Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT): Oppenheimer believes Microsoft’s announcement that current MBD Division CFO Amy Hood would be the company’s new CFO is a positive for the company, as her background and familiarity with the company are highly valuable. It keeps an Outperform rating on the shares.
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (NASDAQ:GMCR): Stifel believes that Green Mountain’s results were mixed, with higher than expected EPS but lower sales growth. The company’s new agreement with Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) could contain terms that are less favorable for Green Mountain than the previous deal, and maintains a Sell rating on the shares.
Monster Beverage (NASDAQ:MNST): Stifel finds that the lower than expected Q1 EPS was at least partially due to timing, and still sees several positive things going for the company such as strong international growth, maintenance of share gains in the U.S., and relatively strong sales of energy drinks in the U.S. The firm keeps a Buy rating on the shares.