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The Coca-Cola Company (KO)

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  • Jan. 6, 2012, 1:55 PM
    Coca-Cola (KO -0.6%) and Nestle (NSRGY.PK) have worked out an agreement to narrow the geographic scope of their ready-to-drink tea JV to Canada and Europe. The firm will enter a licensing arrangement in Taiwan and Hong Kong, while the rest of the regions involved will be phased out by the end of 2012.
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  • Dec. 27, 2011, 12:52 PM
    Eli Inkrot lines up six dividend stocks set to benefit from the start of the NBA season on Christmas after a work stoppage of two months. Though each company has diversified ad spends across multiple sports, he sees the "stickiness" of basketball fans helping each firm realizing a profit from their NBA marketing investments. YUM, MCD, BUD, TAP, PEP, KO.
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  • Dec. 15, 2011, 3:30 PM
    Bioproduct developer Gevo (GEVO +13.8%) jumps after being selected by Coca Cola (KO +1%) as one of three companies that will try to commercialize a 100% plant-based soda bottle over the next couple years.
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  • Dec. 14, 2011, 8:26 AM
    Coca-Cola (KO -0.35%) looks to exploit the large non-alcoholic drinks market in the Middle East with the $980M purchase of about half of the equity in the beverage business of Saudi Arabia's Aujan Industries. Aujan Chairman Adel Aujan hopes to double annual revenue in five years from the current 3B riyals ($800M). (PR)
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  • Dec. 8, 2011, 11:11 AM
    Coca-Cola (KO +0.4%) moves its secret formula for its trademark drink for the first time, transferring it from a bank vault to be held (not displayed) with an exhibit at an Atlanta museum. The closely-guarded 1886 formula is said to have "psychological" value to the company as it helps keep 125 years of advertising, marketing, and childhood memories percolating.
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  • Dec. 6, 2011, 2:28 PM
    Coca-Cola's (KO +0.7%) Freestyle soda fountain gets a big boost, with Burger King planning to install the high-tech machine in all 850 U.S. company-owned restaurants. BK's installation of Freestyle, which offers more than 100 drink flavors and features a touch-screen menu, will raise the number of total locations using the machine by nearly 50%.
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  • Dec. 6, 2011, 7:12 AM
    Chinese police say the death of a child in China after drinking a Coca-Cola (KO) product is a case of deliberate poisoning after tests showed no toxicity in samples from the same batch of the drink. The report should help Coca-Cola avoid a broad recall of its products in the northeast region of China.
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  • Dec. 5, 2011, 7:40 AM
    Authorities in China step up their criminal investigation to determine how toxic chemicals found their way into Coca-Cola (KO) products in a northeast province resulting in the death of a child and illness for three others. An exec for Coca-Cola says test on its products in the region show no quality issues. Shares of KO +1% premarket.
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  • Dec. 1, 2011, 9:55 AM
    Chinese authorities are investigating the death of a child who reportedly fell ill after drinking one of Coca-Cola's (KO +0.3%) Minute Maid milk beverages in the north of the country. Coke has tested the product line and found no problems but has anyway removed the drink from the shelves in Jilin province.
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  • Nov. 23, 2011, 11:23 AM
    Four companies that recently saw insider buying: Coca-Cola (KO - 100K shares purchased by a director), Flowserve (FLS - 7K shares purchased by its CEO), 8x8 (EGHT - 41.5K shares purchased by a director), and Furiex Pharmaceuticals (FURX - 265K shares purchased by a director, and 6.2K shares purchased by its CFO).
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  • Nov. 18, 2011, 3:33 PM
    Veteran fund manager David Winters of Wintergreen Advisers likes to keep a concentrated list of 15 stocks in his value-oriented Wintergreen Fund - tending to hold names for 4-6 years. He stays underweighted in the tech and communications sector, scared off by the "constant change and immense competition." Winters' high conviction buys: PM, RAI, KO, MA, CNQ.
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  • Nov. 18, 2011, 11:52 AM
    Coke or Pepsi?: Jefferies analyst Jeff Farmer initiates coverage on Coca-Cola (KO +1.4%) with a solid Buy rating and a lofty $80 price target, expecting mid-single digit growth for the company in 2012. He sees multiple advantage in the global market for KO over rival PepsiCo (PEP -0.1%) - influencing his Hold rating for PEP with a more-sedate PT of $70. Farmer note 80% of Coca-Cola's profits are derived from outside the U.S. compared to PepsiCo's lower mark of 40%.
  • Nov. 17, 2011, 1:25 PM
    Minyanville sees the case of Heineken's (HINKY.PK) foray into China as a cautionary tale for firms thinking about betting big in the nation. The brewer entered the beer market 1988 by buying into the dominant player. Trouble is: Chinese consumers don't like bitter beer, so Heineken's market share fell flat. Could the same consumer peaking process happen to MCD, KO, Pizza Hut/KFC, and other U.S. firms as they pour investments into expansion in China?
  • 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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Company Description
Coca-Cola Co manufactures, distributes and markets non-alcoholic beverage concentrates and syrups.