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The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO): The most interesting shares today

In the latest trading session, 3,713,292 The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) shares changed hands as the company’s beta touched 0.62. With the company’s most recent per share price at $54.74 changing hands around $0.38 or 0.01% at last look, the market valuation stands at $236.15 Billion. KO’s current price is a discount, trading about -3.18% off its 52-week high of $56.48. The share price had its 52-week low at $43.51, which suggests the last value was 20.52% up since then. When we look at The Coca-Cola Company’s average trading volume, we note the 10-day average is 15.43 Million shares, with the 3-month average coming to 14.41 Million.

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Analysts gave the The Coca-Cola Company (KO) stock a consensus recommendation rating of Overweight, calculated at a mean rating of 2.1. If we narrow down to specifics, the data shows that none out of 26 analysts rate the stock as a Sell, with a further 4 assigning it an Overweight rating. Of the remaining, 9 recommended KO as a Hold, 13 felt it is a Buy and none rated the stock as Underweight. The Coca-Cola Company’s EPS for the current quarter is expected to be $0.55.


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The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) trade information

Instantly KO is in green as seen in intraday trades today. With action 0.71%, the performance over the past five days has been red. The jump to weekly highs of $55.46 on Wednesday, Jun 16 added 1.16% to the stock’s daily price. The company’s shares are showing year-to-date downside of 0%, with the 5-day performance at -0.01% in the red. However, in the 30-day time frame, The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) is 0% up. Looking at the short shares, we see there were 35.02 Million shares sold at short interest cover period of 2.43 days.

The consensus price target for the stock as assigned by Wall Street analysts is $59.55, meaning bulls need an upside of 8.79% from its recent market value. According to analyst projections, KO’s forecast low is $53 with $67 as the target high. To hit the forecast high, the stock’s price needs a +22.4% upsurge from its latest level, while the stock would need to tank -3.18% for it to hit the projected low.

The Coca-Cola Company (KO) estimates and forecasts

Data shows that the The Coca-Cola Company share is not performing relatively much better than most of its peers within the same industry. As can be gleaned from the statistics, the company’s share value shot +2.05% over the past 6 months, a 12.31% in annual growth rate that is considerably lower than the industry average of 26.5%. Moreover, analysts have looked to higher expectations by upgrading its fiscal year 2021 revenue estimates. The rating firms predict current quarter revenue for The Coca-Cola Company will rise +31%, while the growth in revenue is estimated to hit 9.1% for the next quarter. Year-over-year growth is forecast to reach 11.8% up from the last financial year.

Consensus estimates given by 14 financial analysts project the company’s revenue in the current quarter to hit an average of $9.25 Billion. 14 analysts are of the opinion that The Coca-Cola Company’s revenue for the quarter ending September 01, 2021 will be $9.76 Billion. The company’s revenue for the corresponding quarters a year ago was $7.17 Billion and $8.65 Billion respectively. According to analysts, the company will likely register a growth in its current quarter sales, forecast at 28.9%. The estimates for the next quarter sales put growth at 12.8%.

Looking at the company’s year-on-year earnings, data shows that the past 5-year has an earnings growth rate of 1.4%. The 2021 estimates are for The Coca-Cola Company earnings to decrease by -13.3%, but the outlook for the next 5-year period is at 9.05% per year.

KO Dividends

The Coca-Cola Company is expected to release its next quarterly earnings report around July 19 – July 23, 2021. The 3.12% annual yield figure for the share gives it an annual dividend of 1.68. It is important to note, however, that the 3.12% dividend yield ratio should serve as a guide only, as you should also take into consideration many other aspects of a company’s operations and fundamentals before making any investment decision. During the past 5 years, the average dividend yield was 3.23% per year.

The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO)’s Major holders

If we look at who the major shareholders are, we find that insiders hold 0.64% of The Coca-Cola Company shares while 68.81% of the shares are in the hands of institutional holders. The share float percentage for the stock currently stands at 69.25%. There are 3151 institutions holding the The Coca-Cola Company stock share, with Berkshire Hathaway, Inc the top institutional holder. As of Mar 30, 2021, the company held 9.28% of the shares, roughly 400Million KO shares worth $21.08 Billion.

Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) holds the second largest percentage of outstanding shares, with 7.88% or 339.59 Million shares worth $17.9 Billion as of Mar 30, 2021.

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Among Mutual Funds, the top two as of Mar 30, 2021 were Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund and Vanguard 500 Index Fund. With 109000000 shares estimated at $5.75 Billion under it, the former controlled 2.53% of total outstanding shares. On the other hand, Vanguard 500 Index Fund held about 1.84% of the shares, roughly 79.42 Million shares worth around $4.19 Billion.

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