Published: Mon, February 12, 2018
Economy | By Melissa Porter

The Coca-Cola Company (KO) - Active Stock to Focus

The Coca-Cola Company (KO) - Active Stock to Focus

As a company's earnings per share being to rise, so does their market value per share. The institutional investor held 75,523 shares of the beverages (production and distribution) company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $10.28M, down from 229,514 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Parkwood Llc who had been investing in Coca for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $203.79B market cap company. The Coca-Cola Company has had 5 insider trades in the last 3 months, including 0 open market buys and 5 sells. 3 analysts recommended Overweight these shares while 0 recommended Underweight, according to FactSet data.

The Coca-Cola Company (KO) is an interesting player in the Consumer Goods space, with a focus on Beverages - Soft Drinks. It has underperformed by 17.65% the S&P500. Dalton Investments Llc bought 754,667 shares as the company's stock declined 20.46% while stock markets rallied. The company's 3-months average volume stands at 10.62 million. EPS ratio determined by looking at last 12 month figures is 3.52. About 712,780 shares traded. (NYSE:CCI) has risen 11.07% since January 25, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.66% the S&P500. According to buy-side analysts, moving averages work quite well in strong trending conditions, but often poorly in choppy or ranging conditions.SID has analyst rating of 2.00 on scale of 1-5. Therefore 34% are positive. Pinnacle Financial Partners Inc.'s holdings in The Coca-Cola were worth $12,225,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Stifel Nicolaus maintained The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) on Friday, December 22 with "Hold" rating. Credit Suisse has "Buy" rating and $49 target. The firm has "Neutral" rating by Goldman Sachs given on Wednesday, June 29. The stock of Akorn, Inc. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Wednesday, September 27 by HSBC. Coca-Cola European Partners plc earnings have declined with an annualized rate of -9% over the last 5 years.

Since August 7, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 6 selling transactions for $9.01 million activity. Shares for $402,235 were sold by MANN JENNIFER K on Monday, August 7. The insider Waller Kathy N sold 8,952 shares worth $409,733. The stock of The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) has "Hold" rating given on Wednesday, July 12 by Susquehanna. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Mgmt has invested 0.08% in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO). Perhaps, that suggests something about why 0.67% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors. Its down 0.14, from 0.94 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 48 investors sold KO shares while 641 reduced holdings. Janus Henderson Group PLC raised its position in The Coca-Cola by 1,117.2% in the second quarter. Invest House Ltd Liability holds 30,691 shares or 0.18% of its portfolio. Eidelman Virant accumulated 9,150 shares or 0.24% of the stock. Lagoda Invest Management Lp holds 0.06% in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) or 3,650 shares. Hbk Sorce Advisory Ltd Liability Corporation accumulated 85,324 shares. Mechanics Comml Bank Trust Department stated it has 0.47% in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO). Likewise, an oversold position indicates that the negative momentum is high leading to a possible reversal. Iberiabank Corp owns 100,922 shares for 0.76% of their portfolio. The Pennsylvania-based Brandywine Glob Inv Limited Liability Company has invested 0.35% in AT&T Inc. Hightower Advsrs Limited Liability reported 33,735 shares stake. Cowen & Co maintained The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) on Tuesday, August 22 with "Hold" rating. Moreover, Alyeska Investment Group L.P. has 0.05% invested in the company for 308,742 shares. Moreover, Weik Investment has 1.6% invested in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) for 74,723 shares.

Armstrong Henry H Associates Inc, which manages about $460.14 million and $555.74 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) by 7,855 shares to 467,667 shares, valued at $42.55M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Amerisourcebergen Corp (NYSE:ABC) by 4,375 shares in the quarter, for a total of 40,150 shares, and has risen its stake in Select Sector Spdr Tr (XLU). This rising movement shows positive prices direction over last 50 days. Coca-Cola had 69 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Credit Suisse initiated the shares of KO in report on Friday, September 16 with "Neutral" rating. $1.21 million worth of The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) was sold by LONG ROBERT EDWARD. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley on Thursday, October 26 with "Equal-Weight". The firm has "Market Perform" rating given on Thursday, January 19 by Wells Fargo. Sterne Agee CRT initiated The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) on Tuesday, July 21 with "Buy" rating. The company was downgraded on Thursday, September 29 by Stifel Nicolaus. Bank of America maintained the shares of KO in report on Monday, October 9 with "Buy" rating.

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