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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 1/2/1962. The Coca-Cola Company is in the Beverages – Soft Drinks industry and Consumer Goods sector. Average volume for The Coca-Cola Company, is 11324.41, and so far today it has a volume of 8432300. Performance year to date since the 1/2/1962 is 2.47%.

To help you determine whether The Coca-Cola Company is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 24.96 and forward P/E is 21.59. PEG perhaps more useful shows that The Coca-Cola Company has a value for PEG of 8.32. P/S ratio is 4.36 and the P/B ratio is 7.04. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 7.83 and 228.62 respectively.

At the current price The Coca-Cola Company is trading at, 43.35 (-0.18% today), The Coca-Cola Company has a dividend yield of 3.23%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 77.30%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 1.74, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 5.19% after growing 4.60% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 11.70%, and -5.10% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 4350.9, and the number of shares float is 4286.11. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.30%, and institutional ownership is at 66.00%. The float short is 0.55%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.07. Management has seen a return on assets of 8.30%, 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 1.1 and total debt/equity is 1.8. In terms of margins, The Coca-Cola Company has a gross margin of 60.30%, with its operating margin at 20.60%, and The Coca-Cola Company has a profit margin of 17.60%.

The 52 week high is -7.32%, with 17.23% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -2.36% and the 200 day simple moving average is -0.95%.

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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