Thought you all would like reading this
article...sorry if it's old news for some of you.
The Coca-Cola Company (KO: NYSE)
April 26, 1999
We are initiating coverage of
Coca-Cola Company with a Strong Buy recommendation. Our
12-18 month price target is $84. As the world economy
improves and globalization is revived, the company should
be able to re-establish earnings per share growth.
At the current stock price, the shares offer a very
attractive opportunity for conservative investors with a
12-18 month investment horizon. In the company�s last
earnings report, volume declines were seen in Germany,
Japan and Brazil. Together, these regions represent
about 25% of the company�s total profits. Over the near
term, we expect difficult conditions in markets such as
Brazil and Russia with a rebound in growth seen
beginning in the second half. We expect to see better
conditions in Japan, Germany, Asia, South America and the
United States. In closing, we are initiating coverage of
Coca-Cola Company with a Strong Buy recommendation.
KO drip plan for so long. I agree that KO is a
good long-term investment.
I also feel that
the near-term is still uncertain. For an investor
like you has held the stock for years and will hold it
for many more, only profits are on the horizon.
I was not as smart as you to buy over the past
decade and have hoped to get in cheap with the current
problems. Time will show if I an successful.
luck with your investment.
I bought KO about 10 years ago. I wasn't as sharp
as you as I did not sell but only bought more. I buy
$300.00 worth every month through the KO Drip Plan and if
Ko is under $65.00 at the end of the month then I
send in $500.00. I have purchased A lot of KO Stock
within the past year under $65.00. KO is just one of
those dream stocks that always goes back up after it
falls. IT's like it is just asking everyone to buy it
when it is low, and when it is high smart people like
you can make a lot of money. I have made so much
money by just buying and holding KO Stock.I have got
use to people buying COCA COLA from our pop machine
Our pop machine has to be filled about
twice daily. The demand is still out there, and I feel
that is always will be.
As far as my mouth, the
only time I open it is to enjoy another can of COCA
COLA. One does not need to open his or her mouth to
type a message.
My utmost congratulations to you
Zerkley and wish you the best.
Best Of Luck To All