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Sodastream International Ltd (SODA) News: PT Increase, A Short Squeeze & A Quality Comparison

Editor’s Note: Related tickers: Sodastream International Ltd (NASDAQ:SODA), The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO), Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. (NASDAQ:GMCR), EZchip Semiconductor Ltd. (NASDAQ:EZCH)

Sodastream International Ltd (NASDAQ:SODA)Sodastream International Price Target Increased to $80.00 by Analysts at Monness Crespi & Hardt (SODA) (DailyPolitical)
Research analysts at Monness Crespi & Hardt increased their target price on shares of Sodastream International Ltd (NASDAQ:SODA) from $70.00 to $80.00 in a report released on Tuesday, Stock Ratings Network reports. The firm currently has a “buy” rating on the stock. Sodastream International Ltd (NASDAQ:SODA) opened at 57.29 on Tuesday. Sodastream International has a 1-year low of $28.28 and a 1-year high of $55.62. The stock’s 50-day moving average is currently $49.97. The company has a market cap of $1.185 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 26.28. Sodastream International Ltd (NASDAQ:SODA) last released its earnings data on Wednesday, May 8th. The company reported $0.68 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.54 by $0.14.

Does SodaStream Belong in a Retirement Portfolio? (Fool)
Two years ago, I picked out 10 stocks to form the ideal retirement portfolio To date, that portfolio has returned 35%, and is outperforming the S&P 500 by almost 6 percentage points. Recently, however, I’ve decided to part ways with one of the 10 stocks: The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO). My reasoning has less to do with financial concerns and more with my personal thoughts on the company’s products. In The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO)’s place, I’m considering adding shares of Sodastream International Ltd (NASDAQ:SODA) , maker of the at-home soda maker. There are two big reasons I’d be excited to own the stock, and one that makes me question if it would be a good fit for my retirement portfolio.

EZchip and SodaStream squeeze the short players (Globes)
Of the leading US stock market indices, only the Nasdaq has yet to surpass record levels 5,132 points, recorded intraday on March 10, 2000. Last Friday, the Nasdaq was back to its level in October 2000. …Apropos wiping out short traders, two companies that I hold in my portfolio here published their results last week , and one of them, Sodastream International Ltd (NASDAQ:SODA), is in the midst of hitting short traders hard. The second company, EZchip Semiconductor Ltd. (NASDAQ:EZCH), has only begun the wipe-out, and the faster the short players abandon their positions, the better it will be for them. The short position on Sodastream International Ltd (NASDAQ:SODA) amounts to 35% of its shares, while for EZchip Semiconductor Ltd. (NASDAQ:EZCH) the figure is 12%.

SodaStream International Reports 33.9 Percent Total Revenue Increase In First Quarter 2013 (VendingMarketWatch)
Sodastream International Ltd (NASDAQ:SODA), a leading manufacturer of home beverage carbonation systems, announced its results for the three month period ended March 31, 2013. …Daniel Birnbaum, chief executive officer of Sodastream International Ltd (NASDAQ:SODA), said in a prepared statement, “Our first quarter performance was highlighted by record consumable sales driven by strong gains in several of our largest markets. Growth was led by the U.S., where household penetration and consumer usage continue to expand as evidenced by soda maker, gas refill and syrup unit growth of 78 percent, 101 percent and 119 percent, respectively, versus the same period a year ago.

Blessed Are the Drink Makers (Fool)
It was a good week to be tending the bar. Sodastream International Ltd (NASDAQ:SODA) and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. (NASDAQ:GMCR) moved higher — up 9% and a whopping 33%, respectively — after posting blowout quarterly results. Remember when SodaStream’s carbonated-beverage machine was supposed to be a novelty? Remember when last year’s end of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. (NASDAQ:GMCR)’s K-Cup patents was supposed to be the end of the company’s growth? Well, shares of Sodastream International Ltd (NASDAQ:SODA) and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. (NASDAQ:GMCR) hit fresh 52-week highs on Friday. SodaStream’s revenue climbed 34% to $117.6 million, and profitability rose 20% to $12.1 million or $0.57 a share. Wall Street was settling for earnings of $0.54 a share on just $113.1 million in revenue.

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