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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO)?

The company in question is, The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) currently with a stock price of 45.71 (0.57% today). The market cap for The Coca-Cola Company is 196884.4, and is in the sector Consumer Goods, and Beverages – Soft Drinks industry. The target price for The Coca-Cola Company is 48.29. Currently The Coca-Cola Company is trading with a P/E of 27.46, and a forward P/E of 22.16. Average volume for The Coca-Cola Company is 11351.22 and so far today it is 3241053.

Performance in the last year for The Coca-Cola Company has been 14.70%. For EPS growth, The Coca-Cola Company has seen a growth of 4.60%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 5.78%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -8.00% over the last five years and could be 4.50% for the next five years. The Coca-Cola Company has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -4.00%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -3.90%. The 20-day simple moving average is 1.80%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 5.39%.

Since the IPO date for The Coca-Cola Company on the 1/2/1962, The Coca-Cola Company has seen performance year to date to be 7.44%. With The Coca-Cola Company trading at 45.71, the dividend yield is 3.08%, and the EPS is 1.66.

So could The Coca-Cola Company, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 27.46. The PEG is 6.1, P/S is 4.49 and the P/B is at 7.89. The P/cash is 8.86, with P/free cash flow at 166.85.

The Coca-Cola Company ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.2, and the quick ratio is 1.1. This is with long term debt/equity at 1.08, and total debt/equity at 1.88.

In terms of margins, The Coca-Cola Company has a gross margin of 60.20%, an operating margin of 19.50% and a profit margin of 16.60%.Payout ratio for The Coca-Cola Company is 80.00%. Return on assets come to 7.90% with return on investment coming to 9.30%.

Insider ownership for The Coca-Cola Company, is at 0.30% and institutional ownership comes to 66.00%. Outstanding shares are at 4331.89. While shares float is 4296.5. The float short is currently 0.58%, and short ratio is 2.2.

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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