Dr Pepper Snapple Group
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Since the inception of Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) over 40 years ago, the company has been committed to providing a broad selection of caffeinated beverages. What was the original name of the company for you history buffs? Starbucks Coffee, Tea and Spices.
Earlier this week at the Jefferies Global Consumer Conference, Starbucks management outlined the company's long more »
Increasing health concerns around carbonated soft drinks, or CSDs, in the U.S., Europe, and other developed nations slowed down the growth of beverage companies. These companies are being held responsible for the growing obesity epidemic, which causes diseases like diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension. Consumers, especially in developed nations, are shifting to healthier food and drinks.
In order to maintain their growth, these companies are adopting various strategies like more »
There’s no denying that Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO) is an iconic American company. The soda juggernaut, which counts Warren Buffett among its financial backers, is a corporate legend in its own right. The company has a history that stretches back more than a century, and the company’s products can be found in over 200 countries worldwide.
At the same time, the world is a different place than when Coca-Cola more »
In an industry that's becoming increasingly competitive, I still like Monster (NASDAQ: MNST) as the best pure-play in the fast-growing energy drink market. The stock has been underperforming due to regulatory concerns and lawsuits, but this could present a great buying opportunity.
Access to the the fast growing energy drink market is hard to find, given that Monster is the only publicly traded energy drink company among the three more »
Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO) is often perceived to be a boring stock. Then, why is it that generations have passed on the company's shares as legacy to their future generations? This is because Coca-Cola is one of the most dependable income generators.
The company has weaved its magic over the last 127 years or so with its well-loved red and white cursive logo bringing a smile on millions of faces more »
Rarely does a wonderful business sell at an extremely cheap price and Coca-Cola's (NYSE: KO) stock price does not represent an exception, but investors who make a long-term investment in the company at current prices will likely earn market-beating returns over the course of several years.
Does one thing really well
Coca-Cola sells carbonated soft drinks. It has done so for its entire existence and likely will continue to more »
Pepsi (NYSE: PEP) has a long list of brands that appeal to consumers. The $125 billion company has taken measurable steps to diversify its product portfolio in recent years, proving that it is much more than just a soda company. To that end, the company’s revenue is evenly split between food and beverages. In total, Pepsi has 22 brands that each brings in at least $1 billion in annual more »
CEO Indra Nooyi often talks about the PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP) algorithm, which calls for balancing out growth initiatives between developed, developing, and emerging markets. It is heartening to see that management is delivering on this strategy. Over the last 7-8 years, the company has increased its focus on more geographic diversification and has created a success story out of this.
In 2005, PepsiCo generated around 61% of its sales from more »
The beverage industry is usually immune from depressions and is, therefore, often seen as a predictable and dependable industry. Cautious investors looking for steady returns can bank on the beverage industry never wavering. However, while steady means nothing dipping unexpectedly, it also means no unexpected growth to look forward to. That is why more cautious investors prefer the calm seas of the beverage industry.
In this article, I pick three more »
PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP) is a snack, food, and beverage company and is one of the top players in the beverage industry. PepsiCo has enjoyed a long history of generating strong financial growth for its investors. With some the globe’s most-recognized brands and a commitment to sustainability, the company was able to generate long-term growth. Let’s look at the company’s ability to sustain its consistently increasing returns.
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While life's great debate has always been Coke or Pepsi, Dr Pepper is trying to make a name for itself in the competitive nonalcoholic beverage business. Despite issues surrounding health problems with sugary drinks, these companies have been making strides in developing healthier product offerings. They also have portfolios of globally recognized brands and offer strong dividend yields in excess of 2.5%.
Despite the efforts of First Lady Michelle Obama and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to get kids and adults to lay off the sugary beverages, soda continues to be a solid market for investors, depending on what company you invest in, of course. In the decades-old rivalry between PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP) and Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO), Pepsi fails the test on many dimensions, some of which you won’t hear more »
When studying the big three beverage companies, Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO), PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP), and Dr. Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE: DPS) you realize that they all possess qualities worthy of your attention. Here’s why.
Everyone knows Coca-Cola
Coca-Cola owns one of the most recognized brand names in the world. The cursive “Coca-Cola” against a red and white backdrop provides an attractive color and font scheme that resonates with the consumer more »
Generally, insiders buy stock in their own company when they feel confident about the company’s market prospects and outlook. Sometimes insiders buy stock in their own companies so as to show commitment to working to enhance shareholder value over time. Historically, stocks bought by insiders have tended to outperform broad benchmarks over time.
The following represents a selection of five dividend-paying stocks with yields above 2.0% that have more »
Even in economically depressed times, there are certain sectors that rarely feel the heat. In addition, there are some corporations so large and far-reaching that even if one of their products or service lines has a downturn, the overall company is savvy enough to be able to say, "Take a licking and keep on ticking."
The largest companies offer reliable dividends. In addition, they offer stock price stability, which is more »
In this market, with bond yields so low, dividend paying stocks are more popular than ever. And while everyone loves a check in the mail, not all dividends are created equal.
While a high dividend yield is nice, a safe dividend is better. Choosing stocks with low payout ratio's, the percentage of earnings that are paid out in dividends, is a great way to make sure your dividends are more »
A strong, reliable dividend yield can really hold up a portfolio and its returns during a period of market volatility. That said, finding a dividend payout that is both totally reliable and above average can be tricky. Indeed, many high yield companies are only offering such a yield because the market has no faith in their payout and the shares have been sold off. Moreover, companies that have a long more »
It seems that every time I write an article about SodaStream (NASDAQ: SODA), the company's stock price has risen by $10. After the release of another quarter of record results last week that solidly beat analyst expectations, the whispers that home soda making is simply a fad have finally started to fade away.
Strong growth in the United States
SodaStream's first quarter results, particularly in the United States more »
Dr. Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE: DPS), recently reporting, was able to increase earnings in the face of slightly declining sales volumes. Price increases and cost cutting helped boost earnings, but the apparent decline in high-caloric beverages seems to pose a long-term threat. The company's president, Larry Young, addressed the issue:
"As consumers become more aware of caloric intake and looking to make healthier choices for themselves and their families more »
Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO) has been manufacturing, distributing and selling its carbonated soft drinks since 1886. Coca-Cola is an established brand known worldwide. The company has been generating and sharing some of the best returns possible in the market among its shareholders for over 100 years. Coca-Cola is unarguably a stock with a good track record of solid dividend payouts. PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP) is another giant producer of non-alcoholic beverages more »
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