5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Coca-Cola

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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, soft-drink behemoth Coca-Cola (NYS: KO) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Coca-Cola's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Coca-Cola facts

Headquarters (Founded)Atlanta (1886)
Market Cap$164.0 billion
IndustrySoft drinks
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$14.0 billion
ManagementChairman/CEO Muhtar Kent
CFO Gary Fayard
Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)33%
Cash/Debt$14.0 billion / $28.6 billion
Dividend Yield2.8%
CompetitorsDr Pepper Snapple Group
Nestle
PepsiCo

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 95% of the 6,409 members who have rated Coca-Cola believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, callumturcan, succinctly summed up the bull case for our community:

Nice dividend with good dividend growth over the years. They are expanding into emerging markets nicely and have very very strong brand recognition, and these emerging markets are taking very nicely to their products. They continue to be a strong blue chip stock. ... Plus, as the global economy and the US economy start to grow at a faster pace, the company should receive a nice earnings boost. Its marketing and brand power continue to dominate the market, and should do so for a number of years. Bullish on [Coca-Cola], as it is a very good defensive stock and will yield a return no matter what the market is doing.

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At the time this article was published Fool contributorBrian Pacamparaowns no position in any of the companies mentioned. The Motley Fool owns shares of Coca-Cola and PepsiCo.Motley Fool newsletter serviceshave recommended buying shares of Coca-Cola and PepsiCo, as well as creating a diagonal call position in PepsiCo. Try any of our Foolish newsletter servicesfree for 30 days.We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe thatconsidering a diverse range of insightsmakes us better investors. The Fool'sdisclosure policyalways gets a perfect score.

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