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The fourth-quarter loss announced by the Tata Motors Ltd.-owned company earlier this month was driven by a 3.1 billion pound ($3.9 billion) impairment charge. Half of the value of the writedown – some 1.55 billion pounds – comes out of tangible assets, which now won’t generate the value the company previously thought due to weak market conditions in China, technology disruptions, and rising debt costs.
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The Dividend Aristocrats fared better than many other stocks during 2018. This group of dividend royalty delivered a 3.3% decline for the year including income, less than the 4.4% drop for the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index.The Dividend Aristocrats, for the uninitiated, are a subset of the S&P; 500 that have increased their annual dividends without interruption for at least 25 consecutive years. And these 50-plus superstar dividend stocks are noteworthy for several reasons: * Their yields are generally higher than the index, averaging 2.5% throughout 2018 versus 1.9% for the S&P; 500. * They've also outperformed over the longer term. During the 10-year period ending Sept. 30, 2018, the Aristocrats returned approximately 13.6% annually, compared to 12% for the S&P; 500. * Risk also was lower. Volatility of returns (as measured by standard deviation) averaged 13.6% for Dividend Aristocrats versus 14.4% for S&P; 500 stocks.However, sometimes even great stocks get knocked back a little. These 18 Dividend Aristocrats have posted double-digit price declines over the past year, with most of them still recovering from the fourth-quarter broad-market drubbing. The upside for any investors considering putting new money to work in these dividend stocks: Many are close to multiyear lows, and several yield more than 3%. SEE ALSO: 101 Best Dividend Stocks to Buy for 2019 and Beyond
A Russian court on Saturday ordered Michael Calvey, the U.S. founder of one of Russia's biggest private equity firms accused of fraud, to be kept in custody until April 13. Calvey, a senior partner at Baring Vostok and among Russia's most prominent investors, was detained on Thursday along with other executives after investigators accused them of embezzling 2.5 billion roubles (£29.26 million). Calvey denies the accusations.
On the surface, Coca-Cola and PepsiCo reported similar sets of earnings back-to-back, but the market reaction was entirely different. Coca-Cola said Thursday that its organic sales, which strip out merger and currency impacts, grew 5% from a year earlier in the fourth quarter. After accounting for the weakness of various global currencies against the dollar, though, sales were in fact flat.
PepsiCo Inc.’s new Chief Executive Ramon Laguarta said he has no plans to break up the snacks and drinks giant, nor divest the company’s bottling operations, after completing a four-month review of the global business. Last year, PepsiCo agreed to buy seltzer-machine maker SodaStream International Ltd. while rival Coca-Cola Co. bought the Costa Coffee chain. PepsiCo has also faced questions from Wall Street about whether it would keep its food business, which sells Doritos, Sabra hummus and Quaker Oats, together with its drinks business, which includes Gatorade, Aquafina and Mountain Dew.
Crocs (CROX) is making efforts to drive top-line growth, improve margins and lower SG&A costs. The company is focusing on product innovation and brands strengthening.
PepsiCo was rising despite the soda and snacks maker posting in-line results for earnings and revenue. Should PepsiCo stock fall below the 200-day we'll have to see if buyers step back up and purchase the stock in the $105 to $106 area. This mark has buoyed PepsiCo on the support end over the past few years.
Happy Fri-yay. Is PepsiCo Okay? In 1893, Caleb Bradham first introduced Pepsi as "Brad's Drink" in North Carolina. The soda was renamed in 1898 and--similarly to its rival, Coca-Cola --earned part of its name from the coca leaf, which was a main ingredient in Pepsi.
Coca-Cola, the parent company of popular soft drink Coke, has proven enduringly successful over the years: It ranked No. 6 on Forbes' list of the world's most valuable brands in 2018, with a whopping $57.3 billion value. The company has gotten its share of celebrity endorsements, too: Warren Buffett says he's a "Coke loyalist ," and Berkshire Hathaway is a longstanding investor. According to CNBC calculations, a $1,000 investment in Coca-Cola in 2009 would be worth more than $2,800 as of Feb. 15, 2019.
investor should keep an eye on is North American Beverages. "North American Beverages has faced a number of challenges over the past 18 months," CEO Ramon Laguarta acknowledged. It has been a long road back to positive as the chart reveals, but the turnaround plan outlined at the bottom figure of -5% organic growth is promising.
