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Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) Leads the Dow (.DJI) Lower

The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) is also among the Dow’s big losers today, with shares falling 2.2%. While there’s little news out on the global beverage firm, Coke’s stock has had a strong run-up recently, gaining more than 13% year to date as buyers have sent its valuations soaring. However, Coke is still a top business and an unbeatable brand, so today’s sell-off owes more to investors following the herd than to any panic-inducing event. The company’s recently launched personalized brand campaign does bring risk, but it has already boosted sales in Australia by 4%. A similar effect in regions with slumping sales, such as Europe, could be a big win for Coke.

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