PEP : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Consumer Staples Stock Outlook - Feb 2014 - Industry Outlook

    February 18, 2014
    Consumer Staples Stock Outlook - Feb 2014 - Industry Outlook
  2. Consumer Staples Stock Outlook - Oct 2013 - Industry Outlook

    October 22, 2013
    Consumer Staples Stock Outlook - Oct 2013 - Industry Outlook
  3. The Commercial Mortgage Story Gets Better For Investors

    August 27, 2013
    Things are looking up for loans tied to commercial real estate mortgages. Delinquencies continue to drop, while refinancing ...
  4. Can Mondelez Live Up To The Sell-Side Hype?

    August 9, 2013
    Investors already expect quite a bit from Mondelez, and the company may have a hard time living up to it.
  5. 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, ...
  6. Are Earnings No Longer Relevant? - Ahead of Wall Street

    July 24, 2013
    It doesn't make sense for the market to be making new highs in this sub-par earnings growt
  7. 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.
  8. Q2 Earnings season get into high gear - Earnings Preview

    July 12, 2013
    Q2 Earnings season get into high gear - Earnings Preview
  9. New CEO at Ulta - Analyst Blog

    June 26, 2013
    Beauty products retailer Ulta Salon recently appointed Mary Dillon as chief executive officer.
  10. Dr Pepper Kept at Neutral - Analyst Blog

    June 21, 2013
    On Jun 20, we maintained a Neutral recommendation on DPS due to our faith in its long-term fundamentals, despite mixed first-quarter ...
  11. Is Health Wealth for Food/Beverage Industry? - Analyst Blog

    June 21, 2013
    The North American Food and Beverage sector is witnessing changes in consumer preferences toward health and wellness products ...
  12. Consumer Staples Stock Outlook - June 2013 - Industry Outlook

    June 21, 2013
    Consumer Staples Stock Outlook - June 2013 - Industry Outlook
  13. Whirlpool's KitchenAid Inks Deal (Revised) - Analyst Blog

    June 20, 2013
    Whirlpool's KitchenAid brand recently entered into a deal with SodaStream to develop an in-home carbonated system.
  14. Monster Slumps on Possible AMA Ban Endorsement - Analyst Blog

    June 17, 2013
    Shares of Monster Beverage slumped recently on news that the American Medical Association may impose a ban on marketing of ...
  15. Diamond Foods Making Better Moves, But Large Uncertainties Remain

    June 11, 2013
    Diamond Foods' turnaround continues, but the company cannot afford to slip against large rivals.
  16. SodaStream Hits a 52-Week High - Analyst Blog

    June 11, 2013
    Shares of SodaStream jumped to a 52-week high of $77.80 on Jun 11 on market rumors of its acquisition by snack and beverage ...
  17. KO Launches POWERADE ZERO DROPS - Analyst Blog

    June 10, 2013
    The Coca-Cola Company recently introduced POWERADE ZERO DROPS
  18. 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 ...
  19. Mondelez Isn't As Good As Nestle, But Priced Like It Is

    May 8, 2013
    Investors seem to bullish on Mondelez, given the relative performance at Kellogg and Nestle.
  20. 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.
  21. Heinz to be Sold for $28 Billion - Analyst Blog

    February 15, 2013
    In a landmark transaction for the food industry, leading ketchup maker H. J. Heinz Company (HNZ) agreed to be acquired by ...
  22. 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 ...
  23. Coca-Cola EPS Beats, Sales Lag - Analyst Blog

    February 12, 2013
    The Coca-Cola Company's (KO) fourth quarter adjusted earnings of 45 cents per share marginally beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate ...
  24. Will PepsiCo Beat in 4Q? - Analyst Blog

    February 11, 2013
    PepsiCo, Inc. (PEP) is set to report fourth quarter 2012 results on Feb 14. Last quarter it posted a 3.45% positive surprise. ...
  25. Stock Market News for February 11, 2013 - Market News

    February 11, 2013
    Benchmarks finished in the green in the wake of better-than-expected earnings and encouraging domestic & international economic ...
  26. Stock Market News for February 8, 2013 - Market News

    February 8, 2013
    Investor sentiment was dampened yesterday following weak earnings and a discouraging outcome to the ECB meeting, dragging ...
  27. Stock Market News for February 6, 2013 - Market News

