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Stagnation and high price anxiety at the top of this summer bull market craves refreshment. Feast your eyes on these five dividend paying soft drink stocks whose prices are predicted to jump.

Results from ycharts.com tallied as of market closing prices August 6 compared 5 beverage-soft drink industry stock prices with analyst mean target price results one year hence from Yahoo Finance. Compania Cervecerias (NYSE:CCU), a Chilean winery, brewer and soft drink firm, exhibited a 21.3% price upside to lead the field.

The chart above used the one year mean target price set by brokerage analysts matched against August 6 closing price to compare 5 beverages-soft drink stocks showing the highest upside price potential into 2014. Three U.S. based firms made the list. Others on the list beside Chili's Compania Cervecerias were Canadian private label producer Cott Corporation (NYSE:COT) with 17.8%. Three U.S. firms trailed those top two international firms: Coca-Cola Co. (NYSE:KO) showed 12.8% upside; PepsiCo Inc. (NYSE:PEP) showed 7.4%; Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE:DPS) showed a 4.7% price upside.

The number of analysts providing price estimates was noted after the name for each stock. Three to nine analysts were considered optimal for a valid mean target price estimate.

Wall Street Wizards Wrest 13.5% Average Net Gain from 5 Soda Dogs By 2014

Five YCharts picks were graphed below to show relative strengths by dividend and price as of August 6, 2013 and those projected by Yahoo Finance analyst mean 1 year target estimates to the same date in 2014.

A hypothetical $1000 investment in each stock was divided by the current share price to find the number of shares purchased. The shares number was then multiplied by projected annual per share dividend amounts to find the dividend return. Thereafter the analyst mean target price was used to gauge the stock price upsides and net gains including dividends less broker fees as of 2014.

Historic prices and actual dividends paid from $1000 invested in the five stocks and the aggregate single share prices of those stocks created data points for 2013. Projections based on estimated dividend amounts from $1000 invested in each of the five highest yielding stocks and aggregate one year analyst target share prices from Yahoo Finance created the 2014 data points. The green line showed price and blue showed dividend.


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YCharts projected a 10.6% lower dividend from $10K invested in this group while aggregate single share price was projected to increase over 10% in the coming year. The number of analysts contributing to the mean target price estimate for each stock was noted in the next to the last column on the chart. Three to nine analysts was considered optimal for a valid projection estimate.

A beta (risk) ranking for each analyst rated stock was provided in the far right column on the chart above. A beta of 1 meant the stock's price would move with the market. Less than 1 showed lower than market movement. Higher than 1 showed greater than market movement. Negative numbers show movement the opposite of market direction.

Five Soda Dogs Net 5.9% to 21.5% by July 2014

Five possible profit generating stock trades from $1k invested in each revealed by YCharts & Yahoo Finance for 2014 were:


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  • Compania Cervecerias netted $215.06, based on dividends plus a mean target price estimate by seven analysts less $20 in broker fees. The Beta number showed this estimate subject to volatility 59% less than the market as a whole.
  • Cott Corporation netted $184.44 based on dividends plus a mean target price estimate from six analysts less $20 in broker fees. The Beta number showed this estimate subject to volatility 41% less than the market as a whole.
  • Coca-Cola Co. netted $135.59 based on a mean target price estimate from fifteen analysts combined with projected annual dividend less $20 in estimated broker fees. The Beta number showed this estimate subject to volatility 76% less than the market as a whole.
  • PepsiCo Inc. netted $80.53, based on dividend plus mean target price estimates from fifteen analysts less the usual broker fee. The Beta number showed this estimate subject to volatility 74% less than the market as a whole.
  • Dr Pepper Snapple Group netted $59.11 based on dividends plus a mean target price estimate from eleven analysts less the broker fees. The Beta number showed this estimate subject to volatility 3% opposite the market as a whole.

The average net gain in dividend and price was nearly 13.5% on $5k invested in these five stocks. This gain estimate was subject to average volatility 71% less than the market as a whole.

The stocks listed above were suggested only as decent starting points for your stock purchase research process. These were not recommendations.

Disclaimer: This article is for informational and educational purposes only and should not be construed to constitute investment advice. Nothing contained herein shall constitute a solicitation, recommendation or endorsement to buy or sell any security. Prices and returns on equities in this article except as noted are listed without consideration of fees, commissions, taxes, penalties, or interest payable due to purchasing, holding, or selling same.

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