DZ Bank lifts The Coca-Cola Company [KO] price estimate. Who else is bullish?


The Coca-Cola Company [NYSE: KO] closed the trading session at $61.59 on 07/22/22. The day’s price range saw the stock hit a low of $61.32, while the highest price level was $61.87. The company report on July 21, 2022 that John Murphy to Become President and Chief Financial Officer of The Coca-Cola Company.

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Brian Smith to Retire as President and Chief Operating Officer.

The Coca-Cola Company today announced that John Murphy will become president and chief financial officer effective Oct. 1. Murphy, who currently serves as executive vice president and CFO, will add the president role following the retirement of Brian Smith.

The stocks have a year to date performance of 4.02 percent and weekly performance of -1.46 percent. The stock has been moved at 1.38 percent over the last six months. The stock has performed 0.72 percent around the most recent 30 days and changed -6.98 percent over the most recent 3-months.

If compared to the average trading volume of 18.17M shares, KO reached to a volume of 11616762 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to 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 $69.79 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.

DZ Bank have made an estimate for The Coca-Cola Company shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Hold, with their previous recommendation back on April 28, 2022. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Wells Fargo raised their target price from $67 to $69. 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 $67 to $68, while UBS kept a Buy rating on KO stock. On February 11, 2022, analysts increased their price target for KO shares from 65 to 70.

The Average True Range (ATR) for The Coca-Cola Company is set at 1.13, with the Price to Sales ratio for KO stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 6.62. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 10.73, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 2.40. Price to Free Cash Flow for KO in the course of the last twelve months was 91.72 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.00.

KO stock trade performance evaluation

The Coca-Cola Company [KO] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -1.46. With this latest performance, KO shares gained by 0.72% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 1.38% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 9.07% 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 45.02, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 42.73, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 46.29 for The Coca-Cola Company [KO]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 62.57, while it was recorded at 61.73 for the last single week of trading, and 60.22 for the last 200 days.

The Coca-Cola Company [KO]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and The Coca-Cola Company [KO] shares currently have an operating margin of +27.62 and a Gross Margin at +59.95. The Coca-Cola Company’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +25.23.

Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 46.20, with Return on Assets sitting at 10.76.

The Coca-Cola Company’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.00 and a Current Ratio set at 1.20.

Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for The Coca-Cola Company [KO] stock

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 6.25%.

The Coca-Cola Company [KO]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $184,944 million, or 70.90% 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 0.10% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 351,220,018 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $21.63 billion in KO stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $17.19 billion in KO stock with ownership of nearly -0.224% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in The Coca-Cola Company stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of July and at the time of the July reporting period, where 1,235 institutional holders increased their position in The Coca-Cola Company [NYSE:KO] by around 135,531,760 shares. Additionally, 1,200 investors decreased positions by around 123,124,754 shares, while 422 investors held positions by with 2,744,175,404 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 3,002,831,918 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. KO stock had 147 new institutional investments in for a total of 10,522,725 shares, while 118 institutional investors sold positions of 6,417,052 shares during the same period.