5 Reasons to Love Coke’s Stock (NYSE:KO)

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Every stock investor is always rooting through investment opportunities, looking for the one that is set up to be profitable.  The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) just may be that opportunity.  Here are 5 reasons KO may be a good investment opportunity. 

1. 11 out of 15 analysts recommend Coke’s stock investment as a strong buy.
2. Earnings growth in the past year has accelerated compared to earnings growth in the past three years.  (2010 EPS = $5.12, 2009 EPS = $2.95, 2008 EPS = $2.51)
3. The price-to-earnings multiple is lower than average for other stocks. (KO = 12.6, S&P = 20.2)
4. The relative price change and consistency of KO is very high.
5. +2.96% dividend yield.

This stock rates 9 out of 10 on MSN’s StockScouter, with 10 being the best.  The recent sell off with overall stock market pulled the shares down and is presenting a buying opportunity for investors.

Over the past 12 months Coca-Cola Company (KO) shares have traded between a 52-week low of $49.47 and its 52-week high of $65.88.  KO shares are now trading at $63.79, up 0.44% on the day and just a 3.3% off the 52-week high.

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The Coca-Cola Company is the owner and marketer of nonalcoholic beverage brands. It also manufactures, distributes and markets concentrates and syrups used to produce nonalcoholic beverages. The Company owns or licenses and markets more than 500 nonalcoholic beverage brands, primarily sparkling beverages but also a variety of still beverages, such as waters, enhanced waters, juices and juice drinks, ready-to-drink teas and coffees, and energy and sports drinks.
 

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