Warren's son, Howard, is already on the board of Directors. This plus the large number of shares that he owns gives him a loud voice in the operations. Why buy it and tie up so much of his working capital when sway the company as he wants to and use us shareholders to provide the working capital?
We are providing him a better ROI than if he owned the company..
Buy - but at $39 a share
M&A are certainly a possibility in any field; however, as you do not give any facts regarding how this will happen it therefore is a wish.
I do like the fact that PEP has gone with Frito Lay to diversify their exposure to downtrends in the beverage sector. And as much as I would like to see KO M&A with other companies with a cash buyout or leveraging of stock, their distribution channels are second to none. Let us not even forget their brand recognition.
A plausible idea would be that they might look at the coffee segment to add to their diversification which includes, soda's, tea's, H20, and, of course, OJ. I personally like Doritos with my Coke Zero but hey you can't have it all or can we? lol. I "wish" to see a KO recycling program with their vending machines or MP3's to boot! Yes, we can wish. Are you reading this R&D :-)
Keep the faith as we hope to see dividend increases in a solid defensive stock..