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Relatively High Forward Earnings Yield Detected in Shares of Coca-Cola Enterprises in the Soft Drinks Industry (CCE, KO, DPS, PEP, COKE)

By Amy Schwartz

Below are the three companies in the Soft Drinks industry with the highest forward earnings yields. Using projected earnings for the current fiscal year, the forward earnings yield is useful to compare a stock's return vs. owning a similar stock or other yield assets (e.g. bonds). Generally, the higher the earnings yield, the more undervalued the stock.

Coca-Cola Enterprises ranks highest with a forward earnings yield of 6.6%. Following is Coca-Cola with a forward earnings yield of 4.7%. Dr Pepper Snapple ranks third highest with a forward earnings yield of 4.6%.

PepsiCo follows with a forward earnings yield of 4.3%, and Coca-Cola Bottling Co Consolidated rounds out the top five with a forward earnings yield of 3.6%.

SmarTrend recommended that its subscribers protect gains by selling shares of Coca-Cola Enterprises on May 18th, 2016 by issuing a Downtrend alert when the shares were trading at $51.23. Since that call, shares of Coca-Cola Enterprises have fallen 26.0%. We are now looking for when a new Uptrend will commence and will alert SmarTrend subscribers in real time.

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