Face-Off on Stocks: Coke, Pepsi, Dr. Pepper Snapple

They have some of the best-known brands in the world, growth opportunities in emerging markets and do a solid job returning cash to shareholders though dividends and buybacks -- but not all big beverage company stocks are created equal.

Coca-Cola (KO) recently reported strong second-quarter earnings, and yet shares have languished all year. Pepsico (PEP) likewise had a strong quarter, but questions remain when it comes to volume growth in the U.S. Meanwhile, Dr. Pepper Snapple Group (DPS) shares have soared 40% this year -- begging the question if stock might have gotten ahead of its growth prospects.

For the bull and bear cases on Coke, Pepsi and Dr. Pepper Snapple, see the video below:


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