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U.S. stocks were up after a report had applications for jobless benefits falling.
*SodaStream shares up on takeover speculation. Feb 6- Coca-Cola Co's $1.3 billion investment in Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc puts pressure on at-home soda leader SodaStream International Ltd to bolster its position through a partnership or merger with the likes of a PepsiCo Inc or Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc..
NEW YORK, Feb 6- A surge in bets that shares of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters would rise sharply by the end of the week has raised suspicions, coming as it did just hours before news of a partnership deal with Coca-Cola.
Feb 6- Notable shortsellers including Doug Kass, who runs Seabreeze Partners Management, are making a tidy profit off of the furious surge in Green Mountain Coffee Roasters shares, but longtime detractors of the stock aren't likely to have been so lucky.
*Green Mountain surges on deal with Coca-Cola. NEW YORK, Feb 6- U.S. stocks rose on Thursday after a drop in applications for unemployment insurance boosted confidence in the economy, and as Disney's results overshot expectations.
Green Mountain Coffee and Coca-Cola announced a partnership. Jeff Cioletti, editor-in-chief for Beverage World magazine, discusses the impact to the beverage industry.
Green Mountain Coffee and Coca-Cola announced a partnership. CNBC's Sara Eisen reports on what analysts are saying.
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Green Mountain Coffee Roasters' stock surge likely has a big victim: David Einhorn's Greenlight Capital.
NEW YORK, Feb 6- U.S. stocks rose on Thursday after a better-than-expected report on weekly initial jobless claims boosted confidence in the economy and Disney rose after its quarterly results. Walt Disney Co shares climbed 5.4 percent to $75.61 to lead both the Dow and S&P 500 higher after the media company's quarterly profit topped Wall Street expectations.
Michael Bellas, Beverage Marketing Corporation CEO, weighs in on the partnership between Coca-Cola and Green Mountain Coffee and what it means for the industry.
The bear case against Green Mountain Coffee Roasters has evaporated, CNBC's Jim Cramer said Thursday.
John Faucher, JPMorgan senior analyst, and Jonathan Feeney, Janney Montgomery Scott senior analyst, provide analysis on Coca-Cola's partnership with Green Mountain Coffee.
*Green Mountain surges on deal with Coca-Cola. NEW YORK, Feb 6- U.S. stocks were set for a slightly higher open on Thursday, as a better-than-expected report on weekly initial jobless claims boosted confidence the economy was improving, although caution remained ahead of Friday's employment report.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
NEW YORK, Feb 6- U.S. stock index futures advanced on Thursday, ahead of a rate decision by the European Central Bank, as well as U.S. labor market data and the latest round of corporate earnings. *Twitter Inc shares tumbled 23 percent to $50.80 in premarket trade. *Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc surged 43.4 percent to $116 before the opening bell.
Markets are in wait-and-see mode ahead of Friday's jobs report, but there are a few events Thursday that could sway the market's direction.
Feb 5- Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc, maker of the popular Keurig single-cup coffee brewer, said on Wednesday that the Coca-Cola Co bought a 10 percent stake in it for $1.25 billion and would help launch Green Mountain's new cold drink machine planned for next year.
*Gilead Sciences shares weigh the most on S&P 500. NEW YORK, Feb 5- U.S. stocks slipped on Wednesday as technical support offset the latest batch of mixed data, which failed to lift sentiment after a string of soft economic indicators earlier in the week.