Based on the aggregated intelligence of 135,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, specialty coffee company Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (NASDAQ:GMCR) has received the dreaded one-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Green Mountain's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Green Mountain facts

Headquarters (founded)

Waterbury, Vt. (1981)

Market Cap

$2.12 billion


Packaged Foods and Meats

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$643.3 million


Founder/Chairman Robert Stiller

President/CEO Lawrence Blanford

6-Month Return


Price-to-Earnings (GMCR and S&P 500)

53.6 and 14.3


Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX)

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CAPS Members Bearish on GMCR Also Bearish on

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CAPS Members Bullish on GMCR Also Bullish on



Sources: Capital IQ, a division of Standard & Poor's, and Motley Fool CAPS.

Over on CAPS, some 47% of the 277 All-Star members who have rated Green Mountain Coffee believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bears include mrbox and Alwayzwrong, both of whom are ranked in the top 2% of our community.

In late May, mrbox helped Fools perk up to the plunge possibilities:

Fundamentals look good, but unless they start paying a dividend with all that cash, there's no incentive to buy. This company has already 'popped' ... time to come back down. Just take a look at the insider activity for the last few months.

In a pitch from last month, Alwayzwrong takes a sip of that same bearish brew:

The fact that this is a well-run organization with strong financials is indisputable. Yet, something concerns me. First, the valuation here is quite high... especially given the times we are in. More importantly, the volume of insider selling is worrisome. Management is selling simply too many shares for me to be comfortable. All this leads me to believe this will come back down to earth sometime soon.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Green Mountain Coffee and Google are Motley Fool Rule Breakers recommendations. Starbucks and Apple are Stock Advisor selections. Starbucks is also an Inside Value pick. Procter & Gamble is choice of Income Investor. The Fool owns shares of Starbucks and Procter & Gamble. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.