The Coca-Cola Co (KO) Shares Sold by Lawson Kroeker Investment Management Inc

Gladys Abbott
May 20, 2017

Staley Capital Advisers Inc decreased Coca Cola Co (KO) stake by 4.72% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Rowland And Counsel Adv holds 0% of its portfolio in The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO) for 238,555 shares. The Market Capitalization of the company stands at 188.04 Billion. Finally, Guardian Life Insurance Co. of America boosted its stake in shares of The Coca-Cola by 0.4% in the first quarter. Berkshire Asset Management LLC PA raised its position in The Coca-Cola by 9.3% in the third quarter. The Staley Capital Advisers Inc holds 289,395 shares with $12.00 million value, down from 303,723 last quarter. Swiss National Bank boosted its position in Coca-Cola Bottling Co. First Merchants Corp now owns 18,047 shares of the company's stock valued at $764,000 after buying an additional 248 shares during the period. Beta can be useful to gauge stock price volatility in relation to the broader market. The stock has been active on the tape, now trading at $43.80, down from yesterday's close by -0.30%. It becomes significant when you consider how many shares are shorted versus the average daily volume, means how many days to cover those short shares at that volume. Coca Cola HBC AG has a 12-month low of GBX 1,286.00 and a 12-month high of GBX 2,206.00.

Stock is now moving with a positive distance from the 200 day simple moving average of approximately 4.88%, and has a solid year to date (YTD) performance of 6.58% which means the stock is constantly adding to its value from the previous fiscal year end price. The company had Year Ago Sales of 11.52 Billion. Lincoln Cap Ltd Liability Co holds 3.26% of its portfolio in The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO) for 110,391 shares. Traders bought 24,058 call options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 246% compared to the typical daily volume of 6,950 call options.

Taking a broader look brokerage firms' analysts on the street with an expectant view have Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) high price target of $50 and with a conservative view have low price target of $39.

EPS in next five year years is expected to touch 11.00% while EPS growth in past 5 year was -9.00% along with sales growth of 2.00% in the last five years. For the current year the company's revenue estimates are $34.8 Billion compared to low analyst estimates of $34.17 Billion and high estimates of $35.5 Billion according to 21 number of analysts. The Coca-Cola had a net margin of 15.59% and a return on equity of 32.94%. Analysts are expecting EPS growth rates to be at -26.80% this quarter and EPS estimate for next year reflect a -1.79% growth rate.

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The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, July 3rd. Shareholders of record on Thursday, June 15th will be issued a dividend of $0.37 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 29th. The Coca-Cola's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 93.33%. Capital Ww has 131.56M shares.

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Among 16 analysts covering Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO), 7 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 8 Hold. During recent trading, shares saw a move of 1.74% hitting a price of $40.34. Equities analysts anticipate that The Coca-Cola Co will post $1.88 earnings per share for the current year. Rating Scale; where 1.0 rating means Strong Buy, 2.0 rating signify Buy, 3.0 recommendation reveals Hold, 4.0 rating score shows Sell and 5.0 displays Strong Sell signal. The Coca-Cola now has an average rating of "Hold" and a consensus target price of $44.54. Shares for $8.32 million were sold by TUGGLE CLYDE C. The stock is now trading 1.74% above its SMA 50 and 48.78% above its SMA 200. Dearborn Partners LLC now owns 484,147 shares of the company's stock valued at $20,489,000 after buying an additional 23,184 shares during the period. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, insider Brian John Smith sold 87,800 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 10th.

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