    February 6, 2013
    Benchmarks are back in green territory following a series of positive earnings reports coupled with indications that the ...
  28. Stock Market News for January 28, 2013 - Market News

    January 28, 2013
    Strong earnings from major companies once again propelled benchmarks to a finish in the green.    Following these results, ...
  29. FEMSA Reiterated at Neutral - Analyst Blog

    January 25, 2013
    We have retained our Neutral stance on Fomento Economico Mexicano S.A.-ADR (FMX), alias FEMSA.  The company's strong quarterly ...
  30. Stock Market News for January 14, 2013 - Market News

    January 14, 2013
    Benchmarks ended flat on Friday as investors were unwillingly to take positions ahead of earnings reports from major companies. ...
  31. Coca Cola, HSN to Collaborate - Analyst Blog

    December 10, 2012
    Recently, world's largest global producer and marketer of beverages, The Coco-Cola Company (KO) entered into a multi-year ...
  32. Coca-Cola Not So Bubbly, But Does It Matter?

    October 25, 2012
    Coca-Cola's valuation still overestimates its likely growth potential.
  33. 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 ...
  34. Taking Stock of the Q3 Earnings season - Analyst Blog

    October 17, 2012
    Less than impressive earnings results from Intel (INTC), IBM (IBM), and CSX Corp. (CSX) after the close cap a busy earnings ...
  35. Even With Continued International Deceleration, Yum! Still Popular

    October 11, 2012
    Foreign markets continue to slow for YUM!, but Wall Street seems OK with it.
  36. McCormick - Great Company, Not-So-Great Price

    October 2, 2012
    McCormick is a great company and its fiscal third quarter wasn't bad, but the valuation isn't great.
  37. Kellogg Remains Neutral - Analyst Blog

    October 1, 2012
    We have maintained our Neutral recommendation on Kellogg Company K) following the appraisal of second quarter 2012 results. ...
  38. Are May's Top Groups Still Leading

    September 22, 2012
    A look at four sectors that led the market in the spring shows us not only which industry groups have long-term staying ...
  39. 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.
  40. How Big Companies Thrive In The Third World

    August 31, 2012
    Business survival in less-developed countries is all about knowing the customer. Find out how some of the biggest companies ...
  41. Campbell Closes Bolthouse Buyout - Analyst Blog

    August 7, 2012
    Campbell Soup Company (CPB) recently announced that it has completed the acquisition of Bolthouse Farms from private-equity ...
  42. Stock Market News for July 26, 2012 - Market News

    July 26, 2012
    Dismal earnings from tech bellwether Apple on one hand and strong results from Caterpillar and Boeing on the other kept the ...
  43. 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.
  44. Will Margins Take Some Fizz From Coca-Cola?

    July 18, 2012
    Coca-Cola's margins are becoming a talking point. It's going to take a major market sell-off or a significant company-specific ...
  45. 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 ...
  46. Campbell to Acquire Bolthouse Farms - Analyst Blog

    July 10, 2012
    Campbell Soup Company (CPB) recently entered into an agreement to acquire Bolthouse Farms from private-equity firm Madison ...
  47. Consumer Staples Stock Outlook - July 2012 - Zacks Analyst Interviews

    July 5, 2012
    Stocks in the Consumer Staples sector have carried out their traditional defensive role despite concerns about the prolonged ...
  48. Consumer Staples Stock Outlook - July 2012 - Industry Outlook

    July 5, 2012
    Stocks in the Consumer Staples sector have carried out their traditional defensive role despite concerns about the prolonged ...
  49. Casey’s Proving To Be Filling

    June 14, 2012
    The stock of Casey's General Stores might be worth paying up for. So far this year, Casey's stock is handily outperforming ...
  50. Risk-Reward Balanced at Kellogg - Analyst Blog

    June 12, 2012
    We have maintained our Neutral rating on Kellogg Company K) following appraisal of first quarter 2012 results. As previously ...
  51. 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 ...
  52. Buys to be Had?

    June 4, 2012
    It's old news at this point. April was a bad month for stocks. May was worse and now June has gotten off to a less-than-inspiring ...
  53. Stocks With Dividends And Growth

    May 31, 2012
    Growth and dividends don't have to be an either/or choice.
  54. Campbell Soup Still Well Below Simmer

    May 24, 2012
    While it's hard to ignore a company with high teens return on invested capital, famous brands and a solid dividend, Campbell's ...
  55. Stocks Showing Resilience

    May 22, 2012
    Despite a market sell-off there are a handful of stocks that are able to show resilience.
  56. The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Dish Network, Tyson Foods, ...

