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Tuesday, Apr 16
Heard during Coca-Cola's (KO +5.2%) earnings call: 1) A focus of the company will be squeezing...
Heard during Coca-Cola's (KO +5.2%) earnings call: 1) A focus of the company will be squeezing more efficiency and profits out of bottling partnerships and operations. 2) Execs say they expect a "rational" pricing environment in Europe and parts of Latin America. 3) A shift in a geographic mix will impact gross margin results negatively during the year as lower-margin regions grow faster. 4) Consumer sentiment is forecast to be volatile and "mixed" at best, but pricing should remain stable. 5) A new Taylor Swift Diet Coke promotion is on tap. (webcast)