KO : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Soda Companies Went Flat In Q2

    July 25, 2013
    Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO), PepsiCo (NYSE:PEP) and Dr. Pepper Snapple (NYSE:DPS) all sold less soda in the second quarter. Which, ...
  2. PepsiCo Has Caught Up, Now It Needs To Outperform

    July 24, 2013
    PepsiCo needs better operational execution to deliver more shareholder value.
  3. Even When Coca-Cola Stumbles, It Does Okay

    July 16, 2013
    Coca-Cola's volume shortfall isn't that big of a deal long term, but more clarity on the bottling ops would be nice.
  4. Pepsi Buying Sodastream: I Don't Think So

    June 7, 2013
    The latest rumor on the street has Sodastream being acquired by Pepsico for $95 per share. There are so many reasons why ...
  5. Femsa Is A Delicate Balance Between Growth Opportunities And ...

    June 5, 2013
    Femsa's stock got a little too popular, but the long-term prospects are very good.
  6. Starbucks' Special Model Is Valuable, But Maybe Not This Valuable

    April 26, 2013
    Starbucks continues to deliver good execution, but the valuation demands greatness.
  7. Investors Can't Seem To Get Enough Of Hershey

    April 25, 2013
    With strong volume and improving margins, Hershey continues to outperform a hot sector.
  8. Is Pepsi's Turnaround For Real?

    April 19, 2013
    Pepsico (NYSE:PEP) announced first quarter earnings April 18. Better than expected, its stock jumped almost 3% on the news. ...
  9. Stick With “Bond-Like Stocks”

    April 19, 2013
    By betting on large-cap stocks that pay healthy growing dividends, portfolios should be able to navigate whatever the market ...
  10. On Track With Volumes And Margins, Coca-Cola Refreshes

    April 16, 2013
    Coca-Cola offers something almost like a hybrid of stock and bond, but investors need to be OK with its valuation.
  11. Buffett And Goldman Sachs Do Sweetheart Deal

    March 27, 2013
    Goldman Sachs announced March 26 that it will issue to Berkshire Hathaway in October the number of shares equal to Warren ...
  12. The Cyprus Crisis 101

    March 19, 2013
    Discover what's behind the Cyprus debacle and what investors should do about the situation.
  13. Coca-Cola's OK Results Won't KO The Stock

    February 14, 2013
    Coca-Cola wasn't spectacular, but it was good enough. While the stock was and still is expensive, investors are paying for ...
  14. Options for Beginners: An Interview with our Top Expert

    February 8, 2013
    In a recent article, I showed how billionaire investors like Warren Buffett use simple options strategies to generate millions ...
  15. The Difference between Warren Buffett and You

    February 8, 2013
    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 ...
  16. Why Warren Buffett Hates Gold

    February 1, 2013
    Warren Buffett, the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A), is currently worth about $44 billion, according to Forbes' list ...
  17. "Retirement Savings Stocks" Yielding Up To 14%

    February 1, 2013
    We're calling them Retirement Savings Stocks -- 10 under-the-radar investments that can provide the cash needed to enhance ...
  18. 4 Ways Income Investors Can Protect Against Inflation

    January 21, 2013
    "The cult of inflation may only have just begun."  That was a bold and eye-opening sentiment legendary bond fund manager ...
  19. Why Smart Investors Are Pouring Trillions into This Type Of Stock

    January 18, 2013
    For decades, analysts have heralded small-cap stocks as the real growers in the stock market. And they're right to some extent; ...
  20. My Exclusive Interview with our Top Options Expert

    January 16, 2013
    Yesterday, in this article, I showed how billionaire investors like Warren Buffett use simple options strategies to generate ...
  21. An Easy Way to Find Stocks that Will Likely Boost Dividends

    December 28, 2012
    When the economic climate gets rough, many companies are forced to reduce or even outright eliminate their dividends. They ...
  22. The Secret Ratio That Predicts Winning Stocks Time and Again

    December 26, 2012
    Ever wonder how the most successful investors do it, correctly calling stock picks time and again?   They must know something ...
  23. Possible Acquisitions For 2013

    December 24, 2012
    Here's a list of possible acquisitions for 2013.
  24. The 'Controversial' Advice That's Worked Every Time in the Past ...

