|Bid||51.12 x 900|
|Ask||51.45 x 800|
|Day's Range||51.13 - 51.52|
|52 Week Range||44.25 - 52.47|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.30|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||32.56|
|Earnings Date||Jul 23, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.60 (3.11%)|
|1y Target Est||52.73|
On July 19, PepsiCo (PEP) announced that it had agreed to acquire South Africa’s Pioneer Foods Group for 110 South African rand per share, or about $1.7 billion. Pioneer Foods manufactures food and beverage products. It owns popular brands such as Weet-Bix, Liqui-Fruit, Ceres, Sasko, Spekko, Safari, and White Star. PepsiCo expects to complete the […]
(Bloomberg) -- Coca-Cola Co. dominates the market for ultra-filtered milk -- but now the field’s getting more crowded.Fairlife, which sells milk that’s been filtered to boost its protein and reduce its sugar content, has helped the beverage giant to offset declining soda sales. Now, Coke’s brand will face off against the farmer-owned cooperative Organic Valley, which is poised to begin selling its own line of ultra-filtered milk in Whole Foods stores nationwide and in other retailers.Coke, intent on having products in all major beverage segments, has a minority stake in Fairlife, which launched its ultra-filtered lactose-free milk in 2015 and has dominated the premium milk category with little competition. Sales of Fairlife reached about $134 million in 2018, up 57% from when the products first became available in 2015, according to data from Euromonitor.Fairlife seeks to attract health-conscious customers who have been turning away from milk. Overall, dairy milk consumption is declining in the U.S. as plant-based alternatives proliferate. However, value-added dairy products like ultra-filtered milk have bucked this trend and posting growth, according to data from Nielsen.Milk made from ingredients like oats, soy and almonds is also growing fast, expanding 6% last year while conventional dairy slipped 3%, according to a study by the Plant Based Foods Association and The Good Food Institute.“The dairy market needs to innovate in a market with so many alternatives out there,” said Bob Kirchoff, Organic Valley’s interim chief executive officer. “Offering low-sugar and higher protein is an effort to show that we’re relevant.”The new product from Organic Valley, which is based in La Farge, Wisconsin, may eat into Coke’s growing dairy sales -- especially because shoppers who are willing to pay a premium for their milk may be attracted to an organic option. Fairlife, which isn’t classified as organic, has been able to charge more as the only major filtered milk, Bloomberg Intelligence analyst Kenneth Shea said.“Having other filtered products alongside Fairlife would work to the detriment of Coke’s pricing power,” he said.Both Fairlife and Organic Valley price their products much higher than unfiltered milk. Target sells a 52-ounce container of Fairlife for $3.39, more than $2 higher than the average milk price reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Organic Valley will charge $5.99 for a 56-ounce container, more than $3 higher than the average price of organic milk reported by the USDA.Chicago-based Fairlife came under fire in June after an animal rights group released a video of calves being abused at a dairy farm in Indiana. Two Midwest grocers, Jewel-Osco and Tony’s Fresh Market, pulled the milk from its shelves. Fairlife has since discontinued the use of milk from the farm featured in the video, according to a company statement.Coca-Cola declined to comment about the ultra-filtered milk market.Organic Valley works with local farmers and attracts customers who are focused on animal welfare, Kirchoff said.“We don’t have huge farms with low-cost models,” he said. “We are looking for consumers that are willing to pay for that difference to give value to land, farms and dairy farmers.”\--With assistance from Patrick McKiernan.To contact the reporter on this story: Olivia Rockeman in New York at firstname.lastname@example.orgTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Anne Riley Moffat at email@example.com, Craig Giammona, Jonathan RoederFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
Coca-Cola (KO) will likely report its second-quarter results on July 23. The company reported strong first-quarter results in April.
Ford Motor Company (F) is in the middle of a very strong year, with its stock price up 35.1% YTD. This year has helped Ford recover from a very disappointing 2018, yet it has only regained about half of its losses so far.
Coca-Cola Company (KO) stock was down 0.53% in trading Thursday. The stock currently sits less than a percent below its 52-week high.
The Coca-Cola Company Board of Directors today declared a regular quarterly dividend of 40 cents per common share. The dividend is payable Oct. 1, 2019, to shareowners of record of the company as of the close of business on Sept.
Coke (KO) doesn't possess the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely earnings beat in its upcoming report. Get prepared with the key expectations.
Coca-Cola's (KO) strategy of introducing new products with focus on expanding successful brands globally is aiding its performance. However, adverse currency may mar second-quarter 2019 results.
