The Coca-Cola Co (KO) Insider Sells $3813154.00 in Stock


Shares of The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO) traded up 0.27% during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $43.85. This is an increase of 139% compared to the typical volume of 4,494 put options.

Shares of Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY) held volume of 1.97 Million shares as compare to its average volume of 9774.21 shares. The Coca-Cola Company is now trading 1.05% above its 20-day and 5.04% versus the 200-day simple moving averages while 2.57% compared with its 50-day simple moving average. Coca-Cola HBC AG (CDI) has a 52-week low of 1286.00 and a 52-week high of 2206.00. The firm has a market cap of $187.35 billion, a PE ratio of 30.86 and a beta of 0.69.

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(NYSE:KOF) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Friday, February 24th.

Before looking at the financial values or the trading statistics of The Coca-Cola Company (KO), we will start our analysis with the SMA or Simple Moving Average values. The company had revenue of $2.50 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.27 billion. The Company's segments include Mexico and Central America division, which comprises Mexico (including corporate operations), Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama; the South America division, which consists of Brazil, Argentina and Colombia; Venezuela, which operates in an economy with exchange control and hyper-inflation, and the Asian division, which consists of the Company's equity method investment in Coca-Cola FEMSA Philippines, Inc. Analysts forecast that The Coca-Cola Co will post $1.88 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, July 3rd. Comparatively, KO posted earnings of $0.61 per share in the same quarter, a year earlier. This dividend's record date is May 22, 2017 and the announcement date is May 5, 2017. The first value is calculated by adding the dividend yield to the percentage of repurchased shares. Coca-Cola European Partners plc's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 31.98%. But even with this move, there is still plenty of room for the company to come back from a longer term perspective, and especially if we look to recent lows for the company as well. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a "buy" rating and set a $46.00 target price on shares of The Coca-Cola in a research report on Wednesday, April 26th. Going from the most negative analyst price target to above consensus is one thing. Vetr raised The Coca-Cola from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $44.81 price target for the company in a research note on Monday, April 24th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have given a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average price target of $44.54. It indicates oversold and overbought price levels for a stock. The monthly stock performance comes in at 6.93%. The shares were sold at an average price of $43.43, for a total value of $3,813,154.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 319,436 shares in the company, valued at approximately $13,815,607. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Barnett & Company Inc. now owns 2,837 shares of the company's stock valued at $120,000 after buying an additional 616 shares during the last quarter.

At this time of year, investors may be reviewing their portfolios to see what changes can be made moving forward. Norges Bank acquired a new position in The Coca-Cola during the fourth quarter valued at $1,486,731,000. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 149,185 shares in the company, valued at approximately $6,479,104.55. Asset Management One Co. Finally, SRS Capital Advisors Inc. bought a new position in The Coca-Cola during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $127,000. Ltd. now owns 7,250,023 shares of the company's stock valued at $300,667,000 after buying an additional 6,483,151 shares in the last quarter. The Company produces, sells and distributes beverage brands.

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