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What: Shares of home beverage carbonation system specialist SodaStream International
So what: The red-hot shares are setting yet another all-time high with the move and are now up a whopping 180% since going public in November. There doesn't seem to be any company-specific news driving today's double-digit pop, but given the fact that nearly half of SodaStream's shares are being shorted, we could simply be witnessing a "squeezing" effect of sorts.
Now what: I'd continue to keep my distance from SodaStream. The market for home soda makers may be a big one, but with the stock sporting a lofty forward P/E of 50, I'm just not ready to bet on any kind of mainstream acceptance just yet. Of course, given the wild success of Green Mountain's
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