Green Mountain Coffee shares surge

@CNNMoneyInvest February 2, 2012: 5:18 PM ET
green mountain coffee

Click the chart for more info.

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Shares of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters surged nearly 25% Thursday after a stellar earnings report.

After the closing bell Wednesday, Green Mountain (GMCR) reported $96 million in net income for the quarter ended in December, a 264% increase over the same quarter in the previous year that crushed analyst estimates.

After closing at $53.63 Wednesday, shares of Green Mountain, which makes the popular K-Cup, opened the trading day Thursday at $65.05 and closed at $66.42, up 23.8%.

"The value of single-serve, at-home brewing seems to be resonating with consumers," Green Mountain CEO Lawrence Blanford said in a statement announcing the earnings.

In October, powerful hedge fund manager David Einhorn recommended shorting Green Mountain's stock due to concerns over the company's accounting.

Being targeted by an influential short seller such as Einhorn often makes a stock more volatile. In November, Green Mountain shares tumbled 39% a day after the company reported its first sales miss in two years.

The stock is still well below the highs above the $110 mark that it hit in September prior to Einhorn's comments. To top of page

Index Last Change % Change
Dow 17,804.80 26.65 0.15%
Nasdaq 4,765.38 16.98 0.36%
S&P 500 2,070.65 9.42 0.46%
Treasuries 2.18 -0.03 -1.27%
Data as of 3:37am ET
Company Price Change % Change
Bank of America Corp... 17.62 0.09 0.51%
Apple Inc 111.78 -0.87 -0.77%
General Electric Co 25.62 0.48 1.91%
Intel Corp 36.37 -0.65 -1.76%
Microsoft Corp 47.66 0.14 0.29%
Data as of Dec 19
Overnight Avg Rate Latest Change Last Week
30 yr fixed4.01%4.03%
15 yr fixed3.12%2.97%
5/1 ARM3.11%2.99%
30 yr refi4.04%4.09%
15 yr refi3.15%3.05%
Rate data provided
by Bankrate.com
View rates in your area
 
Find personalized rates:

Most stock quote data provided by BATS. Market indices are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer.

Morningstar: © 2014 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Factset: FactSet Research Systems Inc. 2014. All rights reserved.

Chicago Mercantile Association: Certain market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved.

Dow Jones: The Dow Jones branded indices are proprietary to and are calculated, distributed and marketed by DJI Opco, a subsidiary of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC and have been licensed for use to S&P Opco, LLC and CNN. Standard & Poor's and S&P are registered trademarks of Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC and Dow Jones is a registered trademark of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC. All content of the Dow Jones branded indices © S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC 2014 and/or its affiliates.