The Coca-Cola Target of Unusually High Options Trading (KO)

Coca-Cola has been quietly reducing the amount of sugar in some its biggest drinks such as Sprite Fanta and Dr Pepper but company executives say this has not affected sales

Coca-Cola has been quietly reducing the amount of sugar in some its biggest drinks such as Sprite Fanta and Dr Pepper but company executives say this has not affected sales

Several analysts have commented on KO shares. Gabelli reissued a "hold" rating on shares of The Coca-Cola in a report on Saturday, February 11th. NE cut its stake in The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO) by 5.2% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. BMO Capital Markets restated a "buy" rating and issued a $45.00 price objective on shares of The Coca-Cola in a report on Wednesday, March 22nd. Morgan Stanley set a $45.00 price objective on shares of The Coca-Cola and gave the stock a "neutral" rating in a research note on Monday.

Among 16 analysts covering Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO), 7 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 8 Hold. The stock was sold at an average price of $43.43, for a total value of $3,813,154.00. During its last trading session, Stock traded with the total exchanged volume of 1.15 million shares. The company's stock had a trading volume of 6,681,093 shares.

Looking at the current price of the stock and the 52 week high and low, it suggests that the stock is likely to go Down in the future.

Stock is now moving with a positive distance from the 200 day simple moving average of approximately 4.88%, and has a solid year to date (YTD) performance of 6.58% which means the stock is constantly adding to its value from the previous fiscal year end price. The firm has a market cap of $187.14 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 30.82 and a beta of 0.69. Jackson Wealth Ltd Liability Corporation invested 1.01% of its portfolio in The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO). Stock investors purchased 24,058 call options on the company.

While trading at volume above than average, MoneyGram International, Inc.

Analysts await The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO) to report earnings on July, 26. The company reported $0.43 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.44 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $9.12 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $8.85 billion. The Return on Equity (ROE) value stands at 25.2%. After $0.43 actual EPS reported by The Coca-Cola Co for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 32.56% EPS growth.

Sprint Corp (NYSE:S) shares has displayed a low EPS growth of -73.48% in last 5 years. Credit Suisse initiated it with "Neutral" rating and $44 target in Friday, September 16 report.

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The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, May 12th. Investors of record on Thursday, June 15th will be given a $0.37 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 29th. It has a dividend yield of 2.33%. The Coca-Cola's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 93.33%.

During last 5 trades the stock sticks nearly -0.87%. Also, insider J Alexander Douglas, Jr. sold 22,000 shares of the business's stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 3rd. Also, insider SANDA PAREZANOVIC bought 39 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, February 16th. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 149,185 shares in the company, valued at approximately $6,479,104.55. Signature Estate & Investment Advisors LLC boosted its position in shares of The Coca-Cola by 5.0% in the first quarter. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 319,436 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $13,815,607. Highstreet Asset Management Inc. raised its position in The Coca-Cola by 2.7% in the third quarter.

Atria Investments Llc decreased Vanguard Index Fds (VOO) stake by 15,592 shares to 114,115 valued at $23.43 million in 2016Q4.

Shares of The Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) opened at 43.80 on Friday. The institutional investor owned 103,602 shares of the company's stock after buying an additional 10,608 shares during the period. Dearborn Partners LLC raised its position in The Coca-Cola by 5.0% in the third quarter. Iowa State Bank now owns 5,292 shares of the company's stock valued at $224,000 after buying an additional 34 shares during the period. Finally, SRS Capital Advisors Inc. purchased a new position in shares of The Coca-Cola during the fourth quarter valued at about $127,000. Guardian Life Insurance Co. of America now owns 14,927 shares of the company's stock valued at $634,000 after buying an additional 53 shares during the period.

The Coca-Cola Company (KO) belongs to the "Consumer Goods" sector with an industry focus on "Beverages - Soft Drinks", with Mr. James Robert B. Quincey as Chief Exec. Officer, Pres and Director. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 63.88% of the company's stock.

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