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5 Beverage Stocks With Gains That Pop

Bubbling returns means refreshing buys

   

Three out of the five beverage companies I reviewed at the beginning of February are back in full force on today’s list. There are also two new beverage companies providing great examples of stocks investors should, like me, consider strong. I watch more than 5,000 publicly traded companies with my Portfolio Grader tool, ranking companies by a number of fundamental and quantitative measures. Here are this weeks reviewed beverage stocks. Each one of these stocks gets an “A” or “B” according to my research, meaning it is a “strong buy” or “buy.”

Anheuser-Busch (NYSE:BUD) is a brewing company that owns the brands Budweiser, Stella Artois, Beck’s, and many others. In the last year, BUD stock has jumped 19%, compared to the Dow Jones which has gained 7% in the same time. BUD stock gets a “B” for earnings momentum, a “B” for its ability to exceed the consensus earnings estimates on Wall Street, a “B” for cash flow and a “B” for return on equity in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of BUD stock.

Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) is one of the world’s most famous beverage companies, known for the soft drink of the same name. Despite meager gains YTD, KO stock is up 7% since last March. KO stock gets an “A” for return on equity in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of KO stock.

Companhia de Bebidas das Americas (NYSE:ABV) develops numerous brands of beer, carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) and other non-alcoholic beverages. Since last March, ABV stock has jumped 46%, compared to smaller gains by the broader markets. ABV stock gets a “B” for operating margin growth and an “A” for return on equity in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of ABV stock.

Diageo (NYSE:DEO) is known for the brands Smirnoff, Johnnie Walker, Baileys Original Irish Cream, Captain Morgan, Tanqueray and Guinness. A gain of nearly 22% for DEO stock has far outpaced the broader markets within the past year. DEO stock gets a “B” for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past month, a “B” for cash flow and an “A” for return on equity in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of DEO stock.

Dr. Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE:DPS) is best known for the beverages with which it shares its name. Since last March, DPS stock is up 4%. DPS stock gets a “B” for operating margin growth, an “A” for earnings growth, a “B” for earnings momentum, a “B” for its ability to exceed the consensus earnings estimates on Wall Street, a “B” for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past month and an “A” for return on equity in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of DPS stock.

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