An excerpt from the Fools at Mötley about COTT, MNST and SBUX. Why Soda is not FEATURED validates Mötley as Fools:). At least we are in the discussion!!!
"Among ample advice concerning healthy eating and drinking habits, mothers typically trumpet that too much of anything sweet is something to avoid. Soda pop is the usual target; mothers advocate for drinks they view as more nutritious, such as milk and pure juices.
From an investing standpoint, however, mothers should also consider the income opportunities available through investing in companies that delve in an array of drinks. The following are seven things your mother never told you about beverage companies, such as Cott (NYSE: COT), Monster Beverage (NASDAQ: MNST), and Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX):
1. The Potential Exists for EPS Growth
Cott's earnings per diluted share increased to $0.02 for the fourth quarter of 2012. This is in comparison to a loss per diluted share of $0.12 in the prior year period.
Monster Beverage's net income per diluted share for the same quarter increased 10.6 percent to $0.39. The company's net income per diluted share was $0.35 in the comparable quarter in 2011.
For Q1 2013 (13 weeks ended Dec 30, 2012) Starbucks' EPS increased 14% to a record $0.57 per share. This is versus $0.50 per share in the first quarter of the prior fiscal year.
2. They're Forward Thinking
SodaStream (NASDAQ: SODA) announced last month a strategic agreement with Cott's subsidiary Cott Beverages, Inc. to make flavors produced specifically for the SodaStream carbonation system. First production will consist of existing SodaStream flavors, and this represents a new revenue stream for Cott."
I see it's down over 4% which was pretty likely.Not a total disaster-yet:).Not too late to skim or exit. Looks like a sympathy sell off on Delta, no? Might be a bit overdone.Would have to study it more and I got a dog that wants to retrieve her ball:)
Cold, that was Ice and I did say it was extended and wouldn't buy it now. Said Id at least skim it too, but since he trades with Seth, was prolly better cashing out.Told him to ask Seth after I posted ALK information.He said he'd call-has my #. Never heard from him:(