Why the Shorts Are Still Circling Green Mountain Coffee

In today's edition of "Talking Stocks," analyst Austin Smith takes a look at why Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (Nasdaq: GMCR  ) still has a 20% short interest. After falling so much in price, some could easily claim that the company is wandering into value stock territory, and with huge growth rates to boot. But the looming dark cloud of patent expirations still hangs menacingly over shares. With grocers from Kroger (NYSE: KR  ) to Safeway (NYSE: SWY  ) now selling their own private label K-Cups, the doom and gloom may have come earlier than expected. At these prices, Austin isn't willing to go thumbs-up or thumbs-down on the company since the future remains uncertain.

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