Downgraded "The Coca-Cola Company (KO) SELL ~ 5 Day Price Target: $40.90 Issued 01/04/2015 By Stock Price Target "
Would love $112 but not going to happen that way. No way coke is going to enter the restaurant biz and compete with a huge market it sells to ... ie mc donalds, chick fila etc. it would not be acceptable to those chains; they'd flee to pepsi and that would be worse for coke. Plus, restaurant biz is incredibly hard to run successfully. I see a snack biz and other beverage biz - non alcoholic.
U.S. businesses with significant overseas sales are beginning to feel the effects of the strengthening dollar.
Last week, Coca-Cola said it expects per-share earnings in the current quarter to be 9% lower because of the currency impact.
mcdonalds warned also !
why is KO near 52 week highs ?
Wait till they cut the dividend.......
1) Coke will buy either Green Mountain coffee or Monster beverage; Either offer HUGE GROWTH.
2) Coke will by 2 fast food restaurants-- I believe Jack in the Box and Sonic.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
It's called Coke Life - got a green label. I hope they push it hard - I believe it's a winner - fewer calories than regular Coke, tastes way better than their diet stuff.
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The holiday season isn't over yet. If these execs are worth their salt, they will pull their weight now of all times. We'll see what they can do in the remaining time.
Dec. 17, 2014 6:27 PM ET | 12 comments | About: The Coca-Cola Company (KO)
By Sarah Roden
Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO) usually capitalizes on the holiday season by incorporating Santa Clause and polar bears into their campaigns, but the soda company has recently come under fire by Wintergreen Advisers after a report admitted that it will not meet its targets.
In addition to ending their sponsorship of American Idol, Coca-Cola stated on December 15th that they are expecting earnings per share to only increase by 4%-5% for 2014, lower than the forecast of about 9%. The report went on to state that Coca-Cola “does not expect comparable currency neutral EPS growth in 2015 to be significantly different from 2014.”
On the same day, Wintergreen released a report highlighting the excessive paychecks for Coke’s executives given the company’s stalled profit growth, and their pattern of “routinely outspending its cash flow in recent years and funding the gap with debt.