|Bid||49.22 x 900|
|Ask||49.34 x 1000|
|Day's range||49.02 - 49.52|
|52-week range||41.45 - 50.84|
|Beta (3Y monthly)||0.30|
|PE ratio (TTM)||74.98|
|Earnings date||14 Feb 2019 - 18 Feb 2019|
|Forward dividend & yield||1.56 (3.17%)|
|1y target est||51.76|
Coca-Cola and PepsiCo: Which Stock Had Better Returns? Coca-Cola (KO) has outperformed PepsiCo (PEP) by generating a better gross and operating margin in the first nine months of 2018. The improvement was partially offset by the adoption of a new revenue recognition standard.
Coca-Cola and PepsiCo: Which Stock Had Better Returns? PepsiCo’s (PEP) revenues grew 2.6% in the first nine months of 2018 due to higher volumes and increased pricing. PepsiCo and Coca-Cola (KO) have been increasing product prices to combat weak volumes, specifically in the soda category.
Coca-Cola (KO) has generated a total return of 11.6% YTD (year-to-date) as of December 13. So far, Coca-Cola has outperformed PepsiCo (PEP). PepsiCo has delivered a total return of ~2.0% since the beginning of 2018. In comparison, the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY), which tracks the S&P 500 Index, has delivered a total return of 0.74% YTD as of December 13. A stock’s total return takes into account the change in the stock price and dividends paid by the company.
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chief executive, will take over as chairman after the beverages maker revealed Muhtar Kent plans to step down from his post next year. Mr Kent held the dual role of CEO and chairman from 2009 to 2017, but handed the reins as chief executive to Mr Quincey in 2017. Mr Quincey, who will become Coca-Cola’s 14th chairman, has taken charge of the company at a time when it is grappling with changing consumer tastes that are showing a lower preference for the sugary fizzy drinks on which it built its reputation.
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