Why Keurig Green Mountain (GMCR) Stock Is Down in After-Hours Trading Today

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Keurig Green Mountain  (GMCR) fell in after-hours trading Wednesday after the coffee company reported third-quarter revenue and issued guidance that came up short of analysts' expectations.

The company reported adjusted earnings per share of 99 cents. Revenue increased 6% year-over-year to $1.02 billion from $967.1 million. Analysts had expected earnings of 88 cents a share on revenue of $1.05 billion.

Keurig Green Mountain also issued fourth-quarter and full-year EPS guidance. For the fourth quarter, the company expects EPS in a range of 68 cents to 75 cents, while analysts expect 86 cents. For the full year, the company increased its guidance to a range of $3.71 to $3.78 from $3.63 to $3.73, while the consensus estimate calls for EPS of $3.78.

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The stock was down 3.17% to 114.39 at 4:17 p.m.

Separately, TheStreet Ratings team rates KEURIG GREEN MOUNTAIN INC as a "buy" with a ratings score of B. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate KEURIG GREEN MOUNTAIN INC (GMCR) a BUY. This is driven by some important positives, which we believe should have a greater impact than any weaknesses, and should give investors a better performance opportunity than most stocks we cover. 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, expanding profit margins, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity."

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