    May 8, 2012
    For Immediate Release Chicago, IL - May 8, 2012 - Zacks.com announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. ...
  57. Ball Corp Packaging Consistency

    May 2, 2012
    Ball has consistently leveraged modest single-digit sales growth into double-digit annual profit growth.
  58. PepsiCo Looking Better Than Coke

    May 2, 2012
    Pepsi looks a better investment than its archrival.
  59. 6 Stocks With Dividends And Growth

    April 30, 2012
    Growth and dividends don't have to be an either/or choice.
  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. 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 ...
  62. 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.
  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. Dr. Pepper Snapple Bottling Further Upside

    April 3, 2012
    Despite top-line challenges, Dr. Pepper has performed admirably since its spinoff. Dr. Pepper Snapple has the potential for ...
  65. Post Cereal Worth Holding

    March 30, 2012
    Post is just getting going on its own, but could be an interesting investing story as spinoffs generally have a solid performance ...
  66. Female CEOs: Women Leaving Workforce Over Past 20 Years

    March 9, 2012
    There's a growing trend of well-educated women exiting the workforce, and the reason seems related to the faster-growing ...
  67. 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, ...
  68. Pringles Is A Big Bite For Kellogg

    February 21, 2012
    With the purchase of Pringles, Kellogg is levering up to buy a scarce asset.
  69. 4 Growing Big Caps with Solid Dividends

    February 15, 2012
    Staying defensive and sticking with large, dividend-paying multinationals is the safest approach to equities, says fund manager ...
  70. Coca-Cola Still Priced For Premium Performance

    February 9, 2012
    Coca-Cola's consistent execution keeps the stock trading at full value.
  71. Finding Quality and Yield

    February 9, 2012
    The dividend yield theory helps Kelley Wright of Investment Quality Trends find value in the market. Here, he explains ...
  72. Ball Corp. Packages Shareholder Friendliness

    February 1, 2012
    Over the past decade, Ball has consistently leveraged single-digit annual sales growth into double-digit profit growth.
  73. 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 ...
  74. A Focus On Dividend Growth

    January 16, 2012
    With interest rates continuing to hold at super-low levels, now could be great time to institute a dividend growth strategy.
  75. It Will Take Time To Fix Campbell Soup

    November 29, 2011
    Campbell is paying for years of strategic lethargy.
  76. Dean Foods' Stocks Are Condensing

    November 22, 2011
    Got milk stocks? You could be in trouble.
  77. 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.
  78. Ups And Downs Par For The Course At ADM

    November 7, 2011
    ADM's results show volatility, but long-term value seems to be there.
  79. Kellogg's Diet Crashes

    November 7, 2011
    Always dependable Kellogg has faltered, but the stock is not a buy yet.
  80. Has Kraft Saved The Best For Last?

    November 3, 2011
    Kraft finally seems to be working, just ahead of a split. Maybe two companies will work better than one.
  81. Coca-Cola: A Great Company, An Iffy Stock

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

    September 30, 2011
    Walgreen is doing okay today, but tomorrow is a much bigger question.
  83. 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.
  84. 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.
  85. Diamond Foods Polishes Growth

    September 20, 2011
    Diamond Foods continues its growth into becoming a major snack food company.
  86. A Top Fund Pick for the Long Term

    August 31, 2011
    Many mutual fund managers have shifted into cash lately as a safe haven, something individual investors should note, cautions ...
  87. Pick Stocks Like Peter Lynch

    August 30, 2011
    By researching companies whose products and services you use on a daily basis and understanding their financial situation, ...
  88. Diageo Standing Out In A Dispirited Market

    August 26, 2011
    Diageo is bucking a disappointing trend in the beverage industry.
  89. Smucker Quarter Shows Two Sides Of Prices

    August 23, 2011
    JM Smucker achieved sales and earnings boost in its recent fiscal first quarter, but sales volumes declined as customers ...
  90. 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.
  91. Kraft Hopes Two Is Better Than One

    August 10, 2011
    Kraft's earnings were OK, but the company's decision to split up is a head-scratcher.
  92. Coke Shows Its Strong Stuff

