The Smart Money's Top Six Beverage Stock Picks

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Includes: ABEV, BUD, CCU, COT, KOF, SPU
by: Kapitall

The following is a list of beverage stocks that have seen the largest change in institutional ownership over the last 3 months. For each stock, we'll list the change in ownership, and provide data on short float and performance.

Institutional data sourced from Reuters, short float data sourced from Finviz.



1. Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE:BUD): Market cap $95,454B. Institutional investors currently own 23,517,621 shares vs. 16,871,603 shares held 3 months ago (+39.39% change). Short float at 0.22%, which implies a short ratio of 3.22 days. The stock has gained 32.77% over the last year.

2. Compania Cervecerias Unidas S.A. (NYSE:CCU): Market cap $3,563B. Institutional investors currently own 6,892,855 shares vs. 5,070,973 shares held 3 months ago (+35.93% change). Short float at 1.08%, which implies a short ratio of 1.97 days. The stock has gained 72.92% over the last year.

3. Coca-Cola FEMSA S.A.B de C.V. (NYSE:KOF): Market cap $14,798B. Institutional investors currently own 26,672,359 shares vs. 21,797,365 shares held 3 months ago (+22.37% change). Short float at 1.71%, which implies a short ratio of 4.75 days. The stock has gained 71.13% over the last year.

4. SkyPeople Fruit Juice, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPU): Market cap $119M. Institutional investors currently own 2,435,179 shares vs. 2,137,228 shares held 3 months ago (+13.94% change). Short float at 1.03%, which implies a short ratio of 0.96 days.

5. Companhia de Bebidas Das Americas (AMBEV) (ABV): Market cap $76,700B. Institutional investors currently own 9,177,835 shares vs. 8,500,997 shares held 3 months ago (+7.96% change). Short float at 1.97%, which implies a short ratio of 5.68 days. The stock has gained 57.6% over the last year.

6. Cott Corporation (NYSE:COT): Market cap $634M. Institutional investors currently own 60,522,906 shares vs. 56,268,563 shares held 3 months ago (+7.56% change). Short float at 3.16%, which implies a short ratio of 2.48 days. The stock has gained 2.77% over the last year.

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