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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 42.68 (-1.18% today). The market cap for The Coca-Cola Company is 192406.69, 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 24.86, and a forward P/E of 21.51. Average volume for The Coca-Cola Company is 11607.77 and so far today it is 1588088.

Performance in the last year for The Coca-Cola Company has been 15.91%. For EPS growth, The Coca-Cola Company has seen a growth of 4.60%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 5.24%. 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 -3.52%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to -2.62%.

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 2.10%. With The Coca-Cola Company trading at 42.68, the dividend yield is 3.24%, and the EPS is 1.74.

So could The Coca-Cola Company, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 24.86. The PEG is 8.29, P/S is 4.45 and the P/B is at 7.01. The P/cash is 7.99, with P/free cash flow at 233.22.

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 4454.89. While shares float is 4286.11. The float short is currently 0.55%, and short ratio is 2.02.

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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