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Investors Should Toast the Appealing Diversity of the Beverage Sector
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While the bull market has done wonders for the holdings of many investors, there should always be a place for stocks that are based on consumer demand.  Many articles on this site have focused on why oil and natural gas stocks are ideal for those purposes.  Stocks from the beverage industry, ranging in size and scope from Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO) to High Performance Beverages (OTC: TBEV), also have a place in the holdings of all investors.

The beverage sector has publicly traded companies that meet the goals of income, value, and growth investors.

The biggest, such as Coca-Cola, PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP), Molson Coors (NYSE: TAP), and others have products that are well-known.  These are found in restaurants,stores, and other enterprises around the world.  As an example: there are only two countries where PepsiCo and Coca-Cola items are not offered, North Korea and Cuba.

Due to that corporate size and scope, strong growth will not be found, however.  But there is certainly steady growth for Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Molson Coors, and other major beverage firms.  That leads to strong dividend growth, instead.  Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Molson Coors, and others have dividend yields that should please even the most demanding of income investors.

For growth investors, small cap beverage stocks like High Performance Beverages are the most appealing.

High Performance Beverages is in the booming sports and energy drink sector. Strong growth is projected as it is “the most dynamic” segment of the market .  Adding to the upside for High Performance Beverages is its affiliation with Throwdown, which will provide tremendous marketing and branding value.

Warren Buffett is a major shareholder of Coca-Cola.

It is difficult to top that nod for the beverage sector.  But PepsiCo, High Performance Beverages, and others all have something to offer.  For growth, value, and income investors, the beverage sector has something for every investor, no matter what the objective.



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