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Morning Market Bellwether: Coca-Cola, Pepsico, Monster Beverage, and Dr Pepper Snapple Group

LONDON, December 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

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On Thursday, December 12, 2013, the U.S. equity market finished on a negative note. The S&P 500 ended the day at 1,775.50, down 0.38%; the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 15,739.43, down 0.66%; and the NASDAQ Composite finished at 3,998.40, down 0.14%. The S&P 500 Consumer Staples Sector Index declined 1.35% to close at 434.04; and the S&P 500 Beverages Industry Index fell 1.95% to close at $418.08. The S&P 500 Beverages Industry Index has gained 3.09% in the previous three months, underperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 5.47% during the same period. The major movers in the industry included The Coca-Cola Co. (NYSE: KO), PepsiCo Inc. (NYSE: PEP), Monster Beverage Corp. (NASDAQ: MNST), and Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. (NYSE: DPS). All these companies are tracked by AAAResearchReports.com. Free technical research on KO, PEP, MNST, and DPS can be downloaded upon signing up at:

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Shares in The Coca-Cola Co. declined 2.29% on Thursday, tracking losses in the broader market. The company's shares closed the day at $39.21, after vacillating between $39.18 and $40.21 during the trading session. A total of 19.64 million shares were traded, which is above the daily average volume of 15.07 million. The company's shares have gained 2.00% in the previous three months, underperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 5.47% during the same period. Further, The Coca-Cola Co.'s stock is trading below its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $39.31 and $40.05, respectively. Sign up today to read free research report on KO at:

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PepsiCo Inc.'s stock fell 1.68% on Thursday, ending the day at $81.28, after fluctuating between $80.97 and $82.65 during the trading session. A total of 6.26 million shares were traded, which is above the daily average volume of 4.56 million. The company's shares have advanced 1.77% in the previous three months, compared to a gain of 5.47% in the S&P 500 during the same period. Moreover, PepsiCo Inc.'s stock is trading below its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $83.42 and $81.78, respectively. Register to download free technical analysis on PEP at:

http://www.AAAResearchReports.com/PEP121313.pdf

Monster Beverage Corp.'s stock oscillated between $61.34 and $62.74 before finishing Thursday's session 1.75% lower at $61.59. A total of 1.16 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 1.52 million. Despite Thursday's decline, the company's shares have surged 11.78% in the previous three months and 10.00% in the last one month, outperforming the S&P 500, which has advanced 5.47% and 0.44% during the respective periods. Furthermore, Monster Beverage Corp.'s stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $57.34 and $56.67, respectively. A free report on MNST can be accessed by registering at:

http://www.AAAResearchReports.com/MNST121313.pdf

On Thursday, Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc.'s stock closed the day at $47.30, down 1.31% from the previous day's closing price of $48.31. The company's shares vacillated between $47.17 and $48.00 during the trading session. A total of 1.65 million shares were traded, which is above the daily average volume of 1.29 million. Despite Thursday's pullback, the company's shares have gained 6.15% in the previous three months, outperforming the S&P 500, which has advanced 5.47% during the same period. Further, Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc.'s stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $46.86 and $46.56, respectively. Register with AAA Research Reports and download the research on DPS for free at:

http://www.AAAResearchReports.com/DPS121313.pdf

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