Turn Up Your Stock Portfolio with Coca Cola

The Coca-Cola Company (KO) NYSE –Coca-Cola (KO) also sold off sharply due to COVID-19. While traditional sugary soda sales may be down, Coke is extraordinarily strong for   energy drinks, non-soda beverages, juices, and teas. These divisions have shown strong growth. Sales of Coca-Cola (KO) have decreased since restaurants have been closed due to the pandemic, but they are starting to re-open gain and orders should pick up for all beverages that Coca-Cola (KO) sells.

The company has a strong brand presence and recognition to weather any down tun. We see the stock as a potential  for long term growth and a great addition to one’s portfolio.

Coca Cola has 500+ brands across different beverage categories. We offer a variety of drinks like organic tea, coconut water, milk, and grab-and-go coffee, so consumers have many options. Source: [i]

Coke also sources their  ingredients sustainably and ethically.

James Quincey is Chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company. Mr. Quincey, who first joined the company in 1996, has held a number of leadership roles around the world. He became CEO in 2017 and Chairman of the Board in 2019. “We’re building this business for the next century, not just the next quarter.” Mr. Quincey serves as vice co-chair of The Consumer Goods Forum and is a founding member of the New York Stock Exchange Board Advisory Council. He is also a director of Pfizer Inc. Source[ii]

Top Institutional Holders

Holder  Shares  Date Reported  % Out    Value

Berkshire Hathaway, Inc                400,000,000        Mar 30, 2020      9.31%    17,700,000,000

Vanguard Group, Inc. (The)          327,203,254        Mar 30, 2020      7.62%    14,478,743,989

Blackrock Inc.     279,336,356        Mar 30, 2020      6.50%    12,360,633,753

State Street Corporation               183,307,489        Mar 30, 2020      4.27%    8,111,356,388

Wellington Management Company, LLP 102,693,257        Mar 30, 2020      2.39%    4,544,176,622

JP Morgan Chase & Company     58,667,889           Mar 30, 2020      1.37%    2,596,054,088

Top Mutual Fund Holders

Holder  Shares  Date Reported  % Out    Value

Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund              108,645,223        Dec 30, 2019       2.53%    6,013,513,093

Vanguard 500 Index Fund            79,379,663           Mar 30, 2020      1.85%    3,512,550,087

SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust 42,647,616           Mar 30, 2020      0.99%    1,887,157,008

Fidelity 500 Index Fund 34,453,813           Feb 28, 2020       0.80%    1,842,934,457

Vanguard Institutional Index Fund-Institutional Index Fund           34,121,401           Mar 30, 2020      0.79%                1,509,871,994

[i] https://www.coca-colacompany.com/sustainable-business/in-our-products

[ii] https://www.coca-colacompany.com/company/leadership/james-quincey


Warren Buffett’s money has followed his mouth. His Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate owns about 10% of CocaCola, a stake worth around $22 billion.

“When they bought the Coca Cola Company, the Candler family bought it from Pembertons back in 1904 or 1906, they paid $2,000 for the company. If the Pemberton family had reserved a penny a serving royalty a serving, the Coca Cola company would be sending $2 billion to the Pemberton family every year and you wouldn’t even see the difference in the figures. It’s there.”

Buffett is well-known for his affection for the company; Berkshire Hathaway is CocaCola’s largest shareholder with 400 million shares, and Buffett himself drinks five Cokes a day.    Source:  Barrons


CWEB Analysts see the stock as a potential  for long term growth and a great addition to one’s portfolio and upward of $70 by 20121

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