Coca-Cola Company (The) (KO) Receiving Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Report Finds

Media coverage about Coca-Cola Company (The) (NYSE:KO) has been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Coca-Cola Company (The) earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the company an impact score of 46.454306183621 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

KO has been the topic of several research reports. Vetr raised Coca-Cola Company (The) from a “sell” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 12th. Royal Bank Of Canada set a $49.00 target price on Coca-Cola Company (The) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Sunday, November 12th. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) set a $45.00 target price on Coca-Cola Company (The) and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday. UBS AG increased their target price on Coca-Cola Company (The) from $49.00 to $51.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC set a $47.00 target price on Coca-Cola Company (The) and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, sixteen have given a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the stock. Coca-Cola Company (The) presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $47.54.

Coca-Cola Company (NYSE KO) traded down $0.84 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $45.71. The company had a trading volume of 19,691,311 shares, compared to its average volume of 9,604,227. The stock has a market cap of $194,755.08, a P/E ratio of 24.18, a PEG ratio of 3.87 and a beta of 0.70. The company has a quick ratio of 1.30, a current ratio of 1.39 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.47. Coca-Cola Company has a 12-month low of $39.88 and a 12-month high of $47.48.

Coca-Cola Company (The) (NYSE:KO) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The company reported $0.50 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.49 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $9.08 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $8.73 billion. Coca-Cola Company (The) had a return on equity of 36.21% and a net margin of 12.20%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down 14.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.49 EPS. equities research analysts predict that Coca-Cola Company will post 1.9 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. Investors of record on Friday, December 1st will be paid a dividend of $0.37 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 30th. This represents a $1.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.24%. Coca-Cola Company (The)’s dividend payout ratio is presently 140.95%.

In related news, insider J Alexander Douglas, Jr. sold 338,009 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $46.09, for a total transaction of $15,578,834.81. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 320,013 shares in the company, valued at approximately $14,749,399.17. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Company insiders own 1.51% of the company’s stock.

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Coca-Cola Company (The) Company Profile

The Coca-Cola Company is a beverage company. The Company owns or licenses and markets non-alcoholic beverage brands, primarily sparkling beverages and a range of still beverages, such as waters, flavored waters and enhanced waters, juices and juice drinks, ready-to-drink teas and coffees, sports drinks, dairy and energy drinks.

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