West Oak Capital LLC maintained its stake in shares of Coca-Cola Company (The) (NYSE:KO) during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 6,150 shares of the company’s stock at the end of the second quarter. West Oak Capital LLC’s holdings in Coca-Cola Company (The) were worth $276,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Signature Estate & Investment Advisors LLC grew its holdings in shares of Coca-Cola Company (The) by 5.0% in the 1st quarter. Signature Estate & Investment Advisors LLC now owns 2,725 shares of the company’s stock valued at $116,000 after acquiring an additional 129 shares in the last quarter. SRS Capital Advisors Inc. grew its holdings in Coca-Cola Company (The) by 8.6% during the first quarter. SRS Capital Advisors Inc. now owns 3,326 shares of the company’s stock worth $141,000 after purchasing an additional 264 shares during the period. Welch Investments LLC grew its holdings in Coca-Cola Company (The) by 26.5% during the first quarter. Welch Investments LLC now owns 3,497 shares of the company’s stock worth $148,000 after purchasing an additional 733 shares during the period. Feltz Wealth PLAN Inc. bought a new position in Coca-Cola Company (The) during the first quarter worth about $150,000. Finally, Harbour Capital Advisors LLC bought a new position in Coca-Cola Company (The) during the first quarter worth about $167,000. Institutional investors own 64.68% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Coca-Cola Company (NYSE KO) traded up 0.098% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $46.155. 8,545,452 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $45.84 and a 200-day moving average price of $44.31. The stock has a market cap of $196.87 billion, a PE ratio of 48.738 and a beta of 0.71. Coca-Cola Company has a one year low of $39.88 and a one year high of $46.98.

Coca-Cola Company (The) (NYSE:KO) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The company reported $0.59 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.57 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $9.70 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $9.62 billion. Coca-Cola Company (The) had a net margin of 10.68% and a return on equity of 34.53%. The company’s revenue was down 15.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.60 EPS. On average, analysts predict that Coca-Cola Company will post $1.90 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, October 2nd. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.37 per share. This represents a $1.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.21%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 14th. Coca-Cola Company (The)’s payout ratio is 154.17%.

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In other news, insider Mark Randazza sold 24,156 shares of Coca-Cola Company (The) stock in a transaction dated Thursday, July 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $46.01, for a total transaction of $1,111,417.56. Following the sale, the insider now owns 26,567 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,222,347.67. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, insider J Alexander Douglas, Jr. sold 180,738 shares of Coca-Cola Company (The) stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $45.99, for a total transaction of $8,312,140.62. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 315,606 shares in the company, valued at approximately $14,514,719.94. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 366,835 shares of company stock worth $16,874,246 in the last ninety days. Insiders own 1.51% of the company’s stock.

KO has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Morningstar, Inc. reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Coca-Cola Company (The) in a report on Monday, May 29th. Morgan Stanley set a $45.00 price target on Coca-Cola Company (The) and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Monday, May 29th. Barclays PLC set a $45.00 price target on Coca-Cola Company (The) and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Monday, May 29th. Vetr cut Coca-Cola Company (The) from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $44.58 price target for the company. in a report on Monday, June 5th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets cut Coca-Cola Company (The) from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and lifted their price target for the stock from $45.98 to $46.00 in a report on Wednesday, June 7th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have assigned a hold rating, seven have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $45.85.

About Coca-Cola Company (The)

The Coca-Cola Company is a beverage company. The Company owns or licenses and markets non-alcoholic beverage brands, primarily sparkling beverages and a range of still beverages, such as waters, flavored waters and enhanced waters, juices and juice drinks, ready-to-drink teas and coffees, sports drinks, dairy and energy drinks.

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