FQ3 income of $0.90 to $0.95 per share, versus analysts' estimates of $0.92 per share.

Cracker Barrel's quarterly profit surged to $35.2 million, or $1.47 per share, versus $25.6 million, or $1.10 per share, in the year-ago period. Excluding one-time items, it earned $1.43 per share. Cracker Barrel in November expected adjusted income of $1.22 to $1.27 per share.

Its revenue rose 4.4% to $702.7 million, versus analysts' estimates of $694 million.

Its gross margin rose to 65.2% from 65%.

Cracker Barrel shares closed at $66.95 yesterday.

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