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February 4, 2014
12:34 EDTGMCREarnings Preview: Green Mountain shares up ahead of Q1 report
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR) is scheduled to report first quarter results after the market close on Wednesday, February 5, with a conference call scheduled for 5:00 pm ET. Green Mountain 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 90c on revenue of $1.4B, according to First Call. The consensus range for EPS is 87c-98c on revenue of $1.36B-$1.49B. LAST QUARTER: Green Mountain reported fourth quarter adjusted EPS of 89c against estimates for 75c, on revenue of $1.05B against estimates for $964.56M. The company forecast Q1 adjusted EPS of 85c-90c and net sales growth of low-to-mid single digits year-over-year. At that time Green Mountain also forecast its fiscal year 2014 EPS view $3.75-$3.85 against estimates at that time of $3.78, and guided to FY14 net sales growth in the high single digits over fiscal year 2013. The company also guided for stronger revenue growth in the second half of the year. Green Mountain authorized an additional $1B share repurchase plan and said "Over the long term, the company continues to expect double digit annual revenue growth and annual earnings growth in the mid-teens as we launch a new Keurig hot single-serve system and other anticipated disruptive product innovations." NEWS: During the quarter, T. Rowe Price reported a 4.1% passive stake in the company and the Sacramento Bee cited a Sacramento attorney that said Rogers Family Coffee "makes the more persuasive case" in that company's efforts to sell cartridges that fit in Green Mountain's Keurig roasting system, which Green Mountain argued infringes K-Cup patents. STREET RESEARCH: Longbow recently said that sales of Green Mountain's Keurig brewer rose year-over-year over the last several weeks at Wal-Mart (WMT), Target (TGT) and Bed, Bath & Beyond (BBBY), despite difficult comparisons. The firm also noted that demand for K-Cup coffee pods was up by double digit percentage levels at almost all the retailers it surveyed. Stifel said that retailer acceptance of Green Mountain's new Keurig 2.0 machines has so far been "muted," partly due to the large number of Keurig 1.0 machines they have, and the long period necessary to convert to Keurig 2.0. PRICE ACTION: Over the last three months, Green Mountain shares are up over 23%. Year-to-date, shares are up over 5.5%. Ahead of tomorrow's earnings, shares are up over 2%.
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October 17, 2014
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 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
October 7, 2014
12:09 EDTGMCROn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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10:02 EDTGMCROn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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05:25 EDTGMCRKeurig Green Mountain initiated with a Buy at Goldman
Goldman Sachs started shares of Keurig Green Mountain with a Buy rating saying the company is entering a period of accelerating sales and earnings growth. The firm expects growth to be driven by Keurig's Hot system and incremental contribution from the Cold platform. It set a $166 price target for shares.
October 6, 2014
08:01 EDTGMCRKeurig Green Mountain announces multi-year agreement with W.B. Mason
Keurig Green Mountain and W.B. Mason Co announced a multi-year agreement to offer W.B. Masonís SHAZAM coffee in K-Cup packs for the Keurig hot brewing system in away from home channels. SHAZAM will be the first brand to come into the Keurig family from a Keurig Authorized Distributor. The companies plan to launch the new SHAZAM coffee K-Cup packs later in the month of October 2014 with Light, Medium, and Dark Roast blends exclusively to W.B. Mason customers.

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