5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Coca-Cola Enterprises

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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, Coca-Cola bottler Coca-Cola Enterprises (NYS: CCE) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Coca-Cola Enterprises facts

Headquarters (founded)Atlanta (1986)
Market Cap$8.2 billion
IndustrySoft drinks
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$8.3 billion
ManagementChairman/CEO John Brock
CFO William Douglas III
Trailing-12-Month Return on Equity24.4%
Cash/Debt$297 million / $3 billion
Dividend Yield2.3%
CompetitorsDanone
Kraft Foods
PepsiCo

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

On CAPS, 89% of the 282 members who have rated Coca-Cola Enterprises believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, PJR02, highlighted the stock as an enhanced way to play Coca-Cola:

Two major things I feel benefit [Coca-Cola Enterprises] over [Coca-Cola] -- (1) number one supplier in Europe, I believe that may be holding this down right due to the European crisis, even though people are still buying their products and (2) number of shares have been [decreasing faster than Coca-Cola] with per shares values on the rise. I feel this company will easily outperform both the S&P and [Coca-Cola] through 2020.  

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At the time this article was published Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. The Motley Fool owns shares of Coca-Cola and PepsiCo. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of Coca-Cola, as well as 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 Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.

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