    July 25, 2011
    Even in the face of rising input costs, Coke continues to deliver strong earnings. Will Coke be able to keep it up?
  93. Wet Your Whistle With Beverage Stocks

    June 29, 2011
    With the dog days of summer ahead of us, it may be time for investors to consider adding a glass of beverage stocks to a ...
  94. One-Stop Stock For Diversity

    June 22, 2011
    With stable earnings, global diversity and a blue chip roster of customers, IFF is a smart addition to any portfolio.
  95. Dividend Stocks To Add To Your Portfolio

    June 17, 2011
    Although an investor should always hold a diversified portfolio to minimize company-specific risks, a selection of these ...
  96. 5 Stocks At 52-Week Highs

    June 9, 2011
    Five stocks in five different industries at different points in their business cycle. These stocks are hitting highs in their ...
  97. Diamond Foods Sharpens Growth

    June 7, 2011
    Diamond Foods showed impressive progress with its expansion plans, via its fiscal third quarter earnings.
  98. The New SODA King?

    May 20, 2011
    Making soda pop at home could be the next big thing in the world of carbonated beverages.
  99. 6 Stocks With Dividends And Growth

    May 10, 2011
    Growth and dividends don't have to be an either/or choice.
  100. Kellogg Still A Very Stable Food Firm

    May 9, 2011
    Kellogg investors should be able to garner double-digit annual returns by investing in the stock over the long haul.
  101. Coke Runs Into Rising Expectations

    April 29, 2011
    Coke had another good quarter but was slowed down some by rising input costs.
  102. Dividend Stocks To Add To Your Portfolio

    April 21, 2011
    Although an investor should always hold a diversified portfolio to minimize company-specific risks, a selection of these ...
  103. Silgan Packs Away Another Deal

    April 14, 2011
    Silgan is a quality packaging company making a very smart deal.
  104. Bet On Rising Energy With Russia

    April 12, 2011
    With energy prices continuing to rise, this BRIC nation could be a good bet for the remainder of the year.
  105. Stocks With Dividends And Growth

    April 8, 2011
    Growth and dividends don't have to be an either/or choice.
  106. GNC's Solid IPO

    April 7, 2011
    Vitamin and nutritional supplement retailer took a long, strange trip to finally arrive at its IPO last week.
  107. Product Demand Elasticity

    March 25, 2011
    Demand elasticity is the ultimate measure of how consumer shopping patterns will change with economic conditions.
  108. Popeyes On A Tasty Growth Trajectory

    March 15, 2011
    AFC Enterprises isn’t a household name, but it is working to build the brand awareness of Popeyes Chicken, which it owns ...
  109. Diamond Foods Is A Gem

    March 14, 2011
    Diamond Foods had a tremendous quarter, but the market was not impressed. We'll look beyond that to the long-term potential ...
  110. Casey's Falling Back To Earth

    March 14, 2011
    Fleeting takeover interest and a down overall market have sent the shares of Casey's General Store on a downward trajectory.
  111. Value In Consumer Staples

    March 10, 2011
    Consumer staples are a great way to hedge your investments during a volatile economy.
  112. 5 Large Caps That Did Big Buybacks

    March 7, 2011
    Check out five S&P 500 companies that bought back more than $1 billion in stock in 2010.
  113. Heinz Sticking To A Smart Plan

    March 4, 2011
    Slow and steady wins the race, and Heinz is fully aware of that. The company is set for some decent long-term growth, despite ...
  114. Should Investors Bother With Campbell Soup?

    February 23, 2011
    Absent growth, Campbell's quality doesn't matter all that much.
  115. Dr. Pepper Snapple’s Sales Challenge

    February 22, 2011
    It’s difficult to see annual double-digit total returns for Dr. Pepper Snapple shareholders over the long term.
  116. Kraft Stares Down A Catch-22

    February 15, 2011
    Kraft is growing faster than people think and its global platform may help it weather higher prices better than most competitors.
  117. The Marvel That Is Coca-Cola

    February 11, 2011
    Coca-Cola continues to defy the rules and produce excellent results.
  118. 5 Important Earnings Announcements For February 10

    February 9, 2011
    Earnings reports are significant events for every stock. Here are 5 earnings announcement for February 10 to check out.
  119. 5 Winning Super Bowl Stocks

    February 8, 2011
    We use Super Bowl commercials as inspiration for a few stock picks.
  120. Femsa's Future Holds Value

