Investment bank Goldman Sachs has reiterated its 'outperform' rating for the Greek-based soft drinks bottler Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling, in spite of recent share price weakness.

Goldman Sachs said that the weakness of CCHBC's share price stemmed from concerns over input costs but that it forecast "superior long-term growth" for the world's third largest bottler of Coca-Cola products.

The company's shares rallied slightly following Goldman Sachs' statement, rising by 0.62% to €22.88.