Vista Partners Publishes May’s FREE Macroeconomic & Investment Monthly Newsletter – “The Balancing Act”

Vista Partners (“Vista”) has published May’s FREE Macroeconomic & Investment Monthly Newsletter titled “The Balancing Act.”

Vista’s monthly newsletter contains investment considerations for Banks, Biotech, Cloud Services, Energy, Fintech, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Materials, Mining, Real Estate, SaaS, and Technology in addition to the Macroeconomic commentary.

Vista Partners centers its Coverage on the Dow 30 Components, Select Emerging Growth Companies & Vista’s Featured Companies, with exclusive, broad-based commentary from Managing Director, John F. Heerdink, Jr.

In May’s edition of the Macroeconomic & Investment Newsletter, Mr. Heerdink states, “The Federal Open Market Committee will hold its next meeting on June 12 to 13 and is still widely expected to raise short-term interest rates by a quarter percentage point. It’s a juggling act. On the one hand, ….” Read full newsletter.

Companies Featured in March’s Newsletter:

Companies Featured in April’s Newsletter: Atossa Genetics, Inc.(NASDAQ: ATOS) | Caterpillar (CAT) | Coca-Cola (KO) |  Fusion, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSNN) | & | United Technologies (UTX).

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Coca-Cola to Take Part in Deutsche Bank Global Consumer Conference

Dow 30 Component, The Coca-Cola Company (KO), is the largest total beverage company in the world. It offers 500 plus brands in over 200 countries and is committed to reducing sugar in its drinks and providing new and diverse drinks to people everywhere.

Francisco Crespo, Chief Growth Officer of Coca-Cola and Chief Financial Officer Kathy Waller are set to present at the Deutsche Bank Global Consumer Conference in Paris. The presentation will begin at 10:30 a.m. CET on June 13.

For those who would like to listen, a live audio cast will be available at  https://www.coca-colacompany.com/investors/investors-info-investor-webcasts-and-events.  A downloadable MP3 format will be available for replay within 24 hours of the event on the Coca-Cola company website.

To learn more about The Coca-Cola Company (KO) and to continue to track its progress please visit the Vista Partners Coca-Cola Company Coverage Page.

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Coca-Cola’s Brilliant Strategic Move to Add SmartWater to Atlanta’s Ubers & Lyfts

Dow 30 Component, The Coca-Cola Company (KO), is the largest total beverage company in the world. It offers 500 plus brands in over 200 countries and is committed to reducing sugar in its drinks and providing new and diverse drinks to people everywhere.

The Uber and Lyft users of Atlanta can now expect their ride to be a little more refreshing. Cargo Systems Inc., a provider of in-car goods and services, is joining together with Coca-Cola to offer Glaceau SmartWater in the Ubers and Lyfts in Atlanta, GA.

Passengers will be able to order the complimentary SmartWater from participating drivers using a digital menu on the Cargo mobile app. When the vehicle comes to a safe stop, the driver will handover the passenger their ordered products.

The service affords the rideshare drivers an opportunity to earn up to $500 more each month in commissions, referrals, and performance bonuses.

John Carroll, Vice President/General Manager, eCommerce, Coca-Cola North America“We’re very excited to enter this new distribution channel in rideshare with Cargo. Cargo offers an innovative solution to helping Coca-Cola deliver refreshment to consumers in their moment of need in a space that was previously hard to reach at scale. We’re looking forward to seeing the impact we have on rideshare passengers when they find our product within arm’s reach when using Uber and Lyft.

To learn more about The Coca-Cola Company (KO) and to continue to track its progress please visit the Vista Partners Coca-Cola Company Coverage Page.

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Coca-Cola Partners with Cargo to Offer Atlanta Rideshare Passengers smartwater

Coca-Cola is partnering with Cargo Systems Inc. – a provider of in-car goods and services for the rideshare economy – to offer glaceau smartwater with participating drivers in its hometown of Atlanta.
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Vista Partners Publishes April’s FREE Macroeconomic & Investment Monthly Newsletter, “U.S. Economy Remains Strong, Anticipating Steady Growth With Rate Twist”

Vista Partners (“Vista”) has published April’s FREE Macroeconomic & Investment Monthly Newsletter, “U.S. Economy Remains Strong, Anticipating Steady Growth With Rate Twist.”