    January 18, 2011
    Femsa stock was up 18.1% in 2010, which is better than the S&P 500, but some analysts believed Femsa was poised to outperform.
  121. Core Stocks For 2011

    January 5, 2011
    This group of stocks makes a tight, manageable portfolio for long-term investors.
  122. Brands To Bet On In 2011

    December 29, 2010
    Nike, Coca Cola, Pepsi and Kraft are solid brands that not only have great long-term earnings potential, but also have attractive ...
  123. Treasury Shares Wreak Havoc On Retained Earnings

    December 14, 2010
    Aeropostale's retirement of 47.5 million shares in October is worth looking into.
  124. Diamond Foods' Prospects Still Sharp

    December 13, 2010
    Although net income was a bit off for the past quarter, sales skyrocketed.
  125. Russia May Be The Best BRIC

    December 10, 2010
    While investing in Russia does contain risks, there is a lot opportunity as well for bold investors.
  126. Brands To Bet On

    November 18, 2010
    Nike, Coca Cola, Pepsi and Kraft are solid brands that not only have great long-term earnings potential, but also have attractive ...
  127. Coke Continues Profit Growth

    October 21, 2010
    Coke turned in a strong third quarter earnings report, lead by continued growth in emerging markets.
  128. Diamond Foods Still Has Luster

    October 13, 2010
    Snack nut producer Diamond Foods continues to produce strong revenue and earnings growth.
  129. The BCS Portfolio: Playing College Football Sponsors

    August 13, 2010
    College football's biggest bowls, along with the BCS title game, are sponsored by blue chip names you might want to consider ...
  130. Tasty Breakfast Stocks

    July 30, 2010
    Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and some of the companies serving it a worth a look.
  131. National Beverage's Fizzy Good Year

    July 21, 2010
    National Beverage reported healthy earnings for its fourth quarter and fiscal year.
  132. Beverage Plays For A Thirsty World

    July 21, 2010
    Beverage makers represent a great way to play emerging markets.
  133. Tasty Beverage And Food Stocks

    June 11, 2010
    We look at the cola wars and find some food stocks to bite into.
  134. Brands To Bet On

    May 20, 2010
    A big brand can mean a big return for investors.
  135. Meaty Results From Zhongpin And Tyson

    May 12, 2010
    The U.S. food market is cyclical and slow-growing, but overseas markets may still hold promise for investors.
  136. Value-able Investing Lessons From Yacktman Funds

    March 10, 2010
    Yacktman's investing techniques can help individual investors outperform the market over the long haul.
  137. Diamond Foods Chips In

    March 4, 2010
    Diamond Foods sells walnuts and popcorn, and now potato chips with the acquisition of Kettle Foods. We look at what this ...
  138. A Different Magic Formula

    February 23, 2010
    Joel Greenblatt's Magic Formula is very useful when comparing some of the biggest processed and packaged goods companies ...
  139. Brands Worth Betting On

    February 18, 2010
    Sometimes the brand can make or break the company. These companies are surviving on brand strength.
  140. Coca-Cola Drinks In The Profits

    February 11, 2010
    Coca Cola put the finishing touches on another year of impressive profitability, which came despite severe global economic ...
  141. Buying The World A Coke Through Its Bottlers

    January 20, 2010
    Coke may be a classic portfolio play, but its international bottlers are where the action is.
  142. Winners And Losers In The Beverage Business in 2010

    January 6, 2010
    A look at who will do well and who won't in the beverage industry in 2010.
  143. Monopoly-Like Companies

    December 14, 2009
    We might not have monopolies, but some businesses operate in industries where a couple of businesses essentially dominate.
  144. Tiger Woods: Goodwill Crashing

    December 9, 2009
    A look at the hit each company's goodwill faces if the public decides to boycott Tiger Woods-related businesses following ...
  145. Play Defense With These Two Consumer Staples

    December 2, 2009
    These two consumer staples may not be on your investment radar - but they are likely already in your home.
  146. Coca-Cola: Right Stock, Wrong Reason

    November 26, 2009
    Coca-Cola's 2020Vision conference last week was plenty inspirational, but nothing it offered suggested KO is a must-have ...
  147. Coca Cola Aims To Open Happiness

    October 22, 2009
    Coca Cola's rather ho-hum results should still make certain investors happy.
  148. CEO Compensation: Battle Of The Sexes

    October 7, 2009
    We look at Forbes' list of top-paid female CEOs to see how they are compensated vs. comparable male CEOs.
  149. Time To Shift To Quality

    September 30, 2009
    These big-cap quality names appear value priced. But is this the right time to buy in?
  150. Time To Make An Appointment With Dr. Pepper Snapple?

