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Morning Research on Coca-Cola, Pepsico, Monster Beverage, and Dr Pepper Snapple

Monday, March 18, 2013 11:42 AM


LONDON, March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

More and more consumers, especially in the developed world, have been shifting to healthier food and drinks. This has prompted beverage companies such as The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO), PepsiCo Inc. (NYSE: PEP), Monster Beverage Corp. (NASDAQ: MNST), and Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. (NYSE: DPS) to focus on offering healthier options. Beverage companies are also focusing on emerging markets, where rising income levels have boosted consumer spending. Going forward, the key for beverage companies will be to continue to expand their portfolio of healthier drinks and their presence in emerging markets. Beverage stocks ended on a mixed note on Friday as the broad market saw a correction. StockCall has posted free technical research reports on KO, PEP, MNST, and DPS and these can be accessed by signing up at

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More and more consumers, especially in the developed world, have been shifting to healthier food and drinks. This has prompted beverage companies such as The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO), PepsiCo Inc. (NYSE: PEP), Monster Beverage Corp. (NASDAQ: MNST), and Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. (NYSE: DPS) to focus on offering healthier options. Beverage companies are also focusing on emerging markets, where rising income levels have boosted consumer spending. Going forward, the key for beverage companies will be to continue to expand their portfolio of healthier drinks and their presence in emerging markets. Beverage stocks ended on a mixed note on Friday as the broad market saw a correction. Download the free report on KO upon registration at

http://www.StockCall.com/KO031813.pdf  

Shares of The Coca-Cola Company slipped in Friday's trading session, tracking losses in the broad market. The stock ended the day 0.49% lower at $38.83, taking its losses for the week to nearly 1%. The soft drink company's shares traded in a tight range last week after seeing a series of highs in the previous two weeks. The stock has been struggling to break through $39 resistance level. The stock's MACD chart suggests that market sentiment has turned bearish on the stock. Coca-Cola's shares have gained more than 7% this year, underperforming the broad market. PEP technical report can be accessed for free by signing up at

http://www.StockCall.com/PEP031813.pdf  

Shares of Monster Beverage Corp. rallied in Friday's trading session even as the broad market struggled. The stock rose to an intra-day high of $48.51 before finishing the day 2.65% higher at $48.38, taking its gains in the last three sessions to nearly 4%. Despite the recent gains, Monster Beverage's shares have struggled so far in 2013, falling nearly 8.50%. However, recent volume activity suggests that market sentiment is bullish on the stock. The stock has also broken through $48 resistance level, which further confirms the upbeat trend. The company is trading slightly below its 50-day moving average. The stock currently has strong support at $46. The free report on MNST can be downloaded by signing up now at

http://www.StockCall.com/MNST031813.pdf  

Another beverage stock that edged higher on Friday was Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. The stock finished 0.66% higher at $44.07 after touching an intra-day high of $44.13. Dr Pepper Snapple's shares have a 52-week high of $46.37. The stock has just broken through $44, which has been a stiff resistance level in the recent past. This is a bullish signal. The positive trend is further confirmed by volume activity from last week and the MACD chart. Year-to-date, Dr Pepper Snapple's shares have been nearly flat even as the broad market has rallied. Free report on DPS can be accessed by registering at

http://www.StockCall.com/DPS031813.pdf  

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