The Coca-Cola (KO) Receives Daily Coverage Optimism Score of -1.00

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News articles about The Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) have been trending somewhat negative this week, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 6,000 blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. The Coca-Cola earned a daily sentiment score of -1.00 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave news headlines about the company an news buzz score of 5 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat likely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the media stories that may have effected The Coca-Cola’s ranking:

Shares of The Coca-Cola stock traded up $0.35 on Friday, reaching $49.68. 12,398,061 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 16,167,808. The Coca-Cola has a 1-year low of $41.45 and a 1-year high of $49.89. The company has a quick ratio of 0.98, a current ratio of 1.06 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.26. The firm has a market cap of $210.61 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 26.01, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.23 and a beta of 0.60.

The Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 30th. The company reported $0.58 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.55 by $0.03. The Coca-Cola had a net margin of 8.70% and a return on equity of 43.12%. The business had revenue of $8.25 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $8.20 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.50 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was down 9.2% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts anticipate that The Coca-Cola will post 2.08 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 14th. Stockholders of record on Friday, November 30th will be paid a dividend of $0.39 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 29th. This represents a $1.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.14%. The Coca-Cola’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 81.68%.

A number of research analysts have commented on KO shares. Barclays restated a “buy” rating and issued a $50.00 price objective on shares of The Coca-Cola in a research note on Friday, October 5th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of The Coca-Cola from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 4th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. restated a “$45.12” rating and issued a $49.00 price objective on shares of The Coca-Cola in a research note on Wednesday, July 18th. HSBC restated a “buy” rating and issued a $64.00 price objective on shares of The Coca-Cola in a research note on Wednesday, October 31st. Finally, Jefferies Financial Group set a $48.00 price objective on shares of The Coca-Cola and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, September 6th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have assigned a hold rating and twelve have given a buy rating to the stock. The Coca-Cola presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $51.43.

In other news, insider Robert Edward Long sold 15,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $48.65, for a total transaction of $729,750.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 68,029 shares in the company, valued at $3,309,610.85. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, SVP James L. Dinkins sold 8,754 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, October 24th. The stock was sold at an average price of $46.95, for a total transaction of $411,000.30. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 28,354 shares in the company, valued at $1,331,220.30. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders have sold 176,354 shares of company stock worth $8,559,188. Company insiders own 1.48% of the company’s stock.

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About The Coca-Cola

The Coca-Cola Company, a beverage company, manufactures and distributes various nonalcoholic beverages worldwide. The company provides water, enhanced water, and sports drinks; juices; juice, dairy, and plant?based beverages; teas and coffees; and energy drinks. It also offers concentrates, syrups, beverage bases, source waters, and powders/minerals, as well as fountain syrups to fountain retailers, such as restaurants and convenience stores.

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