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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: The Coca-Cola Company, KO

The Coca-Cola Company, KO is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Beverages РSoft Drinks in the sector of Consumer Goods. Based in USA, The Coca-Cola Company, KO  has a market cap of 197226.96. Since its IPO date on the 1/2/1962, The Coca-Cola Company, KO performance year to date is 7.72%. Today The Coca-Cola Company, KO has gained -0.56%, with a current price of 45.31.

Ownership of the company is 0.30% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 66.10%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 80.00%. Return of assets are at 7.90%, with return on investment at 9.30%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, The Coca-Cola Company, KO is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 1.08. While Total debt/equity is 1.88. With a profit margin of 16.60%, this is combined with a gross margin of 60.20%, and operating margin of 19.50%. The Coca-Cola Company ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.2, while the quick ratio is 1.1.

For the last year The Coca-Cola Company, KO has seen a EPS growth of 4.60%. A performance for the year of 16.31%. The 52-week high is -3.11%, and the 52-week low is 27.94%. The average volume for The Coca-Cola Company, KO is 4855360.

With a target price of 48.35, can The Coca-Cola Company, KO reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of The Coca-Cola Company, KO. The Coca-Cola Company has a P/E of 27.53 and a forward P/E of 22.24. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 6.12. The Coca-Cola Company also has a P/S and a P/B of 4.5 and 7.91 respectively. For P/cash, The Coca-Cola Company has a value of 8.88, while it is 167.14 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 45.31, The Coca-Cola Company has a dividend yield of 3.07%. We see a return on equity of 27.70%.

Looking more long-term The Coca-Cola Company, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 4.50%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 5.78% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 4.60% for this year and for the last five years a -8.00% growth has been seen.

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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