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  • tannu_tuva tannu_tuva Sep 8, 1999 2:29 PM Flag

    good_for_you, insider trading may or

    may not mean much. Often a company requires that
    insiders purchase stock. At times, insiders sell for
    estate reasons.

    It is easy to read too much into
    insider buying.

    I do look at it but I only want to
    know if a large number of insiders are either buying
    or selling. Beyond that, I think many investors put
    too much stock into this aspect of research.

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    • U make 2 manee concrusions gud fliend. Wen Ho no
      serr KO no way, Jose. Wen Ho havee velly row
      cost/shale, no need wolly tax ross, hahahaha U funny Joe! Wen
      Ho be buy mole shales soon joe! Melican dummies soon
      thlow in tower & Wen Ho crean up beeg time GI. Wen Ho

    • Ho is serra? don take tax ross! KO wirr go back up. Ko is Winna.

      Gud nuf fo Buffet, OK fo Pukin!

      I hord rong and won be wong.

      wea is good gi Wen Ho? we need suppolt!

    • My Dear Johnny, apparently I have more money than
      brains and you have more brains than money, he he. So
      when you are done pounding yourself on the back take
      this quiz: How does this dumm preacher have more cash
      than me? I'll be on the links today you can post your
      answer when you get it figured out,
      hahahahahahahahahahahaha!! Rev Jim Bob, RJB Industries, Gwinnett Co.,
      Georgia, All Rights Reserved. ( We support education for
      the mentally challenged)

    • and you can bet EPS estimates will be lowered prior to release date..u can just about count on it!

    • Librarymaven ("maven" = expert), I try to use the
      best sources and my own brain when evaluating a
      situation. Yahoo is OK for the schoolkids, but
      please...

      KO's PE this year (only 1 qtr left) will be 50. KO
      said as much just 2 weeks ago (don't quote Yahoo, go
      to all your good reference sections, sharpen your
      pencil).

      Now you have data from your sources, how does a
      KO/CCE combo compare to comparable
      companies?

      It's terrible. Returns are low. Debt is
      high.

      As for downgrades, they are coming. S&P warned last
      week. B of America downgraded CCE yesterday.

    • Long time no see....LOL.......How much cash you have left for your church?
      Didn't I tell you to short at 68 you dummy!!!
      God is not happy you losing all that church money!!

    • message. We agree that KO may not go as low as I
      expect. I've already said that I'm waiting for one of two
      things. I want to see profits rise or I want the stock
      price to fall. If I see improved earnings, I might even
      be willing to pay more for the stock than its
      selling for now. I believe there ought to be a
      relationship between stock price and earnings. Right now, I
      think KO stock is selling on reputation and is
      over-priced.

      I agree that KO will remain number one and that it
      will expand its foreign markets. I also think that
      your expression, "penny wise and pound foolish" was
      the correct use of its meaning.

      But, because
      we both believe that KO will remain number one does
      not mean that the number two company may not be a
      better investment. PEP has a PE of 22 and earnings
      growth of 24%. KO has a PE of 43 and earnings decrease
      of 17+% PEP earned $1.45 a share and KO earned $1.27
      a share and yet KO sells at a higher mulitple and
      price than PEP. KO's short ratio is twice that of
      PEP's. Someone out there agrees with me or there would
      not be so many shorts.

      I agree that anyone who
      buys KO stock now, if they hold the stock long enough,
      will make money. I just believe that the downside risk
      is too high at this time. There are worse things
      than making money investing in number two. Those who
      invested in Lowes did very well. HD may be number one but
      number two is doing well too.

      For the most part,
      we agree. Take care.

    • how current is that information..do you any idea? ie: those recommendations were made when?

    • <<So what would the ROE be if only 1
      bottler were consolidated? Let's pick CCE... On its own
      it sports a wonderful 1% ROE for the most lucrative
      Coke territories on earth. Then start looking at the
      other performance metrics like PE (it applies here as
      this is a staid, slow growth industry. Use a 5 year
      trend to average out hiccups). You have KO's PE of now
      over 50 and CCE's which is in triple
      digits.>>

      Actually, on this very website (Yahoo), the figures for KO
      and CCE are:

      CCE: P/E of 59.16 (not triple
      digits) ROE 2.05% (not 1%) Analysts Recommendations 7
      Strong Buys for an average of 1.72

      KO: P/E 43.26
      (not over 50) ROE 37.96% Analysts Recommendations 2
      strong buys for an average of 2.28

      Seems as
      though these concerns about overleverage and
      consolidated statements have escaped the analysts who cover
      CCE. Or, could it be that they, as many of us, realize
      that the market share and future potential of Coke's
      products outweigh the short term performance concerns? Why
      the Strong Buys for companies headed for the
      basement: Hmmm...

    • S&P and industry analysts are starting to
      evaluate KO and the bottlers together. It makes sense,
      their boards and financial interminglings point this
      out. Their businesses are not separate.

      So what
      would the ROE be if only 1 bottler were consolidated?
      Let's pick CCE... On its own it sports a wonderful 1%
      ROE for the most lucrative Coke territories on earth.
      Then start looking at the other performance metrics
      like PE (it applies here as this is a staid, slow
      growth industry. Use a 5 year trend to average out
      hiccups). You have KO's PE of now over 50 and CCE's which
      is in triple digits.

      Once we all recognize
      beverages have seen 10 years of little to no price growth
      and KO/bottlers have accumulated too much debt for
      what they return, the picture clears.

      As for
      Buffet, doesn't he also like unleveraged companies?
      Again, look at a CCE - KO combo.

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