Coca-Cola Company

KO-N

NYSE:KO

54.42
0.28 (0.52%)
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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Analysis and Opinions about KO-N

Signal
Opinion
Expert
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
December 7, 2016

A wonderful company, slow growth, very expensive and a low dividend yield. He wouldn’t own it. There are other areas of the market that are much more enticing. Dividend yield of 3.4%.

Coca-Cola Company (KO-N)
December 7, 2016

A wonderful company, slow growth, very expensive and a low dividend yield. He wouldn’t own it. There are other areas of the market that are much more enticing. Dividend yield of 3.4%.

James Thorne
Sr Portfolio Manager & Chief Capital Markets Strat, Caldwell Investment Management
Price
$41.290
Owned
No
COMMENT
COMMENT
November 18, 2016

A consumer staple name, which will probably be affected by a couple of things. Since April it has been having lower lows and lower highs. It has broken below its 200-day moving average, and the 200-day moving average is starting to turn downwards. Trading at a forward PE of 20X earnings. Growth rate is probably mid-single digits, which gives it 4X on a PEG ratio basis, which is not cheap.

Coca-Cola Company (KO-N)
November 18, 2016

A consumer staple name, which will probably be affected by a couple of things. Since April it has been having lower lows and lower highs. It has broken below its 200-day moving average, and the 200-day moving average is starting to turn downwards. Trading at a forward PE of 20X earnings. Growth rate is probably mid-single digits, which gives it 4X on a PEG ratio basis, which is not cheap.

Stan Wong
Director & Portfolio Manager, Private Wealth Management, ScotiaMcleod
Price
$40.910
Owned
Unknown
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
November 8, 2016

This is a yesterday stock. It is almost 100% beverages with the vast majority being sugar water, a market that is in decline. They don’t have the diversification that PepsiCo (PEP-N) has, and he prefers PepsiCo.

Coca-Cola Company (KO-N)
November 8, 2016

This is a yesterday stock. It is almost 100% beverages with the vast majority being sugar water, a market that is in decline. They don’t have the diversification that PepsiCo (PEP-N) has, and he prefers PepsiCo.

Norman Levine
Managing Director, Portfolio Management Corp
Price
$42.880
Owned
No
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
April 13, 2016

Something that he feels has staying power is the re-franchising of the bottlers. Six-seven years ago, there was a real disconnect between corporate selling the concentrates and the bottlers, and distribution was not working well. The company took them all in and fixed them. Bottling is a capital intensive business, so they are now going to push it back out and refranchise. There will be an increase in margins and less capital intensity. Dividend yield of 3.04%.

Something that he feels has staying power is the re-franchising of the bottlers. Six-seven years ago, there was a real disconnect between corporate selling the concentrates and the bottlers, and distribution was not working well. The company took them all in and fixed them. Bottling is a capital intensive business, so they are now going to push it back out and refranchise. There will be an increase in margins and less capital intensity. Dividend yield of 3.04%.

Cameron Hurst
Chief Investment Officer, Equium Capital Management
Price
$46.040
Owned
Yes
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
March 16, 2016

Largest beverage company in the world, strong brand-driven assets that make competition coming in very difficult. He just entered this trade as it broke out from 2015 highs. Fantastic company with a good yield. The space is doing very well.

Largest beverage company in the world, strong brand-driven assets that make competition coming in very difficult. He just entered this trade as it broke out from 2015 highs. Fantastic company with a good yield. The space is doing very well.

Hap (Robert) Sneddon FCSI
Chief Portfolio Manager & Founder, Castlemoore Inc.
Price
$45.050
Owned
Yes
COMMENT
COMMENT
January 29, 2016

Coca-Cola (KO-N) or PepsiCo (PEP-N)? The key difference is that Pepsi has a more established non-beverage business. Coke has not done as well, but has a more established bottling business, with about 15% of business coming from this. It is a low margin high capital business and there are rumours that they will be getting out of this. Would prefer Dr. Pepper Snapple Group (DPS-N) which has about a 10th of the market share of these 2, so there is an opportunity to steal market share.

