Keurig Green Mountain Inc (GMCR): Today's Featured Consumer Goods Laggard

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Keurig Green Mountain ( GMCR) pushed the Consumer Goods sector lower today making it today's featured Consumer Goods laggard. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.5%. By the end of trading, Keurig Green Mountain fell $1.28 (-1.4%) to $92.40 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1,945,320 shares of Keurig Green Mountain exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4,368,500 shares. The stock ranged in price between $91.65-$94.68 after having opened the day at $93.34 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $93.68. Other companies within the Consumer Goods sector that declined today were: Lifetime Brands ( LCUT), down 13.3%, Avon Products ( AVP), down 10.2%, Lancaster Colony ( LANC), down 9.9% and Ever-Glory International Group ( EVK), down 8.8%.

Keurig Green Mountain, 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. Keurig Green Mountain has a market cap of $13.8 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 34.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 23.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Keurig Green Mountain a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Keurig Green Mountain 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, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

On the positive front, EveryWare Global ( EVRY), up 261.8%, Energous ( WATT), up 23.5%, Meritor ( MTOR), up 17.5% and Gentherm ( THRM), up 8.7% , were all gainers within the consumer goods sector with Tyson Foods ( TSN) being today's featured consumer goods sector leader.

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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