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NYSE:KO

Coca-Cola - KO Stock Forecast, Price & News

$59.44
-0.84 (-1.39%)
(As of 02/3/2023 03:20 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$59.23
$60.42
50-Day Range
$59.72
$64.35
52-Week Range
$54.01
$67.20
Volume
9.83 million shs
Average Volume
13.05 million shs
Market Capitalization
$257.05 billion
P/E Ratio
25.96
Dividend Yield
2.87%
Price Target
$66.90

Coca-Cola MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.67 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
12.1% Upside
$66.90 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
0.65% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-1.36
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.32mentions of Coca-Cola in the last 14 days
Based on 6 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$17.22 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
2.82%
From $2.48 to $2.55 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

2.35 out of 5 stars

Consumer Staples Sector

36th out of 137 stocks

Beverages Industry

2nd out of 11 stocks

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About Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) Stock

The Coca-Cola Company is one of the world’s most recognized brands. Founded in 1886, the company today is vastly different from its creator's original intent. The original formula was invented by John Stith Pemberton as a health drink, energy boost, and patent medicine following his time in the Civil War. The name is derived from two of the original ingredients coca leaves and kola nuts, although those ingredients are not used today, and was intended to be sold in pharmacies.

Pemberton sold his formula and brand in 1889 to Asa Griggs Candler who then embarked on a nationwide advertising campaign. By 1895 Coca-Cola was being sold in every state in the union and it wouldn’t be long before the beverage was being enjoyed worldwide. By 1889 the company was operating under a franchised distribution system that is still in effect today.

Today, the Coca-Cola Company primarily makes syrups that are shipped to bottler/distributors who command exclusive territories. The Coca-Cola Company retains ownership of the largest US bottler, Coca-Cola Refreshments but there are many others around the world. Coca-Cola Femsa, of which The Coca-Cola Company owns 28%, is located in Mexico and is the world’s largest bottler of Coca-Cola

The Coca-Cola Company is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, and operates as a beverage company worldwide with sales in over 200 countries. The company manufactures, markets, and sells various nonalcoholic beverages and has expanded well beyond soda and pop. After years of expansion and acquisitions, The Coca-Cola Company is represented in verticals from sparkling soft drinks to flavored water, enhanced water, sports beverages, juice, dairy, tea, and coffee. Brands under the Coca-Cola umbrella include Fanta, Fresca, Schweppes, Sprite, Dasani, Gold Peak, Minute Maid, Simply, BODYARMOR, FUZE TEA, and Powerade brands.

The Coca-Cola Company first went public in 1919 and it began paying a dividend in 1920. The company has raised its dividend every year since 1962 making it a Dividend King. To put the company’s growth and scale into perspective, one share of KO purchased at the IPO price of $40 was worth nearly $10 million in 2012 and the stock price has nearly doubled since then. Underwriters of the original IPO received $100,000 worth of shares in compensation for the deal and were able to sell it for $2 billion at that time. The Coca-Cola Company is also a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average holding its position from 1932 to 1935 and from 1987 to the present.

 

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KO Stock News Headlines

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KO Company Calendar

Last Earnings
10/26/2021
Ex-Dividend for 12/15 Dividend
11/30/2022
Dividend Payable
12/15/2022
Today
2/03/2023
Next Earnings (Confirmed)
2/14/2023
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2023

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Beverages
Sub-Industry
Soft Drinks
CUSIP
19121610
Employees
79,000
Year Founded
1892

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$66.90
High Stock Price Forecast
$76.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$58.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+12.6%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.67
Research Coverage
18 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$9.77 billion
Pretax Margin
28.68%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$38.66 billion
Cash Flow
$2.59 per share
Book Value
$5.75 per share

Miscellaneous

Outstanding Shares
4,324,510,000
Free Float
4,282,133,000
Market Cap
$257.05 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.55

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Key Executives

  • James QuinceyJames Quincey
    Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
  • John MurphyJohn Murphy
    President & Chief Financial Officer
  • Nancy W. QuanNancy W. Quan
    SVP, Chief Technical & Innovation Officer
  • Neeraj Tolmare
    Chief Information Officer & Vice President
  • Monica Howard DouglasMonica Howard Douglas
    Senior Vice President & General Counsel













KO Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Coca-Cola stock right now?

18 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Coca-Cola in the last year. There are currently 6 hold ratings and 12 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "buy" KO shares.
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What is Coca-Cola's stock price forecast for 2023?

18 Wall Street research analysts have issued 1-year price targets for Coca-Cola's shares. Their KO share price forecasts range from $58.00 to $76.00. On average, they anticipate the company's stock price to reach $66.90 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 11.0% from the stock's current price.
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How have KO shares performed in 2023?

Coca-Cola's stock was trading at $63.61 on January 1st, 2023. Since then, KO shares have decreased by 5.2% and is now trading at $60.28.
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Are investors shorting Coca-Cola?

Coca-Cola saw a decrease in short interest during the month of January. As of January 15th, there was short interest totaling 28,040,000 shares, a decrease of 10.9% from the December 31st total of 31,470,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 12,940,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 2.2 days. Approximately 0.7% of the company's stock are short sold.
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When is Coca-Cola's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, February 14th 2023.
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How can I listen to Coca-Cola's earnings call?

