Green Mountain Coffee Roasters ( GMCR) is trending after the company forecast quarterly and full-year earnings above analysts' expectations. Green Mountain reported profit of $101 million, or 64 cents a share, on revenue of $946.7 million for its fiscal fourth quarter. Analysts were expecting earnings of 48 cents a share on revenue of $902.7 million. Looking ahead, Green Mountain said it expects to earn 62 cents to 67 cents a share for its first quarter on an adjusted basis, with net sales increasing 14% to 18%. . This is the period when many holiday recipients of Keurig machines will turn into K-cup customers. Green Mountain makes the Keurig brewing system and corresponding K-cups. It is currently in the leader in the U.S. market for single-serve coffee.
Facebook ( FB) is another popular search. The online social network has added Apple iTunes digital gift cards to its Gifts service. Now, Facebook users can send their friends iTunes credits worth $10, $15, $25 or $50 for purchases in the iTunes store. Actual music, movies, TV shows or apps cannot be gifted to users' friends, but they can recommend to the gift recipients that they use the dollar amounts towards certain items.
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