The Coca-Cola Company Posted losses of -0.3% in the Last Trade

Coca-Cola has been quietly reducing the amount of sugar in some its biggest drinks such as Sprite Fanta and Dr Pepper but company executives say this has not affected sales

NE's holdings in The Coca-Cola were worth $920,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several research firms recently issued reports on KO. Berkshire Asset Management LLC PA raised its position in The Coca-Cola by 9.3% in the third quarter. The stock exchanged hands 14.52 Million shares versus average trading capacity of 12.81 Million shares, yielding a market cap of $187.69 Billion. It dived, as 76 investors sold KO shares while 623 reduced holdings.

In recent action, The Coca-Cola Company (KO) has made a move of +1.65% over the past month, which has come on weak relative transaction volume. First Merchants Corp now owns 18,047 shares of the company's stock valued at $764,000 after buying an additional 248 shares during the period. Finally, Northern Trust Corp increased its stake in shares of The Coca-Cola by 3.5% in the third quarter. The Endeavour Capital Advisors Inc holds 413,923 shares with $27.03M value, down from 533,667 last quarter. The stock has a 1-year performance up 10.93% and negative at -0.35% in last five trading sessions. About 10 shares traded.

The stock volatility for week was 1.23% while for month was 1.38%.The stock, as of last close, traded 31.30% to its 52 week low and was changed -2.63% from its 52 week high. The company has a 50-day moving average of GBX 2,121.63 and a 200 day moving average of GBX 1,877.06. The firm has a market cap of $186.65 billion, a P/E ratio of 30.742 and a beta of 0.69.

The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO) was the target of some unusual options trading on Tuesday. More interesting news about The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO) were released by: Foodbusinessnews.net and their article: "Coca-Cola exec retires, sparking leadership shuffle" published on May 17, 2017 as well as Investorplace.com's news article titled: "Should You Buy The Coca-Cola Co (KO) Stock?" This represents an increase of approximately 246% compared to the typical daily volume of 6,950 call options. Rowland And Counsel Adv holds 0% of its portfolio in The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO) for 238,555 shares. They expect $0.57 EPS, down 5.00% or $0.03 from last year's $0.6 per share. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.45 EPS. Investors of record on Thursday, June 15th will be paid a $0.37 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, June 13th. Analysts have a mean recommendation of 2.40 on this stock (A rating of less than 2 means buy, "hold" within the 3 range, "sell" within the 4 range, and "strong sell" within the 5 range). The Coca-Cola's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 93.33%.

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Other research analysts have also issued research reports about the stock.

Another critical number in evaluating a stock is P/E or the price to earnings ratio. According to Thomson Reuters, sell-side analysts are forecasting a harmony target price of $11.89 on company shares. JPMorgan Chase & Co. initiated coverage on The Coca-Cola in a research report on Tuesday, March 21st. Goldman Sachs Group Inc set a $38.00 price objective on shares of The Coca-Cola and gave the stock a "sell" rating in a report on Friday, February 10th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have assigned a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Vetr upgraded The Coca-Cola from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $44.81 target price for the company in a research note on Monday, April 24th. $8.32M worth of The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO) was sold by TUGGLE CLYDE C. SMITH BRIAN JOHN sold $3.81 million worth of stock. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 149,185 shares in the company, valued at approximately $6,479,104.55. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. $951,500 worth of The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO) was sold by DOUGLAS J ALEXANDER JR. Signature Estate & Investment Advisors LLC now owns 2,725 shares of the company's stock valued at $116,000 after buying an additional 129 shares in the last quarter. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Corporate insiders own 1.54% of the company's stock.

The Coca-Cola Company (KO) is an interesting player in the Consumer Goods space, with a focus on Beverages - Soft Drinks.

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