Late last night, an article was published in an Israeli newspaper claiming that Pepsi (NYSE:PEP) would bid nearly $2 billion to buy SodaStream (NASDAQ:SODA), at around a 40% premium to the stock's previous close. In the video below, Motley Fool consumer-goods analyst Blake Bos gives investors the blow-by-blow on SodaStream's ensuing share price chaos, as shares first skyrocketed, then fell tumultuously, when Pepsi's CEO came out with a statement that the story was totally and completely untrue. Blake also highlights why this roller coaster could be more evidence that SodaStream is a real threat to the giants of the soda industry, after all.
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