Coca-Cola called a core holding by Wells, alcohol next?

Shares of Coca-Cola are rated by Wells at Outperform and the new price target is $51. PepsiCo had 57 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, July 31, the company rating was maintained by UBS. Susquehanna has "Hold" rating and $3900 target. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Tuesday, July 11 with "Hold". On September 14 Jefferies Group LLC kept the company rating at "Hold" with a current price target of $45.00. The rating was downgraded by Santander on Friday, September 11 to "Hold". Cowen & Co has "Hold" rating and $4200 target. Zacks Investment Research's sales calculations are an average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that cover Coca-Cola European Partners PLC. BMO Capital Markets has "Market Perform" rating and $46 target. As per Thursday, June 22, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. Keybank National Association OH now owns 6,958 shares of the company's stock valued at $283,000 after buying an additional 83 shares in the last quarter.

Thornburg Investment Management Inc decreased Shire Plc (SHPG) stake by 4.97% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. The firm owned 1,268,800 shares of the company's stock after buying an additional 4,500 shares during the quarter. Breton Hill Capital Ltd. increased its holdings in shares of Coca-Cola Company (The) by 10.8% in the first quarter. Conagra Brands Inc now has $14.40B valuation. Moreover, Focused Wealth Management Inc has 0.02% invested in the company for 1,126 shares. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 320,013 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $14,749,399.17. (NYSE:DNP) has risen 9.00% since November 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 12.01% the S&P500. (NASDAQ:CVGI) or 1.08 million shares. Its up 2.00, from 1 in 2017Q1. It is positive, as 12 investors sold CVGI shares while 23 reduced holdings. 33 funds opened positions while 28 raised stakes. Waldron LP now owns 12,666 shares of the company's stock valued at $536,000 after purchasing an additional 3,944 shares during the period. Prudential Plc, a Illinois-based fund reported 5,000 shares. Pennsylvania-based Pitcairn has invested 0.2% in The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO). Excalibur Management Corp now owns 66,815 shares of the company's stock worth $2,836,000 after buying an additional 9,910 shares during the period. Moreover, Hengehold Cap Mgmt Ltd Liability has 0.11% invested in PepsiCo, Inc. Gam Holdings Ag holds 0.01% or 23,590 shares in its portfolio. Marshall Wace Ltd Liability Partnership stated it has 102,054 shares. 169,527 are held by Gardner Russo & Gardner Limited Liability Corp.

On August 10, 2017 Susquehanna Bancshares reiterated a "Hold" rating on the stock. Therefore 84% are positive. The firm has "Neutral" rating by Goldman Sachs given on Monday, January 18. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Wednesday, February 15 by Deutsche Bank. On Friday, September 25 the stock rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with "Hold". The company was maintained on Tuesday, September 5 by RBC Capital Markets. UBS initiated it with "Neutral" rating and $36 target in Monday, November 14 report. The firm earned "Neutral" rating on Friday, April 8 by Citigroup. HSBC upgraded the shares of SHPG in report on Thursday, July 6 to "Hold" rating. The stock has "Hold" rating by Credit Suisse on Friday, June 30. Three analysts have issued estimates for Coca-Cola European Partners PLC's earnings. During the same quarter past year, the company posted $0.49 earnings per share. KO's profit will be $1.62 billion for 30.74 P/E if the $0.38 EPS becomes a reality. As of the end of the quarter Wells Fargo & Company/mn had bought 20 shares growing its holdings by 0.6%.

Thornburg Investment Management Inc increased Cavium Inc (NASDAQ:CAVM) stake by 50,772 shares to 211,728 valued at $13.16 million in 2017Q2. It also upped Priceline Com Inc Com New (NASDAQ:PCLN) stake by 188 shares and now owns 19,147 shares. Kinder Morgan Inc (NYSE:KMI) was raised too.

Investors sentiment increased to 3 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.15, from 0.79 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 49 investors sold The Coca-Cola Co shares while 618 reduced holdings. Conning reported 1.34% of its portfolio in The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO). Schaper Benz And Wise Invest Counsel Wi reported 0.37% of its portfolio in The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO). Independent Portfolio Consultants Inc. now owns 26,815 shares of the company's stock worth $1,138,000 after buying an additional 24,515 shares during the period. Stack Fincl, a Montana-based fund reported 328,050 shares. Whittier Trust Of Nevada has invested 0.59% of its portfolio in The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO). Middleton & Ma stated it has 0.14% in The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO). Schwab Charles Management Inc holds 0% or 42,400 shares. Old Bank In owns 121,914 shares. Private Advsrs reported 0.26% stake.

Since May 24, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 insider sales for $17.26 million activity.

In a very tantalizing piece of speculation, Herzog ponders if Coca-Cola will hint at a move into alcoholic beverages at the event. The company has market cap of $199.74 billion. It has a 44.6 P/E ratio. The Company's segments include Europe and Corporate.

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