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 1.5%. By the end of trading, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters rose $1.07 (1.9%) to $56.19 on light volume. Throughout the day, 2,932,944 shares of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3,981,800 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $55.35-$57.50 after having opened the day at $55.57 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $55.12. Other companies within the Consumer Goods sector that increased today were: Central European Distribution ( CEDC), up 40.0%, China Shengda Packaging Group ( CPGI), up 16.7%, Coach ( COH), up 9.8% and Elecsys Corporation ( ESYS), up 9.8%.
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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 $8.2 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 33.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Green Mountain Coffee Roasters as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and good cash flow from operations. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results.

On the negative front, Chromcraft Revington ( CRC), down 10.7%, Tandy Brands Accessories ( TBAC), down 8.3%, Le Gaga Holdings ( GAGA), down 6.0% and Fuwei Films (Holdings ( FFHL), down 4.0%.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the consumer goods sector could consider iShares Dow Jones US Cons Goods ( IYK) while those bearish on the consumer goods sector could consider ProShares Ultra Sht Consumer Goods ( SZK).

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