Has This Dow Stock Hit a Wall?

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The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which industrials editor/analyst Isaac Pino and technology editor/analyst Brenton Flynn discuss topics around the investing world.

In today's edition, Isaac and Brenton focus on Coca-Cola, a Dow component that could be facing significant hurdles in the near future. Coke has the most recognizable brand around the world, and China and India both offer tremendous promise, but domestic sales of cola are declining steady in the U.S., which is still a huge market for Coke. Consumers are becoming more health-conscious, states and cities are implementing "soda taxes," and Coke appears to be entering high-growth beverage markets a little late in the game. Coke's formula has carried the company for years, but what happens when you've spread yourself all over the world and the opportunities seem to be shrinking for your core products? Watch the video to hear Isaac's take on the issues facing Coke in the near future.

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