Even after shares shed 39% yesterday and 63% since September, Green Mountain Coffee (GMCR +5.8%)...

|By:, SA News Editor

Even after shares shed 39% yesterday and 63% since September, Green Mountain Coffee (GMCR +5.8%) is still nearly twice as expensive for potential acquirers as the median S&P 500 company. Analysts say potential buyers would risk overpaying for a firm that faces competition, as patents on its brewing system expire in less than a year, and scrutiny of its accounting practices.