Past Quarters Surprise Report for The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO)

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Number of analysts are covering this stock and now stock has got OUTPERFORM rating from 9 analysts of Thomson Reuters, 6 analysts given HOLD rating to the stock and 0 given UNDERPERFORM rating. For the overall, consensus ratings were for Overweight. The Closing price of The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) at Last Earnings was $42.18 as compared to the previous closing price of $42.02. They now have a $41.29 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $41.05.

Some buy side analysts are also providing their Analysis on The Coca-Cola Company, where 3 analysts have rated the stock as Strong buy, 6 analysts have given a Buy signal, 13 said it's a HOLD, 2 reported it as Underperform and 0 analysts rated the stock as Sell. The stock has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average price target of $45.89. The Predicted Move on the 7th day after The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) will release its earnings at about 2%. Shares of The Coca-Cola Company's (KO) are trading -10.33% downward from the 52-week high mark and 3.44% above from the fifty two-week low mark.

Muhtar Kent, Coke's chairman and outgoing CEO, said in a statement, "Our flagship market of North America grew net revenues 8 percent for the quarter and 4 percent for the year, outperforming total retail value growth for both the North America nonalcoholic ready-to-drink beverage industry and US consumer packaged goods companies".

The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) will report its next earnings on 9-Feb-17. The company reported $0.37 EPS for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.37. The return on equity ratio or ROE stands at 28 percent while most common profitability ratio return on investment (ROI) was 9.3 percent. The Coca-Cola Company (KO) now trades with a market capitalization of $177.31 Billion.

Along with these its year to date performance is standing at -0.51%. In comparing the results to the same quarter a year ago, the firm posted earnings of $0.45 for the period which ended on 2016-03-31.

Many analysts are providing their Estimated Earnings analysis for The Coca-Cola Company and for the current quarter 19 analysts have projected that the stock could give an Average Earnings estimate of $0.37/share.

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A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Maximum EPS estimate that expected in next quarter is noted at $0.62 and minimum forecasted EPS is calculated at $0.54. In terms of the mechanics underlying that movement, traders will want to note that the stock is trading on a float of 0.86% with $4.28 Billion sitting short, betting on future declines. Finally, Morningstar, Inc. reiterated a "buy" rating on shares of Coca-Cola Company (The) in a report on Friday, December 9th. EPS growth in past five years was -8.00% while EPS growth in next five years is projected to arrive at 1.99%.

During last 5 trades the stock sticks nearly -0.36%. The company's shares were closed at 15.39. The average volume stands around 13.56 million shares. Lenox Wealth Management Inc. raised its position in Coca-Cola Company (The) by 38.0% in the second quarter. Institutional investors own 63.80% of the company's stock.

The Company owns or licenses and markets over 500 nonalcoholic beverage brands, primarily sparkling beverages but also a range of still beverages, such as waters, enhanced waters, juices and juice drinks, ready-to-drink teas and coffees, and energy and sports drinks.

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