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 1.3%. By the end of trading, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters rose $21.22 (26.2%) to $102.10 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 32,197,161 shares of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3,252,200 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $99.57-$110.50 after having opened the day at $110.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $80.88. Other companies within the Consumer Goods sector that increased today were: Truett-Hurst Inc Class A ( THST), up 14.8%, iRobot Corporation ( IRBT), up 12.3%, Tofutti Brands ( TOF), up 10.7% and Clearwater Paper ( CLW), up 10.1%.

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. is engaged in the specialty coffee and coffeemaker businesses in the United States and Canada. The company operates through two segments, Domestic and Canada. Green Mountain Coffee Roasters has a market cap of $11.9 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. Shares are up 6.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Green Mountain Coffee Roasters a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 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, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook.

On the negative front, Tandy Brands Accessories ( TBAC), down 12.0%, Stoneridge ( SRI), down 9.4%, Prestige Brands Holdings ( PBH), down 9.1% and Schweitzer-Mauduit International ( SWM), down 7.9%.

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