Coca-Cola says it will make lower-calorie options and clear calorie labeling more widely available around the world, intensifying a push against critics who say its drinks pack on the pounds. The Atlanta-based company, which makes Sprite, Fanta and Minute Maid, already offers diet drinks in most markets.
By Osman Gulseven:The Coca-Cola Company (KO) is one of the most popular companies in the world. The beverage giant offers a wide selection of drinks, ranging from carbonated energy drinks to flavored waters. The company has several well-known brands in its portfolio, such as Diet Coke, Fanta, Sprite, and the world famous Coca-Cola brand.
Avi Morris submits:Coca-Cola (KO) just increased its dividend to an annual rate of $1.76, yielding 3.2%. Coca-Cola is an S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrat which has increased dividends annually for almost 50 years. The announcement followed record results in 2009, when earnings per share were about $3 (depending on which figure is used) suggesting a P/E ratio of 18K.
Avi Morris submits:Coca-Cola (KO) is the world's largest beverage company led by Coca-Cola, the world's most widely recognized brand. KO has 14 billion-dollar brands, including: Diet Coke, Fanta, Sprite, Coca-Cola Zero, vitaminwater, Powerade, Minute Maid, Simply and Georgia.