Coca-Cola Company (KO-N)
January 29, 2016

Coca-Cola (KO-N) or PepsiCo (PEP-N)? The key difference is that Pepsi has a more established non-beverage business. Coke has not done as well, but has a more established bottling business, with about 15% of business coming from this. It is a low margin high capital business and there are rumours that they will be getting out of this. Would prefer Dr. Pepper Snapple Group (DPS-N) which has about a 10th of the market share of these 2, so there is an opportunity to steal market share.

Kash Pashootan
CEO & Chief Investment Officer, First Avenue Investment Counsel
Price
$42.920
Owned
No
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
November 20, 2015

Coca-Cola (KO-N) or PepsiCo (PEP-N) for a long-term investment? He doesn’t care for either. His choice would be Dr. Pepper Snapple (DPS-N). This company generates one 3rd of its revenue from bottling, a capital intensive business. They took a 16% stake in Keurig Mountain which has really struggled. Carbonated beverage consumption is going down.

Coca-Cola Company (KO-N)
November 20, 2015

Coca-Cola (KO-N) or PepsiCo (PEP-N) for a long-term investment? He doesn’t care for either. His choice would be Dr. Pepper Snapple (DPS-N). This company generates one 3rd of its revenue from bottling, a capital intensive business. They took a 16% stake in Keurig Mountain which has really struggled. Carbonated beverage consumption is going down.

Kash Pashootan
CEO & Chief Investment Officer, First Avenue Investment Counsel
Price
$42.430
Owned
Unknown
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
October 29, 2015

Short? He doesn’t short individual stocks. This is trading at 21X forward earnings with the 10 year average of about 17X. A bit pricier at this point, especially with its growth rate. Also, their revenues are 60% from outside of the US. There would be some headwinds if the US$ continues to move higher. Doesn’t particularly like the name at this point. 3% dividend is pretty safe.

Coca-Cola Company (KO-N)
October 29, 2015

Short? He doesn’t short individual stocks. This is trading at 21X forward earnings with the 10 year average of about 17X. A bit pricier at this point, especially with its growth rate. Also, their revenues are 60% from outside of the US. There would be some headwinds if the US$ continues to move higher. Doesn’t particularly like the name at this point. 3% dividend is pretty safe.

Stan Wong
Director & Portfolio Manager, Private Wealth Management, ScotiaMcleod
Price
$42.790
Owned
No
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
October 14, 2015

If you buy shares in companies that keep growing earnings then you will make money. He thinks they will be selling more of their product in 10 years. He prefers Doctor Pepper/Snapple because it is smaller. It is a potential take-over candidate.

Coca-Cola Company (KO-N)
October 14, 2015

If you buy shares in companies that keep growing earnings then you will make money. He thinks they will be selling more of their product in 10 years. He prefers Doctor Pepper/Snapple because it is smaller. It is a potential take-over candidate.

Barry Schwartz
CIO & Portfolio Manager, Baskin Wealth Management
Price
$41.680
Owned
No
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
August 27, 2015

Trading at a pretty high valuation. 19.5X forward earnings, but more important its 6.5% growth rate is pretty weak. 55% of revenues are coming from outside of North America.

Coca-Cola Company (KO-N)
August 27, 2015

Trading at a pretty high valuation. 19.5X forward earnings, but more important its 6.5% growth rate is pretty weak. 55% of revenues are coming from outside of North America.

Stan Wong
Director & Portfolio Manager, Private Wealth Management, ScotiaMcleod
Price
$39.270
Owned
No
COMMENT
COMMENT
July 14, 2015

This has been range bound longer than the S&P has. Because of this, you treat it accordingly and buy it when it is in the $39 area and sell somewhere around the mid-$40.

This has been range bound longer than the S&P has. Because of this, you treat it accordingly and buy it when it is in the $39 area and sell somewhere around the mid-$40.

