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Rating Roundup: Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO)

Rating Roundup: Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO)

Investors who are keeping close eye on The Coca-Cola Company (KO) stock; watched recent volatility movements, they can see that shares have been recorded at 0.75% for the week, and 0.80% for the last month. One obvious way to identify high earnings per share growth companies is to find companies that have demonstrated such growth over the past 5 to 10 years. Wall Street analysts covering the stock are projecting that the stock will reach $45.53 within the next 52-weeks. More interesting news about The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO) were released by: Foodbusinessnews.net and their article: "Coca-Cola exec retires, sparking leadership shuffle" published on May 17, 2017 as well as Investorplace.com's news article titled: "Should You Buy The Coca-Cola Co (KO) Stock?" First Merchants Corp raised its position in The Coca-Cola by 1.4% in the third quarter. The stock of The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO) has "Outperform" rating given on Thursday, March 10 by RBC Capital Markets. Finally, Iowa State Bank raised its position in The Coca-Cola by 0.6% in the third quarter. Psagot Investment House Ltd. boosted its stake in shares of The Coca-Cola by 0.4% in the fourth quarter.

Shares of The Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) opened at 43.80 on Friday.

Coca Cola Femsa S.A.B.de C.V. has a 50 day moving average of 73.71 and a 200 day moving average of 67.57. The company's market capitalization is $34.89 billion with the total outstanding shares of 3.98 billion. This change led market cap to move at $13.39B, putting the price -23.17% below the 52-week high and 12.42% above the 52-week low. DOUGLAS J ALEXANDER JR sold $951,500 worth of stock or 22,000 shares. This represents an increase of approximately 246% compared to the average volume of 6,950 call options.

The Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, April 25th. The company reported $0.43 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.44 by $0.01.

Taking a broader look brokerage firms' analysts on the street with an expectant view have Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) high price target of $50 and with a conservative view have low price target of $39. The business's revenue for the quarter was down 11.3% compared to the same quarter past year. Mcf Advsr Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.01% or 1,040 shares. The business had revenue of $9.12 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $8.85 billion.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, July 3rd. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, June 13th. This represents a $1.48 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.38%.

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Several equities analysts recently commented on KO shares. JPMorgan Chase & Co. restated an overweight rating and issued a GBX 2,100 ($27.11) price objective on shares of Coca Cola HBC AG in a report on Monday, April 10th. The stock has "Neutral" rating by Jefferies on Wednesday, April 19. Finally, Morgan Stanley upped their target price on The Coca-Cola from $42.00 to $44.00 and gave the company an "equal weight" rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 26th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company's stock. The Coca-Cola presently has a consensus rating of "Hold" and a consensus target price of $44.54. The stock was acquired at an average cost of GBX 2,205 ($28.46) per share, with a total value of £727.65 ($939.27). Following the transaction, the insider now owns 319,436 shares in the company, valued at $13,815,607. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. SMITH BRIAN JOHN also sold $3.81 million worth of The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO) shares. TUGGLE CLYDE C sold $8.32M worth of stock or 203,250 shares. About shares traded. Regions Financial Corp (NYSE:RF) has risen 6.00% since April 19, 2017 and is uptrending. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. The Company owns or licenses and markets non-alcoholic beverage brands, primarily sparkling beverages and a range of still beverages, such as waters, flavored waters and enhanced waters, juices and juice drinks, ready-to-drink teas and coffees, sports drinks, dairy and energy drinks. The Company and its subsidiaries are engaged in the production, distribution and marketing of certain Coca-Cola beverages.


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