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Keurig Green Mountain Inc (GMCR)

  • Mon, Aug. 24, 1:55 PM
    • Treehouse Foods (THS +1.3%) is higher after M&A talk picks up again.
    • The company is reported to be in the hunt for Conagra's Ralcorp business.
    • Also making a contrarian move today is Keurig Green Mountain (GMCR +1%).
    • SA contributor Brian Nichols notes the company's +2% dividend yield provides a backstop. GMCR is -62% YTD, but has leveled out over the last week.
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  • Thu, Aug. 20, 2:35 AM
    • Yesterday was the 11th anniversary since Google's (GOOG, GOOGL) initial public offering, and there's no doubt the company has had a remarkable run (Class A shares +1,277%).
    • Although the online advertising giant has given a massive return to investors, there are still 13 stocks that outperformed Google since 8/19/2004:
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  • Thu, Aug. 6, 12:43 PM
  • Thu, Aug. 6, 9:29 AM
    • The freefall of Keurig Green Mountain's (NASDAQ:GMCR) share price has investment firms scrambling to catch up.
    • Many price targets are being cut in half as bullish scenarios are wadded up.
    • On the other side of the coin, GMCR has now fallen below where Greenlight Capital closed out its well-publicized short position.
    • Keurig has fallen to a level where activist investors could pressure management for major changes or a takeover bid (Coca-Cola or external) is offered up on a value play off the brand.
    • GMCR -28.65% premarket to $53.50.
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  • Wed, Aug. 5, 4:11 PM
    • Keurig Green Mountain (NASDAQ:GMCR) issues a roughly in-line report for FQ3.
    • Portion pack revenue increased fell 1% to $815M.
    • Sales of brewers and accessories declined 26% to $952M during the period. A shift in product mix impacted results.
    • The company's gross margin rate fell 750 bps to 36.0%. Unfavorable green coffee costs and brewer mix both chipped away at margins by at least 200 bps.
    • Non-GAAP operating income rate -560 bps to 18.2%.
    • A new $1B buyback program is authorized.
    • Guidance: A sales decline at at low-single to mid-single digit rate is expected for FY15. FQ4 EPS of $0.70-$0.75 seen.
    • Previously: Keurig Green Mountain beats by $0.01, misses on revenue
    • GMCR-1.07% AH to $74.18.
  • Wed, Aug. 5, 4:01 PM
    • Keurig Green Mountain (NASDAQ:GMCR): FQ3 EPS of $0.80 beats by $0.01.
    • Revenue of $969.53M (-4.9% Y/Y) misses by $70.47M.
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  • Mon, Jul. 20, 10:08 AM
    • Keurig Green Mountain (GMCR +2.4%) is higher after KeyBanc defends the stock in a new note.
    • The investment firm thinks the market has more than factored in Keurig's execution issues and sees upside for both the Hot and Kold platforms.
    • Channel checks from KeyBanc on brewer sales are "incrementally positive" and tip that a corner may have been turned.
    • GMCR -46.1% YTD.
  • Mon, Jul. 13, 2:51 PM
    • Shares of Keurig Green Mountain (GMCR -0.2%) haven't  fallen far enough to entice Wedbush Securities as the company whacks its price target on the brewer and accessories seller and reiterates a Neutral rating.
    • "We believe the company is unlikely to experience a meaningful earnings growth reacceleration and therefore deserves its current discount to historical averages," reads the analyst note.
    • Other investment firms have also lowered earnings estimates on GMCR due to some concerns over Keurig Kold.
    • GMCR -42.9% YTD.
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  • Mon, Jul. 6, 2:14 PM
    • Keurig Green Mountain (GMCR -3.6%) is slammed after SunTrust cut its stock price target to $70 from $95, citing a loss of market share to the likes of Kraft Heinz (KHC), JM Smucker (NYSE:SJM) and Starbuck (NASDAQ:SBUX).
    • The firm thinks GMCR will need to address share losses for its company-owned brands sooner rather than later, which will pressure earnings; market share for GMCR-owned brands have dropped to 28% from 35% over the past year and posted a 5% sales decline and 12% volume decline in the most recent four-week period, according to Nielsen, lost to GMCR’s licensed partners which have stronger brands and are promoting their products more than GMCR.
    • SunTrust says it does not believe GMCR wants simply to be a contract manufacturer for the industry; GMCR will need to step up promotions in the coming months while working through its higher-cost coffee hedges, which the firm cites as the key reason behind its FY 2015 earnings reduction.
  • Wed, Jul. 1, 8:21 AM
    • J.M. Smucker (NYSE:SJM) cuts prices on packaged coffee products by an average of 6%.
    • The reduced pricing impacts products sold under the Folgers and Dunkin' Donuts brand names.
    • Wholesale coffee prices have moderated over the last six months (Robusta chart).
  • Thu, Jun. 18, 12:38 PM
    • Keurig Green Mountain (GMCR +0.1%) has showed a nice upward trend during summer over the last five years, notes S&P Capital IQ.
    • The company has generated an average return of 20.6% during the season to top the list of S&P 500 stocks showing a positive return each of the last five years.
    • Keurig also has the highest upside potential to the average analyst price target of the group.
  • Fri, Jun. 12, 8:49 AM
    • Keurig Green Mountain (NASDAQ:GMCR) falls in early trading after UBS takes off its bull call on the beverage appliance stock.
    • The investment firm sees downside risk if Keurig Kold doesn't generate large consumer demand and points to some soft K-Cup trends.
    • GMCR -1.57% premarket to $82.98.
  • Fri, Jun. 5, 9:28 AM
    • Morgan Stanley revises estimates on Keurig Green Mountain (NASDAQ:GMCR) to adjust for a slower rollout of the Kold platform, but keeps an Overweight rating locked in place.
    • The investment firm sees the core "hot" business generating 7% revenue growth in 2016 just as the innovative "cold" business starts to hit results.
    • The new price target on GMCR from Morgan is $130 from $140.
    • GMCR +0.54% premarket to $83.34.
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Company Description
Keurig Green Mountain Inc is engaged in the coffee and coffeemaker businesses in the United States and Canada. It sells Keurig Single Cup brewers and roast high-quality Arabica bean coffees.