Keith Richards
Portfolio Manager, ValueTrend Wealth Management
Price
$40.250
Owned
Unknown
HOLD
HOLD
June 9, 2015

(Market Call Minute.) There are better companies to buy within the consumer space. However, they are participating in the growth in emerging markets.

(Market Call Minute.) There are better companies to buy within the consumer space. However, they are participating in the growth in emerging markets.

Christine Poole
CEO & Managing Director, GlobeInvest Capital Management
Price
$40.200
Owned
Unknown
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
June 9, 2015

Really hasn’t been a great performer for a long, long period of time. The problem is that they are selling sugar water, and people are drinking less and less of that. They make $.005 a can, and that is getting more and more challenging. They got in the water business in a big way, which is turning out to be a bit of a problem with more and more municipalities pushing back against bottled water.

Really hasn’t been a great performer for a long, long period of time. The problem is that they are selling sugar water, and people are drinking less and less of that. They make $.005 a can, and that is getting more and more challenging. They got in the water business in a big way, which is turning out to be a bit of a problem with more and more municipalities pushing back against bottled water.

John O'Connell, CFA
Chairman and CEO, Davis Rea
Price
$40.200
Owned
Unknown
COMMENT
COMMENT
April 20, 2015

There are worse places to be than in this. Growth has slowed and there are not a lot of margins going forward, but they continue to increase the dividend and buy back shares, and probably 10 years from now it will be double from where it is today. 3.2% dividend yield.

There are worse places to be than in this. Growth has slowed and there are not a lot of margins going forward, but they continue to increase the dividend and buy back shares, and probably 10 years from now it will be double from where it is today. 3.2% dividend yield.

Barry Schwartz
CIO & Portfolio Manager, Baskin Wealth Management
Price
$40.660
Owned
No
COMMENT
COMMENT
April 14, 2015

A global company with strong brands. Has cash and pays a relatively decent dividend. It is very well positioned in emerging markets, so not a lot of room to expand. Also, the category they are in is declining in developed markets.

A global company with strong brands. Has cash and pays a relatively decent dividend. It is very well positioned in emerging markets, so not a lot of room to expand. Also, the category they are in is declining in developed markets.

Christine Poole
CEO & Managing Director, GlobeInvest Capital Management
Price
$40.510
Owned
No
COMMENT
COMMENT
February 27, 2015

Pepsi (PEP-N) or Coke (KO-N)? Year-over-year carbonated beverage sales are down about 9%, which doesn’t bode well for either name. To combat that they have diversified away by making acquisitions. This one has been going into tea companies, coconut water and even coffee. His preference is Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS-N) which has Canada Dry, Crush, A & W Root Beer. This has very little market share outside of North America and their more specific target is into Mexico, the highest soda consumption capital globally. They are gaining traction there.

Coca-Cola Company (KO-N)
February 27, 2015

Pepsi (PEP-N) or Coke (KO-N)? Year-over-year carbonated beverage sales are down about 9%, which doesn’t bode well for either name. To combat that they have diversified away by making acquisitions. This one has been going into tea companies, coconut water and even coffee. His preference is Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS-N) which has Canada Dry, Crush, A & W Root Beer. This has very little market share outside of North America and their more specific target is into Mexico, the highest soda consumption capital globally. They are gaining traction there.

Kash Pashootan
CEO & Chief Investment Officer, First Avenue Investment Counsel
Price
$43.300
Owned
No
COMMENT
COMMENT
February 27, 2015

This is a lower growth type of name. What concerns him is that they are 55% dependent on international revenues. With the soaring US$, that will certainly act as a headwind towards revenues and earnings.

Coca-Cola Company (KO-N)
February 27, 2015

This is a lower growth type of name. What concerns him is that they are 55% dependent on international revenues. With the soaring US$, that will certainly act as a headwind towards revenues and earnings.

Stan Wong
Director & Portfolio Manager, Private Wealth Management, ScotiaMcleod
Price
$43.300
Owned
Unknown
COMMENT
COMMENT
January 19, 2015

PepsiCo (PEP-N) or Coke (KO-N)? PepsiCo would be the best. The International side is smaller on soft drinks, but that is a growth area. Also, Pepsi has diversification through their Frito-Lay side. Also, likes their diversification away from soft drinks.