Coca-Cola will be holding an earnings conference call on Tuesday, February 14th at 8:30 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link.

How were Coca-Cola's earnings last quarter?

The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October, 26th. The company reported $0.65 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.58 by $0.07. The company had revenue of $10.04 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $9.72 billion. Coca-Cola had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 42.75% and a net margin of 23.44%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 16.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.55 earnings per share.
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How often does Coca-Cola pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Coca-Cola?

Coca-Cola announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, October 20th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, December 1st will be given a dividend of $0.44 per share on Thursday, December 15th. This represents a $1.76 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.92%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, November 30th.
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Is Coca-Cola a good dividend stock?

Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) pays an annual dividend of $1.76 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 2.87%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 61 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 76.86%. Payout ratios above 75% are not desirable because they may not be sustainable. Based on earnings estimates, KO will have a dividend payout ratio of 69.02% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
Read our dividend analysis for KO.

What is James Quincey's approval rating as Coca-Cola's CEO?

797 employees have rated Coca-Cola Chief Executive Officer James Quincey on Glassdoor.com. James Quincey has an approval rating of 92% among the company's employees. This puts James Quincey in the top 30% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

What other stocks do shareholders of Coca-Cola own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Coca-Cola investors own include AT&T (T), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Verizon Communications (VZ), Walt Disney (DIS), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Intel (INTC), Pfizer (PFE), Procter & Gamble (PG), Cisco Systems (CSCO) and JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM).

What is Coca-Cola's stock symbol?

Coca-Cola trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "KO."

Who are Coca-Cola's major shareholders?

Coca-Cola's stock is owned by a number of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (0.32%), New York State Common Retirement Fund (0.16%), DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale (0.14%), New York State Teachers Retirement System (0.10%), ProShare Advisors LLC (0.08%) and Coho Partners Ltd. (0.07%). Insiders that own company stock include Alfredo Rivera, Beatriz R Perez, Brian John Smith, Carolyn Everson, David B Weinberg, Henrique Braun, Herbert A Allen III, James Quincey, Jennifer K Mann, Jennifer K Mann, John Murphy, Kathy Loveless, Lisa Chang, Mark Randazza, Monica Howard Douglas, Nancy Quan, Nikolaos Koumettis, Robert Edward Long and Stephen Furlong.
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How do I buy shares of Coca-Cola?

Shares of KO stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Coca-Cola's stock price today?

One share of KO stock can currently be purchased for approximately $60.28.

How much money does Coca-Cola make?

Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) has a market capitalization of $260.68 billion and generates $38.66 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $9.77 billion in net income (profit) each year or $2.29 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Coca-Cola have?

The company employs 79,000 workers across the globe.

Does Coca-Cola have any subsidiaries?
The following companies are subsidiares of Coca-Cola: Atlantic Industries, BA Sports Nutrition LLC, BODYARMOR Sports Nutrition, Barlan Inc., Barq's, Beverage Financial Centre Unlimited Company, C.H.I. Limited, CCHBC Grouping Inc., Coca-Cola Beverages Africa, Coca-Cola Beverages Africa Proprietary Limited, Coca-Cola Beverages Company Limited, Coca-Cola Beverages Philippines Inc., Coca-Cola Beverages Vietnam Ltd., Coca-Cola Company Limited, Coca-Cola Holdings Limited, Coca-Cola Holdings UK Limited, Coca-Cola Indochina Pte Ltd, Coca-Cola Industrias Limitada —, Coca-Cola Industrias Sociedad de Responsabilidad Limitada, Coca-Cola Investment Limited, Coca-Cola Ltd., Coca-Cola Midi S.A.S., Coca-Cola Oasis LLC, Coca-Cola Overseas Parent Limited LLC, Coca-Cola Refreshments USA LLC, Coca-Cola South Asia Holdings Inc., Coca-Cola de Chile S.A., Columbia Pictures Entertainment, Costa Limited, Dulux CBAI 2003 B.V., Energy Brands Inc., European Refreshments Unlimited Company, Fairlife, Fresh Trading Limited, Fuze Beverage, Glaceau, Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Private Limited, Hindustan Coca-Cola Holdings Private Limited, Hindustan Coca-Cola Overseas Holdings Pte. Limited, MAA Investimentos e Participacoes Societarias Ltda, MOJO Beverages, Minute Maid, Nidan Soki, Organic & Raw Trading Co, Pacific Refreshments Pte. Ltd., Recofarma Industria do Amazonas Ltda., Red Life Reinsurance Limited, Red Re Captive Insurance Company Inc., Refreshment Product Services Inc., Servicios Integrados de Administracion y Alta Gerencia S. de R.L. de C.V., Servicios y Productos para Bebidas Refrescantes S.R.L., The Coca-Cola Export Corporation, The Coca-Cola Trading Company LLC, The Inmex Corporation, Tropico, Varoise de Concentres S.A.S., Zico, and fairlife LLC.
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How can I contact Coca-Cola?

Coca-Cola's mailing address is ONE COCA COLA PLAZA, ATLANTA GA, 30313. The official website for the company is www.coca-colacompany.com. The company can be reached via phone at (404) 676-2121, via email at koinvestorrelations@coca-cola.com, or via fax at 404-676-6792.

This page (NYSE:KO) was last updated on 2/3/2023 by MarketBeat.com Staff