Coca-Cola Co (NYSE: KO): Today’s Most-Watched Stocks

In the latest trading session, 2.89 million Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO) shares changed hands as the company’s beta touched 0.58. With the company’s most recent per share price at $57.68 changing hands around $0.28 or 0.49% at last look, the market valuation stands at $249.37B. KO’s current price is a discount, trading about -12.67% off its 52-week high of $64.99. The share price had its 52-week low at $51.55, which suggests the last value was 10.63% up since then. When we look at Coca-Cola Co’s average trading volume, we note the 10-day average is 12.71 million shares, with the 3-month average coming to 14.77 million.

Analysts gave the Coca-Cola Co (KO) stock a consensus recommendation rating of an Overweight, calculated at a mean rating of 1.60. If we narrow down to specifics, the data shows that 0 out of 25 analysts rate the stock as a Sell, with a further 5 assigning it an Overweight rating. Of the remaining, 5 recommended KO as a Hold, 15 felt it is a Buy and 0 rated the stock as Underweight. Coca-Cola Co’s EPS for the current quarter is expected to be $0.48.

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Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO) trade information

Instantly KO is in green as seen in intraday trades today. With action 1.02%, the performance over the past five days has been green. The jump to weekly highs of 57.72 on Monday, 11/20/23 added 0.49% to the stock’s daily price. The company’s shares are showing year-to-date downside of -9.32%, with the 5-day performance at 1.02% in the green. However, in the 30-day time frame, Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO) is 6.66% up. Looking at the short shares, we see there were 23.7 million shares sold at short interest cover period of 1.34 days.

The consensus price target for the stock as assigned by Wall Street analysts is $64.30, meaning bulls need an upside of 10.3% from its recent market value. According to analyst projections, KO’s forecast low is $59.00 with $74.00 as the target high. To hit the forecast high, the stock’s price needs a -28.29% plunge from its current level, while the stock would need to soar -2.29% for it to hit the projected low.

Coca-Cola Co (KO) estimates and forecasts

Data shows that the Coca-Cola Co share is performing relatively much not better than most of its peers within the same industry. As can be gleaned from the statistics, the company’s share value shot -6.06% over the past 6 months, a 8.06% in annual growth rate that is considerably lower than the industry average of 29.40%. Moreover, analysts have looked to higher expectations by upgrading its fiscal year 2023 revenue estimates. The rating firms predict current quarter revenue for Coca-Cola Co will rise 6.70%, while the growth in revenue is estimated to hit 4.40% for the next quarter. Year-over-year growth is forecast to reach 5.60% up from the last financial year.

Consensus estimates given by 11 financial analysts project the company’s revenue in the current quarter to hit an average of $10.6 billion. 10 analysts are of the opinion that Coca-Cola Co’s revenue for the quarter ending Mar 2024 will be $11.25 billion. The company’s revenue for the corresponding quarters a year ago was $10.2 billion and $10.96 billion respectively. According to analysts, the company will likely register a growth in its current quarter sales, forecast at 4.00%. The estimates for the next quarter sales put growth at 2.60%.

Looking at the company’s year-on-year earnings, data shows that the past 5-year has an earnings growth rate of 50.03%. The 2023 estimates are for Coca-Cola Co earnings to increase by 8.15%, but the outlook for the next 5-year period is at 6.03% per year.

KO Dividends

Coca-Cola Co is expected to release its next quarterly earnings report between February 12 and February 16. The 3.13% annual yield figure for the share gives it an annual dividend of 1.81. It is important to note, however, that the 3.13% 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.

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

If we look at who the major shareholders are, we find that insiders hold 0.67% of Coca-Cola Co shares while 71.53% of the shares are in the hands of institutional holders. The share float percentage for the stock currently stands at 72.01%. There are 71.53% institutions holding the Coca-Cola Co stock share, with Berkshire Hathaway, Inc the top institutional holder. As of Jun 29, 2023, the company held 9.25% of the shares, roughly 400.0 million KO shares worth $24.09 billion.

Vanguard Group Inc holds the second largest percentage of outstanding shares, with 8.55% or 369.88 million shares worth $22.27 billion as of Jun 29, 2023.

Among Mutual Funds, the top two as of Jun 29, 2023 were Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund and Vanguard 500 Index Fund. With 121.15 million shares estimated at $7.3 billion under it, the former controlled 2.80% of total outstanding shares. On the other hand, Vanguard 500 Index Fund held about 2.14% of the shares, roughly 92.67 million shares worth around $5.58 billion.

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