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  1. Coca-Cola Beats Earnings Despite 14% Drop In Profits (KO)

    February 10, 2016
    While KO shares won't move sharply to an upside on these numbers, the downside -- for now -- seems limited.
  2. What to Expect From Coca-Cola Earnings (KO)

    February 8, 2016
    Coca-Cola -- one of Warren Buffett's favorite holdings -- isn't going anywhere. But that's been the case with KO stock for ...
  3. Coca-Cola's 3 Key Financial Ratios (KO)

    January 13, 2016
    Get insight into why some of Coca-Cola's financial ratios are not as good as those of its peers, especially PepsiCo's, and ...
  4. 5 Big Food Industry M&A Deals in 2015 (KHC, KO)

    January 12, 2016
    Read about some of the most important M&A transactions announced in the food sector in 2015, including one of the most talked ...
  5. Top 5 Companies Owned By Coca Cola (KO)

    January 12, 2016
    Discover the top five companies that Coca-Cola has ownership or an ownership stake in and how changing consumer tastes have ...
  6. What is the formula for calculating the debt-to-equity ratio?

    January 11, 2016
    Find out how to use this fundamental financial ratio to help assess a company's performance.
  7. How do I calculate the P/E ratio of a company?

    January 11, 2016
    Find out how to calculate this common valuation ratio and what the results can tell you about a company's performance.
  8. Analyzing Coca-Cola's Return on Equity (KO)

    December 21, 2015
    Understand the various factors causing Coca-Cola's recent decline in its return on equity ratio and how it compares to its ...
  9. PespsiCo Launching Healthy Vending Machines (PEP, KO)

    December 18, 2015
    The push toward healthier foods and beverages -- or at least ones that appear to be better for you -- has hurt both PepsiCo (NYSE: ...
  10. Coca-Cola Enterprises Sinks on Weak Guidance (CCE, KO)

    December 17, 2015
    Shares of Coca-Cola Enterprises (NYSE: CCE) fell over 4% on Dec. 17 after the bottler issued weak guidance for fiscal 2 ...
  11. How Soda Taxes Will Affect PepsiCo and Coca-Cola

    December 14, 2015
    Discover how a soda tax could affect the Coca-Cola Company and Pepsico, Inc., and see how both companies have expanded their ...
  12. Analyzing Porter's 5 Forces on Coca-Cola (KO)

    December 9, 2015
    Read about how to use the Porter's five forces model to evaluate the competitive landscape and how a large company such as ...
  13. Mexican Ad Campaign Backfires for Coca-Cola (KO, MCD)

    December 8, 2015
    Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO) recently issued a rare apology after pulling an online ad that was considered offensive by consumers, ...
  14. Keurig Shares Soar on $14 Billion Buyout Deal (GMCR, KO)

    December 7, 2015
    Keurig Green Mountain (NASDAQ: GMCR) has reached an agreement to sell itself to privately held JAB Holding Company and other ...
  15. Warren Buffett and Berkshire's Productive Assets

    December 5, 2015
    Here are some methods to measure whether an investment will be "productive."
  16. If You Had Invested Right After Coca-Cola's IPO (KO)

    November 30, 2015
    Discover how one $40 share, with dividend reinvestment, over 90 years ago in the Coca-Cola Company would have made you a ...
  17. How Does Coca-Cola Actually Make Money? (KO)

    November 25, 2015
    Learn how Coca-Cola makes money with a unique business model that includes company owned and franchised bottlers around the ...
  18. Philip Morris International's Profit Machine

    November 6, 2015
    Even in an abstemious U.S., 18.1% of adults smoke. But that's nothing compared to the rest of the world, served by Philip ...
  19. Coca-Cola Earnings: A Surprise in the Making? (GMCR, KO)

    October 20, 2015
    Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO) reports earnings tomorrow, with Wall Street anticipating both its top and bottom lines falling below ...
  20. What Makes the 'Share a Coke' Campaign So Successful? (KO)

    October 7, 2015
    Understand how Coca-Cola implemented the successful "Share a Coke" campaign. Learn about the top three reasons why the campaign ...
  21. The 6 Best Dividend Stocks in the Consumer Staples Sector (PG, ...

