#1 Real America Index Stock – Green Mountain Coffee Roasters
The American spirit of innovation, one of the criteria for entry into the Real America Index, is simply summed up by the idea of “building a better mousetrap.” So what about building a better coffee machine?
That’s exactly what Vermont’s Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (NASDAQ:GMCR) has done with its Keurig K-Cups, single-serve brewing devices that have caught on like wildfire. The gadget has everything going for it right now. The K-Cup line includes high quality offerings from brands like Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) and Dunkin’ Donuts. K-Cups are vastly cheaper than buying retail at a café. And Green Mountain has the market all but cornered despite imitators cropping up with their own crazy single-serve coffee machines.
The result has been a breakneck run for GMCR stock — it’s up 900% since early 2008, including a mammoth 171% gain in the first half of 2011 alone! This red-hot stock is clearly not slowing down.
Get complete details on what makes Green Mountain Coffee Roasters a Real America Index stock here. And to see how the rest of the stocks in the Real America Index stack up, view the interactive map.