In today's edition Austin looks at 3 reasons to sell former market darling Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (NASDAQ:GMCR). Even after its huge fall over the last year Green Mountain still has a handful of too-big-to ignore issues like slowing growth, less than confidence inspiring management, and a looming patent expiration. As amazing as Green Mountain's expansion has been until this point, over the next few years the company will be operating in a far less hospitable environment. Bears have cautioned against market saturation with their Keurig device, and the floodgates of competition are likely to be released in September when the company comes off of their patent protection. For all of the compelling reasons to buy Green Mountain, Austin still cautions against it for these reasons.
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