Wednesday, July 6, 2011

4 Top Large Caps From the First Half of the Year

thomas keeThomas Kee submits:

The market is up slightly as we pass the midway point for 2011 and there have been a number of notable performances among large cap stocks. Traders are now grappling over whether it is time to take profits on these winners or let their money ride. Here are four top large caps from the first-half of the year.

Roasting the Competition

At the beginning of the year, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR) may have been defined by some analysts as a mid cap stock, but that is no longer the case. After a 175.0% run-up in its stock price in the first six months of 2011, the company now boasts a market cap of $12.1 billion.

A major factor in the ferocious run this stock has had is the partnership that Green Mountain announced with Starbucks (SBUX) back in March. The company also handily topped analysts? expectations for its Q2

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