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

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The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) closed its last session at $44.1. The stock traded within a range of $43.63 and $44.19. The company operates in the Consumer Defensive sector with a market capitalization of 187.76 Million. Trading volume for The Coca-Cola Company was 13.44 Million in its previous trading session. Currently, The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) has an average volume of 12.56 Million.

Company Profile

The Coca-Cola Company is the world’s largest total beverage company. In addition to their namesake Coca-Cola drinks, some of their household names around the world include: AdeS soy-based beverages, Ayataka green tea, Dasani waters, Del Valle juices and nectars, Fanta, Georgia coffee, Gold Peak teas and coffees, Honest Tea, Minute Maid juices, Powerade sports drinks, Simply juices, smartwater, Sprite, vitaminwater, and Zico coconut water. At Coca-Cola, they are serious about making positive contributions to world. That starts with reducing sugar in drinks and bringing new and different drinks to people everywhere. It also means continuously working to reduce environmental impact, creating rewarding careers for associates, and bringing economic opportunity wherever they operate.

Analyst Views

The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) received a Buy rating from 5 analysts. 0 analysts gave its stock an Outperform rating. 4 analysts say it’s a Hold while 0 analysts provided their expert opinion as Sell.

The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) touched its 1-Year High price of $48.62 on 01/26/18 and its 1-Year Low price of $40.40 on 02/16/17.

EPS & Financials

The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) reported its EPS in the last quarter as $0.5/Share beating the analyst estimate of $0.49/Share by a difference of $0.01. This showed a surprise of 2% in the last quarter earnings.

For the current quarter, 22 analysts are projecting a mean EPS of $0.39/share. According to their observations and findings, the stock could provide a high EPS of $0.41/share and a low EPS of $0.37/share.

Analysts believe that the company has the potential to earn average revenue of $7.36 Billion for the current quarter. According to their predictions high & low revenue estimates are 7.64 Billion and 7.18 Billion respectively.

Technical Analysis

By taking a look at the stock’s current statistics it can gauged that the stock candle is BULLISH with HIGH volatility. The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) has a 20-Day average volume of 15.29 Million. According to today’s trading volume The Coca-Cola Company is BELOW its 20-Day Avg. volume with the stock showing ABOVE Abnormal volume in the past 150 days.

Moving average convergence divergence (MACD) shows that the stock is on a PRICE RELATIVITY trend. The trend for the past 10-days shows that the company was in BEARISH territory while an analysis of the last 40-Day trend shows a BEARISH signal. The 100-Day trend also shows a BULLISH trend as well.

The company currently has an insider ownership of 0.77 Percent and Institutional ownership of 67.3 Percent. The return on assets stands at 5.1%, Return on Equity currently is 20.2% and the Return on Investment value is 8.4%.

The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) gross margin percentage stands at 61.5% while its operating margin for the past trailing twelve month is 13.1 percent and its overall profit margin (ttm) is 12.2 Percent. The stock is currently moving below its 20-Day Simple Moving Average of -4.68% with a 50-Day Simple Moving Average of -4.25 percent. As of today, the company has a SMA200 (200-day simple moving average) of -3.24 Percent. The Stock has YTD (year to date) performance of -3.88 percent.

The TTM operating margin for the company stands at 13.1%. The return on invested capital is at 8.4%, which is good, compared to its peers. The Free Cash Flow or FCF margin is 0.

The company’s stock is currently moving with a -ve distance from the 200 day SMA of approximately -3.24%, and has a solid year to date (YTD) performance of -3.88% which means that the stock is constantly adding to its value from the previous fiscal year end price.