Active Stock Momentum: The Coca-Cola Company (KO)

Today Kirkpatrick's main role is looking after the brand's museum and the archives- which includes his own vast collection of antique Coke bottles and memorabilia

Recently, KO announced a dividend increase of 6% to $0.37 per share, a fifty-fifth straight year of dividend increases.

The Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, April 25th. Now The Coca-Cola Company's current price is $6.15 shy of the official highest sell-side analyst price target on Wall Street. For the next financial year, analysts anticipate that the business will report earnings of $1.94 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.90 to $2.04. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have given a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company's stock.

Adel Tamano, vice-president for public affairs and communications of Coca-Cola Philippines, said the beverage firms looks forward to the immediate convening of the Sugar National Council - to be composed of sugar industry stakeholders and sugar-associated industries - which will ensure that policies and issues relating to sugar are properly addressed. The company reported $0.43 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.44 by $0.01. The Coca-Cola had a net margin of 15.59% and a return on equity of 32.94%. Kellogg Company (NYSE:K) most recently posted actual quarterly EPS of $1.06 compared to the Zacks Research consensus estimate of $1.01. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.38 earnings per share. In terms of performance, year to date, the stock is 29.05%.

Reyes Holdings, the parent company of Great Lakes Coca-Cola Distribution, has signed a letter of intent with the Coca-Cola Co.to distribute its bottled products, including Fanta, Dasani and other brands, in California and Nevada. The stock exchanged hands 7.06 Million shares versus average trading capacity of 13.77 Million shares, yielding a market cap of $186.24 Billion. Credit Suisse Group AG raised The Coca-Cola from a "neutral" rating to an "outperform" rating and raised their price objective for the stock from $44.00 to $49.00 in a research report on Wednesday, April 19th. The scale runs from 1 to 5 with 1 recommending Strong Buy and 5 recommending a Strong Sell. The company has a consensus rating of "Buy" and an average price target of $43.94. Alpha Windward LLC boosted its position in shares of The Coca-Cola by 0.4% in the third quarter.

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Unfortunately, its share price appreciation has remained sluggish over the last few years, due to strong market competition and negative revenue growth. Barnett & Company Inc. boosted its stake in The Coca-Cola by 27.7% in the third quarter.

Welltower Inc. (HCN) now has a Return on Assets (ROA) value of 4.1 Percent. During the last month, the stock has changed -25.04% and performed -37.06% over the last 6 months. The First Fiduciary Investment Counsel Inc holds 301,007 shares with $12.48M value, up from 286,247 last quarter. The Value Composite One (VC1) is a method that investors use to determine a company's value.

Advantage Investment Management LLC bought a new position in shares of The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO) during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The stock's 50 day moving average price is $43.11 and its 200 day moving average price is $41.97.

The Coca-Cola Company (KO) has the market capitalization of $187.18 Billion. The Coca-Cola has a 52 week low of $39.88 and a 52 week high of $46.01. Investors of record on Wednesday, March 15th were given a dividend of $0.37 per share. The Coca-Cola's revenue for the quarter was down 11.3% compared to the same quarter previous year. This represents a $1.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.37%. The Coca-Cola's payout ratio is 93.33%. The Coca-Cola trademark beverages include sparkling beverages (colas and flavored sparkling beverages), waters and still beverages (including juice drinks, coffee, teas, milk, dairy and isotonic drinks).

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