The Highest-Rated Beverage Stocks

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Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, the 10 stocks below are the highest rated in the beverage industry.

CAPS contains more than just the crowd's opinions. The votes of CAPS' best-performing members, known as All-Stars, count more in shaping each company's rating than do the picks of their poorer-performing peers. That way, investors can intelligently use members' collective wisdom to make better decisions.

The highest-rated beverage stock is ...
Looking at the aggregate data, we see that our community rates Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A. (NYS: CCH) above the rest -- and for good reason. As CAPS player cashmychipswrote:

This is the second largest coca cola bottler. It operates primarily in the rapidly growing markets of eastern europe, where demand for coca cola products is much lower than in the west, and has been growing profits rapidly (>15%) until the last quarter when they were flat. They have a reasonable debt, and I expect will be a safe place to keep money during these turbulent times, at a current P/E under 7 [P/E is now 13].

Here are the rest of the 10 highest-rated companies in the industry along with their CAPS rating:

 
1Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A.*****$6,535
2Beam (NYS: BEAM) *****$7,634
3Coca-Cola FEMSA S.A.B de C.V.*****$16,648
4Vina Concha y Toro S.A.*****$1,473
5Primo Water (NAS: PRMW) *****$139
6Molson Coors Brewing (NYS: TAP) *****$7,050
7PepsiCo (NYS: PEP) *****$96,916
8Boston Beer (NYS: SAM) *****$1,259
9Coca-Cola (NYS: KO) *****$153,944
10Coca-Cola Enterprises****$8,162

Source: Motley Fool CAPS as of Nov. 7.

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At the time this article was published Fool contributor Dan Dzombak can be found on his Twitter account: @dandzombak. Click here to see his holdings and a short bio.The Motley Fool owns shares of Boston Beer, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, and Molson Coors Brewing. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of PepsiCo, Molson Coors Brewing, Boston Beer, Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling, and Beam; and creating a diagonal call position in PepsiCo. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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