Coca-Cola Company (KO-N)
January 19, 2015

PepsiCo (PEP-N) or Coke (KO-N)? PepsiCo would be the best. The International side is smaller on soft drinks, but that is a growth area. Also, Pepsi has diversification through their Frito-Lay side. Also, likes their diversification away from soft drinks.

Zachary Curry
Chief Operating Officer & Portfolio Manager, Davis-Rea Ltd.
Price
$42.530
Owned
No
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
October 21, 2014

Thinks growth is really being compromised. Look at what Pepsi’s strategy has been in terms of diversification and adding product. The core market of Coca-Cola has really slowed down. They haven’t diversified enough into other product growth areas to upset that slowdown. Multiple is still relatively high.

Coca-Cola Company (KO-N)
October 21, 2014

Thinks growth is really being compromised. Look at what Pepsi’s strategy has been in terms of diversification and adding product. The core market of Coca-Cola has really slowed down. They haven’t diversified enough into other product growth areas to upset that slowdown. Multiple is still relatively high.

John Zechner
Chairman, J. Zechner & Assoc
Price
$40.680
Owned
Unknown
COMMENT
COMMENT
September 23, 2014

A very slow grower. He doesn’t like the space that much as he thinks it will become very competitive. What you are hoping for on this one is big international growth, because domestic consumption patterns aren’t very good. Recent press reports on aspartame and aspirin, etc. won’t help the stock. Thinks the dividend is fine.

Coca-Cola Company (KO-N)
September 23, 2014

A very slow grower. He doesn’t like the space that much as he thinks it will become very competitive. What you are hoping for on this one is big international growth, because domestic consumption patterns aren’t very good. Recent press reports on aspartame and aspirin, etc. won’t help the stock. Thinks the dividend is fine.

Rick Stuchberry
Portfolio Manager, Wellington-Altus Private Wealth
Price
$41.890
Owned
No
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
September 5, 2014

Not a fan because it has so much tied into its core Coke soft drink brand and people are moving away from it. Prefers PEP-N who bought Frito Lay and Quaker for diversification.

Coca-Cola Company (KO-N)
September 5, 2014

Not a fan because it has so much tied into its core Coke soft drink brand and people are moving away from it. Prefers PEP-N who bought Frito Lay and Quaker for diversification.

Norman Levine
Managing Director, Portfolio Management Corp
Price
$41.840
Owned
Unknown
HOLD
HOLD
July 3, 2014

Exposure in Africa is very tiny, and that is a huge, growing market. People are not drinking as much carbonated soft drinks, but this company is getting into other kinds of drinks. They are huge in water and energy drinks. He prefers Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS-N) where the valuation is cheaper with the possibility of being acquired by a larger company.

Exposure in Africa is very tiny, and that is a huge, growing market. People are not drinking as much carbonated soft drinks, but this company is getting into other kinds of drinks. They are huge in water and energy drinks. He prefers Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS-N) where the valuation is cheaper with the possibility of being acquired by a larger company.

Barry Schwartz
CIO & Portfolio Manager, Baskin Wealth Management
Price
$42.230
Owned
No
WEAK BUY
WEAK BUY
April 15, 2014

You are really looking to emerging markets to grow. You have a great franchise, brand and business, but do you want to pay that much for a stock. It is something that will probably be stable and you will probably do well.

You are really looking to emerging markets to grow. You have a great franchise, brand and business, but do you want to pay that much for a stock. It is something that will probably be stable and you will probably do well.

Jennifer Radman
VP & Sr. Portfolio Manager, Caldwell Investment Management
Price
$40.180
Owned
No
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
April 2, 2014

Thinks there is more potential with PepsiCo (PEP-N). Pepsi has the Frito-Lay division which is going to be a part that drives it. Pepsi seems to be coming over with more and better products. Population seems to be looking for a much better beverage that is much better for them.