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Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) stock dropped sharply yesterday after the consumer-staples giant reported fourth-quarter numbers that were largely in-line with expectations. But KO also issued cautious guidance for fiscal 2019 which seemed to incorporate slowing global economic trends and persistent foreign-exchange headwinds, causing KO stock to decline from $50 to $45.KO stock was trading right near its all-time highs heading into the Q4 print. But its results were pretty good, as its organic sales rose 5% and its operating profits rose 11%.In that context, the decline of Coca-Cola stock looks like a buying opportunity. Everything is still going well for KO. The company is continuing to pivot from a soda-focused brand to a multi-beverage brand that is much more relevant to today's health-conscious consumers. That transition is powering consistent, healthy revenue growth.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 10 Hot Stocks Leading the Market's Blitz Higher Meanwhile, KO has exercised disciplined cost control, pushing its margins higher. The result of these trends is healthy, steady revenue and profit growth.This healthy, steady top-line and bottom-line growth will ultimately power Coca-Cola stock higher. KO stock was trading at a premium valuation heading into the print, supported by unreasonably high expectations. Now expectations are lower, and Coca-Cola stock is cheaper. Thus, now is the right time to buy KO stock. Q4 Numbers Were Good, But Not GreatCoca-Cola's Q4 numbers were good. But they weren't great or anything special. Instead, they were more of the same stable revenue and profit growth that this company has reported over the past several quarters and years.Thus, in the big picture, Coca-Cola's top-line growth trajectory has largely stabilized around 4%, excluding acquisitions. The problem was that, when KO stock was around $50, some investors were hoping that 5% and up sales growth was the new norm. That isn't the case. Fiscal 2018 was just an unusually good year. Next year (and likely for the foreseeable future), organic sales growth (i.e. excluding the impact of acquisitions) will be in the 3%-5% range.Meanwhile, excluding currency fluctuations, operating income rose 8% in the quarter, and 11% on a trailing-twelve-month basis. That is fairly consistent with what KO has reported over the past several quarters. This low double-digit percentage-operating-profit-growth-trajectory is projected to persist, too, as KO expects its operating profits to rise 10%-11% in 2019.Overall, KO's fourth-quarter numbers and its 2019 guidance underscore that Coca-Cola's growth outlook is stable, but largely below the company's 2018 results. That disappointed some investors who had bought KO stock last year. Coca-Cola's Long-Term Outlook Is HealthyIn the big picture, the long-term fundamentals of Coca-Cola remain healthy. All the post-earnings drop did was make Coca-Cola stock cheaper while showing that KO's fundamentals remain strong. Consequently, this dip of Coca-Cola stock is a buying opportunity.Coca-Cola has made a big shift over the past several years, transforming from a soda-focused brand with declining popularity and relevance to a multi-beverage brand with climbing popularity and relevance. As part of this transition, the company has added new iterations like Zero to the core Coca-Cola product lineup, while broadening the product portfolio to include a wide range of teas, coffees, sparkling drinks, and enhanced waters that resonate with today's health-conscious consumers.This pivot is working. It's driving consistent, steady mid-single-digit, organic sales growth. In tandem with management's cost control measures, the transformation is driving high-single digit percentage to low-double-digit-percentage operating-profit growth.None of the company's fundamentals has changed in the wake of its Q4 results. The company's organic revenues are expected to rise 4% in fiscal 2019, while its operating profits are expected to rise just over 10%.The only thing that has changed is the valuation of Coca-Cola stock. Heading into the print, KO stock was trading at nearly 23 times analysts' forward earnings estimate with a sub-3.2% dividend yield. Relative to historical standards, that's a big P/E multiple and a low yield for KO stock.Now, though, the valuation of Coca-Cola stock is much more "normal". Its forward multiple is back around 20, which is roughly in-line with its average valuation over the last five years. The dividend yield has risen to 3.4%, above the average yield of KO stock over the last five years. Meanwhile, KO is still poised to deliver mid-single-digit-organic sales growth and grow its operating profit by about 10%.As a result, the decline of Coca-Cola stock is a buying opportunity. KO's fundamentals remain largely unchanged, while KO stock just went from slightly overvalued to slightly undervalued. The Bottom Line on Coca-Cola StockIn the big picture, Coca-Cola has a found a winning strategy: Acquiring relevant, popular brands, and distributing them around the globe. As long as this strategy continues to power mid-single-digit organic sales growth and operating-profit growth of about 10%, KO stock should be bought on dips.As of this writing, Luke Lango was long KO. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * Should You Buy, Sell, Or Hold These 7 Medical Cannabis Stocks? * 7 Strong Buy Stocks With Over 20% Upside * 7 Reasons Stock Buybacks Should Be Illegal Compare Brokers The post The Post-Earnings Drop of Coca-Cola Stock Is a Buying Opportunity appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Japanese retailers are doing a better job than their U.S. rivals in selling into those "shops." Increasingly, they don't care if the sales are offline or online. The pace, like most things in China, is electric. Before China's capitalist-leaning reforms truly kicked in, the merchandise in all stores was kept behind counters, and consumers stood on the other side.
Marijuana stocks and related ETFs caught investors' attention last year, courtesy of its mysterious rally in mid-2018 on Canada's legalization of recreational marijuana in October. Let's take a look at whether the space will be able to maintain its rally in 2019.