Green Mountain Coffee Roasters
Hedge fund manager David Einhorn runs Greenlight Capital. In recent years, he’s been a noted critic of Green Mountain Coffee (NASDAQ: GMCR). In a presentation he gave in October 2011, he laid out the case for betting against the company, and since then he’s made frequent negative remarks concerning Green Mountain’s business.
Yet Greenlight’s latest 13F filing shows that it sold all of the puts it more »
I'll admit it... I'm a fan of Tardar Sauce, aka "Grumpy Cat." I love cats in general, and something about that frowning face just gets to me. When I found out about the recently-launched "Grumppuccino" themed coffee drink, I even found myself tempted to forgo my usual "don't buy trendy themed items" stance for the sheer novelty of having one of those bottles on my desk.
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How many “smart” investors warned against missing the opportunity in Green Mountain Coffee (NASDAQ: GMCR) when the stock was going up? Yet those same “smart” investors were screaming for investors to get out of the stock when it started its freefall. Now this same group is saying the old Green Mountain is back. The truth is, the company is exhibiting three trends that should worry investors that are holding shares more »
Don’t make the same mistake that many investors have with Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX). For years, skeptics have watched the stock climb, and assumed that this well-known company couldn’t possibly be a great investment. Though Starbucks is very well known, there are at least three reasons for investors to keep buying shares.
Just like the old days
Here’s a company that’s so successful that most Americans are more »
The fact that Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (NASDAQ: GMCR) could not meet analyst expectations on revenue in the recently reported third quarter hasn't gone down well with investors. This completely overshadowed the significant earnings beat and positive takeaways like decent growth in the U.S. business, opportunity in new segments, and more importantly, the solid strength of the 36 excellent brands that have tied up with the company. The more »
"When I think of coffee, I think Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX)!" - This is the impact that the world's largest coffee retailer has on people, especially the coffee lovers, from all over the world. Founded in 1971, the company leapt up in mammoth proportions from owning 17 stores in 1987 to an overwhelming 19,209 stores at present. In case you’re wondering “how”, here is a peak at the strategies more »
Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) has always offered a premium coffee experience in terms of taste and overall ambiance. The company, like its coffee, is trading at a premium, which I believe is because of the strength it has generated as a result of its continuous acquisitions and partnerships. In this article I will focus on those acquisitions and partnerships that make it more than just a coffee shop.
Tea, pastries and more »
SodaStream (NASDAQ: SODA) exploded 15% last week after the company crushed earnings expectations and increased its guidance for the rest of the year. But, even after this move higher, the stock is trading at reasonable valuation levels considering its growth opportunities. As long as the company continues to deliver solid performance, there is still plenty of upside potential for investors.
SodaStream is trying to revolutionize the carbonated drinks more »
SodaStream International (NASDAQ: SODA) has done it again. By "it," I mean beat analysts expectations, raise guidance for the remainder of the year, and continue to strengthen its position as a disruptor in the largely complacent carbonated beverage industry. So much for Oppenheimer's recent downgrade citing valuation concerns and a "choppy" second quarter. This article will take a look at how recent developments have impacted the long-term investment thesis more »
"When I think of coffee, I think Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX)!" - This is the impact that the world's largest coffee retailer has on people, especially coffee lovers, from all over the globe. Having been founded in 1971, the company has progressed from owning just 17 stores in 1987 to an overwhelming number of 19,209 stores at present. Let's take a look at the current strategies that it adopts more »
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (NASDAQ: GMCR) has yielded year-over-year capital appreciation of 260% to its investors. Thanks to a remarkable growth in its K-Cup packs and Keurig brewers, it has shown a great deal of promise during the last few months. However, the real question is: Will it keep on doing wonders in the future as well?
Recent developments: Lipton K-Cup packs
After enjoying great success in coffees, Green Mountain more »
The typical U.S. supermarket consists of meat, produce, dairy, baked goods, coffee, and other dry food sections. Worldwide, over 66 billion gallons of carbonated beverages are consumed annually. Even though SodaStream (NASDAQ: SODA) has just 1% of this enormous market, and soda consumption in the U.S. is actually declining, SodaStream is on pace to become a standard product in all U.S. supermarkets and may have its own more »
When Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) opened its first outlet in Mumbai, India, I went just to have a cold coffee out of curiosity and nothing more. In my first visit, I was amazed to see its comfortable couches, great ambiance and, most importantly, the traffic it had generated.
Almost a year since, I've become a regular there and enjoy five cold coffees a week almost religiously. This article is my more »
Caffeine can be addictive. But this isn’t one of the reasons to load up on Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) shares. Here are four reasons why Starbucks will make you “big bucks.”
1. Accomplished CEO
Earlier this week Starbucks president and CEO, Howard Schultz, was honored with the 2013 Kellogg Award for Distinguished Leadership. The press release notes he was selected in recognition for his “entrepreneurial spirit and transformation of Starbucks more »
In a saturated coffee market filled with heavyweights such as Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) and Dunkin' Donuts (NASDAQ: DNKN), Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (NASDAQ: GMCR) continues to carve out a niche for itself, posting stratospheric growth in the process.
In the past three years, Green Mountain's annual earnings have grown an average of 77% and most recently, for its second fiscal quarter of 2013, it reported EPS of $0.93 more »
Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) closed 8% higher on July 26 after beating earnings estimates when it announced its fiscal third-quarter results the day before. Given its size and valuation, some wonder whether the rock star among coffee retailers still has room to run. I'm going to cover six reasons why its star should continue to shine.
First, a brief recap of its quarterly results:
- Revenue increased 13% to $3.7 more »
The ongoing rally of shares of Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) hasn’t slowed down, and its latest earnings report kept investors happy. Will this company’s stock keep rising? Is the company facing perils that could curb its growth?
Revenue keeps growing
The retail coffee sector continues to percolate, led by the great second quarter results of Starbucks.
Starbucks’ (NASDAQ: SBUX) second quarter saw solid growth in sales and profits. The stock is trading close to all-time highs. And some analysts contend the share price will continue to climb. Their argument is based on the successful introduction of a new menu that features more options. This includes salads and the recently acquired more »
Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX )posted another stellar quarter of earnings and saw its stock pop nearly 8% last week. This coffee giant is now trading well above its 50- and 200-day moving averages, having been on a tear over the past three years, but the stock could continue higher.
CEO Howard Schultz noted that "Starbucks' Q3  results represent the best across-the-board third-quarter performance in our 42-year history."
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David Einhorn’s Greenlight Capital sent a letter to investors on Friday. Although his fund is actually underperforming the market this year (through the end of June), Einhorn continues to remain an influential figure.
In the letter, Greenlight gives its take on a number of specific stocks, including Green Mountain Coffee (NASDAQ: GMCR), General Motors (NYSE: GM), Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL), Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT), and J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP).
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