Investors sold shares of Coca-Cola Co. (NYSE:KO) on strength during trading on Tuesday. $58.69 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $105.16 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $46.47 million out of the stock. Of all companies tracked, Coca-Cola had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. Coca-Cola traded up $0.01 for the day and closed at $45.58

KO has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Susquehanna reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and set a $39.00 price objective (down from $40.00) on shares of Coca-Cola in a research report on Tuesday, March 15th. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $52.00 price objective on shares of Coca-Cola in a research report on Tuesday, March 15th. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and set a $46.00 price objective on shares of Coca-Cola in a research report on Wednesday, March 16th. Vetr cut shares of Coca-Cola from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $45.44 price objective for the company. in a research report on Monday, April 4th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Coca-Cola from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 12th. Eleven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the stock. Coca-Cola has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $47.63.

The company has a 50 day moving average price of $44.99 and a 200-day moving average price of $44.40. The company has a market cap of $197.19 billion and a PE ratio of 27.44.

Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, April 20th. The company reported $0.45 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.44 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $10.30 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $10.28 billion. The company’s revenue was down 4.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.48 earnings per share. On average, analysts forecast that Coca-Cola Co. will post $1.94 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, July 1st. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, June 15th were paid a dividend of $0.35 per share. The ex-dividend date was Monday, June 13th. This represents a $1.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.07%.

In other news, VP Larry M. Mark sold 28,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, April 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $44.52, for a total value of $1,246,560.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 52,465 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,335,741.80. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, EVP J Alexander Douglas, Jr. sold 572,748 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, June 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $45.25, for a total transaction of $25,916,847.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 291,675 shares in the company, valued at $13,198,293.75. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Several hedge funds and institutional investors have bought and sold shares of the company. Reik & CO. LLC increased its position in Coca-Cola by 2.4% in the fourth quarter. Reik & CO. LLC now owns 88,330 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,794,000 after buying an additional 2,030 shares during the last quarter. Farmers & Merchants Investments Inc. increased its position in Coca-Cola by 2.4% in the fourth quarter. Farmers & Merchants Investments Inc. now owns 135,963 shares of the company’s stock worth $5,841,000 after buying an additional 3,144 shares during the last quarter. Lourd Capital LLC increased its position in Coca-Cola by 3.2% in the fourth quarter. Lourd Capital LLC now owns 32,893 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,413,000 after buying an additional 1,033 shares during the last quarter. Savant Capital LLC increased its position in Coca-Cola by 12.6% in the fourth quarter. Savant Capital LLC now owns 24,308 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,044,000 after buying an additional 2,727 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Security National Bank of SO Dak increased its position in Coca-Cola by 5.2% in the fourth quarter. Security National Bank of SO Dak now owns 25,567 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,099,000 after buying an additional 1,266 shares during the last quarter.

The Coca-Cola Company is a beverage company. The Company owns or licenses and markets more than 500 nonalcoholic beverage brands, primarily sparkling beverages but also a range of still beverages, such as waters, enhanced waters, juices and juice drinks, ready-to-drink teas and coffees, and energy and sports drinks.

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