KO - The Coca-Cola Company

NYSE - NYSE Delayed Price. Currency in USD
49.61
-0.24 (-0.48%)
At close: 4:00PM EDT
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Previous Close49.85
Open49.82
Bid49.60 x 800
Ask49.64 x 4000
Day's Range49.53 - 49.89
52 Week Range42.10 - 50.84
Volume5,617,049
Avg. Volume13,955,276
Market Cap211.642B
Beta (3Y Monthly)0.30
PE Ratio (TTM)31.54
EPS (TTM)1.57
Earnings DateJul 23, 2019 - Jul 29, 2019
Forward Dividend & Yield1.60 (3.26%)
Ex-Dividend Date2019-06-13
1y Target Est51.95
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This is not an easy feat and they are facing hurdles.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsThe regulatory obstacles are also opportunities which eventually will be incremental upside. There is no doubt that the bullish thesis for pot stocks is strong. * 5 Great Tech ETFs That Aren't the XLK Bottom line, the popularity of pot is what drives the fanatical interest in these stocks.This is not a fad. The interest is too strong to fizzle. Also there is too much action from mega-cap companies who are seeking to join the party if not already there. CGC was ground zero for this when it took $4.5 billion from Constellation Brands (NYSE:STZ). More investments followed like the one into Cronos (NASDAQ:CRON) from Altria (NYSE:MO).Also the cannabis story is not local. This is a global phenomena but the markets here in North America are probably the sexiest to investors. Simply stated, the story is too good to dismiss so soon.CGC stock is not for the faint of heart. They are called momentum stocks because they move fast in both directions. Case in point, yesterday it rose 4% on no specific news. So this makes it difficult to find the perfect trading points. So it is best to learn the levels that matter and use those as entry and exit lines. Trading CGC StockOnce CGC fell back into the $43 zone it slowed its deceleration because that is a support zone. These are not hard lines in the sand but rather rubber bands. I can buy it here and expect a bounce towards the last place it failed.If will face resistance at $49 per share so I should lock profits once it reaches it. But this varies based on individual trading preferences and time frames. If it's a tactical trade then I'd set my stop loss below $41.75 or $39.75 per share. Because if those fail, the bears could try to retest $33 per share. This is not a forecast but a scenario that could unfold.The CGC stock fundamentals are the best of the bunch on paper. This is not to say that they are good. But they did receive the pile of cash from STZ and they are putting it to good use. Their strong balance sheets allows them to execute on plan comfortably. But they still need to grow their delivery capacity.This is what Wall Street believes, and whether reality or not, perception is all that counts this early in the process.Critics of cannabis do make valid arguments. But for every point of contention they offer, there are several other facets of the cannabis that offset that one negative. The applications for cannabis includes not just recreational use, but also medical, CBD, potables, edibles, etc.So according to Wall Street we will smoke it, eat it, drink and rub it on our ailments. So to be a bear on cannabis now is like fighting a multi-headed beast. They can shoot down one aspect of the bullish thesis but there are several more that can still bite the sellers.Nevertheless, it is important to temper the enthusiasm. 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So far, CGC and ACB are up more than 65% year to date -- four times the performance of the S&P 500.Nicolas Chahine is the managing director of SellSpreads.com. As of this writing, he did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. You can follow him as @racernic on Twitter and Stocktwits. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 7 Safe Stocks to Buy for Anxious Investors * 4 Tech Stocks Looking Vulnerable * Should You Buy, Sell, Or Hold These 7 Hot IPO Stocks? Compare Brokers The post It's Time to Load Up on CGC Stock Again appeared first on InvestorPlace.

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But these days, Buffett and BRK.B may want to rethink that stance. * 7 High-Yield REITs to Buy (Even When the Market Tanks) A huge cash pile, underperformance in recent years by Berkshire Hathaway stock and a lack of appealing elephant-sized takeover targets make the idea of paying a dividend- even a one-time special one- worthwhile for Berkshire Hathaway.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips A Growing Problem for Berkshire HathawayCalling BRK.B a cash-generating machine would be an understatement. By design, the organization is set up to produce copious amounts of cash flows from its underlying holdings. Its insurance companies pull in billions from their investments, while Buffett receives billions each quarter in dividends from BRK.B's massive stakes in companies like Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) and U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB). And we can't forget about the dividends/distributions that Berkshire Hathaway's subsidiaries send back to their parent.Historically, Buffett has used this cash primarily to invest in its current businesses, buy new businesses and repurchase Berkshire Hatahaway stock when its shares are cheap enough.The problem is that BRK.B may be producing too much cash these days. At the end of 2018, BRK.B had about $112 billion in cash and equivalents on its balance sheet. That balance has only grown as more of its positions have paid their quarterly dividends into the firm's coffers.The issue is that Buffett and Berkshire are having trouble finding ways to spend that cash.With stocks surging over the last year or so, valuations aren't as cheap as Buffett would like. After all, he is a value investor. As a result, it's difficult for Berkshire to buy more shares of companies in which it already has stakes .Meanwhile, expensive valuations make buying companies outright an expensive proposition. Since Berkshire Hathaway is so big, it takes a large deal to really move the needle for Berkshire Hatahawau stock. Unfortunately, Buffett and the team at Berkshire Hathaway recently haven't found any major company that they like. It's been more than three years since BRK.B carried out a substantial buyout. So, its cash keeps piling up.That could explain Buffett's recent bout of underperformance.Over the long haul, Berkshire Hathaway stock has been a great investment. Since Buffett took over, Berkshire Hathaway has managed to produce a compound annual gain of 21% , versus a compound annual gain of just 9.7% for the S&P 500 during that time.However, the last decade hasn't been so kind for Buffett. BRK.B stock has risen by 259% over the last ten years. That's not bad at all. However, the S&P has returned a total of 314% during that time. This year alone ,the S&P 500 has risen more than twice as rapidly as Berkshire Hatahaway stock. 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In that scenario, Buffett would still have had plenty of cash to play with. In fact, about five years ago, Buffett had only about $42 billion in cash on Berkshire's balance sheet, and he was perfectly content and performed better.By paying a dividend, BRK.B would remove one of Buffett's main complaints about Berkshire Hathaway as well. That is, that Berkshire Hathaway stock constantly trades at a huge discount to book value. If Buffett was to pay an annual dividend or even a one-time large special payout and remove some of the excess cash, the owners of Berkshire Hathaway stock would receive an improved return on their investment. Most likely, they would enjoy higher share prices and higher net asset value. Here's Hoping Berkshire Hathaway Starts Paying UpBuffett is an amazing investor and has steered Berkshire Hathaway towards enviable returns that may have been too good. BRK just throws off too much cash these days. It's a great problem to have, but it is starting to significantly hinder the performance of BRK.B stock. Initiating a one-time, special dividend or annual payout would go a long way towards removing that excess cash from Berkshire's balance sheet, while improving the performance of BRK.B stock. At the time of writing, author Aaron Levitt did not hold a position in any of the stocks mentioned. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 7 High-Yield REITs to Buy (Even When the Market Tanks) * 5 Great Blue-Chip Stocks to Buy Today * 7 Tech Stocks to Buy That Are Also Perfect for Retirement Compare Brokers The post Berkshire Hathaway Stock Should Pay a Special Dividend appeared first on InvestorPlace.

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