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Coca-Cola Company (The) (KO) Upgraded to "Buy" at Zacks Investment Research

29 October 2017

The company reported $0.50 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.49 by $0.01. Coca Cola HBC AG has a 52-week low of GBX 1,602.00 and a 52-week high of GBX 2,682.00.

The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) on October 26, 2017 saw a modest increase, closing the day at $46.05, or a increase of $0.18 or (0.39%).Volume levels spiked and KO actually managed a breakout which translated to 10.56 million shares changing hands on the day. 9,987,969 shares of the company were exchanged.

Coca-Cola Company (The) (NYSE:KO) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. It has underperformed by 21.51% the S&P500. The insider DOUGLAS J ALEXANDER JR sold 22,000 shares worth $951,500. The shares were acquired at an average price of GBX 2,605 ($34.38) per share, with a total value of £1,120.15 ($1,478.16). The company has a market cap of $19.78 billion, a PE ratio of 21.21 and a beta of 0.94. The stock increased 13.22% or $128.52 on October 27, reaching $1100.95. About 784,057 shares traded. Schlumberger Limited. (NYSE:SLB) has declined 3.30% since October 28, 2016 and is downtrending. It has outperformed by 20.71% the S&P500. Whole Foods Market Inc had 62 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. It closed at $0.0001 lastly. It now has negative earnings. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. Therefore 43% are positive. Wayfair LLC had 66 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Tuesday, January 10 by Standpoint Research. Credit Suisse maintained the shares of KO in report on Friday, April 28 with "Buy" rating. The rating was maintained by Bank of America with "Buy" on Monday, October 9. RBC Capital Markets has "Buy" rating and $4900 target. The firm now has a neutral rating on the stock. The rating was downgraded by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, September 29 to "Hold". BMO Capital Markets maintained it with "Buy" rating and $45 target in Thursday, March 23 report. OTR downgraded the shares of W in report on Friday, October 2 to "Negative" rating.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.11 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.07, from 1.15 in 2017Q1. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Baystate Wealth Limited Liability invested in 410 shares. Dimensional Fund Advsrs Ltd Partnership accumulated 0% or 48,269 shares. Omers Administration reported 0.02% of its portfolio in The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO). The active investment managers in our partner's database now hold: 2.32 million shares, up from 2.20 million shares in 2017Q1. 12,313 were reported by Azimuth Capital Management Ltd. Omers Administration Corporation stated it has 39,206 shares. Kimelman And Baird Lc owns 7,500 shares. About 16.57M shares traded or 445.07% up from the average. Manitoba - Canada-based Great West Life Assurance Co Can has invested 0% in Wayfair Inc (NYSE:W). RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of KO in report on Friday, June 30 with "Buy" rating. Pinnacle Wealth Advisory Grp Limited owns 13,644 shares. Moreover, Adams Diversified Equity Fund Incorporated has 0.03% invested in Photronics, Inc.

Since June 1, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $40,200 activity. Finan Irial had sold 354,146 shares worth $15.94 million on Wednesday, May 24. Another trade for 4,649 shares valued at $329,707 was sold by Savarese James. Fred Alger Inc holds 38,650 shares.

In other Coca-Cola Company (The) news, VP Kathy N. Waller sold 8,952 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 10th. Insiders sold 324,979 shares of company stock valued at $14,948,552 over the last 90 days. FLEISHER MICHAEL D sold $1.15M worth of Wayfair Inc (NYSE:W) on Monday, May 8. Investors of record on Friday, December 1st will be paid a dividend of $0.37 per share. It is positive, as 49 investors sold KO shares while 618 reduced holdings. Also, the number of active investment managers holding Federated Premier Intermediate Municipal Income Fund in their top 10 stock positions was flat from 0 to 0 for the same number. Capital World Investors now owns 142,047,166 shares of the company's stock valued at $6,370,815,000 after buying an additional 11,593,679 shares during the last quarter. Myriad Asset Management Limited holds 11,800 shares. State Bank Of The West, California-based fund reported 68,771 shares. If you are reading this report on another website, it was copied illegally and reposted in violation of U.S. & global trademark & copyright laws. Nomura holds 0.26% or 2.36M shares in its portfolio. Mcdaniel Terry & has 410,261 shares. Boyd Watterson Asset Management Limited Liability Com Oh invested in 0.67% or 29,390 shares. Deroy & Devereaux Private Inv Counsel stated it has 0.03% in The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO). The Colorado-based Icon Advisers Inc Co has invested 0.05% in the stock.

A number of institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. The stock of The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO) earned "Market Perform" rating by BMO Capital Markets on Monday, July 31. Truepoint reported 14,475 shares. Verity Asset Management owns 7,623 shares for 0.26% of their portfolio. BlackRock Inc. lifted its stake in Coca-Cola Company (The) by 0.3% in the second quarter.

Since May 3, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 4 sales for $22.03 million activity. SMITH BRIAN JOHN had sold 87,800 shares worth $3.81 million.

Coca-Cola Company (The) (KO) Upgraded to