Coca-Cola Company

KO-N

NYSE:KO

43.83
0.12 (0.27%)
The Coca-Cola Company, which is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, but incorporated in Wilmington, Delaware, is an American multinational beverage corporation, and manufacturer, retailer, and marketer ...
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October 12, 2017

Not a sector he favours at this time. However, this has been decent, relative to the other names in the space. Trading at about 23.5X Earnings with a 6%-7% growth rate, making it a bit expensive. It gives a 4X PEG ratio, which is the high end of its range. It’s forward PE of 23.5 is at the high end of its 10-year range.

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Coca-Cola Company (KO-N)
October 12, 2017

Not a sector he favours at this time. However, this has been decent, relative to the other names in the space. Trading at about 23.5X Earnings with a 6%-7% growth rate, making it a bit expensive. It gives a 4X PEG ratio, which is the high end of its range. It’s forward PE of 23.5 is at the high end of its 10-year range.

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COMMENT
September 27, 2017

This has been diversifying into other beverages including water and new age beverages. Prefers PepsiCo (PEP-N) which can do foods with snack foods where their focus on growth is. In the short term, both are going to be a little weak. The consumer staples group has done well, but now people are looking to get a little more cyclical, so these 2 are running out of favour in the short term.

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Coca-Cola Company (KO-N)
September 27, 2017

This has been diversifying into other beverages including water and new age beverages. Prefers PepsiCo (PEP-N) which can do foods with snack foods where their focus on growth is. In the short term, both are going to be a little weak. The consumer staples group has done well, but now people are looking to get a little more cyclical, so these 2 are running out of favour in the short term.

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COMMENT
August 2, 2017

Valuation is a little stretched. There is a strong correlation between this and the US$. They generate a lot of sales outside the US, so when the dollar weakens, this does relatively well. They are trying to become less capital intensive, so are getting rid of some of their bottling operations. When they sell those off, they should use that as an opportunity to improve their balance sheet. The carbonated soft drink business is struggling and you are probably going to see only about .05% growth during the next few years. If they focus on their balance sheet, they should be able to generate a modest amount of earnings growth going forward.

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Valuation is a little stretched. There is a strong correlation between this and the US$. They generate a lot of sales outside the US, so when the dollar weakens, this does relatively well. They are trying to become less capital intensive, so are getting rid of some of their bottling operations. When they sell those off, they should use that as an opportunity to improve their balance sheet. The carbonated soft drink business is struggling and you are probably going to see only about .05% growth during the next few years. If they focus on their balance sheet, they should be able to generate a modest amount of earnings growth going forward.

HOLD
HOLD
June 20, 2017

One of the world’s great brand names. They are gradually losing market share as people are consuming less. They’ve moved into other beverages. With global retail under pressure, they will be pressured a bit. For the next couple of years, he would prefer to be somewhere else. 3.3% dividend yield.

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One of the world’s great brand names. They are gradually losing market share as people are consuming less. They’ve moved into other beverages. With global retail under pressure, they will be pressured a bit. For the next couple of years, he would prefer to be somewhere else. 3.3% dividend yield.

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WATCH
June 12, 2017

It has been relatively flat. It is coming to the point where it stopped in 2016. It has to be proving itself to be breaking out and if it does that could be bullish. It is a neutral looking chart. $40 would be a good place to buy to trade the range.

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It has been relatively flat. It is coming to the point where it stopped in 2016. It has to be proving itself to be breaking out and if it does that could be bullish. It is a neutral looking chart. $40 would be a good place to buy to trade the range.

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COMMENT
May 24, 2017

A very strong name. The real question is if they can transition from the soft drink business to the healthier side of the business. Recently they announced some layoffs. Good distribution, but you are going to have to see that transition to healthier snacks.

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A very strong name. The real question is if they can transition from the soft drink business to the healthier side of the business. Recently they announced some layoffs. Good distribution, but you are going to have to see that transition to healthier snacks.

