3 Things Investors Need to Watch About Green Mountain Coffee

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Today, analysts Brendan Byrnes and Austin Smith discuss three Green Mountain Coffee story lines that investors need to follow. The upcoming patent expiration could shock the company, which will try to remain competitive despite losing a huge competitive advantage. This could also affect whether GMCR manages to continue its impressive growth story, and help determine whether the company can better manage its inventory.

With Green Mountain as cheap as it's ever been, many investors are wondering whether this is the end of the former market darling, or the perfect entry point for an enourmous rebound. You can find our recommendation for how to play the company in our new premium research report. In it you'll find everything you need to know about Green Mountain, including whether it's a buy at today's prices. Click here for instant access. 

Austin Smith has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. Brendan Byrnes has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool owns shares of SodaStream and has the following options: long DEC 2012 $16.00 puts on Green Mountain Coffee Roasters and short DEC 2012 $21.00 calls on Green Mountain Coffee Roasters. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend Green Mountain Coffee Roasters and SodaStream. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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