Wells Fargo raised the price target for the The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) stock to “an Overweight”. The rating was released on July 22, 2021. We previously noted in another research note published on July 22, 2021 by UBS that reiterated the stock to a Buy with a price target of $62 for KO stock. The research report from Truist has reiterated the stock to Buy, with a price target set at $65. The stock was reiterated by Morgan Stanley, who disclosed in a research note on July 22, 2021, to Overweight and set the price objective to $65. In their research brief published July 22, 2021, JP Morgan analysts reiterated the The Coca-Cola Company stock to Neutral with a price target of $59.
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The latest trade, Performances and Moving Averages give us the following Picture
The share price of The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) dipped -0.45% to close Friday’s market session at $55.61, lower as compared to yesterday’s close. The stock price fluctuated between $55.515 and $56.13 throughout the trading session with the volume trading being 10553672 shares, which represented a significant variation when compared to the three months average volume of 12.54 million shares. The firm’s stock price fluctuated -2.04% within the last five trades and -1.97% within the last 30 trades, which was a significant change from the beginning of this year. Despite the fact that the share price increased 10.42% in the last 6 months and -0.98% was subtracted to its value over the previous 3 months. KO stock is trading at a margin of -1.50%, -0.94% and 4.07% apart from the 20-Day, 50-Day and 200-Day Simple Moving Average prices.
As of the close of trading, KO deals in the Consumer Defensive domain. The stock is trading -3.39 percent below its 52-week high and 17.57 percent above its 52-week low. For example, looking both at the price and the high and low measurements of 52 weeks will give you a clearer picture of the direction the price is heading. The firm’s Weighted Alpha is 10.28. A positive weighted alpha indicates the firm has done well over the course of the year, whereas one below 0 indicates that the firm has done poorly.
What Does The Coca-Cola Company’s Profitability and Valuation Ratios Tell Us About the Stock?
With regard to the profitability of the company, the operating margin is currently at 25.70 percent and the profit margin is 22.20 percent, and the company has reported a gross margin of 60.60 percent. The profit margin, also known as the revenue ratio or gross profit ratio, is an efficiency figure used to estimate the business’s profitability by comparing net income and sales. The higher the number, the more profits are generated for the company and vice versa.
The stock’s market cap achieved a total value of $241.13 billion as of the last trading session. Market capitalization is the total value of all outstanding shares of a corporation and it is used to measure a company’s market value. The price-to-earnings ratio for The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) is 29.80. The price-to-earnings ratio is a method of assessing corporate values by comparing them to their per-share profit. Forward P/E stands at 22.90. Forward price-to-earnings is calculated using predicted earnings for the next financial year’s P/E determination. The stock has achieved an effective Price-to-Sales Ratio of 6.62 that mirrors the cost to be found for sales by the market. The firm managed a Price-to-Book ratio of 10.78, which equates the market value of a stock with its book value.
Is Insider Trading a Real Thing?
Almost all investors and traders prefer to invest in shares controlled by the management of a corporation as a management company will be more likely to run the business itself and to never conduct things against the management’s desires and will always try to do what is best for their shareholders. Currently, 0.30 percent of The Coca-Cola Company shares are owned by insiders, and 69.10 percent are held by financial institutions. SMITH BRIAN JOHN, the President & COO at The Coca-Cola Company (KO) has sold 10,000 shares of firm on Aug 27 at a price of $55.65 against the total amount of $0.56 million. In another inside trade, QUAN NANCY, SVP & Chief Technical Officer of The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) sold 6,625 shares of the firm on Aug 10 for a total worth of $0.38 million at a price of $57.08. An inside trade which took place on Aug 09, SVP & General Counsel of The Coca-Cola Company Douglas Monica Howard sold 12,089 shares of firm against total price of $0.68 million at the cost of $56.62 per share.