Dow Review: Coca-Cola


The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which analyst John Reeves and advisor David Meier discuss topics across the investing world.

Over the next couple of weeks, John and David will be revisiting some calls they made on individual stocks of the Dow. Today, they're checking out Coca-Cola. This company is up an impressive 16% in 2012 compared with a roughly 7% gain for the Dow average as a whole.

John and David thought Coca-Cola would outperform the Dow over the next five years, and so far, that prediction looks sound. The company continues to see excellent growth in emerging markets like Brazil, China, and India. And the stock has performed well over the past year, outperforming both Pepsi and Dr Pepper Snapple. Monster Beverage continues to dominate its energy drink market. John and David still think Coke will beat the market over the next five years. Obviously it has a great brand, but most importantly, it has plenty of opportunity ahead of it, even if the company isn't going to set any growth records.

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