GMCR had shown incredible relative streng just prior to its gap up on earnings.  It was number 15 on the IBD 100 list with 99 composite rating; 94 EPS rating; and a 97 RS rating. http://screencast.com/t/HRpItXxwlD While GMCR did not look like 3 weeks tight on a daily chart, that pattern was highlighted and boxed in IBD just prior to the launch.