The Coca-Cola (KO) Issues Quarterly Earnings Results

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Larry Foley decreased its stake in Coca Cola Co (KO) by 65.28% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Fairpointe Capital Llc bought 312,959 shares as the company's stock declined 24.00% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 230,741 shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $52.70 million, up from 228,871 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Ingalls & Snyder Llc who had been investing in Coca Cola Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $189.53B market cap company.

Shares of The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE KO) traded up $0.03 during trading hours on Tuesday, reaching $44.56. About 8.24 million shares traded. (NYSE:MRK) has risen 16.86% since March 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 17.65% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Payment Data Systems, Inc. Apple Inc. had 383 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Goldman Sachs Group set a $45.00 price target on shares of The Coca-Cola and gave the stock a "sell" rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 15th. The company was maintained on Monday, November 6 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has "Equal-Weight" rating by Barclays Capital on Monday, March 5. On Tuesday, January 23 the insider HAYS ED sold $4.01M. The stock has "Buy" rating by HSBC on Wednesday, September 27. The company was maintained on Wednesday, July 12 by Susquehanna.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.8 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.14, from 0.94 in 2017Q2.

In other The Coca-Cola news, insider Robert Edward Long sold 15,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, January 25th. 26 funds opened positions while 82 raised stakes. Amp Capital Invsts holds 2.34% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. Moreover, Invsts has 0.17% invested in ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) for 11.55 million shares. (NYSE:OKE) for 8,444 shares. Rhumbline Advisers reported 6.66 million shares or 0.65% of all its holdings. Citigroup accumulated 922,698 shares or 0.04% of the stock. Fincl Advisory Gru reported 0.02% stake. Van Strum Towne Inc holds 5,200 shares or 0.15% of its portfolio. Amer Int Gp has 11.63M shares for 1.85% of their portfolio. Banque Pictet & Cie holds 444,894 shares or 0.65% of its portfolio. (NASDAQ:ACAD) by 30,397 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 550 shares, and cut its stake in Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:LGND). Ledyard Bank & Trust invested in 33,178 shares. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 10,753 shares.

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Since January 16, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 3 insider sales for $5.80 million activity. It also reduced its holding in Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) on Tuesday, October 3. Sometimes earnings reports may be good, but the stock price does not reflect that. Many traders will use moving averages for different periods of time in conjunction with other indicators to help gauge future stock price action. KO's profit will be $2.00B for 23.71 P/E if the $0.47 EPS becomes a reality. After $3.89 actual EPS reported by Apple Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -30.08% negative EPS growth. Breaking that down further, it has performed 1.46% for the week, 3.32% for the month, -2.73% over the last quarter, -3.82% for the past half-year and 5.30% for this previous year. The company reported $0.98 EPS for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.98. Fir Tree holds 2.38% or 4.70 million shares in its portfolio.

Rbo & Co Llc, which manages about $284.00 million and $383.90M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Heineken Hldg by 7,773 shares to 132,515 shares, valued at $12.46M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Therefore 74% are positive. Inc. had 81 analyst reports since August 13, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with "Buy" on Thursday, May 12. The rating was upgraded by Evercore to "Outperform" on Friday, January 12.

The Coca-Cola Company (KO) saw 596 million in free cash flow last quarter, representing a quarterly net change in cash of -6.53 billion.

Coca-Cola European Partners earned a news sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern's scale. Its up 0.09, from 0.63 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 46 investors sold MRK shares while 619 reduced holdings. 94 funds opened positions while 456 raised stakes. Toronto Dominion Bancshares invested 0.22% in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO). Saratoga And Inv accumulated 581 shares. Cap One Natl Association reported 88,623 shares. Tnb invested in 1.51% or 202,309 shares. Roanoke Asset Corporation Ny has 1.18% invested in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) for 55,564 shares. Tocqueville Asset Mgmt Limited Partnership has 0.76% invested in Merck & Co., Inc. Destination Wealth Management reported 101,173 shares. Calamos Advisors Ltd Liability Com holds 0.37% of its portfolio in Walmart Inc. 77,898 are owned by Bontempo Ohly Lc. Stifel Corp reported 0% in Equifax Inc. Moreover, Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) has 0.46% invested in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO).

The Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) last released its quarterly earnings results on Friday, February 16th.

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