Stock Showing Surging Activity: The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO)

The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) Belonging to the Consumer Staples sector which surged 0.69% and closed its last trading session at $42.32.

The company reported its last EPS on 6/30/2016 and is expected to report its next EPS on 10/26/2016. Currently, the stock has a 1 Year Price Target of $47.17.

The consensus recommendation, according to Zacks Investment research, is 2.54. The scale runs from 1 to 5 with 1 recommending Strong Buy and 5 recommending a Strong Sell. The Stock had a 2.35 Consensus Analyst Recommendation 30 Days Ago, whereas 60 days ago and 90 days ago the analyst recommendations were 2.39 and 2.34 respectively.

The Coca-Cola Company on 6/30/2016 reported its EPS as $0.6 with the analysts projecting the EPS of the stock as $0.58. The company beat the analyst EPS Estimate with the difference of $0.02. This shows a surprise factor of 3.4%.

Many analysts have provided their estimated foresights on The Coca-Cola Company Earnings, with 15 analysts believing the company would generate an Average Estimate of $0.48. Whereas they predicted High and Low Earnings Estimate as $0.49 and $0.46 respectively. While in the same Quarter Previous year, the Actual EPS was $0.51.

Analysts are also projecting an Average Revenue Estimate for The Coca-Cola Company as $10.47 Billion in the Current Quarter. This estimate is provided by 17 analysts. The High Revenue estimate is predicted as 10.77 Billion, while the Low Revenue Estimate prediction stands at 9.68 Billion. The company’s last year sales total was 11.4 Billion.

For the Current Quarter, the growth estimate for The Coca-Cola Company is -5.9%, while for the Next Quarter the stock growth estimate is 0%. In the past 5 years, the stock showed growth of -0.13% per annum. While for the next 5 years, the growth estimate is 2.14%.

The Company got Initiated by Credit Suisse on 16-Sep-16 to Neutral.

Insider Trades for The Coca-Cola Company show that the latest trade was made on 1 Aug 2016 where Kent (Muhtar), the Chief Executive Officer completed a transaction type “Sell” in which 528081 shares were traded at a price of $43.5.

Over the period of 6 months, Insider Purchases show a total of 2 transaction in which 2500 shares were traded. 3 Insider Sales transactions were made totaling 120827 shares traded.

18 analysts projected Price Targets for The Coca-Cola Company. The analysts believe that the company stock price could grow as high as $52. The Low Price target projection by analysts is $41 and the Mean Price Target is $47.17.

The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) has the market capitalization of $181.4 Billion. The company rocked its 52-Week High of $47.13 on Apr 11, 2016 and touched its 52-Week Low of $40.43 on Oct 5, 2015. The stock has Return on Assets (ROA) of 8.3 percent. Return on Equity (ROE) stands at 29.5% and Return on Investment (ROI) of 9.3 percent.

The stock is currently showing YTD performance of 0.86 Percent. The company has Beta Value of 0.6 and ATR value of 0.5. The Weekly and Monthly Volatility stands at 1.45% and 1.14%.

Company profile:

The Coca-Cola Company is the world’s largest beverage company and is the leading producer and marketer of soft drinks. Along with Coca-Cola, recognized as the world’s best-known brand, The Coca-Cola Company markets four of the world’s top five soft drink brands, including diet Coke, Fanta and Sprite. Through the world’s largest distribution system, consumers in nearly 200 countries enjoy The Coca-Cola Company’s products at a rate of more than 1 billion servings each day.