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Coca-Cola - KO Stock Forecast, Price & News

$64.88
-0.15 (-0.23%)
(As of 08/17/2022 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$64.76
$65.22
50-Day Range
$59.07
$65.03
52-Week Range
$52.28
$67.20
Volume
8.14 million shs
Average Volume
17.66 million shs
Market Capitalization
$280.58 billion
P/E Ratio
29.36
Dividend Yield
2.71%
Price Target
$69.35

Coca-Cola MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.67 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
6.9% Upside
$69.35 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
0.62% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-1.36
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.24mentions of Coca-Cola in the last 14 days
Based on 21 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$2.21 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
4.88%
From $2.46 to $2.58 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

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

2.31 out of 5 stars

Consumer Staples Sector

74th out of 149 stocks

Beverages Industry

7th out of 13 stocks

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About Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) Stock

The Coca-Cola Company, a beverage company, manufactures, markets, and sells various nonalcoholic beverages worldwide. The company provides sparkling soft drinks; flavored and enhanced water, and sports drinks; juice, dairy, and plant-based beverages; tea and coffee; and energy drinks. It also offers beverage concentrates and syrups, as well as fountain syrups to fountain retailers, such as restaurants and convenience stores. The company sells its products under the Coca-Cola, Diet Coke/Coca-Cola Light, Coca-Cola Zero Sugar, Fanta, Fresca, Schweppes, Sprite, Thums Up, Aquarius, Ciel, dogadan, Dasani, glacéau smartwater, glacéau vitaminwater, Ice Dew, I LOHAS, Powerade, Topo Chico, AdeS, Del Valle, fairlife, innocent, Minute Maid, Minute Maid Pulpy, Simply, Ayataka, BODYARMOR, Costa, FUZE TEA, Georgia, and Gold Peak brands. It operates through a network of independent bottling partners, distributors, wholesalers, and retailers, as well as through bottling and distribution operators. The company was founded in 1886 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

Coca-Cola Price Performance

Shares of KO opened at $65.03 on Wednesday. The firm has a market cap of $281.23 billion, a PE ratio of 29.43, a PEG ratio of 4.09 and a beta of 0.53. The firm's 50 day moving average price is $62.53 and its 200 day moving average price is $62.58. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.48, a quick ratio of 0.95 and a current ratio of 1.13. Coca-Cola has a twelve month low of $52.28 and a twelve month high of $67.20.

Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO - Get Rating) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July 26th. The company reported $0.70 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.67 by $0.03. The firm had revenue of $11.30 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $10.57 billion. Coca-Cola had a net margin of 23.16% and a return on equity of 42.13%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 11.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.68 earnings per share. As a group, research analysts expect that Coca-Cola will post 2.46 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Coca-Cola Announces Dividend

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, October 3rd. Investors of record on Friday, September 16th will be given a dividend of $0.44 per share. This represents a $1.76 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.71%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 15th. Coca-Cola's payout ratio is presently 79.64%.

Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades

A number of research firms have commented on KO. UBS Group upped their price objective on shares of Coca-Cola from $70.00 to $72.00 and gave the company a "buy" rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 27th. Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft upped their price objective on shares of Coca-Cola from $62.00 to $64.00 and gave the company a "hold" rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 26th. Truist Financial upped their price objective on shares of Coca-Cola from $70.00 to $75.00 and gave the company a "buy" rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 26th. Morgan Stanley reduced their price objective on shares of Coca-Cola from $76.00 to $74.00 and set an "overweight" rating for the company in a research note on Wednesday, July 27th. Finally, Guggenheim upped their price objective on shares of Coca-Cola from $68.00 to $71.00 and gave the company a "buy" rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 26th. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the company. Based on data from MarketBeat.com, the company presently has an average rating of "Moderate Buy" and a consensus target price of $69.35.

Insider Activity at Coca-Cola

In other Coca-Cola news, CEO James Quincey sold 32,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, July 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $64.09, for a total transaction of $2,050,880.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 351,737 shares in the company, valued at $22,542,824.33. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. In other Coca-Cola news, CEO James Quincey sold 32,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, July 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $64.09, for a total transaction of $2,050,880.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 351,737 shares in the company, valued at $22,542,824.33. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director Carolyn Everson purchased 983 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, July 27th. The shares were bought at an average price of $62.29 per share, for a total transaction of $61,231.07. Following the acquisition, the director now owns 1,500 shares of the company's stock, valued at $93,435. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders own 0.98% of the company's stock.

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KO Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 7/1 Dividend
6/14/2022
Dividend Payable
7/01/2022
Last Earnings
7/26/2022
Today
8/17/2022
Ex-Dividend for 10/3 Dividend
9/15/2022
Dividend Payable
10/03/2022
Next Earnings (Estimated)
10/26/2022
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2022

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
$69.35
High Stock Price Forecast
$75.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$58.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+6.9%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.67
Research Coverage
15 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$9.77 billion
Pretax Margin
28.52%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$38.66 billion
Cash Flow
$2.68 per share
Book Value
$5.74 per share

Miscellaneous

Outstanding Shares
4,324,629,000
Free Float
4,282,248,000
Market Cap
$280.58 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.53

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KO Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

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

15 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Coca-Cola in the last twelve months. There are currently 5 hold ratings and 10 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "buy" KO shares.
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What is Coca-Cola's stock price forecast for 2022?

15 Wall Street analysts have issued 1-year target prices for Coca-Cola's stock. Their KO share price forecasts range from $58.00 to $75.00. On average, they predict the company's stock price to reach $69.35 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 6.9% from the stock's current price.
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How have KO shares performed in 2022?

Coca-Cola's stock was trading at $59.21 on January 1st, 2022. Since then, KO stock has increased by 9.6% and is now trading at $64.88.
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Are investors shorting Coca-Cola?

Coca-Cola saw a decrease in short interest during the month of July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totaling 26,730,000 shares, a decrease of 21.9% from the July 15th total of 34,240,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 16,630,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 1.6 days. Approximately 0.6% of the shares of the company 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 Wednesday, October 26th 2022.
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How were Coca-Cola's earnings last quarter?

The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July, 26th. The company reported $0.70 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.67 by $0.03. The firm earned $11.30 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $10.57 billion. Coca-Cola had a net margin of 23.16% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 42.13%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 11.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.68 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, July 21st. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 16th will be paid a dividend of $0.44 per share on Monday, October 3rd. This represents a $1.76 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.71%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 15th.
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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 2.71%. 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 79.64%. 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 68.22% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
Read our dividend analysis for KO.

What guidance has Coca-Cola issued on next quarter's earnings?

Coca-Cola issued an update on its FY 2022 earnings guidance on Thursday, August, 4th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $2.44-$2.46 for the period, compared to the consensus EPS estimate of $2.46. The company issued revenue guidance of -.

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 many different retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include State Street Corp (3.95%), FMR LLC (2.31%), Northern Trust Corp (1.07%), Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD (0.76%), UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. (0.56%) and Truist Financial Corp (0.44%). Insiders that own company stock include Alfredo Rivera, Beatriz R Perez, Brian John Smith, Carolyn Everson, David B Weinberg, Francisco Crespo, Henrique Braun, James L Dinkins, James Quincey, Jennifer K Mann, Jennifer K Mann, John Murphy, Kathy Loveless, Larry M Mark, 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 $64.88.

How much money does Coca-Cola make?

Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) has a market capitalization of $280.58 billion and generates $38.66 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $9.77 billion in net income (profit) each year or $2.21 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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When was Coca-Cola founded?

Coca-Cola was founded in 1892.

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 8/17/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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