NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- Shares of

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters

(Nasdaq:

GMCR

) were gapping up Thursday morning with an open price 17.8% higher than Wednesday's closing price. The stock closed at $88.11 Wednesday and opened today's trading at $103.76.

The average volume for Green Mountain Coffee Roasters has been 2.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Green Mountain Coffee Roasters has a market cap of $13.1 billion and is part of the

consumer goods

sector and

food & beverage

industry. Shares are up 168.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. operates in the specialty coffee industry in the United States and internationally. It sells approximately 200 whole bean and ground coffee selections, cocoa, teas, and coffees. The company has a P/E ratio of 116.5, below the average food & beverage industry P/E ratio of 119.6 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Green Mountain Coffee Roasters as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, robust revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally poor debt management on most measures that we evaluated. You can view the full

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Ratings Report

.

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