Coca-Cola Company (The) (NYSE:KO) Experiences Light Trading Volume

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About 1,370 shares traded. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 63.74% of the company's stock. The company reported $0.59 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.57 by $0.02.

Investors who took positions in shares of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT) are riding high as the stock has performed solidly over the past few months, marking a 26.36% increase for the quarter. Aristotle Capital Management LLC now owns 4,893,457 shares of the company's stock valued at $202,883,000 after buying an additional 4,865,457 shares during the period. Public Sector Pension Investment Board boosted its stake in Coca-Cola Company (The) by 4.2% in the fourth quarter.

Needle moving action has been spotted in Harwood Wealth Management Group PLC (HW.L) as shares are moving today on volatility -3.81% or $-6.00 from the open.

Now the shares of Halliburton Company (HAL) has the trading volume of 11.05 Million shares with the average trading volume of 12230 shares. AMF Pensionsforsakring AB now owns 2,793,381 shares of the company's stock valued at $115,814,000 after buying an additional 2,060,259 shares in the last quarter. As of quarter end Kornitzer Capital Management Inc /ks had sold a total of 24,290 shares trimming its stake by 2.1%.

Coca-Cola Company (KO) traded up 0.83% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $46.12. It is trading at $246.17 which is just over $232.71, the 50 day moving average and a tad higher than the 200 day moving average of $202.22.

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The most current P/E ratio is 41.77 and the market cap is 2.30B. Further, company shares have been seen trading -0.97% off of the 52 week high and 36.44% away from the 52 week low.

Among 10 analysts covering Achillion Pharma (NASDAQ:ACHN), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. The company had revenue of $9.70 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $9.62 billion. Coca-Cola European Partners plc had a net margin of 6.35% and a return on equity of 15.29%. Coca-Cola says consumer testing of the new recipe was conducted for over a year. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.60 earnings per share. Company fiscal year is ending in December and analysts' consensus recommendation is Hold for KO and estimated EPS for next quarter is $ 0.49.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, October 2nd. Investors of record on Friday, September 15th will be issued a dividend of $0.37 per share. Sales for dairy, juice and plant based drinks increase 3%, coffee and tea were up 2%, sports drinks and water up 1% and sparkling soft drinks were flat. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 14th. Credit Suisse raised its rating on The Coca-Cola Company to Outperform on 19/04/2017 in a reversal from its prior Neutral rating.

TRADEMARK VIOLATION WARNING: This piece of content was first posted by Transcript Daily and is owned by of Transcript Daily. If you are accessing this news story on another domain, it was stolen and republished in violation of global copyright and trademark laws. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Coca-Cola Company (The) from a "sell" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $48.00 price target for the company in a research note on Friday, April 21st. Finally, Sanford C. Bernstein set a $49.00 target price on shares of Coca-Cola Company (The) and gave the company a "buy" rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 11th. The company now has an average rating of "Hold" and an average target price of $45.39. Exchange Capital Management Inc. now owns 19,426 shares of the company's stock worth $805,000 after buying an additional 543 shares during the last quarter. The shares were sold at an average price of $43.25, for a total transaction of $951,500.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 118,000 shares of the company's stock, valued at $5,333,600. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. The shares were sold at an average price of $45.20, for a total value of $1,323,546.40. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 319,436 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $13,815,607. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

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