|Bid||105.76 x 900|
|Ask||105.99 x 1100|
|Day's Range||105.22 - 106.68|
|52 Week Range||95.94 - 122.51|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||31.16|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||3.71 (3.52%)|
|1y Target Est||N/A|
Sodastream International Ltd (NASDAQ:SODA) has soared to record highs this year. The Israel-based maker of home soda machines has boomed as it embraces the consumer trend toward sparkling water. Now that the stock has breached the multiyear high of $75 per share, the question on the minds of investors centers on how much longer the SODA stock bull market can last.
Every fund investor would like to see the manager of the actively managed funds that they own beat the market every year, but they've been left wanting for well over a decade. The lack of consistent outperformance on the part of large-cap active managers (the main contributors to the Ultimate Stock-Pickers concept) has been well documented by the S&P Indices Versus Active Funds (SPIVA) U.S. Scorecard. For the five-year period ending in December 2017, the index group noted that 84.23% of large-cap managers have lagged their respective benchmarks.
Before White Castle hands over the password to its coveted social media accounts, members of its marketing team have to do one thing — flip some burgers. A single shift at the iconic burger chain is just one prerequisite to getting the keys to The Castle's Twitter TWTR account, but it's an important tradition, Lynn Blashford, vice president of marketing for White Castle, told CNBC. White Castle is just one of many fast-food chains using social media for more than just promoting new menu items and value offers.
Gatorade's use of its name and the G-bolt design in association with The Sports Fuel Company helped it win a federal court trademark infringement case. PepsiCo, Inc.'s wholly owned subsidiary The Gatorade Company is in no jeopardy of losing its registration or right to use its advertising slogan "Gatorade The Sports Fuel Company." An Illinois federal court judge has ruled that a trademark infringement action filed by SportFuel, Inc., owner of the registered trademark "SPORTFUEL," does not deserve the right to have its case originally filed in August 2016 heard in front of a jury, giving Gatorade a win at the summary judgment phase of the litigation. It was an important case for Gatorade, which is in a similar line of business as SportFuel and calls itself a sports fuel company on much of its advertising and packaging.
Essentia hires Credit Suisse to lead a sale of the company. The brand has roughly $100 million in annual sales and could attract interest from large consumer companies like Pepsi or Nestle. Premium water company Essentia has hired an investment bank to run an auction for the company, sources familiar with the matter told CNBC, and it could fetch $500 million or more in a sale.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexicans are among the biggest soda drinkers in the world, so residents of the southern city of Ciudad Altamirano were hit hard when first Coca-Cola then Pepsi closed their distribution centers amid drug gang extortion demands.
"Beverages have more pricing power than the food companies and are able to take price [raise prices]," BMO Capital Markets analyst Amit Sharma told TheStreet on Tuesday, June 12. Sharma said beverage consumers believe they get more value from drinks than food products and tend to be more loyal to brands and that there are far fewer private labels in the drinks space than in the foods sector. Prices for the aluminum used in cans for beer and nonalcoholic drinks are rising, largely thanks to the 10% tariffs imposed by President Trump on imported aluminium beginning in March.
Shares of The Coca-Cola Co. ( KO) have had a difficult start to 2018, with shares of the stock down by about 3%, and over 8% off their highs. The bullish outlook for the stock comes despite shares trading at a lofty valuation when compared to the broader-based S&P 500. The long straddle options strategy is pricing in shares of Coke to rise or fall by roughly 9% by expiration in January, from the $45 strike price.