Vista’s monthly newsletter contains investment considerations for Banks, Biotech, Cloud Services, Energy, Fintech, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Materials, Real Estate, SaaS, and Technology.

Vista Partners centers its Coverage on the Dow 30 Components, Select Emerging Growth Companies & Vista’s Featured Companies, with exclusive, broad-based commentary from Managing Director, John F. Heerdink, Jr.

In April’s edition of the Macroeconomic & Investment Newsletter, Mr. Heerdink states, “Signs of inflation, including rising commodity prices including oil, coupled with ….” Read full newsletter.

Companies Featured in March’s Newsletter:

Companies Featured in April’s Newsletter: Atossa Genetics, Inc.(NASDAQ: ATOS) | Caterpillar (CAT) | Coca-Cola (KO) | Disney (DIS) | Fusion, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSNN) | Intel (INTC) | & | Microsoft (MSFT).

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“Consumer-centric Total Beverage Company” Coca-Cola Beats Q1 Earnings Estimates

Dow 30 Component, The Coca-Cola Company (KO), is the largest total beverage company in the world. It offers 500 plus brands in over 200 countries and is committed to reducing sugar in its drinks and providing new and diverse drinks to people everywhere.

Coca-Cola started 2018 with solid operating results for Q1  and beat their earnings estimate of $0.464 with $0.47 per share.

Due to the refranchising of bottling territories, the company’s net revenues declined 16% to $7.6 billion, but organic revenues increased 5%.

Coca-Cola’s total unit case volume grew 3% seeing growth across all categories and geographic groups.
The operating margin saw growth of over 220 basis points, and cash from operations was reported at $613 million for the first quarter, down 20% also due to the refranchising of bottling territories.
Coca-Cola’s net share repurchases totaled $471 million.

We’re encouraged with our first quarter performance as we continue our evolution as a consumer-centric, total beverage company. We have the right strategies in place and remain confident in our ability to achieve our full-year guidance.” – said James Quincey, President, and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company.

To learn more about The Coca-Cola Company (KO) and to continue to track its progress please visit the Vista Partners Coca-Cola Company Coverage Page.

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The Coca-Cola Company Reports Solid Operating Results and a Positive Start to 2018

The Coca-Cola Company’s start to 2018 built on prior momentum, with strong financial performance in the first quarter. While reported net revenues continued to be impacted by refranchising, the company delivered organic revenue (non-GAAP) and volume growth across all geographic operating groups. The company gained value share globally, in addition to seeing improved trends across the beverage industry overall…

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The Dow 30 Beats, Meets, Misses & Scheduled Reports For Current Q1 Earnings Season (Updated 5-17-18)

The Dow 30 Companies have completed another round of earnings report and the vast majority surpassed/or met expectations while only four missed which were Nike (NKE), JPMorgan (JPM), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Home Depot (HD).

The rundown of the Dow 30 beats, meets and misses are in the list below:

  • Nike (NKE) reported earnings on 3/22/2018, & missed estimates of $.555/share.
  • JPMorgan (JPM) reported earnings on 4/13/2018 of $2.37, & missed estimates of $2.92/share.
  • Goldman Sachs (GS) reported earnings on 4/17/2018 of $6.95, & beat estimates of $5.75/share.
  • Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) reported earnings on 4/17/2018 of $2.06, & beat estimates of $2.029/share.
  • UnitedHealth (UNH) reported earnings on 4/17/2018 of $3.04, & beat estimates of $2.968/share.
  • IBM (IBM) reported earnings on 4/17/2018 of $2.45, & beat estimates of 2.415/share.
  • American Express (AXP) reported earnings on 4/18/2018 of $1.86, & beat estimates of $1.747/share.
  • General Electric (GE) reported earnings on 4/20/2018 of $.16, & beat estimates of $.12/share.
  • Procter & Gamble (PG) reported earnings on 4/20/2018 of $1.00 on expectations of $1.002 per share.
  • Caterpillar (CAT) reported earnings on 4/24/2018 of $2.82, & beat estimates of $2.169/share.
  • Coca-Cola (KO) reported earnings on 4/24/2018 of $.47, & beat estimates of $.464/share.
  • 3M (MMM) reported earnings on 4/24/2018 of $2.50, & beat estimates of $2.525/share.
  • United Technologies (UTX) reported earnings on 4/24/2018 of $1.77, & beat estimates of $1.544/share.
  • Verizon (VZ) reported earnings on 4/24/2018 of $1.17, & beat estimates of $1.107/share.
  • Boeing (BA) reported earnings on 4/25/2018 of $3.64, & beat estimates calling for $2.637/share.
  • Visa (V) reported earnings on 4/25/2018 of $1.11, & beat estimates of $1.058/share.
  • Intel (INTC) reported earnings on 4/26/2018 of $.87, & beat estimates of $0.765/share.
  • Microsoft (MSFT) reported earnings on 4/26/2018 of $0.95, & beat estimates of $.892/share.
  • Chevron (CVX) reported earnings on 4/27/2018 of $1.90, & beat estimates of $1.423/share.
  • Exxon Mobil (XOM) reported earnings on 4/27/2018 of $1.09, & missed estimates of $1.179/share.
  • McDonald’s (MCD) reported earnings on 4/30/2018 of $1.72, & beat estimates of $1.706/share.
  • Merck (MRK) reported earnings on 5/1/2018 of $1.05, & beat estimates of $1.004/share.
  • Pfizer (PFE) reported earnings on 5/1/2018 of $0.77, & beat estimates of $0.757/share.
  • Apple (AAPL) reported earnings on 5/1/2018 of $2.73,  & beat estimates of $2.729/share.
  • Dow DuPont (DWDP) reported earnings on 5/3/2018 of $1.12/share, & beat estimates of $1.10/share.
  • Disney (DIS) reported earnings on 5/8/2018  of $1.84/share, & beat estimates of $1.73/share.
  • Home Depot (HD) reported earnings on 5/15/2018 of $2.08/share, & missed estimates of $2.10/share.
  • Cisco (CSCO) reported earnings on 5/16/2018 $.66,  meeting estimates of $.664/share.
  • Wal-Mart (WMT) reported earnings on 5/17/2018 of $1.14, meeting estimates of $1.142/share.

Vista’s Coverage Universe spans the Dow 30, International and Select Emerging Growth Companies & Now “Your Picks”, where we have begun to selectively add those companies/ideas that we are receiving from our brilliant & growing worldly followers that include, tenured heads of industry, innovators, experts of all kinds, board members, buy-side and sell-side analysts, portfolio managers, family office heads, and active investors across all sectors.

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Coca-Cola Refranchising Canadian Bottling Operations

The Coca-Cola Company (KO) is the largest total beverage company in the world. It offers 500 plus brands in over 200 countries, and is committed to reducing sugar in its drinks and providing new and diverse drinks to people everywhere.

Larry Tanenbaum O.C. and Junior Bridgeman have both signed non-binding Letters-of-Intent to obtain Coca-Cola Refreshments Canada, The Coca-Cola Company’s Canadian bottling and distribution company.

The acquirement of the Canadian-based bottling company will be a joint venture between Tanenbaum and Bridgeman. Tanenbaum is a distinguished businessman and philanthropist. Bridgement, who is a former NBA player, is also an esteemed entrepreneur and the current President and CEO of the Kansas-based Heartland Coca-Cola Bottling Company.

Coca-Cola Refreshments Canada currently employs about 5800 associates and operates five facilities, over 50 sales and distribution centers, and does business in all of the country’s 10 provinces and three territories.

The non-binding Letter of Intent begins the final step in completing the refranchising of Coca-Cola’s company-owned bottling operations in North America. The Letter of Intent is subject to both parties reaching a definitive agreement, and the transaction is predicted to close in the latter half of 2018.

To learn more about The Coca-Cola Company (KO) and to continue to track its progress please visit the Vista Partners Coca-Cola Company Coverage Page.

