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.

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Member Avatar FrankoJames (93.66) Submitted: 11/26/2014 3:38:07 AM : Outperform Start Price: $42.64 KO Score: -6.00

The tank of Buffett with or without the CAT (KO for LIFE ). Coca~Cola, Outperform. However, I really want to try one of those new PEP zingers. My price target for this company is 50 dollars a share. God bless Santa and/or his polar bears, if Santa owns a polar bear for allowing this company to create all of those wonderful advertisements. I will add that I am currently researching CNI and UNP, which are competing railways that operate in an oligopoly with BRK-A and BRK-B. Noteworthy. I think CNI is completely connected across all of the U.S., however, I have to look outside my window for variation purposes. Ha! Ha! Merry Christmas. Thanks to the Buffett family, this company no longer needs to worry about an intrinsic value, if such a financial too even exits in reality. FOOL OUT.

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Member Avatar jtesting1 (< 20) Submitted: 11/19/2014 10:27:36 PM : Underperform Start Price: $44.25 KO Score: -0.02

No

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Member Avatar pregu (58.34) Submitted: 11/1/2014 9:23:34 AM : Underperform Start Price: $41.50 KO Score: -3.88

We are going to drink less soda as the health effects become more realized

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Member Avatar philpanda (34.04) Submitted: 10/30/2014 3:23:20 AM : Outperform Start Price: $40.64 KO Score: +3.98

longevity has kept this stock in at the top. still a viable buy in the long run

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Member Avatar panda72 (99.85) Submitted: 10/9/2014 12:01:56 PM : Outperform Start Price: $44.04 KO Score: -6.36

some companies...you want to hold forever...

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Member Avatar NetsMasters (39.37) Submitted: 10/1/2014 9:32:56 PM : Underperform Start Price: $42.31 KO Score: +2.24

Worthless driven company using addictive chemicals and Yeast Addictive sugars to make addicts.

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Member Avatar GenZStocks (37.97) Submitted: 9/10/2014 8:05:38 PM : Outperform Start Price: $41.39 KO Score: +2.80

More likes than Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift on Facebook for a reason, Teens still love soda

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Member Avatar FloydParks (66.44) Submitted: 8/16/2014 5:56:58 PM : Outperform Start Price: $40.21 KO Score: +4.63

Dividends will become increasingly valued in the next few years

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Member Avatar trondaddy (94.84) Submitted: 8/16/2014 3:37:58 AM : Outperform Start Price: $40.21 KO Score: +4.63

Its partnership with Monster shows Coke is committed to growth.

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Member Avatar lepera347 (85.64) Submitted: 8/13/2014 6:17:05 PM : Outperform Start Price: $39.37 KO Score: +6.11

This company always seems to face adversity. When it became public in the 40s, sugar prices were on the rise. When Buffett bought it in the 80s, they were losing market share. Now, people are drinking less soda. However, the stock has been one of the most profitable over the course of the century.

First, their dividend. They have managed to increase it year after yield, and now it pays out 3.1%. In a time of market downturn, this stock is as safe as any, and offers as nice of a return on the dividend alone.

Second, growth. Growth does not just imply geographic growth. They covered that, which has been probably the largest catalyst for the returns this stock has offered. Moving forward, growth will primarily come via margin expansion. Their stake in Green Mountain wasn't just for fun. If their products could ever be sold to consumers the way GMCR sells coffee via K-Cups, that is a catalyst for huge margin expansion.

Not to mention theres always the possibility that the US' sugar-quota gets overturned. That would result in a 10% boost in and of itself, since sugar would then be cheaper than corn syrup.

Third, innovation. When a company has been around as long as Coke, they haven't survived without innovating. Look at their formula. Lets not forget how they got their name COKE. We hear now about how certain chemicals in Coke and Diet Coke aren't good for you. Whats to say they don't possibly come up with a substitute in the near future?

Finally, brand loyalty. People who drink Coke products aren't gonna switch to Pepsi. Moreover, many don't really care about health risks for whatever risks since they enjoy the product. Hence, Coke isn't a fad, and will likely be around for the foreseeable future.

Will this stock post market leading returns every year? No. Will this stock post solid returns year after year and be a steady, secure part of a portfolio? Absolutely.

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Member Avatar xorder (33.62) Submitted: 8/1/2014 1:48:34 AM : Outperform Start Price: $38.58 KO Score: +6.97

Warren Buffet optimism.

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Member Avatar larrynelson19 (45.86) Submitted: 7/19/2014 5:25:08 PM : Outperform Start Price: $41.53 KO Score: +1.30

Pure strength of brand name, products highly popular worldwide. Market leader, good management, financially very sound, and a dividend paying stock. A great value especially since the split two years ago, and now starting to climb again. I treat KO like a bank, only banks aren't as smart a place to park your money. Also, if it's good enough for Berkshire Hathaway, it's good enough for me..... I buy every two weeks, just like depositing in a bank.

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Member Avatar mackrose (58.80) Submitted: 7/18/2014 9:24:35 PM : Outperform Start Price: $39.42 KO Score: +7.41

Tremendous brand identification. Great business selling mostly water in your product. Outstanding consumer loyalty to the brand. Worldwide exposure and success.

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Member Avatar dtgusa (63.59) Submitted: 7/16/2014 1:41:50 PM : Underperform Start Price: $41.53 KO Score: -1.77

KO was sniped via a sold Put option for a entry price of 35. KO is facing headwinds with consumer trends away from sweet beverages in favor of "Healthier beverages." This is contrasted against their efforts to reduce costs and increase market share in other product lines. KO is a mature transnational firm, which traditionally limits large (percentage based) swings against either up or down when compared against indices.

Please note: my investment thesis does not include comparison against any indices other than my own. This is a portfolio diversification purchase of a solid wide moat dividend paying stock.

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Member Avatar Palmuntin (< 20) Submitted: 7/15/2014 2:17:41 PM : Outperform Start Price: $41.52 KO Score: +1.51

a good stock to buy, good solid dividend history

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Member Avatar trizoll (51.20) Submitted: 7/12/2014 10:26:52 PM : Underperform Start Price: $41.40 KO Score: -1.91

Carbonated beverages are declining

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Member Avatar gracett (< 20) Submitted: 6/29/2014 10:32:27 PM : Outperform Start Price: $41.39 KO Score: +0.91

A proven Market Leader. People are attracted to the brand and the quality taste that is associated with Coca Cola.

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Member Avatar TMFbelle (51.42) Submitted: 6/18/2014 9:54:21 AM : Outperform Start Price: $40.41 KO Score: +3.13

One of Warren Buffet's all time favorites-- Coca Cola is a leader within its industry with only a sole main competitor (Pepsi). The company has an international presence and is recognized worldwide. Company has maintained a strong balance sheet over the years with healthy cash flow.

Although they lag a bit behind Pepsi in terms of diversity of products offered; KO is still a strong company with further potential and opportunities to grow via possible acquisitions and expansion within the "snacking industry" in the upcoming years. KO also manages to keep aware of trends and shifts in consumer preferences.

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Member Avatar afewgoodstocks14 (< 20) Submitted: 6/13/2014 9:47:07 AM : Outperform Start Price: $37.80 KO Score: +5.72

Div. (Yield) $1.22 (3.0%)

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Member Avatar flygaltoo (47.62) Submitted: 6/8/2014 11:25:08 PM : Underperform Start Price: $39.97 KO Score: -4.51

paired trade to cancel PEP trying for a cash position

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