American Academy of Neurology’s 67th Annual Meeting is being held in Washington, DC, and a presentation will be made regarding a study showing the consumption of coffee and a lowered risk of multiple sclerosis. Previous studies have shown a possibility of lowered risk of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease with the drinking of coffee.
First, remember that there is a big difference between correlation and causation. That being said, this research will warrant further studies and may lead to breakthroughs on treating neurological issues.
If you want to take advantage of the health benefits of coffee and invest in caffeine, there are over a dozen companies in the coffee and tea business, according to the free list of coffee stocks at WallStreetNewsNetwork.com. Many of them offer dividends.
The largest coffeehouse retailer in the world is Starbucks (SBUX), which has over 18,000 coffee shops around the world. The stock trades at 30 times trailing earnings and 27 times forward earnings, and sports a yield of 1.4%. The company just announced earnings today, with revenue rising 18% to $4.56 billion, beating expectations. Same store sales increased by 7%.
The specialty coffee and coffeemaker company, Keurig Green Mountain (GMCR), based in Waterbury, Vermont, trades at 31 times trailing earnings and 24 times forward earnings. Earnings for the latest reported quarter were down 2.6%. The company will make its next earnings announcement on May 6. The stock pays a yield of 1.0%.
Coffee Holding Co. (JVA) is a large coffee wholesaler which markets private label coffee and branded coffee in North America. The company has approximately one hundred varieties of raw green coffee beans which it markets to large and small coffee vendors. The stock trades at 8.7 times earnings. Revenues were up over 40% for the latest quarter, however, earnings dropped by over 94%.
For a list of coffee, tea and caffeine companies which you can download, sort, and update, go to WallStreetNewsNetwork.com. Maybe you can profit from one of these hot coffee stocks.
Disclaimer: Author didn't own any of the above at the time the article was written.