(Bloomberg) -- Amazon’s Prime Day gives shoppers an opportunity to flex their deal-spotting muscles ahead of Black Friday. It also gives package thieves their own chance to warm up.Although the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas see far more parcel deliveries—and therefore, more brazen from-the-stoop thefts, Prime Day’s limited 48-hour window creates a concentrated opening for “porch pirates” to make their move, said Brody Buhler, managing director of Accenture’s post and parcel industry group.It’s hard to pin down exactly how many cardboard boxes are pilfered from plain sight around the invented summer buying spree, since customers can report thefts to one of three sources—the local police department, the retailer or the mail carrier—and those reports aren’t tallied centrally. But according to research from video-doorbell company Ring, 19% of U.S. households had a package stolen at some point in 2017 with an average value of $140 per package. Nextdoor, a social-networking app for neighborhoods, says user comments about package theft spiked 85% between July 18 and 20 last year, the main delivery period for Prime Day packages.“Criminals know about Prime Day—everyone has access to the internet these days,” said James Crecco, a police captain in Jersey City, New Jersey.The police department in Jersey City partnered with Amazon in December to run a sting operation and track down package thieves after hearing from a swelling number of victims of porch piracy. Within just seven minutes of placing the first package, officers made an arrest and ultimately caught 23 robbers over an 11-day period. The department has been thinking about implementing a similar plan in the days following Prime Day, though Crecco said it was waiting to see if Amazon would partner again before renewing the program.Of course, on-the-porch delivery isn’t a new phenomenon in the U.S., with Montgomery Ward launching its dry goods mail-order business while Ulysses S. Grant was president and Sears, Roebuck and Co.’s iconic catalog serving as America’s consumer bible for a century. But the proliferation of e-commerce brought delivery of goods—and chances to pilfer them—to a whole new level. E-commerce accounted for more than 10% of all retail and food service sales in the first quarter, up from about 3% in 1999, according to the Commerce Department. Orders come in all year long, especially as grocery delivery expands, but they’re concentrated around big shopping events. During last year’s Prime Day, members bought more than 100 million products. Amazon has expanded this year’s extravaganza to 48 hours from 36 last year, with Coresight Research forecasting Amazon raking in $5.8 billion globally in sales, up from an estimated $3.9 billion in 2018.“Criminals know about Prime Day—everyone has access to the internet these days.”And that’s just the orders placed on Amazon itself. With rivals from Target Corp. to one-time mail-order king Sears itself leaning into the event, logistics providers will be extra busy in the coming days.The growth of porch piracy has led a number of states, including California, South Carolina, Michigan and New Jersey, to propose bills for stricter penalties for package thieves. In Texas, the problem became so prevalent that state representatives formed a mail theft task force in 2017 and have since passed legislation that makes certain degrees of package theft a felony. Related: Amazon Workers Plan Prime Day Strike at Minnesota WarehouseWhen packages do go missing, most major mail carriers agree to be liable for about $100, leaving the retailer to refund the remaining dollar amount or send a new item. Accenture finds that 70% of consumers won’t return to an online store after a bad delivery experience, which has retailers putting more pressure on logistics companies to give customers what they want, including tracking and delivery flexibility to ensure their wares arrive unscathed.When online shopping first became popular, the “focus was on price, then it became on free shipping, then fast shipping and now consumer-controlled shipping that can be altered until 10 minutes before the package arrives,” Accenture’s Buhler said. The demand for control over delivery comes from concerns about theft combined with increased demand for convenience, he said.Theft's a pervasive problem, and retailers have tried a variety of deterrents but are still looking for the perfect solution. For instance, to attract grocery customers, Walmart Inc. is experimenting with staffers, sporting wearable cameras, arriving in company-owned cars to unpack food in customers’ kitchens. Others are trying to leave deliveries in shoppers’ garages or the trunks of their cars. But with each new test, questions linger about privacy and efficiency, plus one-off issues like escaping pets or malfunctioning apps that deny the employee entry.Amazon itself offers Amazon Lockers, keyless entry and click-and-collect “counters” to give buyers more ways to control how they receive their orders. Amazon Logistics also gives Prime members the opportunity to track the arrival of their packages in real time and to receive a photo of where the box was dropped, the company said. A spokeswoman declined to comment further or share company data on thefts. Rising fear about package theft has helped usher in a new industry altogether: porch security. Brad Ruffkess, a former Coca-Cola Co. employee, installed security cameras at his Atlanta home and watched two boxes get stolen off of his doorstep within weeks of each other in 2017. Frustrated by the limited protection options available, Ruffkess founded BoxLock Inc., a WiFi-connected lock that lets delivery drivers place packages in secure parcel boxes outside users’ homes.BoxLock launched on Prime Day last year and sold out within hours of being posted to the Amazon website, he said. Other innovations that seek to keep porch pirates from their loot include secure parcel mailboxes, in-home package drops, Nest and Ring cameras, and alternative delivery locations through programs like UPS My Choice.“There’s still a lot more innovation to come in package security as e-commerce continues to grow,” Buhler said. “When it gets up to 20% of total shopping and there are so many more packages on people’s doorsteps, we’ll see even more innovation in protecting deliveries.”Back in Jersey City, a booming waterfront metropolis just over the Hudson River from Manhattan, package theft is evenly distributed among high and lower-income neighborhoods, Captain Crecco said, calling it one of the “rare crimes that crosses every economic demographic.” The trick to stopping it is making sure it’s not so simple to pull off for minor criminals looking for a low-effort pull. “It’s easy and criminals aren’t looking for a lot of work,” he said.To contact the author of this story: Olivia Rockeman in New York at firstname.lastname@example.orgTo contact the editor responsible for this story: Anne Riley Moffat at email@example.com, Lisa WolfsonFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
Two fantastic earnings surprises tell the whole story. This underrepresented piece of the Coca-Cola puzzle deserves more attention from investors and analysts alike.
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