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Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (NASDAQ:GMCR) CAO Stephen L. Gibbs unloaded 5,352 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, February 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $118.98, for a total value of $636,780.96. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief accounting officer now directly owns 116 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $13,802. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (NASDAQ:GMCR) traded up 0.47% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $119.964. 5,957,046 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Green Mountain Coffee Roasters has a 52-week low of $43.01 and a 52-week high of $120.77. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $83.63 and its 200-day moving average is $75.88. The company has a market cap of $17.845 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 35.44. Green Mountain Coffee Roasters also saw a significant drop in short interest in January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 32,931,273 shares, a drop of 12.3% from the January 15th total of 37,550,842 shares. Currently, 27.5% of the shares of the stock are short sold. Based on an average trading volume of 2,178,099 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 15.1 days.

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (NASDAQ:GMCR) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, February 5th. The company reported $0.96 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.90 by $0.06. The company had revenue of $1.39 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.40 billion. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.76 earnings per share. Green Mountain Coffee Roasters’s revenue was up 3.6% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts predict that Green Mountain Coffee Roasters will post $3.72 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which is scheduled for Friday, May 2nd. Shareholders of record on Friday, April 4th will be paid a dividend of $0.25 per share. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.90%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, April 2nd.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on GMCR shares. Analysts at Longbow Research downgraded shares of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday. They now have a $123.00 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Zacks reiterated an “outperform” rating on shares of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters in a research note on Friday, February 7th. They now have a $123.00 price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at Bank of America reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters in a research note on Friday, February 7th. They now have a $108.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $87.00. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and twelve have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $102.69.

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc (NASDAQ:GMCR) is a specialty coffee and coffee maker.

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