KO - The Coca-Cola Company

NYSE - NYSE Delayed Price. Currency in USD
47.48
+0.20 (+0.42%)
At close: 4:00PM EDT
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Previous Close47.28
Open47.33
Bid47.47 x 800
Ask47.47 x 4000
Day's Range47.27 - 47.58
52 Week Range41.45 - 50.84
Volume12,167,116
Avg. Volume16,181,245
Market Cap202.985B
Beta (3Y Monthly)0.27
PE Ratio (TTM)31.65
EPS (TTM)1.50
Earnings DateApr 23, 2019
Forward Dividend & Yield1.60 (3.41%)
Ex-Dividend Date2019-03-14
1y Target Est50.33
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  • 3 Tailwinds to Consider for KO Stock Before Calling It Quits
    InvestorPlace3 days ago

    3 Tailwinds to Consider for KO Stock Before Calling It Quits

    For most people today, Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) is a brand and a significant piece of Americana. Many even consider it their prime choice among beverage-makers. However, what it isn't -- unfortunately -- is a viable investment. I'm sad to say this, but KO stock is incredibly frustrating.Source: Coca-Cola * 5 Dividend Stocks Perfect for Retirees Historically, Coca-Cola stock just exists to pay out its fairly generous 3.4% dividend yield. Certainly, though, this is not the platform to get rich on. Over the past five years, KO shares have gained less than 15%. With a performance like that, this legacy firm isn't going to endear itself to the younger crowd.Even more maddening, KO stock performed admirably late last year. This was in the face of a broader market meltdown that gutted several relevant names. Finally, it appeared that management was making substantive progress toward its re-branding efforts.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsHowever, the numbers told a different tale. Revenues for the fourth quarter of 2018 slumped badly against the year-ago level. KO stock is currently on the recovery path after Q4's devastating numbers. The question, of course, is whether you should trust this rally?If any investment suffers from this-time-it's-different syndrome, it's KO stock. However, risk-tolerant buyers may want to check out these three underappreciated tailwinds: KO Stock Can Rule a Still-Popular Soda MarketYou've heard it a million times: soda is a dying beverage category. Moreover, as younger people eschew sugary drinks for healthier alternatives, that leaves little room for KO stock and rivals like PepsiCo (NASDAQ:PEP). Seemingly, the Q4 figures add weight to this bearish argument.If that wasn't bad enough, both Coca-Cola and Pepsi cater to an older demographic. According to a 2016 Adweek report, Coke was the favored beverage among those aged 35 to 44 years. And for Pepsi? Try the retirement community -- those aged 65 years and up.But on the flipside, several soda brands are making a comeback, including Slice soda and Jolt Cola. As I mentioned earlier this year, this product revival is too young to make an accurate assessment of its success. However, if demand didn't exist, investors wouldn't risk their money on such a speculative venture.Moreover, more recent data indicates that American consumers still love carbonated drinks. KO's management team is looking to advantage this trend with their premium Smartwater brand. This might turn out to be a great move for Coca-Cola stock. With Smartwater, the company can apply the desired carbonation with the equally-desired "healthy" tag. Millennials Are the Healthy Generation? Think Again!As we just discussed, a major impediment to Coca-Cola stock is the millennial generation. Several sources refer to this demographic as the healthier generation: they smoke less, they exercise more and they make better nutritional choices.But what if I told you that this was all BS? Well, it is. And don't take my word for it; instead, listen to the Pentagon.According to the Department of Defense, more than 70% of Americans aged 17 to 24 are ineligible for military service. Why? The two most-cited reasons are health and inadequate physical fitness. As a result of this dearth of qualified recruits, some military branches are lowering standards for enlistment!So what's causing this disconnect between perception and reality? I genuinely believe that millennials think they're making healthier choices; hence, their flawed answers to survey questions. But expanding waist sizes and pools of unqualified military recruits tell the real tale: millennials are actually the least healthy generation.That's a big plus for Coca-Cola stock because it's not the product that's the impediment, but the marketing. Change the marketing -- which the company is already doing -- and KO will eventually score the coveted millennial demo. Coca-Cola Isn't Just About SodaWhile KO stock has frustrated investors to no end, I hope that my contrarian arguments provide some food for thought. The soda market, as ugly as it might look now, isn't quite so terrible when you drill into the details.But despite the brand name, Coca-Cola stock isn't just about soda. The company offers the full spectrum of beverages, ranging from premium water to natural juices to the sugary concoctions.I've mentioned this before, but one segment to watch closely is Coca-Cola's acquisition of Costa Coffee. While analysts have criticized KO for paying a hefty premium for Costa, the buyout provides a viable channel into China. Taking a chunk of Chinese market share will do wonders for overall growth.On the surface, that's not easy considering giant rivals like Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) are already operating in the region. However, don't dismiss Coca-Cola so easily. Through its Japan-based Georgia Coffee brand, KO has substantial experience delivering successful results in the Asian market. * 10 Best Stocks to Buy and Hold Forever Let me emphasize that KO stock will likely require patience. However, the fundamental tools are in place for a surprising -- and sustainable -- recovery.As of this writing, Josh Enomoto did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. 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    Pepsico Stock Is Fizzing Ahead of Earnings

