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The Coca-Cola Company - NYSE

4/16/2014, 9:30 PM ET
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  • Coca-Cola Company: This Stock Still Holds A Buy Rating
    Gemstone Equity Research Yesterday, 2:09 PM 2 Comments

    Summary

    • Coca-Cola's stock price has increased since 2012, but not at the same rate as PepsiCo and the S&P 500.
    • The carbonated soft drink market continues to slip, so Coca-Cola should push hard into the energy drinks segment.
    • The 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 summer Olympics in Brazil may support the growth to some level.
  • Coca-Cola Seems To Be Becoming A Fixed Income Investment
    The Investment Doctor Yesterday, 1:21 PM 23 Comments

    Summary

    • Coca-Cola's first quarter was rather decent.
    • However, the currency exchange risk is becoming an issue.
    • Investors should focus on the normalized free cash flow, which is approximately 30% higher than the EPS.
  • Coca-Cola: A Buy Despite Growth And Equity Compensation Plan Concerns
    Shiv Kapoor Yesterday, 10:13 AM 5 Comments

    Summary

    • Coca-Cola closed Monday 10.8% below its 52 week high. It was cheap before, then it was cheaper, today it's less cheap! The stock may be of interest to value investors.
    • The company offers a dividend yield of 3.15% and the dividend can grow at a long-term rate of 7% to 8%. This might be of interest to income investors.
    • Coca-Cola remains cheap on a risk adjusted basis and offers considerable long-term upside despite concerns over growth and the equity compensation plan.
    • In pre-market Coca-Cola rose in response to a well-received earnings report. Will this extend to the days ahead?
  • Why Coca-Cola Is Heading To $45
    Wall Street Playbook Mon, Apr. 14 14 Comments

    Summary

    • Despite the weakness, Coca-Cola still managed to increase its global market share in non-alcoholic/ready-to-drink beverages for the 26th consecutive quarter.
    • 80% of Coca-Cola’s operating profit comes from international markets.
    • Coca-Cola will return to its innovative edge to deliver the long-term profits investors have come to expect.
  • Dividend Reinvestment Revisited: The Coca-Cola Millionaires
    Jim Pyke Sun, Apr. 13 64 Comments

    Summary

    • KO has been a tremendous investment and a consistent dividend payer over the years.
    • KO provides a great way to illustrate the power of compounding and investing over time.
    • Other stocks' performances might not have been as good and there is always the risk of bankruptcy.
    • The same principles can be applied to other stocks or investments to achieve millionaire status.
  • Enormous Hidden Value On Coca-Cola's Balance Sheet
    Josh Arnold Mon, Apr. 7 17 Comments

    Summary

    • Coca-Cola's balance sheet hides $9+ billion of value in its equity holdings.
    • This equity cannot be unlocked until sold or a debt issue is raised against the holdings.
    • Coke is in a much better liquidity position than is widely believed due to this equity value.
  • Coca-Cola: Can You Beat The Real Thing?
    Income Surfer Mon, Apr. 7 24 Comments

    Summary

    • Coca-Cola sells more than 3,500 products in over 200 countries around the world.
    • Coca-Cola's lowest profit margins are found in its North American business segment.
    • Coca-Cola's sales volume has declined in the United States.
  • Coca-Cola's Decade-Long Struggle To Fix Its Declining CSD Business
    Seth Golden Mon, Apr. 7 84 Comments

    Summary

    • Coca-Cola's CSD sales continue to face headwinds.
    • Healthier alternatives provide major obstacles to overcome.
    • Branding issues and partnerships weigh on the company's future growth opportunities.
  • Coca-Cola: It's Not All Gloom
    Tradevestor Sun, Apr. 6 57 Comments

    Summary

    • With so much negative coverage about Coca-Cola, are there any positives at all?
    • Investors' flight to safety could add short-term momentum to the stock.
    • Price Target, Dividends, and Dividend Growth add luster.
    • Insider Support, Technical Patterns, and Yield all show long-term support at $37 to $38.
  • Coca-Cola: Now With A Safe 3.20% Yield
    Jeroen Jongbloed Sun, Apr. 6 14 Comments

    Summary

    • Down 7.84% year to date, Coca-Cola seems very cheap.
    • Dividend yield now a respectable 3.20%, which is much higher than PepsiCo's 2.74%.
    • $20 billion+ in cash and short-term investments help keep the dividend safe.
  • Coca-Cola: High Quality, Fair Price
    Sure Dividend Fri, Apr. 4 22 Comments

    Summary

    • Coca-Cola offers shareholders a 7.5% to 8.8% CAGR going forward.
    • Coca-Cola compares favorably to other dividend aristocrats.
    • Coca-Cola's high quality brands reduce downside risk.
  • The Bull Case For Coca-Cola
    Lester Goh Fri, Apr. 4 16 Comments

    Summary

    • Coca-Cola’s stock has fallen out of favor YTD.
    • Through analyzing its fundamentals, it seems that Coca-Cola is undervalued by at least 15%.
    • Coca-Cola’s implied share price is supported by conservative assumptions regarding its top line growth and cost of goods sold, which in turn produces a conservative bottom line.
  • Connecting The Dots: The Iconic Coca-Cola Is A Sell At $38
    Michael Ranalli Fri, Apr. 4 26 Comments

    Summary

    • According to the Wall Street Journal and Beverage Digest, overall soda volumes fell 3% in 2013, marking a ninth year of contraction.
    • Diet Coke’s volumes declined 6.8% in 2013 in the U.S. market, the largest global soda market.
    • Despite Coca-Cola’s 3.2% dividend yield, it is trading at too high of a P/E given its non-existent revenue growth and the secular headwinds facing soda manufacturers.
    • Mounting empirical scientific evidence is revealing that diet soda can have significant negative healthy risks, including this past Sunday’s report published by the American College of Cardiology.
  • Coca-Cola Products Are Well Positioned To Capitalize Growth

    Summary

    • The improvement in economic conditions of the emerging markets will provide long-term growth opportunities to Coca-Cola.
    • FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Olympics will further grow the company’s share in the Brazilian market.
    • The introduction of new Coca-Cola products using non-chemical sweeteners will boost the company’s revenues in developed markets.
  • Saying Goodbye To Coca-Cola, Time To Move On
    Alexander J. Poulos Mon, Mar. 31 130 Comments

    Summary

    • Coca-Cola executive compensation plan is overly generous which will lead to lackluster gains for shareholders.
    • I am replacing Coca-Cola with Dollar General which I view to be a better candidate for overall returns.
    • Dollar General is a defensive play with above average growth prospects with low risk.
  • Coca-Cola: A Long-Term Buy
    Investing Insight Wed, Mar. 26 8 Comments

    Summary

    • FIFA World Cup and the summer Olympics will build the strong momentum for the company to boost its revenues and income in Brazil.
    • Diet Coke Frost will help recover the company’s sparkling beverages volume sale in 2014.
    • Demand for carbonated beverages remains strong in the emerging markets and will improve the company’s performance in 2014.
  • How Much Does Coca-Cola's Compensation Dilute Shareholders?

    Summary

    • David Winters of Wintergreen Advisers went on the offensive by attacking Coca-Cola's plan to set aside 500 million shares for executive compensation.
    • The reality is that Coca-Cola spends $4.8 billion per year buying back stock, and $1.3 billion per year issuing stock as compensation.
    • The total dilution for shareholders amounts to 0.7% per year, and despite this, the share count tends to decline by 2% per year due to buybacks.
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Company Description

Coca-Cola Co manufactures, distributes and markets non-alcoholic beverage concentrates and syrups.