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PAST TOP PICK
May 17, 2017

(A Top Pick April 13/16. Down 1%.) This has underperformed over the last 12 months.

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(A Top Pick April 13/16. Down 1%.) This has underperformed over the last 12 months.

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May 9, 2017

Coca-Cola (KO-N) or PepsiCo (PEP-N)? These are both struggling with the carbonated soft drinks side of things. There really hasn’t been much in terms of revenue growth for either. This company has a new CEO coming on board. They have some initiatives they are working on now, but it is going to take some time to grind through. She’ll just watch from the sidelines.

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Coca-Cola (KO-N) or PepsiCo (PEP-N)? These are both struggling with the carbonated soft drinks side of things. There really hasn’t been much in terms of revenue growth for either. This company has a new CEO coming on board. They have some initiatives they are working on now, but it is going to take some time to grind through. She’ll just watch from the sidelines.

DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
May 1, 2017

It is 100% a drink company. Pepsi is more of a food company than a beverage company, which he prefers.

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It is 100% a drink company. Pepsi is more of a food company than a beverage company, which he prefers.

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PAST TOP PICK
April 10, 2017

(A Top Pick March 16/16. Down 2%.) This really didn’t go anywhere to excite him. He now prefers Pepsi (PEP-N), which is a bit more dynamic.

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(A Top Pick March 16/16. Down 2%.) This really didn’t go anywhere to excite him. He now prefers Pepsi (PEP-N), which is a bit more dynamic.

HOLD
HOLD
March 29, 2017

Iconic brand with consistent return on equity. Buffet owns a large position. This is a buy, hold and forget-about stock. They spent decades building their distribution network and it is one of their strengths, besides their recipe.

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Iconic brand with consistent return on equity. Buffet owns a large position. This is a buy, hold and forget-about stock. They spent decades building their distribution network and it is one of their strengths, besides their recipe.

DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
March 23, 2017

He is not a fan and prefers PEP-N. KO-N is almost exclusively a soft drink company. Soft drinks are under attack and in decline as people move more and more towards water. He does not care for the outlook. Pepsi gets most of its earnings from food – Lays and Quaker.

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He is not a fan and prefers PEP-N. KO-N is almost exclusively a soft drink company. Soft drinks are under attack and in decline as people move more and more towards water. He does not care for the outlook. Pepsi gets most of its earnings from food – Lays and Quaker.

DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
March 16, 2017

A sort of serial under performer. From a fundamental basis, it hasn’t made much progress at all, on revenues, margins, earnings, cash flow. They are trying to move away from sugary water and to become healthier. Not doing as good a job as Pepsi has done, and it shows. There is so much more opportunity out there to buy good quality companies that are organically growing with great management and reasonably priced.

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A sort of serial under performer. From a fundamental basis, it hasn’t made much progress at all, on revenues, margins, earnings, cash flow. They are trying to move away from sugary water and to become healthier. Not doing as good a job as Pepsi has done, and it shows. There is so much more opportunity out there to buy good quality companies that are organically growing with great management and reasonably priced.

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COMMENT
March 15, 2017

This typically does very well in the summer. Currently it is in a trading range. You want to watch this trading range, and if it starts to move above the range, it could be an interesting seasonal trade in about June right through until September or October.

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This typically does very well in the summer. Currently it is in a trading range. You want to watch this trading range, and if it starts to move above the range, it could be an interesting seasonal trade in about June right through until September or October.

DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
February 17, 2017

It is a really tough business. It has a nice little rounded base on the 20 year chart. Deterioration happened in September in the industry. He does not see tones of catalysts. You have to buy when valuations are in your favour.

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Coca-Cola Company (KO-N)
February 17, 2017

It is a really tough business. It has a nice little rounded base on the 20 year chart. Deterioration happened in September in the industry. He does not see tones of catalysts. You have to buy when valuations are in your favour.

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