Profit margins in the last three months of 2011 suffered their biggest Q/Q drop since the...

|By:, SA News Editor

Profit margins in the last three months of 2011 suffered their biggest Q/Q drop since the financial crisis, WSJ reports. If margins have peaked, companies will have to boost profits by increasing revenues, a tall order as the global economic outlook remains tenuous. Among the big names to watch this week: Coca-Cola (KO) and Pepsico (PEP). Both companies are expected to post healthy profits, but commodity prices might weigh on results.