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February 14, 2014
12:43 EDTGMCR, KO, PEPEarnings Preview: Coca-Cola significantly lagging S&P ahead of Q4 report
Coca-Cola (KO) is scheduled to report fourth quarter earnings before the market opens on Tuesday, February 18, with a conference call scheduled for 9:30 am ET. Coca-Cola, a member of the S&P 500 index, is a beverage company that owns or licenses and markets more than 500 nonalcoholic beverage brands. EXPECTATIONS: Analysts are looking for earnings per share of 46c on revenue of $11.31B, according to First Call. The consensus range for EPS is 44c-47c on revenue of $11.17B-$11.51B. LAST QUARTER: Coca-Cola reported third quarter EPS of 53c against estimates for 53c, on revenue of $12.03B against estimates for $12.05B. The company also reported worldwide growth of 2% in the quarter. On its earnings conference call, Coca-Cola added that it saw fiscal year 2013 operating income in-line with year-to-date performance and that it saw Q4 income hurt 5%-6% by foreign exchange impacts. RESEARCH AND NEWS: On December 28, 2013, Barron's ran a feature which opined that Coca-Cola's stock could rise 20% or more in 2014 due to expected growth in both earnings and revenue, as well as a rising dividend return. On February 5, Coca-Cola and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR) announced that the companies have signed a 10-year agreement to collaborate on the development and introduction of Coca-Cola's global brand portfolio for use in Green Mountain's forthcoming Keurig Cold at-home beverage system. As part of the deal, Coca-Cola agreed to buy a 10% stake in Green Mountain for $1.25B. The next day, Wells Fargo said it believed the deal with Green Mountain was very positive and should drive revenue and profit growth for Coca-Cola. The firm added that the deal could drive margin expansion for Coca-Cola over the long-term and it kept an Outperform rating on the stock. COMPETITORS: Coca-Cola rival PepsiCo (PEP) reported mixed Q4 results on February 13, reporting EPS of $1.05 against estimates of $1.01, and revenue of $20.12B against estimates of $20.16B. PepsiCo added that it saw fiscal year 2014 core EPS growth of 7%, mid single-digit organic revenue growth, and low-single-digit commodity inflation. PRICE ACTION: Over the last 12 months, Coca-Cola's stock is up 5%, lagging the S&P 500, which has risen over 20% in that time frame. Over the last three months, the stock is down 3.7%.
News For KO;GMCR;PEP From The Last 14 Days
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February 27, 2015
07:54 EDTKOMonster Beverage price target raised to $150 from $120 at JPMorgan
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February 26, 2015
16:30 EDTKOMonster Beverage, Coca-Cola expand distribution agreement
In August 2014, Monster Beverage (MNST) and Coca-Cola (KO) entered into definitive agreements for a long-term strategic partnership to accelerate growth for both companies in the global energy drink category. Under the agreements, Coca-Cola will acquire an approximate 16.7% ownership interest in Monster and will transfer ownership of its worldwide energy business to Monster, which, in turn, will transfer its non-energy business to Coca-Cola. Monster and Coca-Cola will amend their current distribution coordination agreements to expand distribution with Coca-Cola bottlers into additional territories. Upon closing, Coca-Cola will become Monster's preferred distribution partner globally, and Monster will become Coca-Cola exclusive energy play. The transaction, which is subject to customary closing conditions, is expected to close in Q2.
06:07 EDTGMCRDunkin' Brands, J.M. Smucker, Keurig expand partnership
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February 25, 2015
16:00 EDTKOOptions Update; February 25, 2015
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February 24, 2015
16:06 EDTKOOptions Update; February 24, 2015
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February 23, 2015
12:37 EDTPEPSodaStream not a likely target of PepsiCo, NY Times says
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10:17 EDTKOCoca-Cola calls active amid speculation of potential management changes
Coca-Cola February 42 and 42.5 weekly calls are active on total call volume of 7K contracts (1K puts) amid speculation of potential management changes. February weekly call option implied volatility is at 21, March and April is at 16, May is at 17; compared to its 26-week average of 18 according to Track Data. Active call volume suggests traders taking positions for large near term price movement.
10:01 EDTKORumor: Coca-Cola active amid speculation of potential management changes
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08:03 EDTGMCRKeurig Green Mountain announces repurchase of shares held by Lavazza
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February 20, 2015
11:07 EDTGMCRKeurig Green Mountain spikes higher, levels to watch
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10:49 EDTGMCRGreen Mountain Coffee calls active on renewed takeover chatter
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10:42 EDTGMCRRumor: Keurig Green Mountain moves up on renewed takeover chatter
Shares of Keurig Green Mountain (GMCR) are moving higher on renewed speculation Coca-Cola (KO) may acquire the rest of the company.
10:02 EDTKOCoca-Cola says has a 'lot of heavy lifting to do'
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09:47 EDTKOCoca-Cola says long term growth targets include high single digit EPS growth
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04:50 EDTKOStocks with implied volatility movement; QCOM KO
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February 19, 2015
16:01 EDTKOOptions Update; February 19, 2015
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures down 70c to 30.11. Option volume leaders: AAPL TSLA TWTR AMAT PBR KO FB AXP NFLX according to Track Data.
11:07 EDTKOCoca-Cola board increases quarterly dividend 8% to 33c per share
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09:02 EDTGMCRKeurig Green Mountain reiterates FY15 EPS view of growth of mid-single digits
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February 17, 2015
16:31 EDTKOCoca-Cola Bottling signs agreement with Coca-Cola affiliate
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07:15 EDTKO, PEP, GMCRConsumer Analyst Group of New York (CAGNY) to hold a conference
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