This means that analysts are more bullish on the outlook for KO stocks. The company reported $0.39 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.38 by $0.01. Earnings per share (EPS) are the portion of a company's profit allocated to each outstanding share of common stock. The stock increased 1.09% or $0.48 during the last trading session, reaching $44.51. Dorsey And Whitney Ltd Liability accumulated 11,509 shs. It has outperformed by 16.91% the S&P500. Donaldson Capital Management Llc acquired 9,317 shares as Coca Cola Co (KO)'s stock declined 5.92%. After this sale, 24,159 common shares of KO are directly owned by the insider, with total stake valued at $1,075,317. The stock increased 1.09% or $0.48 during the last trading session, reaching $44.51. The investment professionals in our database now own: 371.06 million shares, down from 380.49 million shares in 2017Q3. After a recent check, The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) stock is found to be 1.08% volatile for the week, while 1.52% volatility is recorded for the month. The stock underperformed the S&P500 by 4.22%.
During Q4 2017 the big money sentiment increased to 0.91. Its up 0.11, from 0.8 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 51 investors sold KO shares while 623 reduced holdings. 124 funds acquired stakes and 492 increased stakes. Alpha Cubed Investments Lc has invested 2.42% in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO). Sigma Planning Corp invested 0.26% of its portfolio in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO).
The Return on Invested Capital (aka ROIC) for The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) is 0.218082. Deutsche Bank maintained American Tower Corporation (NYSE:REIT) rating on Friday, July 14. Bridges Counsel reported 0.23% in Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO). Bancorp has invested 0.36% in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO).
Short interest or otherwise called the percentage of a stock's tradable shares now being shorted is another data that investors use to get a handle on sentiment. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 7,918 shares of the company's stock worth $316,000 after acquiring an additional 1,578 shares in the last quarter. North Star Asset Management has invested 0.67% in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL). Northside Cap Mngmt Limited Liability Corporation has 0.17% invested in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) for 12,892 shares. Calamos Advisors Limited Liability holds 0.4% or 1.71M shs in its capital. Guardian Life Ins Com Of America holds 0.12% or 12,436 shares.
Since January 16, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 sales for $6.52 million activity. The insider MURPHY JOHN sold 14,129 shares worth $631,572.
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When a company is able to grow consistently in terms of earnings at a high compound rate have the highest likelihood of creating value for its shareholders over time. As a result, the company has an (Earning Per Shares) EPS growth of 7.74 percent for the coming year. Amarillo Retail Bank invested in 47,838 shares. They expect $0.46 earnings per share, up 6.98% or $0.03 from last year's $0.43 per share. KO's profit will be $1.96 billion for 24.32 P/E if the $0.46 EPS becomes a reality. It operates about $7.06B and $19.37 billion US Long portfolio. It also reduced Mplx Lp (NYSE:MPLX) stake by 99,355 shares and now owns 2.76M shares.
Among 22 analysts covering Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO), 12 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 64% are positive. Coca-Cola had 75 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Monday, July 31 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with "Market Perform". On Friday, January 5 the rating was downgraded by Macquarie Research to "Hold". On Monday, January 8 the firm has "Hold" rating by Cowen & Co given. The stock has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average target price of $49.21. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have assigned a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company's stock. Cowen & Co maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Monday, October 23 report. The company has a market capitalization of $189,875.45, a PE ratio of 23.39, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.58 and a beta of 0.72. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with "Outperform" rating and $42 target in Friday, September 16 report. As per Thursday, April 21, the company rating was maintained by Goldman Sachs. The rating was upgraded by Zacks on Thursday, August 20 to "Hold".
Investors sentiment increased to 1.35 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.11, from 0.8 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 80 investors sold ORCL shares while 488 reduced holdings. 84 funds opened positions while 172 raised stakes. Bank & Trust Of New York Mellon owns 0.07% invested in Las Vegas Sands Corp. The Volatility 3m is a similar percentage determined by the daily log normal returns and standard deviation of the share price over 3 months. (NYSE:LVS) for 3.99 million shares. This's net activity of $6.52 million. $10.11M worth of Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) shares were sold by Almeida Mark. Virginia-based Mgmt Corp Va has invested 3.5% in Las Vegas Sands Corp. Perkins Coie Tru has invested 0% in Las Vegas Sands Corp. The shares of The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO), has slumped by -2.99% year to date as of 04/13/2018.
J.P. Morgan Chase stated earnings per share of 2.37 US dollars, higher than analyst estimate of 2.28 dollars. Invest Counselors Of Maryland Lc, a Maryland-based fund reported 34,908 shares.