    In the months after Ramon Laguarta stepped into longtime PepsiCo (NASDAQ:PEP) CEO Indra Nooyi's shoes, the market has rallied behind him. In the past three months, Pepsico stock has risen over 12%, compared to high single digits for the major indices.Source: Shutterstock Not even the move toward healthier products and away from Pepsi's core products of soda, sweetened beverages and chips has hindered Pepsico stock's ascent toward 52-week highs. On top of this, the company has increased its dividend, which sits at 3%. If performance continues to exceed expectations, it's not unlikely that another increase is on the horizon.It may be unexpected for a large food and beverage conglomerate to be generating such high returns, but under both Nooyi and Laguarta, Pepsico remains committed to its shareholders. Its diversified portfolio of world-renowned brands -- including Frito-Lay, Tropicana, Gatorade and Quaker -- continue to provide an attractive steady growth story.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips Pepsico Stock Has a Positive OutlookThere has been a lot of momentum coming off a strong a strong fourth-quarter and end to 2018. Laguarta intends to capitalize on PEP's organic growth trend and guided to 4% organic revenue growth in 2019. While EPS might take a slight hit due to investments in the business and an increase in its effective tax rate, 2019 should be viewed as a year of transition as Laguarta leaves his mark on Pepsico. * 7 Stocks to Buy for Spring Season Growth Frito-Lay in North America has been the biggest driver of growth and is Pepsico's largest sector by profit. It's a consistent revenue generator and has "industry-leading margins and returns on invested capital."The market expects this business line to capture new demand, in especially in premium snacking. Brands like Simply, SunChips, Smartfood and Off the Eaten Path, will be in focus, so it is important that investors track the category's performance in the upcoming quarters to make sure that Pepsico is continuing to compete effectively across the entire snacking category. Pepsico Delivers on DividendsIn most of their key markets, PEP is the No. 1 or No. 2 overall food and beverage supplier. They have been very successful in marketing their products at a local level and adjusting marketing messages based on the market. Earnings should confirm that this dominance continues.They have rewarded shareholders with their success as well. On the dividend front, Pepsico stock has not disappointed. The company delivered compounded dividend growth of 9% over the last six years, returning $45 billion to shareholders.Over that same time period, organic revenue growth has averaged 3.8% and core operating margins have expanded by 1.6%. Laguarta expects to continue that growth by investing in its broad portfolio, and 2020 should be an even stronger year with high-single-digit core constant currency EPS growth. Pepsico Stock ValuationThe one drawback on Pepsico stock is its valuation. Trading near 52-week highs and at a 14x P/E and 2.7x sales, Pepsico doesn't look cheap. However compared to The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO), which trades at 30x P/E and 6.3x sales, Pepsico stock doesn't look expensive either.For a leader in the international food and beverage sector that has a history of raising dividends, this could be a steady return generator if the company continues to meet guidance targets on growth and earnings. Otherwise, I could see a single-digit pullback on disappointing earnings.As of this writing, Luce Emerson did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Internet Stocks to Watch * 7 AI Stocks to Watch with Strong Long-Term Narratives * 10 Dow Jones Stocks Holding the Blue Chip Index Back Compare Brokers The post Pepsico Stock Is Fizzing Ahead of Earnings appeared first on InvestorPlace.

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