The Coca-Cola Company(KO)- NYSE
  • Jun. 19, 2013, 7:00 AM
    Credit Suisse initiates coverage on Coca-Cola (KO) with an Outperform rating.
    | Jun. 19, 2013, 7:00 AM
  • Jun. 18, 2013, 1:55 PM

    Not all consumer staples funds (XLP, FXG, VDC, KXI, PMR) are created equal, according to S&P Capital IQ. Fund managers' weighting toward certain sub-sectors or their willing to invest globally or lean on fundamentals can create varying rates of return in the staples group. If there is some common ground, it's with the propensity of staples favorites Procter & Gamble (PG +0.1%), Coca-Cola (KO +0.5%), Philip Morris (PM +0.2%), and Wal-Mart (WMT +1%) to show up as top ten holdings.

    | Jun. 18, 2013, 1:55 PM
  • Jun. 17, 2013, 7:45 AM

    More on the SodaStream (SODA) - Whirlpool (WHR) deal: The quick analyst take on the collaboration between the companies is that clear benefits exist for both with SodaStream gaining a major partner and Whirlpool jumping into a new product line. Though it's still very early in the game, the broadening out of the home carbonation business isn't great news for soda sellers (KO, PEP, DPS).

    | Jun. 17, 2013, 7:45 AM | 7 Comments
  • Jun. 11, 2013, 7:00 AM

    An appeals court in New York City will consider reinstating a ban on large-sized sugary drinks in the city after a judge previously ruled Mayor Bloomberg's initiative reached too far. Soda selllers (KO, PEP, DPS) will be watching the developments closely.

    | Jun. 11, 2013, 7:00 AM | 6 Comments
  • Jun. 10, 2013, 9:29 AM

    Orange juice prices should taper off with demand falling and concerns over a citrus disease waning, according to analysts. It's a bit of small relief for Coca-Cola (KO) and PepsiCo (PEP) - although an active hurricane season still poses a risk for the OJ market.

    | Jun. 10, 2013, 9:29 AM | 6 Comments
  • Jun. 6, 2013, 10:35 AM
    Cooler heads are saying that a SodaStream (SODA +6.3%) partnership with a major beverage company (KO, PEP, DPS) is more likely than a takeover. The "talks" that have been reported to be going on could easily be early stage discussions of what a distribution deal would look like. The big picture: By most accounts, SodaStream has moved past "fad" status as its hits U.S. retailers and becomes more entrenched in households. Though a variety of factors are in play, Coca-Cola and PepsiCo can expect more trouble invigorating their flagship soda brands.
    | Jun. 6, 2013, 10:35 AM
  • Jun. 5, 2013, 2:05 PM

    Retail Geeks thinks it's a worthwhile venture to track which brands are attracting the most new Facebook fans, more as a backdrop to help provide context and comparative peer data than to assume a linear relationship to sales trends. In the hunt for Facebook relevance - Amazon (AMZN), Nautica (VFC), and Fanta (KO) are three hot brands - while OfficeMax (OMX), Hanes (HBI), and Krispy Kreme Doughnuts (KKD) are barely moving the Facebook meter.

    | Jun. 5, 2013, 2:05 PM | 1 Comment
  • Jun. 4, 2013, 6:14 AM

    "Coca-Cola Pops the Top on First Burma Bottling Operation in 60 Years," is the headline on the Irrawaddy Web site as the company becomes the most high-profile multinational to set up business in the country following its re-entry into the international community. Coca-Cola (KO) intends to invest over $200M in Myanmar in the next five years, directly employ 2,500 people and create 22,000 jobs along its supply chain.

    | Jun. 4, 2013, 6:14 AM | 1 Comment
  • May 29, 2013, 1:10 PM

    Coca-Cola (KO -2.6%) says a work stoppage in Venezuela could cost it 15% of sales for its local unit during May. The local bottler reports workers protesting for higher wages soldered shut the gates of a plant in Valenci.

