Coca-Cola hears more criticism

|About: The Coca-Cola Company (KO)|By:, SA News Editor

Coca-Cola (KO -0.4%) is hearing more criticism than praise this week after its Q4 report came in disappointing and management didn't pull out any stunning growth ideas during the firm's earnings call.

Sanford Bernstein's Ali Dibadj would like to see more cash funnel to shareholders after even deeper cost-cutting across the board.

Edward D. Jones' Jack Russo is in agreement, noting emerging markets turmoil is likely to continue to drag down results. He would like to see shareholders get a dividend boost to make up for the sluggish pace of EPS growth.