Will Soft-Drink Stocks Go Flat?

The subindustry has made some gains, and while it hasn't been a gusher for investors, S&P sees strong prospects for ongoing growth

Since the S&P 1500 index (representing the combined S&P 500, S&P MidCap 400, and S&P SmallCap 600 indexes) experienced a near-term peak on May 9, one of the handful of subindustry indexes that posted advances is the S&P 1500 Soft Drinks index, which gained nearly 2% while the S&P 1500 fell 3%.

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