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Analyst Research Roundup: The Coca-Cola Company (KO)

20 March 2017

Jefferies Group LLC restated a "hold" rating and set a $38.00 price target on shares of Coca-Cola European Partners plc in a research report on Wednesday, December 21st.

The counter witnessed a trading volume of 1.86 million shares versus an average volume of 1.44 million shares during last trading session.

Shares of Coca-Cola European Partners plc Ordinary Shares (NYSE:CCE) declined -0.36% to $36.07. Usually the RSI is considered overbought when above 70 and oversold when less than 30.

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The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) is using several Google technologies to power a digital signage system created to be less expensive than existing systems while laying the groundwork for a better connection between Coke and its customers. The stock now has a consensus rating of "Hold" and a consensus price target of $43.85.

When it comes to the Analysis of a Stock, Price Target plays a vital role.

The consensus mean EPS for the current quarter is at $0.44 derived from a total of 19 estimates. According to the Analysts, the Low Earnings estimate for the current quarter is $0.03, while the High earnings estimate is $0.05.Comparatively, EPS for the same quarter past year was $0.04. Analysts expect Coca-Cola European Partners plc to post earnings of $0.46 per share for the quarter. Analysts mean target price for Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) is $87.74 while their mean recommendation is 2.10 (1=Buy, 5=sell). The company reported revenue of $9.3 Billion in the same period past year. The KO ratings chart showed that 14 gave HOLD ratings for the current month as 2 analysts opting for Overweight option for same period. Seven analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eight have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company's stock. The stock, after opening at $324.95, hit $325.81 through the close by scoring 0.65%. On technical aspect, moving averages may help to distinguish path of dispositions, and they may also be used to set degrees of support and resistance. The stock's current distance from 20-Day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) is 0.95% where SMA50 and SMA200 are 1.92% and 0.2% respectively.

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A 52-week high/low is the highest and lowest price that a stock has traded at during the previous year. The Coca-Cola Co has a 1-year low of $39.88 and a 1-year high of $47.13. Many traders and investors view the 52-week high or low as an important factor in determining a stock's current value and predicting future price movement.

When we have a peek on stock's historical trends we come to know that, the stock has climbed 0.26% in the past one week and soared 4.85% during previous one month drive, the stock went up 2.89% during past quarter. The company reported the earnings of $0.37/Share in the last quarter where the estimated EPS by analysts was $0.37/share. The Company's year to date (YTD) performance is now positive at 2.27%.

Taking a glance at past performance, we will examine different up or down moving trends about KO. The company has a Return on Assets (ROA) of 7.10%. KO has returns on investment of 10.20%. Average true range (ATR-14) of the company sets at 0.37, along with its weekly and monthly volatility of 0.81%, 0.82% respectively. For example, the stocks enterprise value taken as a ratio to its EBITDA is 17.23. It has price to book ratio of 7.84, which gauges the market price of a share over its book value. Its price to free cash flow for trailing twelve months is 367.40 and Current ratio for most recent quarter of 1.30.

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Analyst Research Roundup: The Coca-Cola Company (KO)