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Which stock is better? Coca-Cola or Pepsi?

We all know the giants when it comes to soda. I don’t think there is a person in the entire world who hasn’t heard of Pepsi or Coca-Cola. Both of these titans have spawn a monstrous number of drinks that can be found in almost every store. At one point in time, Pepsi was used to trade military equipment from the soviet union. Yeah, that’s right, military equipment! Pepsi had become one of the world’s leading military powers for a short time. That is a story worth checking out.

Now, if you are reading this that means you are interested in picking one of these bad boys as a stock choice. Honestly, after reading you might want both and that is ok. The better diversified your portfolio is the better. As always, I am not a licensed broker and this is my thoughts and research on the topic. Do your own research please.

Pepsi (PEP) is a strong company, sales are up, they have a variety of soft drinks to choose from and they are always expanding or buying out other brands. Currently trading at $190.16, this stock is more on the pricey side. If you have a small budget to begin with then I would suggest one of the stocks I have on my portfolio page but if price is not a problem then definetely check this one out. Pepsi provides a dividend yield every quarter as well. Right now, the yield is at 2.67% and pays out $1.2650 per quarter. I would consider this a safe stock to add to your investment account.

PEP – Pepsico
$190.16 Per share
2.67% Dividend Yield
$1.2650 Dividend Payout (Quarterly)

Fidelity PEP

Coca-Cola (KO) is probably the leading titan when it comes to soft drinks. They currently lead the market in the USA and in Europe as well as other places around the world. One of the original soft drinks as well as a helping hand during WW2, Coca-Cola has marked out a sizable territory for itself over the last hundred years. Currently, Coke is trading at $62.44 a share which gives the average investor a better opportunity to snag a safe stock to add to their investment portfolio. Coke also gives out dividends with a yield of 2.95% and a payout of $0.46 per share per quarter. Yes it is a little low but this is a safe stock. You can trust that your money and dividend income will grow over time.

KO – Coca-Cola
$62.44 Per share
2.95% Dividend Yield
$0.46 Dividend Payout (Quarterly)


Now, who would I choose if I had to choose? I would say grab both stocks if you can afford to add them to your portfolio. However, if you can’t and need to pick one I would suggest Coca-Cola. They have a stronger brand presence, their own portfolio of drinks is solid and their presence on the world stage is unmatched. I think Coke would win this if I had to pick a winner.


Hello, my name is David and I have a passion for making money. But then again, who doesn't? I love the stock market because it gives you a chance to better yourself and your situation. My goal is to be financially free by the age of 55 so I can enjoy myself. Join me on my journey and learn a little bit along the way. Thanks for reading! DISCLAIMER – I am not a licensed tax advisor, lawyer or stock broker. I am simply a person who loves investing. Please consult a professional.

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