6 Beverage Stocks to Drink Up

by Louis Navellier | December 7, 2011 11:22 am

There are only a few things you can count on in life: death, taxes and an ice-cold beverage. If investors haven’t gotten the picture by now, they will never realize the obvious fact that when the going gets tough, people keep drinking — be it a frosty brew or an Atlanta-based staple of American globalism.

I watch more than 5,000 publicly traded companies with my Portfolio Grader[1] tool, ranking companies by a number of fundamental and quantitative measures. And this week, I’ve got six beverage stocks to drink up.

Here they are, in alphabetical order. Each one of these stocks gets an “A” or “B” according to my research, meaning it is a “strong buy” or “buy.”

Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE:BUD[2]) is a huge international brewing company known best for Budweiser, Stella Artois and Beck’s. BUD stock has gained 3% in the last eleven-and-a-half months.

Coca-Cola Co. (NYSE:KO[3]) is one of the world’s most recognizable beverage companies. A modest gain of nearly 1% year-to-date, coupled with a dividend yield of 2.8%, has kept shareholders pleased.

Companhia De Bebidas Das Americas (NYSE:ABV.C[4]) is a Brazilian company that works with a variety of alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages in 14 countries. ABV.C stock has posted a gain of 6% since the start of 2011.

Diageo (NYSE:DEO[5]) owns a variety of beverage brands including, Smirnoff vodka, Johnnie Walker scotch whisky, Baileys Original Irish Cream liqueur, Captain Morgan rum, Tanqueray gin and Guinness stout, among others. DEO has gained 14% since the start of 2011, compared to a gain of 4% for the Dow Jones.

Fomento Economico Mexicano ADS (NYSE:FMX[6]) is a holding company involved with the production, distribution and marketing of soft drinks. FMX has far outpaced the broader markets with a gain of 19%, year-to-date.

Hansen Natural Corp. (NASDAQ:HANS[7]) develops, markets, sells and distributes alternative beverages, including Monster Energy. HANS stock is up an incredible 80% since the start of 2011.

Get more analysis of these picks and other publicly traded stocks with Louis Navellier’s Portfolio Grader[8] tool, a 100% free stock-rating tool that measures both quantitative buying pressure and eight fundamental factors.

Endnotes:
  1. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. BUD: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=BUD
  3. KO: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=KO
  4. ABV.C: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=ABV.C
  5. DEO: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=DEO
  6. FMX: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=FMX
  7. HANS: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=HANS
  8. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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