    December 11, 2012
    It's a question we've been getting almost daily from our subscribers: "What does the fiscal cliff mean for stocks, and how ...
  25. Why Warren Buffett Did Not Invest In The Facebook IPO

    December 4, 2012
    Warren Buffett advised against buying into the stock at its IPO price and appears to have been proven right so far.
  26. Green Mountain Hires New CEO From Coke

    November 23, 2012
    Green Mountain's hired a top exec from Coke to be CEO. Should investors be looking to buy? I'll explore.
  27. Monster Gets A Jolt From Death Reports

    October 23, 2012
    Monster's stock lost 14% of its value October 22 on news that several people may have died from consuming one or more of ...
  28. These Companies Have Raised Their Dividends for 50 Consecutive ...

    October 18, 2012
    Imagine if you had bought these stocks 20 years ago. If you had, then right now you'd be earning dividend yields of... 27%... ...
  29. PepsiCo Shows That Snacks And Sodas Aren't Bulletproof

    October 18, 2012
    PepsiCo is doing all right, but the valuation seems demanding.
  30. "Retirement Savings Stocks" Yielding Up To 15.3%

    October 16, 2012
    We're calling them Retirement Savings Stocks -- 10 under-the-radar investments that can provide the cash needed to enhance ...
  31. The Coca-Cola Third Quarter Earnings

    October 16, 2012
    The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) announced its results for the most recent quarter on October 16, 2012. Coca-Cola is a leading ...
  32. The Long-Tail Value Of Supreme Brands

    September 25, 2012
    Brand value can make old products into incredible winners.
  33. What Makes a Great Income Stock

    September 14, 2012
    While many newcomers to the income sector would immediately say “yield,” that's not the case. To find a good long-term income ...
  34. Sectors With Good Returns In A Volatile Market

    September 8, 2012
    Tabacco, restaurants and discount stores are just a few of the sectors that are performing well in a volatile market.
  35. The 10 Most Oversold Dow Stocks

    September 5, 2012
    Looking at the charts of these blue-chip dividend payers pulls up a quartet of names that may be solid buys on the next ...
  36. Diageo Lives Up To Its Billing

    August 24, 2012
    Diageo continues to grow as expected, but the stock is not a bargain, even though it seems about 10 to 20% undervalued.
  37. Portfolio Pruning 101

    July 27, 2012
    MoneyShow's Tom Aspray takes an in-depth look at his successful Charts in Play Portfolio, as he looks to take profits on ...
  38. Change Is Coming At PepsiCo, One Way Or Another

    July 26, 2012
    PepsiCo is already getting a large benefit of the doubt.
  39. Bull Vs. Bear: Olympic Advertising Is A Waste Of Shareholders' ...

    July 24, 2012
    No company can really say with certainty whether its Olympic sponsorship earned a positive return, which is reason enough ...
  40. Bull Vs. Bear: Olympic Advertising Worth Shareholders' Money

    July 24, 2012
    The Olympic games is a great time to buy into major Olympic sponsors, such as Coca-Cola and Procter & Gamble.
  41. Campbell Soup Quenches Thirst With Bolthouse Purchase

    July 10, 2012
    Campbell Soup announced on July 9 that it's buying Bolthouse juices for $1.55 billion. Here's why this looks like a win/win ...
  42. Do Nike's Earnings Have Broader Meaning On China?

    July 4, 2012
    Nike's disappointing futures have investors worrying more than ever about China. Long term, Nike could be healthy, but don't ...
  43. The Most Overbought Dow Stocks

    July 3, 2012
    Despite large first-quarter gains, two big Dow stocks show strong monthly chart formations and are worthy of new buying. ...
  44. 4 Socially Responsible Stocks To Watch

    June 26, 2012
    Making money in the market shouldn't prevent you from sleeping at night. Find out how to keep your conscience clean and bank ...
  45. Invest In Quality Not Quantity

    June 15, 2012
    The painful reality is that by choosing quantity over quality, the lack of quality increases the risk assumed, leading investors ...
  46. A Trader's Guide to Ancestry.com (ACOM)

    June 7, 2012
    Online family history and genealogy resource Ancestry.com (NASDAQ: ACOM) popped on Wednesday as news came through of the ...
  47. A Refreshing Choice Of Soft Drink Stocks

    June 3, 2012
    Soft drink producers can put some fizz in a flat portfolio and sweeten up the bitter taste left behind by other parts of ...
  48. Recession-Proof Stocks