    October 7, 2015
    Learn about the top six companies that make an attractive investment for investors looking for stocks for dividend income ...
  22. Keurig Kold Hits the Market (GMCR, KO)

    September 30, 2015
    Keurig Green Mountain (NASDAQ: GMCR) has a lot riding on Kold, its new cold-beverage brewing system. The pricey machine ...
  23. Coca-Cola Stock: A Dividend Analysis (KO)

    September 28, 2015
    Discover analysis of The Coca-Cola Company's dividend policy, and learn about the dividend policies of its competitors, PepsiCo ...
  24. Coke Taking Steps to Improve Its U.S. Production (KO)

    September 25, 2015
    Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO) has taken a major step toward streamlining its production in the United States. Coke has formed National ...
  25. Coca-Cola Might Owe the IRS $3.3 Billion (KO, CCE)

    September 22, 2015
    Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO) recently announced that it may owe the IRS $3.3 billion in federal back taxes due to "foreign transfer" ...
  26. Coca-Cola Vs. PepsiCo: Which Stock Should You Buy? (KO, PEP)

    September 21, 2015
    Learn about the bull case for Coca-Cola and PepsiCo. Find out which is more attractive for investors, and learn about the ...
  27. Why Did Berkshire Go For eVolution Networks? (BRK, DNOW)

    September 15, 2015
    Warren Buffett makes an unusual but possibly lucrative addition to the Berkshire Hathaway portfolio
  28. Monster Launches a $500 Million Buyback Program (KO, MNST)

    September 14, 2015
    Monster Beverage (NASDAQ: MNST) has just launched a new $500 million stock buyback program to replace its recently exhausted ...
  29. Coca-Cola Bringing Back a Popular Soda (KO, AMZN)

    September 10, 2015
    Coca Cola (NYSE: KO) has listened to the public and returned a once-popular citrus soda back to store shelves. Surge, a ...
  30. General Mills Goes Small With Sale of Green Giant (BGS, CPB)

    September 3, 2015
    Growing consumer aversion to processed and packaged foods continues to take its toll on cereal maker General Mills (NYSE: ...
  31. Coca-Cola Shoots for 100% Water Replenishment (KO)

    August 28, 2015
    "Do no harm" seemingly now applies to more than just doctors. Companies have taken up the pledge and are working to lessen ...
  32. Equity

    August 28, 2015
    Equity is the value of an asset less the value of all liabilities on that asset.
  33. Coca-Cola Makes a Juicy Investment in Suja Life (KO, GS)

    August 24, 2015
    Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO) is continuing its efforts to diversify away from sugary beverages. The drinks giant has taken a minority ...
  34. Buffett Refreshes Berkshire Hathaway Portfolio (BRK-A, BRK-B)

    August 19, 2015
    Warren Buffett, it seems, has a go-against-the-grain view on the prospects of the cable industry and is no longer fond of ...
  35. How Does The Eurobond Work?

    August 18, 2015
    No, the Eurobond is NOT from Europe, and is different from EurobondS! Here’s how a Eurobond works, its benefits and its risks.
  36. Is Coca-Cola Ready to Do More Deals? (KO, CCE)

    August 18, 2015
    Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO) appointed a new president and chief operating officer that, according to at least one analyst, could ...
  37. Top 3 Vanguard Managed ETFs (VTI, VIG)

    August 17, 2015
    Find out which three Vanguard exchange-traded funds made into the list of best Vanguard products for new and established ...
  38. Coca-Cola Names New President and COO (KO)

    August 17, 2015
    Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO) has made a top-level executive appointment. The company announced late last week that it promoted James ...
  39. DrPepper Snapple Takes a Stake in BodyArmor (DPS, GMCR)