    | May 29, 2013, 1:10 PM | 1 Comment
  • May 17, 2013, 12:50 PM

    The USDA says the orange crop in Florida will be 10% smaller than an earlier forecast. Farmers in the state blame a bacterial disease for the reduced outlook for this year's harvest. The read-through: PepsiCo (PEP -0.6%) and Coca-Cola (KO -1%) have seen orange juice commodity prices rise 23% YTD in a market where hedges have gone awry in the past.

    | May 17, 2013, 12:50 PM
  • May 15, 2013, 8:16 AM

    It hasn't gone unnoticed by beverage companies that an estimated 20% of Americans know they should drink more water, but don't like the taste. With names likes Fruitwater, Vitaminwater, and Smartwater - companies including Coca-Cola (KO), PepsiCo (PEP), and Kraft Food Group (KRFT) plan to take advantage of this growing trend with new products to help drive up sales. The consumer love affair with flavored water also sets up nicely for SodaStream (SODA).

    | May 15, 2013, 8:16 AM | 2 Comments
  • May 10, 2013, 12:58 PM

    The corn crop could be bigger than originally forecast as farmers in the U.S. Corn Belt delay planting to take advantage of a huge amount of rainfall this spring in the Midwest. The USDA said in its monthly forecast released today it expects a stockpile of 2.004B bushels of corn, above the analyst estimate of 1.973B bushels. The read-through of lower corn prices to U.S. companies is far-reaching, but a few food concerns to watch for potential margin relief include Buffalo Wild Wings (BWLD +1.1%), General Mills (GIS +0.3%), Kellogg (K +0.4%), Campbell Soup (CPB +0.1%), PepsiCo (PEP +0.1%), Coca-Cola (KO -0.3%), and Post Holdings (POST +0.5%). (USDA report)

    | May 10, 2013, 12:58 PM
  • May 10, 2013, 8:43 AM

    More on Coca-Cola (KO) in China (previous): The billions the company plans to funnel into China is based on the belief that the market in China is vastly under-penetrated. The Chinese only consume an average of 39 Coca-Cola products (Coke Zero, Sprint, Diet Coke, Minute Maid, etc.) a year compared to the amazing 400 Coke products per consumer in the U.S. (Mayor Bloomberg are you keeping up?). Working in the company's favor is a long-standing relationship with China's government that has been smoother (so far) than the path of some other U.S. consumer giants.
     

    | May 10, 2013, 8:43 AM | 1 Comment
  • May 10, 2013, 8:31 AM
    Coca-Cola (KO) exec Ahmet Bozer tells China Daily that the company will increase its investment in China to as much as $4B by 2014. Striking further into second- and third- tier cities will be part of Coca-Cola's ambitious plans in the nation.
    | May 10, 2013, 8:31 AM
  • May 8, 2013, 9:06 AM
    Coca-Cola (KO) indicates it will make a global push to offer more lower-calorie drinks. The company is also rolling out anti-obesity ads in other parts of the world outside of the U.S. where the commercials originated.
    | May 8, 2013, 9:06 AM
  • May 8, 2013, 7:34 AM

    Despite all the negative attention to the potential health consequences of energy drinks, the beverage category is still growing at a rapid pace. Sales in the U.S. toppled the $10B mark last year and are are expected to grow at a double-digit clip this year. Monster Beverage (MNST) claims a dominant 36.8% of the market share for energy drinks - while Red Bull GmbH, Rockstar, and products from Pepsico (PEP) and Coca-Cola (KO) continue to sell well.

    | May 8, 2013, 7:34 AM
Company Description
The Coca-Cola Co. is a beverage company, which provides diet and regular sparkling beverages and still beverages. The company's portfolio of brands include Diet Coke, Fanta, Sprite, Coca-Cola Zero, vitaminwater, Powerade, Minute Maid, Simply and Georgia. It operates through seven segments:... More
Industry: Beverages - Soft Drinks
Country: United States