Wall Street Analyst Reiterated The Coca-Cola Company [KO]. What else is Wall St. saying

The Coca-Cola Company [NYSE: KO] loss -1.05% or -0.67 points to close at $63.14 with a heavy trading volume of 13901259 shares. The company report on November 30, 2022 that The Coca-Cola Company Names Henrique Braun to Newly Created Role of President, International Development.

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The Coca-Cola Company today announced that Henrique Braun has been named to a newly created role of President, International Development. In this position, Braun will oversee seven operating units that span dozens of countries and territories around the world.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20221130005189/en/.

It opened the trading session at $63.61, the shares rose to $63.84 and dropped to $63.09, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for KO points out that the company has recorded 2.82% gains over the past six months. However, it is still -16.9% lower than its most recent low trading price.

If we look at the average trading volume of 14.24M shares, KO reached to a volume of 13901259 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here is what top equities market gurus are saying 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 $66.84 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.

Deutsche 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 October 14, 2022. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Jefferies dropped their target price from $66 to $59. The new note on the price target was released on October 11, 2022, representing the official price target for The Coca-Cola Company stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $63, while Wolfe Research analysts kept a Outperform rating on KO stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for The Coca-Cola Company is set at 0.87, with the Price to Sales ratio for KO stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 6.52. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 11.98, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 3.02. Price to Free Cash Flow for KO in the course of the last twelve months was 63.85 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.00.

Trading performance analysis for KO stock

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 -1.88. With this latest performance, KO shares gained by 7.44% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 2.82% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 15.09% 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 60.47, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 57.01, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 59.99 for The Coca-Cola Company [KO]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 59.39, while it was recorded at 63.48 for the last single week of trading, and 61.70 for the last 200 days.

The Coca-Cola Company [KO]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis

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 1.10.

The Coca-Cola Company [KO]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis

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 5.22%.

An analysis of insider ownership at The Coca-Cola Company [KO]

There are presently around $191,458 million, or 71.50% 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 0.67% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 363,258,425 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $22.94 billion in KO stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $19.07 billion in KO stock with ownership of nearly 0.705% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in The Coca-Cola Company stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of October and at the time of the October reporting period, where 1,363 institutional holders increased their position in The Coca-Cola Company [NYSE:KO] by around 82,689,665 shares. Additionally, 1,135 investors decreased positions by around 72,839,018 shares, while 382 investors held positions by with 2,876,754,243 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 3,032,282,926 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. KO stock had 121 new institutional investments in for a total of 13,579,487 shares, while 123 institutional investors sold positions of 4,722,160 shares during the same period.


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