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    Earnings Report

    Coca-Cola’s 3Q15 Earnings Beat Estimates, Decline from Prior Year

    Coca-Cola’s 3Q15 earnings were negatively impacted by currency headwinds and a 4.6% decline in 3Q15 revenue.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Earnings Report

    Why Monster’s Trading at a Premium Valuation Compared to Peers

    On February 26, Monster Beverage was trading at a 12-month forward PE (price-to-earnings) ratio of 33.8x.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Earnings Report

    Key Drivers of Dr Pepper Snapple’s 4Q15 Sales

    Dr Pepper Snapple reported sales of nearly $1.6 billion in 4Q15, beating the consensus Wall Street analyst estimate of $1.53 billion.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Earnings Report

    Can PepsiCo’s Stock Price Gain Momentum with Upcoming Results?

    PepsiCo’s stock price has been impacted by weak performance in the first half of the year and the recent turmoil in the stock markets due to global factors like the slowdown in China.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Earnings Report

    Can PepsiCo’s Revenue Rise after 3 Straight Quarters of Decline?

    PepsiCo’s revenue in 2Q15 fell 5.7% due to a 10 percentage point impact of currency headwinds. PepsiCo expects currency headwinds to have an 11 percentage point impact on net revenue growth in 3Q15.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Non-Sparkling Water Is the Largest Bottled Water Segment in the US

    The domestic non-sparkling bottled water category is the largest segment of bottled water in the US.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Earnings Report

    PepsiCo’s Valuation ahead of 1Q17 Results

    As of April 19, PepsiCo (PEP) was trading at a 12-month forward PE (price-to-earnings) ratio of 22.1x.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    Walmart’s Stock Rises 20% Year-to-Date: Can It Rise More?

    The stock price of retail giant Walmart (WMT) has risen by 20.1% on a YTD (year-to-date) basis to $73.84, as of July 18. Walmart’s stock has outperformed the S&P 500 Index, which has risen 7.7% on a YTD basis.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Earnings Report

    Will Constellation Brands’ Fiscal 1Q17 Earnings Beat Estimates?

    For fiscal 1Q17, analysts expect Constellation Brands to deliver adjusted EPS (earnings per share) of $1.52.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    PepsiCo Aims to Revive Soda Volumes with Crystal Pepsi

    Carbonated soft drinks have been losing their fizz as more and more consumers are opting for healthier beverage options.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Coca-Cola Gets Healthier with a Stake in Suja Juice

    In August, Coca-Cola (KO) bought a 30% stake in Suja Juice, a California-based manufacturer of organic juices that uses high-pressure processing to preserve nutrition and taste.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    The Week Ahead: Key Dates in Consumer from May 22–26, 2017

    In this part of the series, we’ll look at the important events for the week ahead, from May 22–26, 2017.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Will Keurig Kold Receive a Hot or Cold Response?

    In September 2015, Keurig Green Mountain announced the launch of its much-awaited Keurig Kold beverage system.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Coca-Cola Is Open to Inorganic Growth in Still Beverages

    Coca-Cola has a dominant presence in the sparkling beverages market, but it’s the still beverage space that has huge growth prospects.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Earnings Report

    Coca-Cola’s Q4 Margins May Not Expand Despite Productivity Boosts

    Coca-Cola’s (KO) fourth quarter margins might remain under pressure due to currency headwinds and structural changes relating to the company’s bottling and distribution operations.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Where Does Walmart’s Valuation Stand Compared to Its Peers?

    As of September 19, 2016, Walmart (WMT) was trading at a 12-month forward PE multiple of 16.6x, which is slightly above its YTD average forward PE of 16.4x.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Earnings Report

    Coca-Cola’s Still Beverages Deliver Strong Volumes in 3Q15

    In 3Q15, Coca-Cola’s still beverage volume growth was a result of 4% growth in ready-to-drink tea, 5% in sports drinks, and 11% in packaged water.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Earnings Report

    How Did ConAgra Foods Use the Proceeds from Its Divestiture?

