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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 43.79 (0.30% today). The market cap for The Coca-Cola Company is 189304.17, and is in the sector Consumer Goods, and Beverages – Soft Drinks industry. The target price for The Coca-Cola Company is 47.76. Currently The Coca-Cola Company is trading with a P/E of 25.21, and a forward P/E of 21.81. Average volume for The Coca-Cola Company is 11301.1 and so far today it is 8571500.

Performance in the last year for The Coca-Cola Company has been 17.34%. For EPS growth, The Coca-Cola Company has seen a growth of 4.60%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 5.19%. 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 -1.24%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to -0.01%.

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 3.51%. With The Coca-Cola Company trading at 43.79, the dividend yield is 3.20%, and the EPS is 1.74.

So could The Coca-Cola Company, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 25.21. The PEG is 8.4, P/S is 4.38 and the P/B is at 7.11. The P/cash is 7.86, with P/free cash flow at 229.46.

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 66.00%. Outstanding shares are at 4323. While shares float is 4286.11. The float short is currently 0.55%, and short ratio is 2.07.

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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