Pepsi Earnings Slip 5% on Higher Costs

PepsiCo Inc.'s (PEP) fourth-quarter net income fell 5 percent because of higher costs, despite a surge in revenue due to acquiring its bottlers. The...

Week Ahead: Coca-Cola, Disney, Hasbro Earnings

It should be pretty quiet on the economic calendar this week, with only a few national reports due out. But iconic companies Walt Disney, Coca-Cola and Hasbro, among others, are scheduled to report quarterly results. Here's a preview.

Scorecard: How 2010's First-Half Stock Picks Fared

Early in the year, the market appeared fraught with danger as the recession threatened to hang around. But for the intrepid, it was a welcome stage for value-hunting at depressed stock prices. Here's a look at picks that panned out well -- and not so well.

Betty White Is Helping Pepsi Crash Super Bowl XLV

One year after sitting on the Super Bowl advertising sidelines, Pepsi is returning to the gridiron this year with its "Crash the Super Bowl" campaign. And it's bringing in the some serious star power to encourage consumers to create their own Super Bowl ads: screen legend Betty White.

Coca-Cola Buys Russian Juice Maker

In a move to gain a larger share of the beverage market outside of North America, Coca-Cola (KO) has bought Russian juice maker Nidan Juices, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday

PepsiCo Second Quarter EPS Slide 7% to $0.98

PepsiCo%u2019s (PEP) said second-quarter reported earnings per share fell 7% from a year earlier to 98 cents. Reported net income declined 3%. The company repurchased $2.6 billion of common stock in the second quarter, the company said in a statement. It also spent $739 million on dividends.

PepsiCo Earnings Preview: Soda, Snack Icon Keeps Growing

PepsiCo will announce its second-quarter numbers on Tuesday, and analysts expect earnings per share of $1.07 to $1.10, up from $1.02 a year earlier. If they're right, it will mark a continuation of the company's stable period of success. But PepsiCo's management is thinking bigger.

Sonic Taps a New Marketing Chief as Sales Slow

Sonic fell short of earnings expectations for the third quarter as its drive-in restaurant model is starting to fray around the edges. However, it could taste new success if the new marketing chief, Danielle Vona, lives up to her record at PepsiCo.

Tropicana: Squeezing Juicier Profits From Florida's Freeze

Although the OJ industry has said the January cold wave didn't do as much harm as everyone feared, Tropicana is shrinking some OJ packages and raising prices on others. What are the odds it'll reverse those moves when the next crop comes at typical levels?

PepsiCo Sees Strong Earnings Growth in 2010

PepsiCo reported solid earnings Thursday of $3.77 per share in 2009, and said it sees double-digit earnings growth in 2010, which suggests a strengthening global economy in the year ahead.

Pepsi Earnings Will Hold Clues About Economy

Investors hope to see "more of the same" when PepsiCo reports fourth-quarter earnings on Thursday morning: sports/health drink and snack sales holding their own in developed markets, and increased carbonated beverage sales in key emerging markets in Latin America and Asia.

PepsiCo Should Get Its Fizz Back in 2010

Last April, Stanley A. Nabi, chief investment officer at Silvercrest Asset Management Group said he "absolutely felt like a kid in a candy store with so many values to pick at great bargains." While there may be fewer bargains around these days, one company Nabi says has lots of potential is PepsiCo.

Stevia shakes up the sweetener wars

If the new TV commercials for Truvia and PureVia are any indication, stevia has made a sudden and astonishing leapfrog from hippie sprinkle to...