    May 31, 2012
    Before searching for bulletproof consumer staples, take a look at some reliable alternatives.
  49. Own The Business, Not The Stock

    May 30, 2012
    Understanding the fundamental difference between owning a business and speculating on a stock is essential to creating long-term ...
  50. Back To Book Value Basics

    May 28, 2012
    Like any investment metric, understanding book value's advantages and limitations is integral to using it effectively in ...
  51. Oversold Stocks In Uptrends

    May 25, 2012
    Four stocks trading above their 50-day moving average and in oversold territory.
  52. Tobacco Stocks: Smoke ‘Em If You Got ‘Em

    May 22, 2012
    Plenty of judgment can be passed on the habit of tobacco consumption and the reality is the habit has been proven to be toxic ...
  53. Time To Rotate Back Into Consumer Staples

    May 17, 2012
    The Consumer staples sector is the place to invest if the risk-on trade continues to unwind. XLP is the largest ETF of this ...
  54. 4 Hot Dividend Stocks

    May 16, 2012
    Cigarettes are bad for your health, but they're great for your portoflio.
  55. Five 52-Week High Fliers

    May 15, 2012
    Explore five stocks making new highs. Is this a case of overvalue, or could investors buy high and sell even higher?
  56. PepsiCo Looking Better Than Coke

    May 2, 2012
    Pepsi looks a better investment than its archrival.
  57. 5 Easy Ways to Cash In on US Dividends

    April 26, 2012
    If you’re outside the US looking in, there are important pros and cons to adding exchange traded funds from America to your ...
  58. Three Reasons To Own Virtus Investment Partners

    April 24, 2012
    Virtus' stock has performed admirably since its spin-off from The Phoenix Companies in 2008. Despite the stellar performance, ...
  59. Nestle Almost Never On Sale

    April 24, 2012
    Nestle has a well-earned reputation for excellence and the Street has long been happy to pay a premium for that performance. ...
  60. Pick Stocks Like Peter Lynch

    April 23, 2012
    By researching companies whose products and services you use on a daily basis and understanding their financial situation, ...
  61. Buy Emerging or Developed Markets?

    April 19, 2012
    Jim Lowell, editor of Fidelity Investor, shares his view on where in the world to invest, suggesting investors not forget ...
  62. 12 Stocks Riding Today's Power Trends

    April 18, 2012
    Track the intersection of demographics, economics, and psychographics to follow global changes, advises Chris Versace, editor ...
  63. Femsa Keeps Chugging Along

    April 17, 2012
    This past year was another good one for the producer of Coca-Cola and operator of OXXO convenience stores. Up 35.6% in the ...
  64. Global Growth Still Driving The Coca-Cola Story

    April 17, 2012
    Coca-Cola continues to gain share in the beverage market, but still represents no bargain.
  65. Beware These Dividend Red Flags

    April 17, 2012
    Companies paying out more than half their earnings or offering very rich yields might be riskier then investors reckon, says ...
  66. Your Grandparents' Favorite Stocks

    April 13, 2012
    You won't make quick money buying these boring stocks, but you probably won't lose your shirt either.
  67. PepsiCo Looking To Tweak Its Prospects

    April 2, 2012
    Pepsi needs to better compete with its archrival. Coca Cola has posted slightly higher average sales and earnings growth ...
  68. More Recession-Proof Stocks

    March 30, 2012
    Before searching for bulletproof consumer staples, take a look at some reliable alternatives.
  69. 6 Overbought Stocks To Watch

    March 30, 2012
    Let's take a look at a few stocks that have recently entered overbought territory because these could be candidates for a ...
  70. Dividends That Will Keep Growing

    March 26, 2012
    The value that these companies have created over the years is mainly due to the dividends they pay out to investors.
  71. The Dow's Most Overbought Stocks

    March 3, 2012
    Even after moving sharply higher in February, these four leading Dow stocks still have significant upside, but are close ...
  72. Growth And Income From These Stocks

    March 1, 2012
    It's almost always a combination of dividends and stock price appreciation that creates the greatest shareholder returns.
  73. Pick Stocks Like Peter Lynch

    February 28, 2012
    By researching companies whose products and services you use on a daily basis and understanding their financial situation, ...
  74. More Recession-Proof Stocks

    February 27, 2012
    Before searching for bulletproof consumer staples, take a look at some reliable alternatives.
  75. Obama’s Corporate Tax Proposal: Which Companies Will Take A Hit?