    ConAgra Foods (CAG) completed the divestiture of its private-label business on February 1, 2016. The company received proceeds of more than $2.6 billion.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Consumer

    What Rising Consumer Goods and Material Orders Signal

    Manufacturers’ new orders for consumer goods and materials New orders for consumer goods and materials give investors an insight into the demand for goods and form an important constituent of the Conference Board LEI (Leading Economic Index). Changes to demand in the consumer goods sector impact the performance of FMCG (fast moving consumer goods) companies, which include large retailers such […]

    By Ricky Cove
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    Earnings Report

    Can Hershey’s Margins Improve in 4Q16?

    Unlike its gross margin, Hershey’s operating margin expanded to 18.7% in 3Q16 from 15.5% in 3Q15. This improvement was mainly due to a favorable comparison with 3Q15.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Earnings Report

    Coca-Cola’s Developed Markets Performance in 3Q16

    In 3Q16, only Coca-Cola’s North America and Asia-Pacific segments reported growth in net revenues.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Earnings Report

    Analyzing Coca-Cola’s Valuation ahead of Q3 Earnings

    12-month forward PE In this article, we’ll discuss Coca-Cola’s (KO) valuation using the 12-month forward PE (price-to-earnings) ratio. As of October 17, Coca-Cola was trading at a 12-month forward PE of 21.1x. The company is trading below its YTD (year-to-date) average forward PE of 22.4x. Peers’ valuation As of October 17, nonalcoholic beverage companies PepsiCo […]

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Earnings Report

    Investing in STZ for Earnings Growth Is Becoming a No-Brainer

    Constellation Brands (STZ) impressed investors with another quarter of strong earnings and sales growth in fiscal 2Q17. The beer, wine, and spirits producer beat the analysts’ earnings estimate for the eighth straight quarter.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Is Coca-Cola’s Segmented Revenue Approach Working?

    Coca-Cola has a dominant position in the US market. However, US soda volumes have been declining for more than a decade.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    Kellogg Announced 367th Dividend Payment to Shareholders

    In a press release on July 29, a week before Kellogg Company (K) announced its fiscal 2Q16 results, it announced a quarterly dividend of $0.52 per share on its common stock.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Consumer

    How 2Q16 Results Impacted Monster Beverage’s Valuation

    As of August 5, Monster Beverage (MNST) was trading at a 12-month forward PE (price-to-earnings) ratio of 36.8x.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    Hershey’s Returns, Including a 6% Dividend Hike, Hit a Sweet Spot

    On July 28, 2016, Hershey (HSY) declared its 347th consecutive regular dividend on its common stock and 128th consecutive regular dividend on its Class B common stock.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Consumer

    Analysts’ Ratings of Mead Johnson Nutrition after 2Q16 Earnings

    On August 1, 2016, Mead Johnson Nutrition Company (MJN) was trading at $87.72. After 2Q16 earnings, the average broker target price for Mead Johnson Nutrition increased by 4% to $94.90 from $91.0.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Consumer

    What’s Mondelez’s Increased Dividend for 2016?

    A week before its 2Q16 results, Mondelez (MDLZ) declared a 12% increase in its quarterly dividend. It targets a dividend payout of 30% in 2016.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Consumer

    What Led Dr Pepper Snapple’s Margin Expansion in 2Q16?

    Dr Pepper Snapple’s (DPS) gross margins increased by 120 basis points to 60.5% in 2Q16 on a YoY (year-over-year) basis.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    Coca-Cola’s Stock Falls after Its 2Q16 Results, Lower Outlook

    Coca-Cola’s top line is under pressure due to the persistent weakness in soda volumes caused by a shift in consumer preference to healthier beverages.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    What Hurt Mead Johnson Nutrition’s Revenue in 2Q16?

    In 2Q16, Mead Johnson (MJN) reported a drop in revenue of ~9% to $942 million, compared to revenue of ~$1.0 billion in 2Q15.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Consumer

    What Could Benefit Kraft Heinz’s Earnings in 2Q16?

