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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 – Soft Drinks in the sector of Consumer Goods. Based in USA, The Coca-Cola Company, KO  has a market cap of 188132.92. Since its IPO date on the 1/2/1962, The Coca-Cola Company, KO performance year to date is 2.21%. Today The Coca-Cola Company, KO has gained -0.69%, with a current price of 43.24.

Ownership of the company is 0.30% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 66.00%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 77.30%. Return of assets are at 8.30%, 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 1.1. While Total debt/equity is 1.8. With a profit margin of 17.60%, this is combined with a gross margin of 60.30%, and operating margin of 20.60%. 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 13.51%. The 52-week high is -7.55%, and the 52-week low is 16.93%. The average volume for The Coca-Cola Company, KO is 9702800.

With a target price of 47.76, 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 24.89 and a forward P/E of 21.53. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 8.3. The Coca-Cola Company also has a P/S and a P/B of 4.35 and 7.02 respectively. For P/cash, The Coca-Cola Company has a value of 7.81, while it is 228.04 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 43.24, The Coca-Cola Company has a dividend yield of 3.24%. We see a return on equity of 29.50%.

Looking more long-term The Coca-Cola Company, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 3.00%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 5.19% 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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