Green Mountain Crushes Earnings as Inventory Builds

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  • Social network Facebook files for a $5 billion IPO.
  • Green Mountain (NAS: GMCR) more than doubled revenue for its fiscal first quarter. However, inventory also doubled for the period, which could mean problems down the road. 
  • Wireless chip giant Qualcomm (NAS: QCOM) posted impressive earnings for its first quarter, with EPS excluding unusual items coming in at $0.97, ahead of analysts' estimated $0.90 a share.
  • Dow Chemical (NYS: DOW) disappointed, reporting a surprising loss for its fourth quarter.

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