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August 6, 2014
13:31 EDTGMCR, NSRGY, SJMEarnings 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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July 7, 2015
09:46 EDTSJMJ.M. Smucker upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Hilliard Lyons
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05:54 EDTGMCRStocks with implied volatility movement; QIHU GMCR
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July 6, 2015
14:56 EDTNSRGYNestle Health reports 17.7% passive stake in Seres Therapeutics
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07:18 EDTGMCRKeurig Green Mountain price target lowered to $70 from $95 at SunTrust
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July 1, 2015
08:08 EDTSJMJ.M. Smucker announces coffee price decreases
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June 28, 2015
16:28 EDTNSRGYNestle U.S. head says company can turn around frozen food sales, Reuters reports
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June 26, 2015
13:00 EDTNSRGYNestle CEO sees emerging market middle class supporting growth, FT says
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June 25, 2015
09:19 EDTGMCRKeurig Green Mountain price target lowered to $95 from $117 at BofA/Merrill
BofA/Merrill lowered Neutral rated Keurig Green Mountain's price target to $95 from $117 and lowered estimates to reflect 2016 spending and slower hot platform growth. The firm expects 2016 to be a significant investment year and lowered its hot brewer expectations due to a muted consumer reception for second generation brewers.
June 24, 2015
19:43 EDTNSRGYNestle CEO says must 'reconnect with consumers' after noodle ban, AFP reports
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June 23, 2015
13:10 EDTNSRGYNestle appoints Takeda’s Roger as CFO, effective July 1
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06:00 EDTGMCRKeurig Green Mountain implied volatility of 25 at lower end of index mean range
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