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The Hard Numbers on Soft Drinks- Research Report on The Coca-Cola Company, PepsiCo, Inc., Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc., Monster Beverage Corporation, and Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc.

NEW YORK, March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Investors Alliance announced new research reports highlighting The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO), PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP), Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. (NYSE: DPS), Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ: MNST), and Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: CCE). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.

The Coca-Cola Company Research Report

Legendary businessmen and Coca-Cola leaders Donald R. Keough and James B. Williams retire after decades of distinguished service to the company. The leaders announced that they will not stand for re-election to the Board at the Annual Meeting of Shareowners in April. Keough has been serving the company since 1950 and Williams since 1979. On the other hand, the Board of Directors elected Ahmet C. Bozer and Steven A. Cahillane as Executive Vice Presidents of Coca-Cola, and Sandy Douglas, Jr. as Senior Vice President. Along with the election, the Board also approved the company's 51st consecutive annual dividend increase of 10 percent from 25.5 cents to 28 cents per common share, payable on April 1. The increase reflects the Board's confidence in the company's long-term cash flow. The Full Research Report on The Coca-Cola Company - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/ed8f_KO]

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PepsiCo, Inc. Research Report

PepsiCo's Mountain Dew introduces a new energy drink, called Kickstart, which offers a refreshing and energizing take on the drinker's morning routine. The new sparkling juice beverage presents a fresh alternative to the traditional morning coffee or juice, combining five percent real fruit juice and the right amount of caffeine. Kickstart will be available in stores beginning this February. With the introduction of new products, including Kickstart, the company is optimistic on its 2013 outlook. It expects seven percent core constancy EPS growth and organic revenue is expected to grow mid-single-digits. The company is also targeting over $9 billion in cash flow from operating activities in 2013. The Full Research Report on PepsiCo, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/e4cd_PEP]

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Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. Research Report

A five year-agreement has been made between Dr Pepper and fast food chain Zaxby's, with the latter to offer Dr Pepper at its more than 565 locations across 13 states. The partnership allows the expansion of the availability of the beverage to all current and future Zaxby's locations. As the chain's current promo, Dr Pepper is featured with Zaxby's popular boneless wings. For full year 2013, Dr Pepper expects reported net sales growth of around three percent and diluted EPS of $3.04 to $3.12. The Full Research Report on Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/94c7_DPS]

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Monster Beverage Corporation Research Report

Over the years, non-alcoholic beverages, including energy drinks, have gained a lot of traction, providing big growth and huge margins for Monster. The company is one of the most dominant energy drink makers in the business today. Reporting its full year 2012 and Q4 results on February 27, Monster's operating profits were up by 23.7 percent, to date, to $436.7 million. International growth plays a key role in the company's performance. In December the company announced a partnership with Brazilian beverage firm AmBev, expecting for the agreement to extend to Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia, and the Dominican Republic. The Full Research Report on Monster Beverage Corporation - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/31c1_MNST]

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Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. Research Report

Western European Coca-Cola marketer and distributor CCE is one of the first companies to be awarded the new Carbon Trust Water Standard, recognizing the company's leadership in measuring, managing, and reducing water use. Its sustainability plan is committed to setting the standard for water efficiency. Established as an environmentally responsible company, CCE also commits itself to buying only HFC-free coolers as part of its pledge to reduce the carbon footprint of its business operations by 15 percent by 2020. The company continues to expect 2013 comparable and currency neutral EPS growth of approximately 10 percent and free cash flow around $450 million to $500 million. The Full Research Report on Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/5881_CCE]

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