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Vista Partners Quote of the Day (3-7-18) via Warren Buffett

“Don’t watch the market closely. If they’re trying to buy and sell stocks, and worry when they go down a little bit … and think they should maybe sell them when they go up, they’re not going to have very good results.” – Warren Buffett

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Will the Cost of a Can of Coke Go Up with Aluminum Tariffs?

Coca-Cola drinkers beware, many expect the price of canned food and soft drinks in cans to increase. Under the new contemplated tariffs out of the White House on steel and aluminum imports, the cost of getting a Coca-Cola in a can could be getting more expensive.

Robert Budway, the president of Can Manufacturers Institute, the company that represents the makers of the Coca-Cola Cans as well as many other manufacturers, commented that “A tariff on these aluminum and steel products will harm our industry and put food and beverage cans at a disadvantage among competitive packages, such as plastic and glass, which are not subject to tariffs.”

While can manufacturing companies are in an uproar about the new tariffs, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says that the new tariffs are “no big deal” and will only add six-tenths of one cent to cost of a Campbell’s soup can.

Without the release of more details on the tariffs, there is no way to measure the precise impact that the tariffs will have on the price of goods. There is also the possibility that certain countries could be excluded. It is suggested that most likely companies who manufacture steel and aluminum products will feel the effects of the tariff rather than consumers.

To learn more about The Coca-Cola Company (KO) and to continue to track its progress please visit the Vista Partners Coca-Cola Company Coverage Page.

Yes, a can of Coke will cost more under Trump’s steel tariffs

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Have You Read “The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life”?

Here is the book recounting the life and times of one of the most respected men in the world, Warren Buffett. The legendary Omaha investor has never written a memoir, but he allowed one writer, Alice Schroeder, unprecedented access to explore directly with him and with those closest to him his work, opinions, struggles, triumphs, follies, and wisdom.

Although the media track him constantly, Buffett himself has never told his full life story. His reality is private, especially by celebrity standards. Indeed, while the homespun persona that the public sees is true as far as it goes, it goes only so far. Warren Buffett is an array of paradoxes. He set out to prove that nice guys can finish first. Over the years he treated his investors as partners, acted as their steward, and championed honesty as an investor, CEO, board member, essayist, and speaker. At the same time he became the world’s richest man, all from the modest Omaha headquarters of his company Berkshire Hathaway. None of this fits the term “simple.”

When Alice Schroeder met Warren Buffett she was an insurance industry analyst and a gifted writer known for her keen perception and business acumen. Her writings on finance impressed him, and as she came to know him she realized that while much had been written on the subject of his investing style, no one had moved beyond that to explore his larger philosophy, which is bound up in a complex personality and the details of his life. Out of this came his decision to cooperate with her on the book about himself that he would never write.

Never before has Buffett spent countless hours responding to a writer’s questions, talking, giving complete access to his wife, children, friends, and business associates—opening his files, recalling his childhood. It was an act of courage, as The Snowball makes immensely clear. Being human, his own life, like most lives, has been a mix of strengths and frailties. Yet notable though his wealth may be, Buffett’s legacy will not be his ranking on the scorecard of wealth; it will be his principles and ideas that have enriched people’s lives. This book tells you why Warren Buffett is the most fascinating American success story of our time.

Praise for The Snowball

“Even people who don’t care a whit about business will be intrigued by this portrait. . . . Schroeder, a former insurance-industry analyst, spent years interviewing Buffett, and the result is a side of the Oracle of Omaha that has rarely been seen.”—Time

“Will mesmerize anyone interested in who Mr. Buffett is or how he got that way. The Snowball tells a fascinating story.”—New York Times

“If the replication of any great achievement first requires knowledge of how it was done, then The Snowball, the most detailed glimpse inside Warren Buffett and his world that we likely will ever get, should become a Bible for capitalists.”—Washington Post

“Riveting and encyclopedic.”—Wall Street Journal

“A monumental biography . . . Schroeder got the best access yet of any Buffett biographer. . . . She deals out marvelously funny and poignant stories about Buffett and the conglomerate he runs, Berkshire Hathaway.”—Forbes

“The most authoritative portrait of one of the most important American investors of our time.”—Los Angeles Times

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