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Top 3 Companies in the Soft Drinks Industry With the Lowest PEG Ratio (CCE, DPS, KO)

Published on Tue, 02/12/2013 - 11:16
By Peter Chu

Below are the three companies in the Soft Drinks industry with the lowest price to earnings to growth (PEG) ratios. PEG is valuable in assessing the tradeoff between the price of a stock and expected growth. Generally, the lower the PEG, the better.

Coca-Cola Enterprises (NYSE:CCE) is lowest with a PEG ratio of 1.73. Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. markets, sells, manufactures, and distributes non-alcoholic beverages. The Company provides refreshments, including sparkling waters, juices, isotonics, teas, and sodas. Coca-Cola Enterprises operates internationally. Thus far today, Coca-Cola Enterprises has traded 596,000 shares, vs. average volume of 2.3 million shares per day. The stock has outperformed the Dow (0.4% to the Dow's 0.2%) and outperformed the S&P 500 (0.4% to the S&P's 0.1%) during today's trading.

Following is Dr Pepper Snapple (NYSE:DPS) with a PEG ratio of 2.10.

Finishing up the bottom three is Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO), with a PEG ratio of 2.47.

By Peter Chu
pchu@fnno.com