|Bid||47.22 x 4000|
|Ask||47.82 x 1400|
|Day's Range||47.12 - 47.69|
|52 Week Range||41.45 - 50.84|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.42|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||72.36|
|Earnings Date||Feb 14, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.56 (3.31%)|
|1y Target Est||51.67|
As carbonated drinks from (KO) (KO) and (PEP)(PEP) lost favor with millennials, Monster filled the void with jolts of caffeine. Descended from a family business that sold fresh juice in Los Angeles in the 1930s, Monster’s stock has outperformedCoke, Pepsi and the S&P 500 since the company de-emphasized its juice and soda businesses in mid-2015. Monster’s shares have fallen roughly 16% over the last year, and the stock, up about 10% in 2019, is around mid-2016 levels after closing Wednesday just below $54.
Company Also Announces Investor Conference Calls and Presentation at Consumer Analyst Group of New York Conference
LEKU, Ethiopia/LONDON, Jan 14 (Reuters) - In the verdant southern highlands of Ethiopia, coffee farmer Gafeto Gardo is thinking about calling time on an industry that has sustained families for generations. Over the past year, the amount Gafeto gets for a kilogram of coffee beans has fallen a third to 8 birr, or just 29 cents, reducing his income from a cappuccino sold in the West for $3 to $4 to under a cent. Now, a slump in global coffee prices to their lowest in nearly 13 years in September is raising questions about whether it's worth growing beans at all in some of the traditional coffee heartlands of Central America, Colombia and Ethiopia.
Pepsi's new global tag line for its product is managing to divide the industry experts. "For the Love of It" will replace "Live For Now" in 100 countries (not including the U.S.). The soda brand launched a series of videos this week focusing on the drink's bubbles, taste and refreshment and is working with Now United, a pop group put together by music veteran Simon Fuller, on a new jingle.
Pepsi's new global tag line is managing to divide the industry experts. The soda brand launched a series of videos this week focusing on the drink's bubbles, taste and refreshment and is working with Now United, a pop group put together by music veteran Simon Fuller, on a new jingle. Pepsi says the tie-up and new tagline reflect a celebration of the product, an "iconic brand rooted in entertainment with a refreshing and delicious beverage people around the world love," according to Roberto Rios, senior vice president, Marketing, Global Beverage Group at PepsiCo PEP , in a statement emailed to CNBC.
Pretty, isn’t it? Actually it is pretty ugly. Starting in December of 2007, the S&P 500 (SPY) was down a whopping 54% (yellow line) 16 months later when it bottomed in March 2009. The Nasdaq (QQQ) actually fared better during the time frame down only 48% (red line). Oil (USO) clearly did the worst down 60% in the time frame (blue line). The only thing that did well was Gold (GLD) up 18% during the time (orange line). So when people encourage you to buy gold to be defensive, that may actually work. But what about the “defensive” equities? Look, I have no idea if we are headed into a real downturn (economically) or not, just don’t listen to people telling you to shift your portfolio to defensive names. No one get rich losing 30-40% on names like this. Either sit it out, learn to short, or buy some gold. But remember advice you hear is often to help hedge funds and mutual funds “outperform”. But in a real downturn, you won’t feel better outperforming if you lose 20% less than everyone else, because you will still lose.
Coke, PepsiCo, Nestle, McDonald's have been funding a group to shape global obesity policy, according to new research findings. In China, that group has been able to shape policy that focuses on the role of exercise, not diet, in obesity. Coca-Cola KO has spearheaded an effort by American junk food companies, including PepsiCo PEP , Nestle and McDonald's MCD , to quietly shape China's nutrition policy through a non-profit group called the International Life Sciences Institute, according to new research.
Coca-Cola has led efforts by American junk food companies, including PepsiCo, Nestle and McDonald's, to quietly shape China's nutrition policy to favor exercise over healthier eating in curbing the nation's obesity problem, new research shows.
Coca-Cola said it was working on ways to reduce the sugar and calories in its drinks around the world. The Coca-Cola Company has shaped China’s policies towards its growing obesity crisis, encouraging a focus on exercise rather than diet and thereby safeguarding its drinks sales, an academic investigation has alleged. Susan Greenhalgh, a Harvard academic and China scholar, says Coca-Cola has exerted its influence since 1999 through a Chinese offshoot of an institute founded in the US by the then Coca-Cola vice-president Alex Malaspina with substantial company funding.
Constellation Brands' (STZ) top and bottom lines beat estimates in third-quarter fiscal 2019. However, the company lowers view for fiscal 2019.
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Concerns about a distribution deal with Coca-Cola lost subsided as SunTrust Robinson Humphrey analyst William Chappell upgraded Monstser stock to Buy from Hold, and boosted the price target to $65 from $50. .
Brookfield Property Partners, Petmed Express, and British American Tobacco offer dividends even more refreshing than Coca-Cola.