NEW YORK, March 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
Stock-Callers.com directs investors' attention to the Beverages industry, particularly the Soft Drinks category, to see how some players have been performing over the past few trading sessions. Companies in this space produce carbonated non-alcoholic beverages, and many also bottle water. Equities in today's lineup are: The Coca-Cola Co. (NYSE: KO), Pepsico Inc. (NYSE: PEP), Monster Beverage Corp. (NASDAQ: MNST), and Coca-Cola European Partners PLC (NYSE: CCE). Learn more about these stocks by accessing their free research reports at:
Shares in Atlanta, Georgia headquartered The Coca-Cola Co. ended Friday's session 0.12% lower at $42.12 with a total trading volume of 13.80 million shares. The stock has advanced 2.00% in the last month, 2.22% over the previous three months, and 2.49% on an YTD basis. The Company's shares are trading 1.86% above their 50-day moving average and 0.49% above their 200-day moving average. Moreover, shares of Coca-Cola, which manufactures and distributes various nonalcoholic beverages worldwide, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 54.82.
On March 21st, 2017, research firm JP Morgan initiated a 'Neutral' rating on the Company's stock, with a target price of $43 per share.
On March 23rd, 2017, Coca-Cola announced a number of senior leadership appointments to drive its ongoing transformation into a growth-oriented, consumer-centered, total beverage company. Key changes will be effective when President and COO, James Quincey, becomes Chief Executive Officer on May 01st, 2017. Free research report on KO is available at:
Purchase, New York headquartered Pepsico Inc.'s shares rose 0.30%, closing the day at $112.12. A total volume of 3.91 million shares was traded. The stock has advanced 3.06% in the last month, 7.82% in the previous three months, and 7.89% on an YTD basis. The Company's shares are trading 5.16% above their 50-day moving average and 6.99% above their 200-day moving average. Additionally, shares of Pepsico, which operates as a food and beverage company worldwide, have an RSI of 72.99.
On March 21st, 2017, research firm JP Morgan initiated an 'Overweight' rating on the Company's stock, with a target price of $125 per share. The complimentary research report on PEP can be downloaded at:
Last Friday, shares in Corona, California headquartered Monster Beverage Corp. gained 0.82%, closing the session at $46.94. The stock recorded a trading volume of 1.96 million shares. The Company's shares have advanced 6.90% in the last one month, 3.46% over the previous three months, and 5.86% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading 5.79% above its 50-day moving average. Furthermore, shares of Monster Beverage, which through its subsidiaries, develops, markets, sells, and distributes energy drink beverages, soda, and its concentrates in the US and internationally, have an RSI of 58.62.
On March 01st, 2017, Monster Beverage reported its financial results for Q4 2016 and fiscal year ended December 31st, 2016. For Q4 2016, net sales increased 16.8% to $753.8 million from $645.4 million in the same period last year. Gross sales for Q4 2016 increased 14.2% to $848.8 million y-o-y from $743.2 million. Profitability was negatively affected by $46.3 million of distribution termination expenses.
On March 21st, 2017, research firm JP Morgan initiated an 'Overweight' rating on the Company's stock, with a target price of $56 per share. Visit us today and access our complete research report on MNST at:
Uxbridge, UK headquartered Coca-Cola European Partners PLC's stock finished the session 0.78% higher at $37.69. A total volume of 2.09 million shares was traded, which was above their three months average volume of 1.49 million shares. The Company's shares have advanced 5.87% in the last month, 16.98% in the previous three months, and 20.03% on YTD basis. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 7.88% and 4.94%, respectively. Additionally, shares of Coca-Cola European Partners, which produces, distributes, and markets a range of non-alcoholic ready-to-drink beverages in Europe, have an RSI of 75.90.
On March 07th, 2017, research firm Argus initiated a 'Buy' rating on the Company's stock, with a target price of $44 per share.
On March 21st, 2017, Coca-Cola European Partners announced Q4 2016 and full-year results for the period ended December 31st, 2016, and affirmed its full-year 2017 outlook. Full-year diluted earnings per share were €1.42 on a reported basis; reported revenue totaled €9.1 billion; operating profit was €851 million; and Q4 diluted earnings per share were €0.02 on a reported basis. The Company has also declared quarterly dividend of €0.21 per share. Get free access to your research report on CCE at:
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