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August 6, 2014
13:31 EDTGMCR, SJM, NSRGYEarnings Preview: Keurig Green Mountain expects Q3 EPS of 83c-88c
Keurig Green Mountain (GMCR) is scheduled to report third quarter results after the market close on Wednesday, August 6, with a conference call scheduled for 5:00 pm ET. Keurig Green Mountain, formerly Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, is engaged in the specialty coffee and coffee maker businesses and owns the "Keurig" brand of single-serve coffee makers and products. EXPECTATIONS: Analysts are looking for earnings per share of 88c on revenue of $1.05B, according to First Call. The consensus range for EPS is 85c-96c on revenue of $980M-$1.16B. LAST QUARTER: Keurig Green Mountain reported second quarter EPS of $1.08 excluding items against estimates for 94c, on revenue of $1.1B against estimates for $1.05B. The company forecast Q3 EPS of 83c-88c and net sales growth in the high single digits over the third quarter of fiscal year 2013. At that time Keurig Green Mountain also forecast its fiscal year 2014 adjusted EPS view of $3.63-$3.73 against estimates at that time of $3.72, and guided to FY14 net sales growth in the high single digits over fiscal year 2013. The company also forecast FY14 free cash flow of $250M-$350M and capital expenditures of $350M-$400M. Keurig also announced an additional $1B share repurchase plan. NEWS: As it reported its Q2 earnings, Keurig announced a multi-year agreement with J.M. Smucker (SJM) for the manufacturing, marketing, distribution, and sale of the Smucker family of coffee brands, including the Folgers, Folgers Gourmet Selections, Café Bustelo and Millstone brands, into Keurig portion packs formats. During the quarter, Keurig announced a multi-year agreement with Nestle U.S.A. (NSRGY) to bring Coffee-Mate branded coffee with creamer to K-Cup packs. At June's William Blair Growth Stock Conference, Keurig said its cold system will be launched in 2015. STREET RESEARCH: Argus upgraded Keurig Green Mountain to Buy from Hold in June and expects FY14 revenue growth of 10% as sales of K-Cups and brewers increase. During the quarter, shares were also downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Buckingham and initiated with a Neutral rating at BTIG. Greenlight Capital is "short" Keurig Green Mountain. PRICE ACTION: Over the last three months, Keurig Green Mountain shares are up almost 25%. Year-to-date, shares are up over 57%. Ahead of today's earnings, shares are up almost 1% to $118.65.
News For GMCR;SJM;NSRGY From The Last 14 Days
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October 17, 2014
17:16 EDTSJMJ.M. Smucker authorizes 5M additional share repurchases
The Board increased the company's share repurchase authorization by 5M common shares. Therefore, the company has a total of approximately 10M common shares available for repurchase under its Board authorizations. Future share repurchases will occur at management's discretion, and there is no guarantee as to the exact number of shares that will be repurchased.
08:03 EDTGMCRKeurig receives notification from SEC regarding closing inquiry
Keurig Green Mountain announced it has received notification from the Securities and Exchange Commission that it is closing the previously disclosed four-year inquiry into accounting and disclosure matters at the company and would not be recommending any enforcement action against the company or any of its current or former employees.
October 16, 2014
05:29 EDTNSRGYNestle reports FY outlook unchanged
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05:28 EDTNSRGYNestle reports 9 month sales of CHF 66.2B
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October 15, 2014
06:14 EDTGMCRKeurig Green Mountain implied volatility of 40 at lower end of index mean range
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October 13, 2014
07:26 EDTGMCRAB InBev has studied potential deal to acquire PepsiCo, Bloomberg says
Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD), which has a history of growth via acquisition and has been speculated to be targeting peer SABMiller (SBMRY), has also studied whether a merger with PepsiCo (PEP) makes sense, according to Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the matter. The report added that one source said no talks between Anheuser-Busch and Pepsi are ongoing, no deal is imminent, and the scenario is among many that has been examined. The report also noted that Albert Fried views Monster Beverage (MNST) and Keurig Green Mountain (GMCR) as other suitable targets for AB InBev. Reference Link
October 9, 2014
06:13 EDTGMCRKeurig Green Mountain implied volatility of 34 at lower end of index mean range

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