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Is The Coca-Cola Company(NYSE: KO), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 01/02/1962. The Coca-Cola Company is in the Beverages – Soft Drinks industry and Consumer Goods sector. Average volume for The Coca-Cola Company, is 12721.73, and so far today it has a volume of 10936800. Performance year to date since the 01/02/1962 is 7.72%.

To help you determine whether The Coca-Cola Company is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 27.53 and forward P/E is 22.23. PEG perhaps more useful shows that The Coca-Cola Company has a value for PEG of 6.09. P/S ratio is 4.47 and the P/B ratio is 7.91. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 8.82 and 166 respectively.

At the current price The Coca-Cola Company is trading at, 45.57 (0.42% today), The Coca-Cola Company has a dividend yield of 3.07%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 80.00%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 1.66, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 5.72% after growing 4.60% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -3.90%, and -4.00% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 4298.55, and the number of shares float is 4296.57. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.30%, and institutional ownership is at 66.00%. The float short is 0.65%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.21. Management has seen a return on assets of 7.90%, and also a return on investment of 9.30%.

The ability for The Coca-Cola Company, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.2, and quick ratio is 1.1. Long term debt/equity is 1.08 and total debt/equity is 1.88. In terms of margins, The Coca-Cola Company has a gross margin of 60.20%, with its operating margin at 19.50%, and The Coca-Cola Company has a profit margin of 16.60%.

The 52 week high is -2.57%, with 28.66% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 1.84% and the 200 day simple moving average is 5.81%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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