Buy Coca-Cola (KO +1.4%) both before the split and after, extolls The BlackBay Group's Todd...

Buy Coca-Cola (KO +1.4%) both before the split and after, extolls The BlackBay Group's Todd Schoenberger. He sees high margins and growth in its Dasani water brand providing the company upside potential, and cites its clever strategy of hitting emerging markets with free products of the sugary variety to get the locals hooked before ratcheting up prices.

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  • Fairchid
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    I am a stockholder. Maybe not for long. Why not work on healthy alternatives rather than give the "sugary variety away to get them hooked then ratchet up prices". Amazing, when the planet is in a diabetes epidemic. I am apalled at the strategy. At some point, it can't be all about the money! After all, you can't take the money with you!
    27 Apr 2012, 11:05 AM Reply Like
  • Fairchid
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    ok, also long pep abt pfe t aapl msft. However I skipped MO and PM for similar reasons. I'm all for profit as long as not at innocent's expense.


    Emerging markets can't always read the labels. I agree with most all else. I also support church and community financially and with my hands and feet.


    Stay well.
    Ms Fairchild
    27 Apr 2012, 04:29 PM Reply Like
  • richjoy403
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    I invest for for contributing to efforts to improve the planet, I contribute to my church, to various charities, and to foreign aid.


    That means I own not only the purveyors of sugary drinks, but also fast foods, and tobacco, among others. Hopefully, I and millions of others will be sufficiently successful investors that Fairchild and others like him/her will not be burdened by having to meet our needs.


    Long: KO, PEP, MO, BTI, PM, and many other stocks marketing legal products and services in competitive markets and demanded by their customers.


    One of the advantages of competition is that when markets want a non-sugary drink, or other 'healthy alternatives' companies rush to fill that demand. I would not think of infringing upon Fairchild's right to invest as he sees fit...nor would I think he would want to infringe upon my rights.


    In conclusion: If any investor truly believes profits are not the first priority of companies (I did not say only priority), they really don't understand how their stocks are priced, and how free-enterprise works.
    27 Apr 2012, 11:30 AM Reply Like
  • HackFab
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    On Monday I picked up 30 additional shares at $73.50. Would've bought more but the cash well ran dry.


    As for society, I've given up on those that are too illiterate to read a warning label. Even the ones with pictures, don't seem to get through to them.


    Long PM and KO (and a few other industrials that are probably bad for 'society' in general.
    27 Apr 2012, 12:48 PM Reply Like
  • Erics
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    Coca Cola company has been producing their product since 1892. The obesity facing the world is not a result of Coke but rather a result of sedentary life style of most people. If you choose to sell your shares there will be plenty others waiting to buy them. KO is an outstanding company that treats consumers, shareholders and others quite well.


    As RJ and HF stated I too invest for profits.


    Long: KO, PM, MO, T, ABT, MCD.
    27 Apr 2012, 02:08 PM Reply Like
  • wrocklein
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    I only drink coca cola rarely, but I am long KO.thanks uncle Buffet.
    28 Apr 2012, 04:59 AM Reply Like
  • 1928
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    The BlackBay Group's Todd Schoenberger recommends buy Coca Cola (KO) both before the split and after . Can someone tell me when KO will split and how? I own KO, PM, Mo, PEP and others. I don,t encourage anyone to drink soda's or smoke, that is their choice.
    14 May 2012, 03:12 PM Reply Like
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