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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 43.42 (-0.13% today). The market cap for The Coca-Cola Company is 187747.07, and is in the sector Consumer Goods, and Beverages – Soft Drinks industry. The target price for The Coca-Cola Company is 47.88. Currently The Coca-Cola Company is trading with a P/E of 25.03, and a forward P/E of 21.57. Average volume for The Coca-Cola Company is 11711.18 and so far today it is 3296568.

Performance in the last year for The Coca-Cola Company has been 7.06%. For EPS growth, The Coca-Cola Company has seen a growth of 4.60%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 5.72%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -8.00% over the last five years and could be 3.00% for the next five years. The Coca-Cola Company has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -5.10%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 11.70%. The 20-day simple moving average is -3.11%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to -0.28%.

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 2.78%. With The Coca-Cola Company trading at 43.42, the dividend yield is 3.22%, and the EPS is 1.74.

So could The Coca-Cola Company, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 25.03. The PEG is 8.34, P/S is 4.34 and the P/B is at 7.06. The P/cash is 7.8, with P/free cash flow at 227.57.

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 1.1, and total debt/equity at 1.8.

In terms of margins, The Coca-Cola Company has a gross margin of 60.30%, an operating margin of 20.60% and a profit margin of 17.60%.Payout ratio for The Coca-Cola Company is 77.30%. Return on assets come to 8.30% with return on investment coming to 9.30%.

Insider ownership for The Coca-Cola Company, is at 0.30% and institutional ownership comes to 66.30%. Outstanding shares are at 4318.01. While shares float is 4286.33. The float short is currently 0.62%, and short ratio is 2.28.

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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