The Coca-Cola Company Posted gains of 0.27% in the Last Trade

Posted May 18, 2017

KO's value Change from Open was at -0.11% with a Gap of -0.07%.

Earnings per share (EPS) is the portion of a company's profit allocated to each outstanding share of common stock. The rating scale runs from 1 to 5 with 5 indicating a Strong Sell, 1 indicating a Strong Buy and 3 indicating a Hold. Starfire Investment Advisers Inc. increased its stake in The Coca-Cola by 3.6% in the third quarter. CWM LLC now owns 6,398 shares of the company's stock valued at $271,000 after buying an additional 1,400 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Cascade Investment Advisors Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of The Coca-Cola during the fourth quarter valued at $128,000. Barnett & Company Inc. now owns 2,837 shares of the company's stock valued at $120,000 after buying an additional 616 shares during the last quarter. The correct version of this news story can be read at

BMY had a trade volume of 1.97 Million shares as compared to average trading capacity of 9774.21 shares.

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The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) taking place in active move after knocked down -0.16% to the trading price of $43.78 in latest session. The stock had a trading volume of 93,562 shares.

Stock is now moving with a positive distance from the 200 day simple moving average of approximately 5.04%, and has a solid year to date (YTD) performance of 6.7% which means the stock is constantly adding to its value from the previous fiscal year end price. If the share price is now hovering near the 52 week low and the value is achieved in the current past then it can suggest that the price of the shares is likely to go up. The relative volume of the stock is 0.52, while its market cap is $186.87 Billion. Stock investors bought 24,058 call options on the company. This increase is typical for the uptrend and shows the considerable optimism among investors.

The Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, April 25th. The Coca-Cola had a return on equity of 32.94% and a net margin of 15.59%. The Coca-Cola posted earnings per share of $0.45 during the same quarter last year, which indicates a negative year-over-year growth rate of 2.2%. Equities analysts expect that The Coca-Cola will post $1.88 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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The business also recently declared 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 of this dividend is Tuesday, June 13th. This represents a $0.92 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.30%. Community Bank & Trust Waco Texas boosted its position in shares of The Coca-Cola by 0.3% in the first quarter. If you are viewing this news story on another domain, it was copied illegally and republished in violation of USA and global copyright and trademark laws.

Several other research firms have also recently weighed in on KO. TheStreet raised The Coca-Cola from a "c+" rating to a "b" rating in a report on Thursday, April 27th.

Currently, EPS of The Coca-Cola Company (KO) is 0.43 while the analysts predicted the EPS of the stock to be 0.44 suggesting the company fell short of the analysts' expectations. Wells Fargo & Co reaffirmed a "market perform" rating and issued a $43.00 price target on shares of The Coca-Cola in a report on Friday, April 28th. "Ultimately, through all this investigation into the company's performance the analyst decides whether their stock is a "buy", sell" or hold". The Coca-Cola now has an average rating of "Hold" and a consensus target price of $44.54. The shares were sold at an average price of $43.25, for a total value of $951,500.00. The average numbers of shares are traded in a security per day, during the recent 3-month period. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website.

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Yulo said a bill taxing HFCS is also being considered, and when passed into law will be helpful to the sugar industry.