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The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 181920.67. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for The Coca-Cola Company is 42.15 (with a change from open of -1.13%), this in conjunction with a target price of 47.44. Volume today has so far reached 15459400, with an average volume of about 11301.26. The GAP for this stock, is 0.09%.

The P/E ratio is 24.27, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 21. The current EPS for The Coca-Cola Company, is 1.74, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 4.60%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 0.45%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for The Coca-Cola Company, EPS is looking like it will grow 5.13% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 2.14%. Quarter over quarter is 11.70% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -5.10%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been -8.00%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 4.80%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.30% and institutional ownership is 66.00%. Shares outstanding is 4316.03, while shares float is at a value of 4286.11. Float short for The Coca-Cola Company is 0.57% and the short ratio is 2.14.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1.1, while the total debt/equity comes to 1.8. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.2, and the quick ratio is 1.1. The most recent gross margin is 60.30% and their operating margin is 20.60%. The profit margin is 17.60%.

The Coca-Cola Company has seen returns on assets of 8.30%, and on investment, 9.30%. Return on equity is 29.50%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 11.34. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 4.21, with Price/book ratio coming to 6.84 and Price/cash is 7.56, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 220.51.

The simple moving averages are -2.62% and -3.11% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -9.14% and the 52 week low is 10.56%.

The Coca-Cola Company has a dividend yield of 3.32%, with a current price of 42.15. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 77.30%. This is in an industry, Beverages – Soft Drinks, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Consumer Goods. The Coca-Cola Company is based in USA.

Performance in the Beverages – Soft Drinks industry means that The Coca-Cola Company has seen performance for the past week of -0.89%, with performance for the month coming to -2.40%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -4.38%, and for the half year the performance is 9.64%. Volatility for this week is 1.27% and for the month this is 1.11%.

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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