The market's had several down weeks -- and days -- in a row, but not every stock is sinking like a stone.
Shares of SodaStream
A lot has happened at SodaStream in that time.
SodaStream has been an overseas hit for years -- achieving 20% market penetration in Sweden alone -- but it wasn't really a household name domestically at the time of its IPO. Its biggest nonpaid celebrity endorsement at the time was Tori Spelling singing its praises on Access Hollywood in October. These days, it's starring in a CNBC taste test with Jim Cramer and Herb Greenberg (where SodaStream was 4-for-4 against brand-name beverages).
SodaStream was hard to find at area retailers a year ago. These days it's a go-to product at Bed Bath & Beyond
SodaStream may have seemed faddish, but it's following the K-Cup footsteps of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters
SodaStream saw its revenue and adjusted earnings soar 50% and 141%, respectively, in its latest quarter. It has trounced Wall Street profit targets in its first two quarters as a public company.
Bears assuming that SodaStream will be a passing fad probably don't have too many stamps on their passports, given years of SodaStream success across the Atlantic. Americans are heavy consumers of soft drinks, though, so the Israeli company's push into the United States late last year has really moved the carbonator needle.
SodaStream doesn't have to take down Coca-Cola
There's a future of fizz to be had for SodaStream, especially if it's able to continue to post strong growth to prove that it wasn't just some 2010 holiday novelty purchase.
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Longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz is a fan of diet soft drinks and has owned a SodaStream maker since November. He does not own shares in any of the stocks in this story. Rick is also part of the Rule Breakers newsletter research team, seeking out tomorrow's ultimate growth stocks a day early.
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