The following video is from Wednesday's MarketFoolery podcast, in which host Chris Hill, along with analysts Bryan Hinmon and Catherine Baab-Muguira, discuss the top business and investing stories.
In this segment, earnings came in much higher than expected for Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (NASDAQ: GMCR), and shares were up more than 20% as a result. This is a stock that has become a battleground, with big bets on it in both directions, both short and long. The analysts discuss how, when unexpected news happens with a battleground stock, there can be a huge market reaction, and they also talk about the other moving parts at Green Mountain, such as the outgoing CEO.
Catherine Baab-Muguira and Bryan Hinmon have no positions in the stocks mentioned above. Chris Hill owns shares of Starbucks. The Motley Fool owns shares of Starbucks and has options on Starbucks. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend Green Mountain Coffee Roasters and Starbucks. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools don't 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.