739 institutional investors are raising stakes in The Coca-Cola Company (KO)

Posted October 22, 2017

Investment Centers Of America Inc sold 17,255 shares as Coca Cola Co (KO)'s stock rose 6.48%. Coca-Cola Company (The) comprises about 0.8% of Bbva Compass Bancshares Inc.'s portfolio, making the stock its 28th largest holding. Berkshire Hathaway Inc owns $18.56 billion in The Coca-Cola Company, which represents roughly 9.35% of the company's market cap and approximately 14.23% of the institutional ownership. The company's stock had a trading volume of 19,107 shares. State of Alaska Department of Revenue raised its stake in Coca-Cola Company (The) by 37.1% in the 1st quarter. The stock has "Hold" rating by Jefferies on Tuesday, September 12. It is positive, as 0 investors sold Coca-Cola European Partners plc Ordinary Shares shares while 1 reduced holdings. The volume of KO witnessed a shift from 6.97 million shares, based on a 50-day average, to 9.53 million shares. Abner Herrman & Brock LLC acquired a new stake in Coca-Cola Company (The) in the 1st quarter worth about $322,000. CHURCHILL MANAGEMENT Corp raised its stake in Coca-Cola by 10.3% in the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 562,809 shares of the company's stock valued at $115,950,000 after buying an additional 562,358 shares during the last quarter. It increased, as 49 investors sold KO shares while 618 reduced holdings. The rating was maintained by Susquehanna with "Hold" on Wednesday, July 26. Morgan Stanley downgraded the shares of HDS in report on Wednesday, June 7 to "Hold" rating. At the time of writing, the First Call consensus price target for the company is $47.60. If the published price targets set by The Coca-Cola Company analysts have any power to influence the stock's share price, the highest price target set for KO is $53. This is not a recommendation to buy or sell Coca-Cola Bottling Co. The brokerage now has $45.35 target price on the stock. Also, SVP Beatriz R. Perez sold 10,000 shares of the business's stock in a transaction on Thursday, July 27th. They now have a Dollars 53 price target on the stock. Currently, 121.38 million total shares are owned by the public and among those 118.83 million shares have been available to trade. The stock was sold at an average price of $46.01, for a total value of $1,111,417.56.

➡ The average percent return per trade was 12.23%. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. They expect $0.49 EPS, 0.00% or $0.00 from last year's $0.49 per share.

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The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) shares were trading higher by 0.41 percent ($0.19) at $46.59 a piece in Thursday's session. Narrowing in, the stock is at a distance of -3.41% from the 50 day high and 11.96% off of the 50 day low. During the last 52 weeks, the price has been as high as $154.71 and as low as $95.66. The market capitalization of the company is at $198.42 Billion.

Coca-Cola Company (The) (NYSE:KO) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. After $0.59 actual EPS reported by The Coca-Cola Co for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -16.95% negative EPS growth. Coca-Cola European Partners PLC had a net margin of 6.93% and a return on equity of 15.52%. In 2Q17, Coca-Cola's earnings fell 1.7% on a year-over-year basis. Next quarter's EPS is estimated at $1.58 and the next full year EPS is projected to be $10.02. The company reported $0.59 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.57 by $0.02. The rating was upgraded by CLSA to "Buy" on Friday, December 16. Its up 0.09, from 1.19 in 2017Q1. This represents a $1.48 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.19%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, November 29th.

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Senior Vice President, Mann Jennifer K, sold 9,396 common shares of The Coca-Cola Company (KO) in the open market.

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Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated, launched on April 8, 1980, produces, markets and distributes nonalcoholic beverages.