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August 15, 2014
12:16 EDTPEP, KO, DPS, MNST, GMCR, SODAMonster surges as Coca-Cola takes 16.7% stake in company
Shares of beverage company Monster Beverage (MNST) are surging after Coca-Cola (KO) took a 16.7% stake in Monster and the companies announced a long-term strategic partnership and asset swap. WHAT'S NEW: Coca-Cola will pay $2.15B for a 16.7% stake in Monster Beverage Corp, the companies said. Under the terms of their agreement, Coca-Cola will add two directors to Monster's board. Coca-Cola will transfer ownership of its worldwide energy business including brands like NOS, Full Throttle, Burn, Mother, Play and Power Play, and Relentless to Monster. Monster will transfer its non-energy business, which includes Hansenís Natural Sodas, Peace Tea, Hubertís Lemonade and Hansenís Juice Products to Coca-Cola. Coca-Cola will become Monster's preferred distribution partner globally, while Monster brands will be the only energy drinks distributed by Coca-Cola. At closing, Coke will make a net cash payment of $2.15B and transfer its worldwide energy business to Monster, and Monster will issue to Coke the shares of Monster common stock, transfer its non-energy business to Coke, and enter into expanded distribution arrangements. The transaction is expected to close late in 2014 or early in 2015. WHAT'S NOTABLE: On slides discussing the partnership, Monster said that it anticipates fiscal year 2013 pro forma operating income to be over $700M following the deal with Coke vs. $600M for "current Monster." Monster sees a pro forma second quarter cash balance of $2.6B vs. $0.8B for current Monster. ANALYST REACTION: Following the companies' announcement, Wells Fargo analyst Bonnie Herzog said she feels that the Coke/Monster deal is a good move for both firms. She expects the agreement to significantly quicken Monster's international division and believes that the company's market share could gross 4 to 5 times its current international sales within the next three years due to the deal. She feels that Coke gains increased access to the energy category. The firm maintains an Outperform rating on both the stocks. Stifel analyst Mark Astrachan perceives Monster's agreement with Coke as hugely positive since it builds international and U.S. revenue synergies while boosting EBITDA BY $95M next year. He keeps Monster's shares with a Buy rating and raises its price target to $94 from $75. CLSA upgraded Monster to Outperform from Underperform. PRICE ACTION: During afternoon, Monster is up $21.62 or 30.17% to $93.27 and Coca-Cola is up 58c or 1.46% to $40.76. OTHERS TO WATCH: Shares of SodaStream (SODA) are up relatively flat following the news. Dr. Pepper Snapple (DPS) is down 0.2% and PepsiCo (PEP) is down 0.25%. Shares of Keurig Green Mountain (GMCR) are down 1% since Coke took a 10% stake in the company on February 5.
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November 19, 2014
16:02 EDTGMCRKeurig Green Mountain sees FY15 adj EPS growth mid-single to high-single digits
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16:01 EDTGMCRKeurig Green Mountain raises dividend 15%
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16:00 EDTGMCRKeurig Green Mountain reports Q4 adjusted EPS 90c, consensus 77c
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15:31 EDTGMCRNotable companies reporting after market close
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14:40 EDTGMCRKeurig Green Mountain technical comments ahead of results
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14:08 EDTKO, SODA, GMCREarnings Preview: Keurig Green Mountain sees FY14 EPS $3.71-$3.78
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13:26 EDTGMCRKeurig Green Mountain November 155 straddle priced for 8.7% move into Q4
10:47 EDTGMCRStocks with call strike movement; GME GMCR
GameStop (GME) December 55 call option implied volatility increased 4% to 55, Green Mountain (GMCR) December 185 call option implied volatility increased 3% to 54 according to IVolatility.
08:15 EDTKOGreat Lakes Coca-Cola Distribution signs definitive agreement with Coca-Cola
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November 18, 2014
16:00 EDTKOOptions Update; November 18, 2014
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures down 48c to 28.09. Option volume leaders: AAPL TSLA TWTR KO PBR GILD according to Track Data.
14:20 EDTKOCoca-Cola rumored to be in sights of 3G Capital, Forbes contributor reports
Investment firm 3G Capital is in advanced talks for a new fund targeted at the food and beverage industry, according to Veja magazine, reported a contributor to Forbes. The new fund could be used to acquire a significant stake in Coca-Cola or possibly even be used to orchestrate a takeover of the beverage giant, according to Veja columnist Geraldo Samor, the Forbes report said. Shares of Coca-Cola have moved into positive territory and are up 0.5% in afternoon trading following the circulation of the Forbes article. Reference Link
08:07 EDTGMCRGreen Mountain Coffee volatility elevated into Q3 and outlook
Green Mountain Coffee November call option implied volatility is at 101, December is at 50, January is at 45, March is at 43; compared to its 26-week average of 42 according to Track Data, suggesting large near term price movement into the expected release of Q3 results on November 19.
07:50 EDTGMCRKeurig Green Mountain price target raised to $168 from $134 at Canaccord
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November 17, 2014
07:26 EDTGMCRBofA/Merrill expects in-line Q4 report from Keurig Green Mountain
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November 14, 2014
09:05 EDTGMCRKeurig Green Mountain target to $185, Cold may be a disrupter, says Goldman
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08:31 EDTGMCRGreen Mountain Coffee November volatility elevated into Q3 and outlook
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November 13, 2014
17:00 EDTPEPTrian Fund Management gives quarterly update on stakes
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07:35 EDTMNSTMonster Beverage price target raised to $130 from $110 at Evercore ISI
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November 12, 2014
10:25 EDTKOSABMiller, Coca-Cola to form new company in Africa, Sky News reports
Mark Kleinman of Sky News tweeted, "SABMiller and Coca-Cola to announce formation of new company in Africa later this week, consolidating existing operations, I'm told."
November 11, 2014
11:40 EDTGMCRStocks with call strike movement; FSLR GMCR
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