Active Stock Momentum: The Coca-Cola Company (KO)

Posted May 17, 2017

CrestPoint Capital Management LLC's holdings in The Coca-Cola were worth $1,498,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Consolidated by 43.7% in the third quarter. Annually, the company delivers more than 950 million cases of beverage and food products from over 150 warehouses in North, Central and South America, as well as Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. The company has a Return on Assets (ROA) of 6.80%. DOUGLAS J ALEXANDER JR also sold $629,700 worth of The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO) on Tuesday, March 14. The First Fiduciary Investment Counsel Inc holds 301,007 shares with $12.48M value, up from 286,247 last quarter. The stock decreased 0.20% or $0.08 during the last trading session, reaching $40.28. Barnett & Company Inc. now owns 2,837 shares of the company's stock worth $120,000 after buying an additional 616 shares during the last quarter. Investors measure stock performance on the basis of a company's earnings power.

The share price of the company (NASDAQ:COKE) was down -0.32%, with a high of 202.44 during the day and the volume of Coca-Cola Bottling Co.

The stock's 50 day moving average is 2116.49 and its 200 day moving average is 1874.32.

Relative strength index (RSI-14) for The Coca-Cola Company (KO) is at 61.86.

The Coca-Cola Company (KO) has a 52-week high of $44.79 and a 52-week low of $39.53. The Coca-Cola also was the target of unusually large options trading on Tuesday. Many traders and investors view the 52-week high or low as an important factor in determining a stock's current value and predicting future price movement. This is an increase of 246% compared to the average daily volume of 6,950 call options.

The Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, April 25th.

Previously Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) reported $0.43 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.44 by $-0.01. Revenue during the period amounted to $9.38B, while analysts were anticipating 9.13B. The Coca-Cola had a net margin of 15.59% and a return on equity of 32.94%. Analysts are forecasting The Coca-Cola Company to report revenue of about $9.66B, versus the 11.52B posted a year ago. The company reported EPS of $0.43, below the consensus estimate calling for EPS of $0.44 - a positive surprise of 1.51%.

Analysts who have weighed in on projected earnings growth are expecting that Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) will report earnings of $0.58 for the current quarter on or around 7/26/17, however the company's high EPS estimates are $0.6 and low estimates are $0.56.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, July 3rd. Shareholders of record on Monday, May 22nd will be given a dividend of 0.23 per share on Monday, June 5th. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, June 13th. This represents a dividend yield of 2.44%. The Coca-Cola's dividend payout ratio is presently 93.33%. The stock of The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO) earned "Market Perform" rating by Wells Fargo on Thursday, January 19.

Yesterday Coca-Cola HBC (LON:CCH) traded -0.27% lower at 2,191.00GBX.

A number of investment brokers have recently updated their price targets on shares of Coca-Cola HBC AG (CDI) (LON:CCH). They now have a GBP 2071.00p price target on the stock. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and three have issued a buy recommendation on the company. Vetr upgraded shares of The Coca-Cola from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $44.81 target price for the company in a research report on Monday, April 24th. The Company's segments include Nonalcoholic Beverages and All Other. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 319,436 shares of the company's stock, valued at $13,815,607. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Coca-Cola FEMSA, SAB.de C.V.is a franchise bottler of Coca-Cola trademark beverages across the world.