Moodys Investors Service's ratings belie the
amateur analysts on this board who are spreading nonsense
concerning unmanageable debt levels, KO's demise, etc. Read
Notice the second and third paragraphs:
upgrades are based on CCE's increasing importance as the
largest U.S. and international bottler in the Coca-Cola
system and Moody's expectation that the already close
strategic alignment between CCE and The Coca-Cola Company
(KO) will continue to strengthen."
expect that the Coca-Cola system - which includes KO and
its global bottling affiliates - will maintain an
extraordinarily powerful brand franchise, increasingly efficient
marketing and distribution capabilities, strong cash
generation, and ample financial flexibility."
faith, KO supporters! The bear noise will be subsiding
as time goes on.
I've bought KO at $55 three times in the past few
years,the first when the DOW was down 500 points.The last
time was last week.
The first time I sold at
$75,the second at $65 and this time....who
One thing I notice from before was the gloomy posts
at the time I bought.Then once the buying started,it
was like everyone was dog piling on KO at once before
it went higher.
I don't know if I have a
point but KO isn't going away,thats for damn
$55's been good to me with this one and slowing
sales,competitive bashing manuvers or KO taking a quarter to write
off any bad currency losses is just the chances I
look for when investing with this one.
been sideways quite some time and don't forget KO buys
back stock when it gets cheap.
A 32 PE is
average as someone wrote,but sooner or later the rush to
buy KO will again start and it happens fast and when
things look their worst.
try at $55. Finding a pattern and taking
advantage of it is great but this time it may be a little
KO's average PE is around 32 but its current PE is 42.
With flat profits, the stock might dip
What the heck, you have made money in the past doing
this and even if the stock goes lower, at some point
it will go higher.
i still think somehow you have got your priorites
mixed up...i agree....not losing capital #1 important
player rule...but first you have to buy
something.....you can never lose capital if you don't buy anthing
some day you will buy? when the P/E is right?
we shall see...
shares of KO are traded. There isn't any way that
the discussions on this board have an impact on the
price of the stock. I have no guilt because I do not
think that KO's trend is related to this
As for sending money to my broker. I only send in
money after my orders are executed. The SEC allows
three days between execution and payment. So my check
is not on its way.
I think we are close if not already at the
trough. Even the ANALyst at Morgan (and all the other
talking heads today) are expecting sequential volume
growth. KO is investing its' butt off in new and existing
markets to grow future and cement current share. The
ANALyst said that KO had not cut expenses at the same
speed as the slow down in volume. Well duh! We aren't
building a smooth quarterly earnings machine. We are
building the world's #1 (and #2 also in most) beverage
company in each and every market in which KO steps foot.
It is in these times of global weakness that those
who continue to spend to build will seperate
themselves from the "other" guys (er: Puksie).
message. I agree that KO will not go to $20 but I
do believe that $40 is possible.
If KO had a
PE of 30, the stock would be close to $40 and yet
the stock would still have a multiple above the
With all the problems the
company has and the shock many KO investors are in, they
may begin to dump shares.
In a way, I'd hate
to see that because I really do like the company and
expect the stock to come back. The tone of this board
has really changed. I bet the feelings among KO
stockholders in general has changed too.
Take care and
with JP Morgan, it would be unfair. But,
companies are always maintaining a relationship with the
investment community. At times, they will met with
representatives of many companies and at times, with individual
I do not know why it is one way and then
another. Perhaps, JP Morgan requested a meeting.
What we do know is that the meeting occurred and JP
Morgan than issued a public statement. This we know for
Another 14 months of the same and Coca-Cola will
worth nothing. I do hope they continue to make it
I do like my daily fill. I used to buy it at a
bottle in th 1940s and if the price
continues to drop
it may again sell for that
Americans sure know how to screw up a good thing.
American institution bites the dust.
My survey says
that 116 people read this board and about
so we don't make a heck of a lot of
It's spring way down south so maybe a few more
of Coke to quench Peru's thirst.
I've pasted it below. But, it sometimes takes a
few years to establish the range. Just because KO has
had problems for two years does not mean the range is
established. I think it is just setting up and it will have a
Time will tell.
I guess what I meant to say was that KO the
business had to catch up to KO the
companies (1 of a kind companies) like KO don't dive, they
trade in a range sideways to work off the
excesses. Sometimes this takes years,