Thinks there is more potential with PepsiCo (PEP-N). Pepsi has the Frito-Lay division which is going to be a part that drives it. Pepsi seems to be coming over with more and better products. Population seems to be looking for a much better beverage that is much better for them.

Michael Bowman
Portfolio Manager, Wickham Investment Management
Price
$38.330
Owned
Unknown
COMMENT
COMMENT
March 27, 2014

Still a lot of money to be made. There are less people drinking carbonated soft drinks and that is why it is spending money to acquire a portion of Green Mountain and to try and get people to brew their own carbonated soft drinks at home. A great business that will continue on for many, many years. Generating an enormous amount of free cash flow. As they continue to retire shares and increase the dividend, people will wake up again to the stock.

Still a lot of money to be made. There are less people drinking carbonated soft drinks and that is why it is spending money to acquire a portion of Green Mountain and to try and get people to brew their own carbonated soft drinks at home. A great business that will continue on for many, many years. Generating an enormous amount of free cash flow. As they continue to retire shares and increase the dividend, people will wake up again to the stock.

Barry Schwartz
CIO & Portfolio Manager, Baskin Wealth Management
Price
$38.820
Owned
No
HOLD
HOLD
March 5, 2014

Wants a more diversified company. Carbonated drinks are on a slow decline. Can they sustain their top line targets. They pulled back on emerging market demand decline. Strong yield and global footprint.

Wants a more diversified company. Carbonated drinks are on a slow decline. Can they sustain their top line targets. They pulled back on emerging market demand decline. Strong yield and global footprint.

Christine Poole
CEO & Managing Director, GlobeInvest Capital Management
Price
$38.350
Owned
No
BUY
BUY
February 18, 2014

Just reported and numbers were essentially in line from an EPS standpoint. Revenues were at little bit lighter than expected. This is a business that has a significant exposure to foreign exchange and has a large EGM business. Both of those businesses are under pressure and there is little they can do about it. The next thing this company needs to do is to buy a snack food business.

Coca-Cola Company (KO-N)
February 18, 2014

Just reported and numbers were essentially in line from an EPS standpoint. Revenues were at little bit lighter than expected. This is a business that has a significant exposure to foreign exchange and has a large EGM business. Both of those businesses are under pressure and there is little they can do about it. The next thing this company needs to do is to buy a snack food business.

Stuart Hinshelwood
US Equities Specialist, BMO Nesbitt Burns
Price
$37.470
Owned
Unknown
BUY
BUY
February 14, 2014

(Market Call Minute.) World class operation. Valuation has recently come down. Has a history of growing its dividend.

Coca-Cola Company (KO-N)
February 14, 2014

(Market Call Minute.) World class operation. Valuation has recently come down. Has a history of growing its dividend.

Michael Simpson, CFA
Senior Vice-President, Sentry Investments
Price
$38.930
Owned
No
COMMENT
COMMENT
February 13, 2014

This is not going to be your go-go growth type of company. It will give you a nice secure and growing dividend.

Coca-Cola Company (KO-N)
February 13, 2014

This is not going to be your go-go growth type of company. It will give you a nice secure and growing dividend.

Stan Wong
Director & Portfolio Manager, Private Wealth Management, ScotiaMcleod
Price
$38.650
Owned
Yes
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
February 3, 2014

Reaching new levels and is looking exciting but is coming down along with the rest of the market. Chart shows a clear support level right about where we are now. Not a stock he would want to hold on to for a very long time. Doesn’t see a lot of support like there was in 2012. Could very well drop back to $33. Most people are in profit positions.

Coca-Cola Company (KO-N)
February 3, 2014

Reaching new levels and is looking exciting but is coming down along with the rest of the market. Chart shows a clear support level right about where we are now. Not a stock he would want to hold on to for a very long time. Doesn’t see a lot of support like there was in 2012. Could very well drop back to $33. Most people are in profit positions.

Jeff Parent B. Eng. FCSI CIM
VP & Portfolio Manager, Chief Investment Officer, Castlemoore Inc.
Price
$37.200
Owned
Unknown
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