The Coca-Cola Company (KO): Key fundamentals of KO

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The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) changes shares on Friday trading session, with a change of -2.06% or -$0.97 shares. The trading starts at $47.77 and closed at $46.99 throughout the day. The trading session low price was $46.02 and day high was $47.79 on Friday, June 19. After the session, the Consumer Defensive sector daily volume shifted to 30.23 million while its average volume is 21.20M. In other hand, the KO market cap reached to $197.39B. While, its current target price is $46.02 according to WSJ.

Checking out the performance report which defines the increase or decrease of prices for a specific period. For the last 5 trading sessions, its performance is up 0.92% and up 0.28% for month. Its quarterly performance was 20.16% above, while its half year performance is down -14.64%. KO yearly performance stood at negative -10.92% and fall -16.86% for year-to-date. Current recommendation for The Coca-Cola Company is 2.00.

Earnings per share or EPS is an important financial measure, which defines the profitability of a company. KO EPS (TTM) for 12-month is 2.32. EPS for this year is 38.00%, while for the next year its value is 2.10. Sales growth for the current quarter is 10.62 while its EPS Q/Q reached 64.60%. It has an EPS of 5.30% up for past five years and for the next five years will be up 1.87%.

Berkshire Hathaway, Inc, Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) and Blackrock Inc. are the top three holders in The Coca-Cola Company (KO) stock. On Mar 30, 2020, Berkshire Hathaway, Inc has 400.0 million shares which valued 17.7 billion. On Mar 30, 2020, Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) owned 327.2 million shares which valued at 14.48 billion. On Mar 30, 2020, Blackrock Inc. has a total of 279.34 million shares which valued at 12.36 billion. In the end, Blackrock Inc. have 6.50% shares outstanding of The Coca-Cola Company (KO) on Mar 30, 2020. The insider ownership moved to 0.30% and institutional holding shifted to 69.50%.

The company posted an EPS (TTM) of 2.32. According to the most recent quarter report on (Jun 2020), 17 analysts estimated an average EPS of 0.43, while 0.63 EPS posted a year ago period. Analyst Estimated EPS for KO published in the report was 0.34-0.51 during the same period. Comparing with last year, the average estimated EPS was 0.63 which is higher than 0.51 which was posted for recent quarter EPS.

A brief look on simple moving average (SMA) that determines the market price can impact a market. The SMA for KO fall -11.22% for period of 200 days. SMA for 50 days was -0.78% which is showing red signal, while SMA-20 was -2.17%. The moving average value for The Coca-Cola Company (KO) is 50.92 and 46.15 for 200 and 50 days respectively.

Let’s take a look on the insider transactions, in which multiple shareholders are showing interest in KO stock. On May 06, WEINBERG DAVID B, Director, sold 75,000 trading shares at the cost of $45.16, which valued at 3.39 million. On May 05, WEINBERG DAVID B, Director, sold 175,000 shares at the cost of $46.04, with total shares of 727,930. On May 04, WEINBERG DAVID B, Director, sold 250,000 shares at the cost of 45.05. After this transaction, WEINBERG DAVID B total shares reached to 902,930 which valued at 11.26 million.