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The Coca-Cola Company (KO)

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  • Feb. 1, 2012, 11:40 AM
    Goldman raises its estimates and PT for Coca-Cola (KO +1.1%) ahead of next Tuesday's Q4 report, while reiterating its Conviction Buy rating. The firm thinks improved pricing will boost Coke's profits, and doesn't expect increased spending from archrival PepsiCo (PEP) to have much of an impact.
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  • Jan. 30, 2012, 6:32 PM
    Coca-Cola (KO) says it will invest $5B in Mexico over the next 5 years, as it attempts to boost production and increase local sales. Coke's two largest Latin American bottlers, Coca-Cola Femsa (KOF) and Arca Continental (EMBVF.PK), are based out of Mexico, and so is juice brand Jugos del Valle, which has annual sales above $1B. The company's Latin American sales rose 17% Y/Y in Q3.
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  • Jan. 27, 2012, 3:51 PM
    Five samples of orange juice from Brazil and six samples from Canada test positive for the fungicide carbendazim, according to FDA test results. The FDA began testing earlier this month after Coca-Cola (KO -0.8%) found the chemical in orange juice imported from Brazil. Frozen concentrate O.J. for March delivery +4%.
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  • Jan. 27, 2012, 1:01 PM
    Analysts expect PepsiCo (PEP -1.1%) to reverse its trend of slackish spending promoting its beverages - predicting that an advertising and marketing budget of as much as $600M will be unveiled on Feb. 9 as part of the firm's yearly business review. Over last 3 years PepsiCo beverages have lost market share in North America - including its flagship Pepsi-Cola drink getting leapfrogged by Diet Coke (KO -1.0%) to become the #2 bestseller in the U.S behind regular Coke.
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  • Jan. 20, 2012, 12:35 PM
    New government tests show 19 samples taken from imported orange juice shipments are negative for carbendazim, a fungicide not approved for oranges in the U.S. The FDA began testing imports for carbendazim after Coca Cola (KO +0.3%) found the chemical in orange juice it imported from Brazil. OJ futures jump 5% to $2.1065/lb.
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  • Jan. 12, 2012, 2:57 PM
    Coca-Cola (KO -0.9%) says it has been contacted by a "relatively small number" of consumers with questions about an unapproved fungicide it reported finding in some of its orange juice. "Consumers are satisfied when they hear us say there is no safety issue with the Brazilian juice we use in our products," the company says.
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  • Jan. 12, 2012, 10:46 AM
    Coca-Cola (KO -0.5%) points the finger at some growers in Brazil to explain away why a fungicide was found in some of its orange juice brands. Meanwhile, trading in orange juice futures has been wildly volatile over the last week due to the developments - prompting ICE futures to boost the required cash position for traders by 95%.
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  • Jan. 11, 2012, 6:54 PM
    The FDA says a juicemaker reported the presence of fungicide in its orange juice, and in a competitor's products. Tropicana owner PepsiCo (PEP) says it wasn't the company that made the report, while Minute Maid owner Coca-Cola (KO) will neither confirm nor deny it was responsible. Between them, Pepsi and Coke control nearly 2/3 of the U.S. orange juice market. Update: Coke now admits it made the report.
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  • Jan. 8, 2012, 8:17 PM
    Josh Brown hooks us up with an interesting spreadsheet created by a messageboard contributor. The project will track the performance of the 10 most-loved and most-hated stocks of Wall Street's analyst community. Very early in 2012, the most-hated stocks have the edge in total return, led by Netflix's (NFLX) near 23% gain.
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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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Company Description
Coca-Cola Co manufactures, distributes and markets non-alcoholic beverage concentrates and syrups.