    August 14, 2015
    Like Coca-Cola investing in do-it-yourself soda machines and energy drinks, DrPepper Snapple Group (NYSE: DPS) is diversifying ...
  40. PepsiCo Launches Aspartame-Free Diet Pepsi

    August 14, 2015
    Is it a case of too little, too late? PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP) announced that its new aspartame-free Diet Pepsi brand is going ...
  41. Comparing Coca-Cola and Pepsi's Business Models

    August 14, 2015
    Understand more about the Coca-Cola company and the PepsiCo company. Learn about the key similarities and differences that ...
  42. Coke Research Blames Obesity on Exercise, Not Diet (KO)

    August 14, 2015
    When judging research, it is important to consider the source. A new survey paid for by an association of video game manufacturers ...
  43. How Much Coca-Cola Spends on Advertising

    August 13, 2015
    Learn about Coca-Cola's ad spending and why the company has decided to spend the amount of money it does. Understand comparable ...
  44. Vitaminwater Has Been Coca-Cola’s Best Purchase

    August 13, 2015
    Read about Coca-Cola's high profile acquisition of Glaceau Vitaminwater in 2007, and learn how the deal stacks up after more ...
  45. Looking to Invest in Coca-Cola? Here's What to Expect (KO, PEP)

    August 13, 2015
    Learn about the Coca-Cola company as well as the industry in which it operates. Understand what its investors should expect ...
  46. Will Coke Bottlers Undo Monster's Gains? (KO, MNST)

    August 11, 2015
    The market generally liked the second quarter Monster Beverage (NASDAQ: MNST) earnings report, even though it was only the ...
  47. Keurig Coffee Collapse Calls Kold Into Question (GMCR, KO)

    August 10, 2015
    The signs were there for those willing to read them, so the collapse of Keurig Green Mountain (NASDAQ: GMCR) in the wake ...
  48. Coca-Cola Benefits Most From 3-Way Merger? (CCE, KO)

    August 6, 2015
    The recent news that Coca-Cola Enterprises (NYSE: CCE) was in talks to merge with its German counterpart Coca-Cola Erfrischungsgetranke ...
  49. SodaStream International Looks Ready to Go Flat

    August 5, 2015
    Higher costs and lower revenues. That is the future SodaStream International (NASDAQ: SODA) has to look forward to. In an ...
  50. Is Coca-Cola on the Road to Recovery? (KO)

    July 30, 2015
    It may finally be time for investors to have a Coke and a smile as Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO) appears to have reversed its flagging ...
  51. Ball Runs Into Antitrust Wall Over Rexam Purchase (BLL, BUD)

    July 29, 2015
    The ball is in the European Union's court. The $6.8 billion merger between the world's two biggest can and bottle manufacturers ...
  52. The Best (and Worst) Companies For Workplace Diversity

    July 28, 2015
    Learn which large companies are the most committed to workplace diversity and which have the most work to do in their hiring ...
  53. Pepsi (PEP) Gets Crafty with Soda: Will it Pop?

    July 24, 2015
    Pepsi is getting crafty with the launch of its Stubborn Soda. Is it a recipe for success?
  54. 3 Major Changes Resulting From Iran's Nuclear Deal

    July 24, 2015
    A deal to lift sanctions on Iran could go into effect in a couple of months. Where should investors look for opportunities ...
  55. Do Interest Rate Changes Affect Dividend Payers?

    July 21, 2015
    Interest rate changes have an effect on prices of dividend-rich stocks in interest rate sensitive sectors like utilities, ...
  56. Mondelez, Hershey, and Kraft Team Up for S'mores (HSY, KHC)

    July 21, 2015
    Brand partnerships are nothing new, and co-branding can help companies share costs while increasing sales. But the pact ...
  57. Coffee Wars: Starbucks Vs. Keurig Green Mountain (SBUX, GMCR)

    July 15, 2015
    We look at the very different paths coffee giants Starbucks and Keurig Green Mountain have traveled since the end of the ...
  58. Frito-Lay Continues to Prop Up PepsiCo

    July 13, 2015
    PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP) thinks good things come in small packages. The snack and beverage maker's Frito-Lay division is shifting ...
  59. The NBA’s Business Model

    July 7, 2015
    Drawing interest domestically and abroad, the NBA has seen its popularity and revenue streams rapidly increase over the past ...
  60. Should You Copy How Warren Buffett Invests?

