I want in at $55.00. Time is on my side;
it is. Hope I'm not making a mistake by
Coca-Cola future is so bright, 2 - 3 years,
I've got to
Will try to bottom fish for $55 or
Average American teen drinks over 800 sodas
year(hope it's Coke).
This board is John's professional life and he
demonstrates his leadership by controlling thought and
expression on this board. So long as he can show leadership
here, in his eyes and those of his followers, he is a
Its a small life but it is his life.
I think you got it all wrong...it's not a
question of spelling but a question of concepts..and you
seem to lose sight of the concept and dwel on the
small details..if you conduct you professional life in
this manner...you will never rise to leadership but
remain a flunky all your life....
a word of
advice free....sell your Ko before you lose your
if you are enrolled in the KO MESIP, you may
change contributions or investment elections
monthly...changes must be made by the 15th of the month and will be
effective the first of the following month...good source of
info is Coca-Cola website...check the FAQ or e-querie
your question...CCE also has good site for this
info...hope this helps...jekyll
been changed because employees have been buying
and selling on a daily basis and have been doing this
in such numbers that the stock has been manipulated
on a daily basis.
employees have been playing the spread. Therefore, the
company changed the rules for trading the
Can you answer this: Was the plan changed recently? I
want to know if my information is correct.
for the plan. Any company can restrict trading in its
own stock within a tax shelter. BellSouth has the
right to do this. It is the law.
Good luck with
but I think we hold similar views.
people do not have a full deck and are missing all their
spades and hearts. These poor people end up saying
HAR HAR HAR or Always Coca
CAT has currency problems and it will hurt
earnings for some time but CAT's pe is around 10. The
downside risk is much lower than KO. In addition, CAT
often sells it equipment with contracts that state
dollars. This, to some extent, protects CAT from currency
risks. KO cannot do that. It sells its products in the
currencies of the countries that it deals in.
promote CAT. I think it is a good buy for the long-term.
At the same time, I do not think CAT is a better
company than KO. I also own stock in HD but I think that
it is over priced. I do not promote HD because there
is a good chance that the stock will go lower before
it goes higher.
So HD and KO, in my opinion,
are over priced. I own HD and I do not own KO. Their
pe's are similar but their growth in earnings are not.
HD will show earnings growth somewhere between 25
and 35 percent for 1998. I expect it to be around 26
or 27%. In two years, HD stock should be higher than
its current stock price. The earnings should drive
the stock higher. KO's earnings have been shrinking
and the growth of the company should not be higher
than 10% for the next couple of years. Ivestor has
stated this and he runs the company. I'm just taking his
word for it. In two years, we will all know where KO's
stock price will be. Because I believe that HD will
grow into its current stock price, I plan to hold my
position but if I were to recommend a stock in that
industry, I'd recommend Lowe's. Lowe's pe is lower than
HD's and they have similar growth rates. Lowe's is the
better buy even though I do not own the stock.
As for Minute Maid. I've mentioned that product many
times and that is what I drink. I seldom drink soda. KO
is considering pushing bottled water but it is a low
profit segment of the market. At least, KO claims that
it is a low profit area. They have been clear on
that point. Contact their customer service, I'm sure
they will restate that position.
I think KO
will make more money from selling clothes with its
logo than they will selling bottled water and they
have begun to sell the rights to the logo to clothing
companies. KO needs to find new sources for revenues and I
think Ivestor is doing this.
most of our forays into things other than
concentrate have been dogs, including Minute Maid. KO has
never made much money in juice. It's just another low
margin, commodity driven category.
As for water,
now that PEP seems to be doing something with it,
it's probably time to follow but the biggest
opportunity continues to be soda. Pray for stability in the