why The Coca-Cola Company [KO] is a Good Choice for Investors After New Price Target of $67.39


The Coca-Cola Company [NYSE: KO] traded at a high on 03/25/22, posting a 0.90 gain after which it closed the day’ session at $61.53. The company report on March 24, 2022 that The Coca-Cola Company Announces Timing of First Quarter 2022 Earnings Release.

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The Coca-Cola Company today announced it will release first quarter 2022 financial results April 25 before the New York Stock Exchange opens. The release will be followed by an investor conference call at 8:30 a.m. ET to discuss the results.

The company invites investors to join a webcast at www.coca-colacompany.com/investors. Downloadable files, as well as a transcript, will be available within 24 hours after the call on the company’s website.

The results of the trading session contributed to over 12257553 shares changing hands. Over the past one week, the price volatility of The Coca-Cola Company stands at 1.28% while the volatility over the past one month is 1.88%.

The market cap for KO stock reached $264.35 billion, with 4.32 billion shares outstanding and 4.31 billion shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 19.49M shares, KO reached a trading volume of 12257553 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus say about The Coca-Cola Company [KO]?

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for KO shares is $67.39 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on KO stock is a recommendation set at 2.10. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Wells Fargo have made an estimate for The Coca-Cola Company shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Overweight, with their previous recommendation back on February 11, 2022. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, UBS raised their target price from $67 to $68. The new note on the price target was released on February 11, 2022, representing the official price target for The Coca-Cola Company stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $65 to $70, while Truist kept a Buy rating on KO stock. On February 11, 2022, analysts increased their price target for KO shares from 64 to 68.

The Average True Range (ATR) for The Coca-Cola Company is set at 1.15, with the Price to Sales ratio for KO stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 6.84. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 11.57, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 2.94. Price to Free Cash Flow for KO in the course of the last twelve months was 65.99 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.00.

How has KO stock performed recently?

The Coca-Cola Company [KO] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 2.38. With this latest performance, KO shares gained by 1.69% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 14.18% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 16.01% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for KO stock in for the last two-week period is set at 57.06, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 62.35, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 55.22 for The Coca-Cola Company [KO]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 60.79, while it was recorded at 60.86 for the last single week of trading, and 57.09 for the last 200 days.

The Coca-Cola Company [KO]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals

The Coca-Cola Company’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.00 and a Current Ratio set at 1.10.

Earnings analysis for The Coca-Cola Company [KO]

The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for KO. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for The Coca-Cola Company go to 7.24%.

Insider trade positions for The Coca-Cola Company [KO]

There are presently around $184,958 million, or 70.50% of KO stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of KO stocks are: BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INC with ownership of 400,000,000, which is approximately 0% of the company’s market cap and around 0.64% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 342,258,418 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $21.06 billion in KO stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $17.21 billion in KO stock with ownership of nearly 3.663% of the company’s market capitalization.

1,465 institutional holders increased their position in The Coca-Cola Company [NYSE:KO] by around 126,149,260 shares. Additionally, 1,023 investors decreased positions by around 80,923,065 shares, while 313 investors held positions by with 2,798,901,536 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 3,005,973,861 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. KO stock had 326 new institutional investments in for a total of 20,479,565 shares, while 88 institutional investors sold positions of 5,233,225 shares during the same period.