Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. (GMCR): Today's Featured Consumer Goods Winner

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Green Mountain Coffee Roasters ( GMCR) pushed the Consumer Goods sector higher today making it today's featured consumer goods winner. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.3%. By the end of trading, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters rose $1.44 (3%) to $48.94 on average volume. Throughout the day, 7.5 million shares of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.5 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $46.68-$49.10 after having opened the day at $47.54 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $47.50. Other companies within the Consumer Goods sector that increased today were: Ralph Lauren ( RL), up 5.9%, Tianli Agritech ( OINK), up 5.7%, SodaStream International ( SODA), up 5.5%, and MOD-PAC Corporation ( MPAC), up 4.6%.
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Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. engages in the specialty coffee and coffeemaker businesses in the United States and Canada. Green Mountain Coffee Roasters has a market cap of $6.95 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 13% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Green Mountain Coffee Roasters a buy, one analyst rates it a sell, and three 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.

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