    February 24, 2012
    President Obama has proposed corporate tax cuts that will lower corporate income taxes from 35% to 28%, but claims he willl ...
  76. The 10 Must-Know Market Forces for 2012

    February 14, 2012
    For the first time since 2007, investors have multiple ways to succeed this year. Understanding how the lingering effects ...
  77. Emerging Market Exposure By Investing Locally

    February 14, 2012
    Emerging markets undoubtedly will be the growth engines of the future. For investors, playing that growth doesn’t necessary ...
  78. PepsiCo Needs To Go Further

    February 13, 2012
    PepsiCo's mediocre performance and uninspiring strategic plan don't inspire much demand in its stock.
  79. Coca-Cola Still Priced For Premium Performance

    February 9, 2012
    Coca-Cola's consistent execution keeps the stock trading at full value.
  80. Open Your Portfolio to Closed-End Funds

    February 8, 2012
    Closed-end funds offer individual investors benefits that would otherwise be difficult to find, says Maury Fertig. Today, ...
  81. Top Super Bowl Ad Spenders In the Last Decade

    February 1, 2012
    The game between the New York Giants and New England Patriots is expected to be the most-watched event of the year, and it ...
  82. Colgate-Palmolive Has Growth, But It'll Cost Ya

    January 30, 2012
    Colgate has great growth, but a valuation to match.
  83. Watch Out For Shooting Stars

    January 4, 2012
    After reversing 2012's strong start, many stocks ended the day with shooting star patterns.
  84. More Recession-Proof Stocks

    December 28, 2011
    Before searching for bulletproof consumer staples, take a look at some reliable alternatives.
  85. Canadians, Look Before You Leap South

    November 22, 2011
    Before painting their portfolios red, white, and blue, Canadian income investors need to understand the drawbacks of playing ...
  86. Recession-Proof Your Portfolio

    November 16, 2011
    Regardless of day-to-day stock price swings, not all businesses suffer recession-like setbacks during a recession.
  87. Soft Drink Stocks: A Refreshing Choice

    November 15, 2011
    Soft drink producers can put some fizz in a flat portfolio and sweeten up the bitter taste left behind by other parts of ...
  88. Investing By The Book

    November 15, 2011
    Buying below book value can provide investors with a safe and consistent investment approach.
  89. Coca-Cola: A Great Company, An Iffy Stock

    October 21, 2011
    Coca-Cola may be a safe play, but overpaying will erode that benefit.
  90. What Is Walgreen's Next Trick?

    September 30, 2011
    Walgreen is doing okay today, but tomorrow is a much bigger question.
  91. Berkshire Buys Shares And Controversy

    September 29, 2011
    Berkshire announced its intention to buy back shares, but what does that mean for investors?
  92. Five Socially Responsible Stocks

    September 28, 2011
    Making money in the market shouldn't prevent you from sleeping at night. Find out how to keep your conscience clean and bank ...
  93. Recession-Proof Your Portfolio

    September 26, 2011
    Regardless of day-to-day stock price swings, not all businesses suffer recession-like setbacks during a recession.
  94. Stocks That See No Recession

    September 21, 2011
    Regardless of day-to-day stock price swings, not all businesses suffer recession-like setbacks during a recession.
  95. 4 Defensive Names Near All-Time Highs

    September 2, 2011
    Consumers are continuing to spend in certain categories, and some discretionary names have notched new price highs, even ...
  96. Diageo Standing Out In A Dispirited Market

    August 26, 2011
    Diageo is bucking a disappointing trend in the beverage industry.
  97. 2 Global Funds with a Large-Cap Tilt

    August 19, 2011
    Joe Pitzl and Jason Good say retail investors can benefit from some exposure to large caps, including global stocks. They ...
  98. Boring Blue Chips

    August 17, 2011
    With most of the market commentary filled with dire predictions, many long-term investors are now carefully looking for value.
  99. Kellogg Reaps Pricing Benefits

    August 4, 2011
    Kellogg turned in a solid second quarter performance, as they've been able to make the pricing issue work for them.
  100. 2 Key Concepts for All Investors

    July 24, 2011
    Whether you’re a beginning or experienced investor, these weekly updates are designed to give you specific investment advice, ...
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