    Analysts’ expectations for KHC’s earnings look optimistic for the rest of 2016. Its earnings are expected to rise by 70% and 44% in 3Q16 and 4Q16.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Consumer

    How Much Did Kellogg Return to Shareholders?

    Kellogg announced a quarterly dividend of $0.50 per share on its common stock—paid on June 15 to shareowners of record at the close of business on June 1.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Consumer

    What Will Drive Monster Beverage’s 2Q16 Earnings Growth?

    Monster Beverage (MNST) impressed its investors with a 26% growth in its 1Q16 EPS (earnings per share), excluding the impact of one-time items.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    Hershey Shareholders Thrive on 346 Straight Dividend Payouts

    On May 4, Hershey (HSY) announced that its board of directors approved quarterly dividends of $0.58 on the common stock and $0.53 on the Class B common stock.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Consumer

    Can Productivity Measures Help Coca-Cola’s Margins in 2Q16?

    Coca-Cola’s (KO) margins contracted in 1Q16 due to the impact of adverse currency fluctuations and structural headwinds.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    What Analysts Recommend for Mead Johnson ahead of 2Q16 Results

    As of July 15, 2016, Mead Johnson (MJN) was trading at $91.38.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Consumer

    Mondelez Returns Billions of Dollars in Capital to Shareholders

    In fiscal 1Q16, Mondelez returned a total of $1.5 billion in capital to shareholders through dividends and share repurchases.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Consumer

    PepsiCo’s 2Q16 Earnings Rise on Improved Margins

    Leading snack and beverage maker PepsiCo (PEP) delivered adjusted EPS (earnings per share) of $1.35 in 2Q16 ended June 11, 2016.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Will Brexit Impact Soda Giants’ Fiscal 2016 Performance?

    In 2015, soda giants Coca-Cola and PepsiCo generated 54% and 44% of their respective revenues from outside the United States.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Coca-Cola Expands Its Still Portfolio with a Stake in Aloe Gloe

    Coca-Cola’s Venturing & Emerging Brands unit has acquired a minority stake in the certified organic, non-GMO, and gluten-free drink Aloe Gloe.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Coca-Cola Is Reshaping Its Strategy for Sparkling Beverages

    Coca-Cola is now changing its approach from offering beverage choices to consumers to shaping their choices.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Nonalcoholic Beverage Companies Aim to Provide Better Choices

    We discussed some of the healthier beverage innovations by nonalcoholic beverage companies. We’ll discuss some more products in this article.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Millennials Are Often Called ‘the Unluckiest Generation’

    A population of 80 million strong in the U.S., millennials – those born between 1980 and 1999 – are breaking with tradition.

    By Ann Hynek
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    An Insight into Sport Drinks’ Positioning in the US Beverage Market

    Sports drinks are considered a healthier choice than traditional soda beverages, and they contain less sugar than traditional soda beverages.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Are Healthier Products Helping PepsiCo’s Sales?

    Carbonated soft drinks remain the leading US liquid refreshment beverage. However, non-carbonated or still beverages are consistently gaining traction.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Hain Celestial Group’s Management View for Fiscal 2016

    The Hain Celestial Group’s management is concerned with its US grocery business, as it’s the largest contributor to the US segment’s sales.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Can Keurig Kold Add Some Fizz to Keurig’s Sales?

    Keurig’s sales in the third quarter of fiscal 2015 ended June 27, 2015, declined by 5.2% to $969.6 million, due to declines in brewer sales and pod sales.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Coca-Cola’s Segmented Revenue Approach

    Coca-Cola is now following a segmented approach for developing sustainable revenue growth. Beginning in 2015, Coca-Cola added revenue growth as a metric in its incentive plan.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    PepsiCo’s Growth Potential in Russia and the CIS Regions

    PepsiCo’s growth potential in Russia and the CIS regions will be driven by favorable factors such as urbanization, the growing middle class, and the rise in the preference for packaged foods.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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