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

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Green Mountain Coffee Roasters ( GMCR) pushed the Food & Beverage industry lower today making it today's featured Food & Beverage laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.5%. By the end of trading, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters fell $2.47 (-2.8%) to $86.31 on average volume. Throughout the day, 3,005,127 shares of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3,878,800 shares. The stock ranged in price between $85.71-$88.71 after having opened the day at $88.57 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $88.78. Other companies within the Food & Beverage industry that declined today were: Origin Agritech ( SEED), down 6.5%, MGP Ingredients ( MGPI), down 4.5%, Limoneira ( LMNR), down 4.3% and Lifeway Foods ( LWAY), down 3.7%.

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 $13.1 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 109.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Green Mountain Coffee Roasters a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Green Mountain Coffee Roasters as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and expanding profit margins. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results.

On the positive front, China Marine Food Group ( CMFO), up 5.3%, Craft Brew Alliance ( BREW), up 4.5%, Crumbs Bake Shop ( CRMB), up 4.3% and China New Borun Corporation ( BORN), up 4.1%.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the food & beverage industry could consider PowerShares Dynamic Food & Beverage ( PBJ) while those bearish on the food & beverage industry could consider PowerShares DB Agriculture Sht ETN ( ADZ).

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