    June 30, 2015
    Buffett has proven to be one of the most astute investors of all time. Can you emulate his success?
  61. Has McDonald's Peaked?

    June 25, 2015
    McDonald's has been a reliable investment for many years, but all trends eventually change course.
  62. Four Buy and Hold Stocks for Millennials

    June 19, 2015
    Wealth creation is the byproduct of holding excellent businesses that grow substantially over the long-run.
  63. Can Mcdonalds Survive Against Fast Casual?

    May 21, 2015
    Can this fast food chain survive against fast casual competitors like Chipotle Mexican Grill?
  64. Who are Family Dollar's (FDO) main competitors?

    May 20, 2015
    Learn about the discount retail company Family Dollar and its main competitors. Explore how competitor Dollar Tree plans ...
  65. The Top Non-Soda Companies Owned By Coca-Cola

    May 19, 2015
    Coca-Cola has turned to acquisitions for growth and diversification, becoming a nonalcoholic beverage conglomerate that now ...
  66. A Guide Of Option Trading Strategies For Beginners

    April 9, 2015
    Options offer alternative strategies for investors to profit from trading underlying securities, provided the beginner understands ...
  67. This ETF Can Weather Any Market Condition

    April 8, 2015
    Looking for a winning ETF that's capable of performing in almost any environment?
  68. How To Trade Foreign Stocks

    March 26, 2015
    We weigh the major ways to trade foreign stocks for investors.
  69. Traders Look To Dividend Funds (VIG)

    March 6, 2015
    When uncertainty creeps into the mind of an active trader it is not uncommon for this type of person to turn toward the safety ...
  70. The Jolting Rise Of The Energy Drinks Industry

    February 23, 2015
    We present a full analysis of the energy drink industry, including main players and emerging challengers.
  71. Is This The End Of Coca-Cola As We Know It?

    February 18, 2015
    When is bad news seen as good news? When the bad news is not quite as bad as had been feared. So when beverage maker The ...
  72. Has Coca-Cola Lost Its Pop?

    January 14, 2015
    Coca-Cola has been a name synonymous with sustainable success. This hasn’t just pertained to consumers but investors as well. ...
  73. Building A Fortune: Jerry Jones And The Cowboys

    October 22, 2014
    From insurance and wildcatting, to licensing and pizza, Jerry Jones has rolled the dice and frequently won. Here's how the ...
  74. Coca-Cola And Three Other Major Companies That Are Helping Entrepreneurs

    October 21, 2014
  75. When The Market Gets Rough Turn To This ETF

    September 26, 2014
    Recent weakness in commodities and the broad market indices has led investors to start looking toward defensive sectors such ...
  76. How Warren Buffett made Berkshire Hathaway a World-beater

    September 19, 2014
    It would almost be easier to list the industry sectors in which Omaha-based Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK.A) doesn’t ...
  77. A Look At Berkshire Hathaway's Many Components

    August 21, 2014
    Berkshire Hathaway has 59 wholly owned subsidiaries and owns big stakes in several huge companies. Just how do those pieces ...
  78. Always Bet On Berkshire Hathaway (And Here's Why)

    August 20, 2014
    With its share price at an all-time high amid talk of a stock market correction, why would anyone buy Berkshire Hathaway ...
  79. What is Warren Buffett's largest holding?

