Coca-cola put up an ATM in Spain that would give anyone walking by 100 Euros (about $131) absolutely free! What's the catch?
For the first time in 86 years, Coca-Cola has moved it top-secret formula
Facebook fans 'like' Coca-Cola best, according to a social media survey
Because of the volatility and instability often associated with less-mature foreign financial markets as well as potentially undependable and non-standardized financial reporting, investing in stocks through foreign exchanges turns off many U.S. investors. Another option is investing in U.S. companies that rely on exports -- to Asia, Latin America, and elsewhere -- to boost their bottom lines
Coca-Cola, the world's largest soft-drink maker has been ranked the most valuable global brand for the past 11 years by the Interbrand branding firm. This giant company selling 3,300 products in more than 200 countries was recently the beneficiary of a major transaction that provides advantages
Coca-Cola Flexes Its Global Muscle
Popular products such as Coca-Cola, Coke Zero, Sprite, Dasani, Powerade and
Yet the company does face foreign exchange pressure as the U.S. dollar rises and weighs down international sales that are converted back to U.S. dollars. It derives three-fourths of its revenues from outside the U.S. through a distribution network in more than 200 countries.
Beverages may be more recession-resilient than many sectors, but the question for investors is just how much growth the firm still has
ahead of it. A positive sign is that
At the firm's annual meeting, CEO
The consensus analyst rating of Coca-Cola stock is currently "buy," according to Thomson Reuters, consisting of three "strong buys," eight "buys" and five "holds."
While Coca-Cola plans significant expansion in
Earnings are expected to decline 3 percent this year compared to the 0.5 decline projected for the beverage and soft drink industry. Next year's anticipated 9 percent rise and the anticipated five-year annualized gain of 8 percent are both in line with the industrywide forecasts.
In an environmentally conscious move, the company is introducing a new plastic bottle partially made from plants, the "PlantBottle," for Dasani and some sparkling water brands in select North American markets later this year. Up to 30 percent of that fully recyclable bottle is made from plant-based materials.
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