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The Coca-Cola Company (KO)

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  • Nov. 16, 2011, 2:59 PM
    A Credit Suisse list of 20 stocks that reward investors with greater dividend payments than most bonds: KO, MCD, GIS, PEP, PG, JNJ, ABT, KMB, ED, PFE, BMY, SO, MRK, PM, PGN, DUK, LLY, VZ, T, MO. Average yield: 4.2%. Average YTD returns on the underlying stock: 13.3%.
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  • Nov. 14, 2011, 9:18 AM
    Coca-Cola (KO -0.35) plans to invest $2B in India in the five years to 2017, equal to what the company has spent in the past 18 years in the country, where it employs 25,000 people.
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  • Nov. 12, 2011, 8:30 AM
    Active stockpicking has come in for a bit of a bad rap (and no less so with high-profile misses by managers like Bill Miller), but Donald Yacktman is still beating odds - Morningstar looked at him for "manager of the decade" - and his outperforming portfolio now is loaded up on techs like Microsoft (MSFT) and Cisco Systems (CSCO) to go along with standbys like Coke (KO), Pepsico (PEP) and Johnson & Johnson (JNJ): “I can’t remember a time when so many quality companies were selling at low prices compared to alternatives."
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  • Nov. 3, 2011, 1:51 PM
    A SEC filing shows board member Barry Diller loaded up on 100K shares of Coca-Cola (KO), bringing his stake in the company to ~$120M. Shares, up 1.20% on the day, have traded in a relatively narrow range since the S&P downgrade of the U.S. - unlike many of its Dow 30 brethren.
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  • Oct. 27, 2011, 9:44 AM
    Coca-Cola (KO +1.8%) agrees to buy Great Plains Coca-Cola Bottling for close to $360M, nabbing the 5th largest independent bottler in the country. The company says the deal is expected to be completed before the end of the year.
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  • Oct. 19, 2011, 9:16 AM
    Gabelli tags shares of Coca-Cola (KO) with a Buy rating, pointing to an extra boost the company might see in Europe when the Olympics and Euro soccer championship are hosted in 2012. Shares +0.5% premarket.
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  • Oct. 18, 2011, 8:10 AM
    More on Coca-Cola's (KO) Q3 report: Worldwide volumes +5% Y/Y (4% exc. new brands). Coca-Cola brand volumes +3%. Volumes for still beverages (juices, teas, etc.) +9% Y/Y. India saw 19% overall volume growth, and China 11%. European volumes were roughly flat, with revenue growth driven by currency benefits. KO -0.3% premarket. (PR)
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  • Oct. 18, 2011, 7:46 AM
    Coca-Cola (KO): Q3 EPS of $1.03 beats by $0.01. Revenue of $12.25B (+45.4% Y/Y) beats by $230M. Shares -0.3% premarket. (PR)
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  • Oct. 18, 2011, 12:05 AM
    Notable earnings before Tuesday's open: BAC, CHKP, DPZ, EDU, EMC, FRX, GPC, GS, HOG, JNJ, KO, OMC, PH, PII, STT, UNH
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  • Oct. 14, 2011, 1:37 PM
    Coca-Cola (KO +1%) plays it smart in an IP fight with a Chinese rival, according to Business Insider's Stan Abrams. Though a brand of vitamin water from Nongu Spring is a knock-off of its own version, Coca-Cola doesn't have design patent on file to protect its rights. So instead of fighting a spiraling case of lawsuits and PR barbs, the firm is standing pat - allowing Nongu to self-destruct with its hyped-up claims of total vitamin water war.
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  • Oct. 3, 2011, 9:36 AM
    Shares of Coca-Cola (KO -1.8%) hit a speedbump after JPMorgan downgrades its rating to Neutral from Overweight. Analysts with the firm reduced their price target on shares to $76 from $80.
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  • Sep. 29, 2011, 11:52 AM
    Dr. Pepper Snapple (DPS +3.3%) outperforms the market and gains a nod from an analyst on CNBC (video). Quietly, shares of DPS have outgained KO and PEP this year, registering a 7.7% gain vs 5.1% and -4% respectively for its rivals.
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  • Sep. 26, 2011, 3:39 PM
    Forget the yuan, says Coke (KO) CEO Muhtar Kent, it's U.S. tax policy and political polarization driving investment out of the States and into China (and Brazil). "In China and (others), you see the kind of attention to detail about how business works and how business creates employment."
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  • Sep. 26, 2011, 9:10 AM
    Coca-Cola (KO) will invest $3B in Russia in the next five years in an aggressive bid to build its presence in the burgeoning market. Coke's CEO lays it out dramatically: "Our system is part of the fabric of Russia's economic development and we continue to invest in Russia to create jobs and stimulate growth across our supply chain." Shares +0.6% premarket.
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  • Sep. 24, 2011, 8:15 AM
    It's a crash, all right, but in your run for safety, good luck finding a solvent government that will give you anything but a paltry yield. The answer, CSFB's Andrew Garthwaite says, is in the six safest stocks he knows - big, healthy, high-yielding companies with multinational income: Novartis (NVS), British American Tobacco (BTI), Intel (INTC), Vodafone (VOD), Coca-Cola (KO) and Microsoft (MSFT). (More Investing for Income)
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  • Sep. 21, 2011, 11:58 AM
    Breaking up is all the rage in today's corporate world - think TYC, SLE, KFT - and the buzz is that Pepsico (PEP +1.7%) could join the gang. Edward Jones says PEP's combined value post-split could be $90/share, 49% above yesterday's close. The stock has trailed competitors by a large margin in the past year, and the firm is losing share to Coca-Cola (KO).
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Company Description
Coca-Cola Co manufactures, distributes and markets non-alcoholic beverage concentrates and syrups.