DIAM Co. Ltd. now owns 766,872 shares of the company's stock worth $32,320,000 after buying an additional 140,867 shares during the period. The company has PEG ratio of 9.50 and price to cash ratio of 8.26. Finally, UMB Bank N A MO boosted its position in shares of The Coca-Cola by 1.0% in the third quarter. The recycled content figure, said Greenpeace, now stands at 7 percent on average across Coca-Cola's global plastic bottle sales.
On Friday, The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO)'s stock is trading -0.08% lower at $42.62 with a total trading volume of 2.80 million shares. The stock's price-to-book ratio is 7.96 and the forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio is 28.60.
The company's 20-Day Simple Moving Average is measured to be -0.18% with its 200-Day Simple Moving average wandering at 13.34%. The 52 week high The Coca-Cola Company's shares have peaked at is 46.78 whilst the 52 week low for the company's shares is 39.88. The Coca-Cola also was the target of unusually large options trading on Monday. The company had a trading volume of 674,749 shares.
The Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 9th. The company reported $0.37 EPS for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.37. The firm earned $9.40 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $9.21 billion. Sales growth past 5 years was measured at -2.10%. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.38 EPS.
The earnings of Coca-Cola European Partners Plc (CCE) are forecasted by the analysts to move at $0.31 in current quarter, from $0.26 a year-ago quarter.
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The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, April 3rd. This is a positive change from The Coca-Cola's previous quarterly dividend of $0.35. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, March 13th. This represents a $1.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.47%. The Coca-Cola's payout ratio is 93.33%.
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A number of research analysts have recently weighed in on the company.
The target price for Swift Transportation Company (SWFT) is $26.6/share according to the consensus of analysts working on the stock, with an expected EPS of $0.13/share for the current quarter. Susquehanna Bancshares Inc set a $38.00 target price on shares of The Coca-Cola and gave the stock a "hold" rating in a research report on Saturday, March 25th. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a "hold" rating and issued a $42.00 price target on shares of The Coca-Cola in a research report on Monday, March 27th. Finally, Raymond James Trust N.A. purchased a new stake in shares of Coca-Cola European Partners plc during the first quarter worth about $221,000. They issued a "neutral" rating and a $43.00 price target on the stock. Analysts have a mean recommendation of 2.60 on this stock (A rating of less than 2 means buy, "hold" within the 3 range, "sell" within the 4 range, and "strong sell" within the 5 range). The stock now has an average rating of "Hold" and an average price target of $43.59.
Casson said that although "the company continues to call on their customers to recycle", only 7% of Coca-Cola bottles on average are made with recycled plastic.