Do You Own The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) Shares?

Ivan Schwartz
October 19, 2017

Amid volatile financial markets and the presidential election, various investment brokerages have made amendments to their price targets and ratings on shares of Coca-Cola Bottling Co. The hedge fund run by Larry Foley held 144,000 shares of the beverages (production and distribution) company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $6.46M, up from 75,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The firm has a market cap of $198.34 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 49.10 and a beta of 0.70. Coca-Cola Company has a 1-year low of $39.88 and a 1-year high of $46.98. Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association Of America acquired 90,400 shares as Coca Cola Co (KO)'s stock rose 6.48%.

The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) closed its last session at $46.52. It has underperformed by 5.95% the S&P500.

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In related news, VP Kathy N. Waller sold 8,952 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 10th. The Parkwood Llc holds 72,405 shares with $3.25M value, down from 84,279 last quarter. Amica Mutual Insurance Company who had been investing in At&T Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $222.45 billion market cap company. The volume of the company in the last trading session was 12.48 Million. About 680 shares traded. It has underperformed by 14.52% the S&P500.

Since May 3, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 4 sales for $22.03 million activity. Finan Irial sold $15.94 million worth of stock. Shares for $951,500 were sold by DOUGLAS J ALEXANDER JR.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.94 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. 2 funds opened positions while 1 raised stakes. The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) has a 20-Day average volume of 9.09 Million. Granite Partners Ltd Liability holds 0.02% or 6,987 shares in its portfolio. Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of The Province Of Alberta As Represented By Alberta Inv Corp has invested 0.37% of its portfolio in The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO).

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Traders are feeling more bearish on Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Net profit margin of the company was recorded at 10.7 percent, operating profit margin was 14.5 percent, while gross profit margin stands at 61.2 percent.

About 33,051 shares traded. Finally, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. increased its position in shares of Coca-Cola Company (The) by 0.4% in the 1st quarter. 15,374 are held by Focused Wealth Management Inc. 110.83 million shares or 0.16% less from 111.01 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Jefferies Grp Ltd Liability Company holds 0.02% or 78,845 shares.

In addition to ROA, there are a number of additional ratios and Quant signals available to investors in order to decipher if the shares are a good fit for their portfolio. Along with Coca-Cola, recognized as the world's best-known brand, The Coca-Cola Company markets four of the world's top five soft drink brands, including diet Coke, Fanta and Sprite.

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Analysts have a mean recommendation of 1.90 on this stock (A rating of less than 2 means buy, "hold" within the 3 range, "sell" within the 4 range, and "strong sell" within the 5 range). Therefore 21% are positive. Coca-Cola had 57 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. BMO Capital Markets maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Thursday, June 22 report. The stock has "Buy" rating by HSBC on Wednesday, September 27. The company was maintained on Thursday, April 21 by UBS. Goldman Sachs downgraded the shares of KO in report on Monday, January 9 to "Sell" rating. The firm has "Neutral" rating by Susquehanna given on Friday, February 5.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.79 in Q2 2017. Shares of Monday have increased 3.99% in the past three monthswhile the S&P 500 has gained 0.32% in that time. 10,243 are held by Halbert Hargrove Russell Lc. Ally accumulated 1.07% or 120,000 shares. Mark Sheptoff Fin Planning Ltd Company stated it has 2.8% in AT&T Inc. Capital Intl Incorporated Ca has 0.04% invested in Genpact Limited (NYSE:G). (NYSE:T) for 325,873 shares. Dynamic Advisors Solutions reported 41,401 shares. The transaction change kept by insiders has seen a change of 0.01% in last six month period. 8,623 were accumulated by Confluence Management Limited Liability Corporation. Haverford Financial Services holds 114,940 shares or 2.1% of its portfolio. Choate Invest Advsrs holds 56,976 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Rothschild Il invested in 53,661 shares or 0.27% of the stock. 220,395 are owned by Barry Invest Limited Company. Chevy Chase holds 0.02% or 95,138 shares. 1 is equivalent to a buy rating, 3 a hold rating, and 5 a sell rating. Therefore 44% are positive. Genpact Limited had 24 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Tuesday, May 30 the stock rating was upgraded by Moffett Nathanson to "Neutral". The firm earned "Strong Sell" rating on Tuesday, August 25 by Zacks.

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