Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Things Go Better with Coca Cola Stocks

Did you know that there are a lot of ways to invest in Coca Cola stocks? There are several Coca Cola bottlers, both within the United States and all over the world, most of which trade on the stock exchanges here. The nice feature about these stocks is that they all pay a dividend.

Coca Cola (KO) pays a decent yield of 2.6% and has increased dividends in each of the last 45 years. This is the famous company that got all the others started. It is one of the largest manufacturers, distributors, and marketers of nonalcoholic beverage concentrates and syrups in the world.

Coca Cola Amatil (CCLAY.PK) is the Coca Cola bottler for Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, including New Zealand, Fiji, South Korea, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. Yield is 2.2%.

Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated (COKE) which yields 1.8%, distributes and markets carbonated and noncarbonated beverages, primarily of The Coca-Cola Company. Distributes in North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Florida.

Coca Cola Enterprises (CCE) has a dividend rate of 1.0%. They distribute Coca-Cola classic, Diet Coke, Sprite, Dasani, Fanta, Schweppes, and caffeine free Diet Coke. Distributes in North America, Great Britain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, and Monaco.

A distributor of Coca Cola products in Mexico, Central America, Colombia, Venezuela, Argentina, and Brazil, Coca Cola Femsa SA (KOF) pays a small dividend of 1%.

Coca-Cola Hellen ADS (CCH) is an Athens, Greece based company. Distributor of Coca Cola products in Europe. Their yield is 0.8%.

This Santiago, Chile based company, Embotell Andina SA (AKO-A) pays a dividend of 0.6%. They are a distributor of Coca-Cola products in Chile, Brazil, and Argentina.

Author owns KO, KOF and CCLAY.PK.

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