Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. (GMCR): Today's Featured Food & Beverage Winner

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters ( GMCR) pushed the Food & Beverage industry higher today making it today's featured food & beverage winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.3%. By the end of trading, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters rose $1.05 (4.7%) to $23.53 on average volume. Throughout the day, 6.8 million shares of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.5 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $21.82-$23.75 after having opened the day at $22.51 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $22.48. Other companies within the Food & Beverage industry that increased today were: MGP Ingredients ( MGPI), up 9.2%, SkyPeople Fruit Juice ( SPU), up 5.3%, Craft Brew Alliance ( BREW), up 5.2%, and China Marine Food Group ( CMFO), up 5%.

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. engages in the specialty coffee and coffee maker business. Green Mountain Coffee Roasters has a market cap of $3.49 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.8, equal to the average food & beverage industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 49.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are six analysts that rate Green Mountain Coffee Roasters a buy, one analyst rates it a sell, and six rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Green Mountain Coffee Roasters as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock has had a generally disappointing performance in the past year.

On the negative front, Feihe International ( ADY), down 10.4%, Jones Soda Company ( JSDA), down 8.3%, G. Willi-Food International ( WILC), down 4.3%, and Limoneira ( LMNR), down 4.1%, were all losers within the food & beverage industry with Archer-Daniels Midland Company ( ADM) being today's food & beverage industry loser.

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