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Keurig Green Mountain Inc (GMCR)

  • Tue, Mar. 24, 11:02 AM
    • Beverage stocks break higher as some industry sales tracking is reported to be positive.
    • The C-store channel has been vibrant for the sector recently.
    • Strong gainers include Keurig Green Mountain (NASDAQ:GMCR) up 2.5% and Monster Beverage (NASDAQ:MNST) with a 2.3% increase.
    • Small player Jones Soda (OTCQB:JSDA) is up 7% and Cott (NYSE:COT) continues its stellar 2015 run with a 2.2% rally.
    • Even large soda sellers Pepsico (PEP +1.2%), Coca-Cola (KO +0.7%), and Dr. Pepper Snapple (DPS +0.7%) are ahead of broad market averages.
  • Thu, Mar. 19, 11:22 AM
    • Keurig Green Mountain (GMCR -1.8%) trades lower after Dougherty & Company issues a cautionary note on the company.
    • Channel checks from Dougherty indicate soft demand for the new 2.0 brewing system.
    • A report from Longbow yesterday indicated Keurig brewer sales were up at a low single digit rate in March.
    • Shares of GMCR are -8.2% YTD.
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  • Thu, Feb. 26, 10:42 AM
    • Shares of J.M. Smucker (SJM +1%) and Dunkin Brands' (DNKN +2.9%) are both higher after the two companies sign a deal to broaden distribution for Dunkin' Donuts K-cups.
    • J.M. Smucker is handling distribution to grocery stores and club chains, while Keurig Green Mountain (GMCR -0.1%) will cover office supply stores and specialty stores.
    • Perhaps the most important aspect of the new distribution deal is that Dunkin' K-Cup packs will now be sold online.
    • The K-cup shakeup isn't expected by most analysts to have a major impact on Starbucks (SBUX +0.2%) which is also a Keurig partner. Smaller coffee brands could suffer though.
  • Mon, Feb. 23, 10:47 AM
    • A combination hot/cold machine from Keurig Green Mountain (GMCR +0.9%) is "inevitable" in the future, according to Beverage Digest's John Sicher.
    • Other analysts have agreed that the threat of a disruptive machine from Keurig is an overhang on shares of SodaStream (SODA -3.6%) with the company transitioning into a sparkling water-focused company.
    • For the year, GMCR is up 4.9% while SODA is down 5.3%.
  • Mon, Feb. 23, 8:37 AM
    • Keurig Green Mountain (NASDAQ:GMCR) discloses it entered an agreement to purchase 5.2M shares of its common stock from Luigi Lavazza.
    • The transaction was at a price of $119.18 per share.
    • The company says it used cash and funds from its credit facility to pay for the stock.
    • SEC Form 8-K
    • GMCR +0.88% premarket.
  • Thu, Feb. 5, 9:12 AM
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  • Thu, Feb. 5, 8:40 AM
    • Keurig Green Mountain (NASDAQ:GMCR) appears to be set for a weak open after the company's brewer sales disappointed in FQ1.
    • A couple of snippets from the firm's conference call tell part of the story.
    • "Quite simply our 2.0 launch got off to a slower start than we planned."
    • "Single serve household penetration in the U.S. is still well below the 40 plus percent levels seen in other developed countries."
    • Keurig earnings call transcript
    • GMCR -7.1% premarket.
  • Wed, Feb. 4, 5:35 PM
  • Wed, Feb. 4, 4:20 PM
    • Keurig Green Mountain (NASDAQ:GMCR) reports sales in the U.S. segment rose 2% in FQ1.
    • Portion pack sales rose 9% to $1.02B, while brewers and accessories sakes fell off 18% to $308M after a weak holiday period.
    • Gross profit rate flat Y/Y at 33.5%.
    • The margin rate was aided by a favorable sales mix and supply chain productivity, while brewing pricing was a drag.
    • Inventories +67% to $781M at quarter end.
    • Guidance: FY15 EPS forecast lowered to a mid single-digit rate due in part to to F/X concerns. Capex spending of $425M-$475M expected.
    • GMCR -6.7% after hours.
  • Dec. 23, 2014, 8:06 AM
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  • Dec. 10, 2014, 1:49 PM
    • Shares of Keurig Green Mountain (GMCR +5.3%) trade higher on above-average volume.
    • A PT boost from Williams Capital Group on the coffee seller and some insider buying may be factoring in.
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  • Oct. 17, 2014, 8:22 AM
    • The SEC closes an inquiry into Keurig Green Mountain (NASDAQ:GMCR) without issuing any enforcement actions against the company.
    • The accounting probe dated back to 2010.
    • GMCR +0.8% premarket.
  • Oct. 7, 2014, 8:37 AM
    • Shares of Keurig Green Mountain (NASDAQ:GMCR) are higher in early action despite a soft read from SodaStream (NASDAQ:SODA) on demand for home beverage systems.
    • A strong initiation from Goldman Sachs on the stock is helping to offset any concerns on the category.
    • Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) has its eyes on the developments with its 10-year Keurig Cold partnership kicking off in 2015.
    • If it's true that PepsiCo (NYSE:PEP) and Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) have interest in SodaStream - there's some number-crunching going inside the C-suites there.
    • GMCR +2.1% premarket, SODA  -17.5%.
  • Oct. 7, 2014, 6:56 AM
    • Goldman Sachs initiates coverage on Keurig Green Mountain (NASDAQ:GMCR) with a Buy rating and $166 price target.
    • The investment firm sees earnings growth being for the beverage system seller driven by the expanded Keurig platforms and the deeper retail penetration of products.
    • GMCR +1.3% premarket
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  • Aug. 22, 2014, 12:45 PM
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  • Aug. 22, 2014, 9:41 AM
    • Keurig Green Mountain (GMCR +8.5%) and Kraft Foods Group (KRFT +0.3%) sign a new licensing deal which will see Kraft-branded packs sold for Keurig commercial and consumer coffee brewing systems in the U.S.
    • Distribution will begin this fall.
    • Financial terms of the arrangement weren't disclosed.
    • What to watch: The deal is a bit of a coup for Keurig with Kraft selling unlicensed K-cup packets previously.
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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.