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April 15, 2014
10:07 EDTKO, GMCRCoca-Cola sees 'significant' currency headwinds for the remainder of this year
Coca-Cola (KO) says it is focused on strategic priorities: accelerating sparkling growth, expanding its portfolio, increasing brand investments by maximizing productivity, winning at point-of-sale, investing in next generation of leaders. Sees growth potential in sparkling category. Says still early in journey to restore sparkling momentum. Says "tenaciously" focused on building and improving on this quarter's performance. Says plans on growing brand investments by $400M in FY14 and $1B by FY16. Says cautiously optimistic about outlook in Europe despite the continuing volatile operating environment. Says will provide updates on Keurig Green Mountain (GMCR) partnership later this year. Says does not foresee any significant cash contributions to its pension plan in the near-term as its largest pension plan is currently fully funded. Says in terms of Q2, plans to continue to execute strategic priorities and says full year plan remains intact. Says very cautious and forecasting currency movements. Though it anticipates significant currency headwinds for the remainder of this year, says "unlikely" that the company will have the same level of headwinds going forward. Sees Venezuelan currency devaluation as major currency headwind driver. Comments made during the company's Q1 earnings conference call.
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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
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 EDTGMCR, KOConsumer Analyst Group of New York (CAGNY) to hold a conference
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February 13, 2015
16:35 EDTKOS&P closes at all-time high as stocks run winning streak to second week
The major stock averages gained for the second week in a row, sending the S&P 500 to a new all-time high in the process. With the weekly advance, the major averages wiped out all their losses since the beginning of the year and moved into the green for 2015. MACRO NEWS: The U.S. economic calendar was relatively quiet during this week. Retail sales decreased 0.8% in January, versus expectations for a 0.4% decline. Initial jobless claims rose 25K to 304K in the week ended January 7. Consumer sentiment fell to 93.6 in the preliminary February release from the University of Michigan survey, versus expectations for the reading to hold at the 98.1 it achieved in January... In Europe, Russian, Ukrainian, German and French leaders came to terms on a cease-fire to begin Sunday. Eurozone GDP grew by 0.3% in the last three months of 2014, which was a bit faster than expected, largely due to strong upside in Germany. A Eurogroup meeting failed to reach a final bailout deal for Greece, but reports afterward seemed to have an optimistic tone about the continuation of talks. Sweden’s Riksbank became the latest central bank to cut interest rates and said it would undertake a program of sovereign bond buying... In China, foreign trade volume declined 10.8% year-on-year in January, with exports dropping 3.2% and imports slumping 19.7%. COMPANY NEWS: Coca-Cola (KO), PepsiCo (PEP), Zoetis (ZTS), Mondelez (MDLZ), and Groupon (GRPN) were among the companies whose stocks reacted positively to their quarterly earning reports. Conversely, the shares of Pier 1 Imports (PIR), AOL (AOL) and Zynga (ZNGA) fell after they reported their results... Dow member American Express (AXP) fell sharply after the company announced that its U.S. co-brand and merchant acceptance agreements with Costco (COST) are set to end in March of next year. Costco has been one of the few big U.S. merchants that to-date had accepted AmEx cards exclusively. Afterward, American Express said that the company now expects that overall earnings growth in 2015 will likely be "flat to down modestly" year-over-year... Another member of the blue chip index, McDonald's (MCD), dropped after reporting that its comparable sales declined 1.8% in January. As part of the overall results, U.S. same-store sales grew 0.4%, but Asia/Pacific, Middle East and Africa comparable sales dropped 12.6%... General Motors (GM) shares rose after the company confirmed that Harry Wilson intends to nominate himself as candidate for the GM board and bring before the annual meeting a proposal that the company commit to completing $8B of share repurchases... On the M&A front, Interxion (INXN) advanced after the company agreed to an all-share merger with U.K. peer TelecityGroup, after which Interxion shareholders will owning approximately 45% of the combined group. Rite Aid (RAD) rose after the pharmacy retail chain agreed to buy EnvisionRx from TPG for $2B and re-enter the pharmacy benefit management space it had previously exited. INDEXES: For the week, the Dow rose 1.09% to 18,019.35, the Nasdaq gained 3.14% to 4,893.84, and the S&P rose 2% to 2,096.99.
13:50 EDTKO, GMCRKeurig Green Mountain moves higher after Coke raises stake
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13:42 EDTKO, GMCRCoca-Cola raises stake in Keurig Green Mountain to 16%
On February 11, Credit Suisse delivered to the Coca-Cola's (KO) Atlantic Industries about 6.38M shares of Keurig Green Mountain (GMCR) common stock pursuant to a previously disclosed letter agreement, dated as of May 12, 2014, between Atlantic and CS for a total acquisition cost of about $830.37M. All such purchases were made using Atlantic's cash on hand, a regulatory filing showed.
11:29 EDTGMCRJ.M. Smucker trades higher despite cautious comments on Q4, FY15
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