Coca Cola Co (NYSE:KO)

CAPS Rating: 4 out of 5

The world's leading soft-drink company, Coca-Cola's fountain includes everything from Coke to Poweraid to Dasani water.


Player Avatar NewAlchemist (78.25) Submitted: 2/12/2013 11:49:12 PM : Outperform Start Price: $37.40 KO Score: +7.99

Has rewarded shareholders with rising dividends for 50 straight years making Coca-Cola a dividend champion of champions. A 52% payout ratio and rising earnings leave room for further dividend increases. Earnings have increased 12 out of the last 13 years from .65 cents in 1999 to $2.01 dollars in 2012. So much for the lost decade!

The company brand is at iconic levels. People collect antique and coca cola memorabilia. The product is relatively cheap and inexpensive. Countries get protectionist and slap tariffs and quotas on cars and other industries but not cheap soft drinks. Coca Cola continues to expand internationally.

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