    September 11, 2009
    With an improving economy, it might be time to get involved with this beverage maker.
  151. Feeding An Emerging Latin America

    September 1, 2009
    Food plays make a lot of sense for a growing continent.
  152. Thirsty For Gains: Beverage Stocks Beyond The Big Two

    August 12, 2009
    A look at three beverage stocks beyond the two major players Coke and Pepsi.
  153. Kraft Delivers The Goods

    August 10, 2009
    On a relative basis, Kraft seems to offer the best value among the major food companies
  154. 5 Big Stocks: The Rest Of The Earnings Story

    July 24, 2009
    Earnings aren't the only thing worth reviewing. Here we look at highlights from PepsiCo, Pfizer, Boeing, Overstock and others.
  155. For Investors, Coke Wins Out Over Pepsi

    July 22, 2009
    This company has always had staying power. Find out why it's a particularly good pick now.
  156. Eight Stocks Profiting From Your Bagged Lunch

    July 6, 2009
    In these tight economic times, many people are saving money by bringing a bagged lunch. Who is benefitting from this trend?
  157. Companies Ratcheting Up Their Dividends

    June 1, 2009
    Pepsi and Northrop Gruman have recently announced dividend increases, which is a good sign for the near future.
  158. 5 Small-Cap Winners

    May 18, 2009
    Whenever there's an economic slowdown, there are those companies that recover more quickly. We go over five small caps that ...
  159. Can Dr. Pepper Snapple Quench Investors' Thirst?

    May 14, 2009
    Dr. Pepper Snapple's near-term trends continue to look favorable, but the long-term outlook is a bit more flat.
  160. Large Cap Stocks That Have Missed The Rally

    May 13, 2009
    Many large cap stocks underperformed the recent rally. Investors might want to look at some of these names before concluding ...
  161. The Pepsi Challenge: Coke Wins

    April 23, 2009
    Coca Cola's Q1 earnings were lackluster, but its superior business model allowed it to outshine archrival Pepsi.
  162. Six Degrees Of Investor Separation

    April 8, 2009
    The "six degrees of separation" rule may apply for individuals, but is the theory valid for stocks, as well?
  163. Dr Pepper Snapple Lacks Fizz

    April 2, 2009
    Dr Pepper Snapple has several obstacles to overcome to make it an appealing investment candidate.
  164. Checking In On Sin Stocks

    March 27, 2009
    Checking in with a beverage portfolio to see if there are any investments to whet your appetite.
  165. No Blindfold Needed: Coke Wins Over The S&P 500

    March 25, 2009
    Coca Cola's geographic diversification wins out over the broader S&P 500.
  166. The NASCAR Portfolio: Stocks Headed To Victory Lane

    March 3, 2009
    Are NASCAR's sponsors worthy of the winner's circle, or will they crash and burn?
  167. Be Bold With Big Brands

    February 18, 2009
    Investing during recessions involves avoiding companies with excessive debt. Let's take a look at a blockbuster companies ...
  168. Coke And Pepsi Still Slake Profit Thirst

    February 18, 2009
    Some beverage stocks are profitable, led by Coke and Pepsi with their earnings reports last week.
  169. Invest In The Original S&P 500

    February 18, 2009
    An amazing number of the original companies in the S&P 500 index are still trading. I'll pick out some interesting choices ...
  170. Growing Pains At Dr Pepper Snapple

    November 14, 2008
    While Dr Pepper must right-size its operations in a challenging environment, it has long-term potential as the third-largest ...
  171. Snack On The Inventure Group

    October 30, 2008
    Micro-cap snack food producer Inventure Group is back from the dead. I'll examine why it might be a good time to bite into ...
  172. McDonald's Secret Sauce For Success

    October 24, 2008
    A recap of McDonald's earnings and a peek at the fast food industry.
  173. One Medium Soda 'Pop' Please

    September 24, 2008
    Big name soft drink makers and bottlers are suffering right along with the market, but the mid-cap players will refresh your ...
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