Stock In Spotlight: The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO)

Stock In Spotlight: The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO)”

Here we will take a look into some valuation metrics for Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Elm Ridge Management Llc owns 339,051 shares or 5.35% of their United States portfolio. Meridian Wealth Management LLC's holdings in Coca-Cola Company (The) were worth $483,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Looking at some ROIC (Return on Invested Capital) numbers, Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Waters Parkerson & Communication holds 1.05% in The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO) or 254,127 shares. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board now owns 8,514,228 shares of the company's stock worth $361,344,000 after purchasing an additional 3,387,300 shares in the last quarter. As a company's earnings per share being to rise, so does their market value per share. The stock of The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO) has "Sell" rating given on Monday, January 9 by Goldman Sachs. Edmp Inc. purchased a new position in Coca-Cola Company (The) during the 1st quarter worth $202,000. Finally, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. raised its stake in Coca-Cola Company (The) by 0.4% in the 1st quarter. Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB now owns 320,884 shares of the company's stock worth $14,392,000 after buying an additional 3,646 shares in the last quarter. Stack Fincl Inc holds 1.53% or 328,050 shares. WINTON GROUP Ltd now owns 1,043,842 shares of the company's stock worth $44,175,000 after purchasing an additional 1,037,487 shares in the last quarter. It increased, as 49 investors sold KO shares while 618 reduced holdings.

In other news, VP Kathy N. Waller sold 8,952 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $46.00, for a total transaction of $460,000.00. Cedar Hill Associate Ltd Liability Co owns 5,000 shares for 0.05% of their portfolio. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. The insider SMITH BRIAN JOHN sold $3.81 million. The shares were sold at an average price of $45.88, for a total value of $1,214,443.60. It also upped Royal Dutch Shell Plc stake by 137,894 shares and now owns 6.05 million shares. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. The insider Perez Beatriz R sold 29,282 shares worth $1.32 million. Corporate insiders own 1.51% of the company's stock.

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A number of research firms recently weighed in on KO. Legal And General Group Inc Public Limited Liability Corporation accumulated 20.03 million shares. The company now has an average rating of "Hold" and an average target price of $46.12.

The company's stock is now moving with a +ve distance from the 200 day SMA of approximately 4.51%, and has a solid year to date (YTD) performance of 9.91% which means that the stock is constantly adding to its value from the previous fiscal year end price. The institutional investor owned 181,013 shares of the company's stock after buying an additional 2,170 shares during the period. Citigroup Inc. set a $53.00 price target on shares of Coca-Cola Company (The) and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a report on Thursday, August 3rd. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reissued a "hold" rating and set a $46.00 price objective on shares of Coca-Cola Company (The) in a report on Wednesday, July 12th. The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) presently has a 10 month price index of 1.13270. The stock of The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO) earned "Hold" rating by Susquehanna on Wednesday, July 12. Shares of the company are trading at $210.25 a tad under the 50 day moving average of $215.21 and a bit lower than the 200 day moving average of $214.64.

Round Table Services Llc holds 6.87% of its portfolio in New Mountain Finance Corp. for 1.30 million shares. Coca-Cola has recorded a 50-day average of $45.85 and a two hundred day average of $44.43. The company has a market cap of $192.32 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 47.61 and a beta of 0.71. The low score of 12.00000 for The Coca-Cola Company indicates a top score for stability and growth.

Having a price of $45.57, Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) traded -1.16% lower on the day. They expect $0.49 EPS, 0.00% or $0.00 from last year's $0.49 per share. The business had revenue of $9.70 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $9.62 billion. The return on assets stands at 4.6%, Return on Equity now is 17.7% and the Return on Investment value is 10.2%. The business's revenue was down 15.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.60 EPS. PPL share have rallied by 13.48% in percentage terms since the start of the year - and retreated -2.18% in the last month. This represents a $1.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.24%. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with "Hold" rating in Monday, September 18 report.

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