Coca-Cola European Partners Plc's (CCE) jumped 1.11% in past week

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Analyst Research Summary: The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO)

09/25/2015 - Coca-Cola Bottling Co. (The) set a $44.00 price objective on Coca-Cola Company (The) and gave the stock a "neutral" rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 25th.

Several research analysts have weighed in on the company.

Analysts at Barclays PLC initiated coverage on Coca-Cola Company (The) (NYSE: KO) stock, rating the company at Equal Weight. They now have a United States dollars 45 price target on the stock. Finally, TheStreet lowered Coca-Cola Company (The) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Wednesday, October 26th. The rating scale runs from 1 to 5 with 5 indicating a Strong Sell, 1 indicating a Strong Buy and 3 indicating a Hold. Analyst's mean target price for the firm is $37.40 while analysts mean recommendation is 2.00.

Just yesterday The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) traded -0.02% lower at $41.38. The company had a trading volume of 9,329,253 shares. Coca-Cola Company (The) has a 52-week low of 39.88 and a 52-week high of 47.13.

The Coca-Cola Company Gross Margin percentage stands at 60.6% while its Operating Margin for trailing twelve month is 20.7 percent and Profit margin (ttm) is 17 Percent.

The price/earnings ratio (P/E) is 25.07 and the forward P/E ratio stands at 20.84. The sell-side analysts are projecting earnings per share of $1.10 for the next fiscal quarter. Coca-Cola Company (The) had a return on equity of 32.47% and a net margin of 16.99%. The company had revenue of $10633.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $10524.52 million.

When the current quarter ends, Wall Street expects The Coca-Cola Company to have earnings per share of $0.37.

The Coca-Cola Company, incorporated on September 5, 1919, is a beverage company.

There are 1 sell rating, 11 hold ratings, 10 buy ratings on the stock.

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The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, December 15th. Investors of record on Thursday, December 1st were issued a $0.35 dividend. It has a dividend yield of 3.39%. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, November 29th. Coca-Cola Company (The)'s payout ratio is now 84.85%. About 4.08 million shares traded hands. Readers should not consider this as a recommendation to buy or sell company stock. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 29.94% of the company's stock.

In the liquidity ratio analysis; quick ratio for most recent quarter was 0.90 while current ratio for time period was 1.10.

The stock's average daily volume is 13,730,000 shares out of a total float 3,883,604,000 and some 2,503,179 shares crossed the trading desk yesterday, 6 percent below the norm. lower than normal. Lowe fs LLC increased its position in Coca-Cola Company (The) by 28.2% in the third quarter. Navellier & Associates Inc now owns 7,761 shares of the company's stock valued at $310,000 after buying an additional 535 shares in the last quarter. Lenox Wealth Management Inc. increased its position in Coca-Cola Company (The) by 38.0% in the second quarter. Argent Capital Management LLC now owns 6,205 shares of the company's stock valued at $248,000 after buying an additional 560 shares in the last quarter. Navellier & Associates Inc raised its stake in shares of Coca-Cola European Partners PLC by 7.4% in the third quarter.

Suntrust Banks Inc, which manages about $16.01B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Baker Hughes Inc (NYSE:BHI) by 104,970 shares to 359,536 shares, valued at $18.14M in 2016Q3, according to the filing.

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.

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