    August 13, 2014
    Coke? IBM? American Express? Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has a stake in several major companies. Find out which company ...
  80. Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG)

    August 8, 2014
    These are consumer goods products that sell quickly at relatively low cost – items such as milk, gum, fruit and vegetables, ...
  81. The 'King of Shorting' Is Targeting This Popular Stock

    July 22, 2014
    In a market like this, where it seems everyone is waiting for the other shoe to drop, investors need every advantage they ...
  82. Invest Like Warren Buffett With This ETF

    May 30, 2014
    For traders who want to invest like the Oracle of Omaha without all the tedious research, this fund is a good place to start.
  83. This Company's Dividend History Is The Real Thing

    May 28, 2014
    Take water. Add some sugar, a little carbon dioxide and some flavoring. Sell at a gigantic markup. It sounds almost too simple ...
  84. #PreMarket Primer: Tuesday, May 27: Hope Rises In Ukraine Despite ...

    May 27, 2014
    Following the election of billionaire Petro Poroshenko as President of Ukraine, diplomatic tensions seemed to be easing ...
  85. The Difference Between Warren Buffett And You

    April 30, 2014
    You don't have to be a billionaire guru to benefit from this strategy -- you just have to act like one. You say you wouldn't ...
  86. The Difference Betweeen Warren Buffett And You

    April 30, 2014
    You don't have to be a billionaire guru to benefit from this strategy -- you just have to act like one. You say you wouldn't ...
  87. How To 'Putin-Proof' Your Portfolio

    April 11, 2014
    In one classic "Seinfeld" episode, Kramer and Newman are embroiled in an epic game of Risk -- in which they actually carry ...
  88. Buffett's Secret To Multiplying Income That Most Investors Ignore

    March 24, 2014
    The first Saturday in May this year will herald an extraordinary annual event -- one that we will likely not have the chance ...
  89. Coke Vs. Pepsi: By The Numbers

    March 24, 2014
    History has shown us that America was built on the back of positive rivalries. #-ad_banner-#Like the long-standing feud ...
  90. 3 Steps For Finding The Best Dividend Stocks To Hold Forever

    March 12, 2014
    There is no question that one of the safest and surest ways to build long-term wealth in the stock market is through dividend ...
  91. #PreMarket Primer: Tuesday, March 11: BOJ Continues With Stimulus ...

    March 11, 2014
    The Bank of Japan elected to continue with its massive monetary stimulus at Tuesday’s policy meeting, nothing that the region’s ...
  92. Where Buffett Is Finding The Market's Best Yields

    March 7, 2014
    In today's world of high-frequency, short-term trading, many funds have sprung up that take positions based purely on ...
  93. Profit From Coke's Big Mistake

    February 26, 2014
    It's not often that you see a monster company that has pulled back into the value buy zone. It's even less often ...
  94. Bitcoin Innovations And Obstacles

    February 25, 2014
    Investopedia explains the development of the Bitcoin digital currency system and the risks associated with using and investing ...
  95. There’s Still Room For Dividends In Your Portfolio

    January 7, 2014
    When the Fed decided to begin tapering, it sent shockwaves throughout the dividend stock sector. However, those “shockwaves” ...
  96. Now Is The Time To Buy Consumer Staples Stocks

    November 20, 2013
    As the markets have swooned, so have many boring sectors. That includes consumer staples stocks. Still, the sector could ...
  97. The Market Value Versus Book Value

    November 6, 2013
    Understanding the difference between book value and market value is a simple yet fundamentally critical component of any ...
  98. Utilizing Prisoner’s Dilemma In Business And The Economy

    November 5, 2013
    The Prisoner’s Dilemma, one of the most famous game theories, provides a framework for understanding how to strike a balance ...
  99. The Secret To PepsiCo’s Success Isn’t Soda

    October 18, 2013
    PepsiCo. (NYSE:PEP) may be losing the Cola Wars to rival Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO), but it’s winning the hearts and minds of ...
  100. 14 Companies That Have Raised Their Dividends For 50 Years Or ...

    September 10, 2013
    Imagine if you had bought these stocks 20 years ago.If you had, then right now you'd be earning dividend yields of... ...
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