Coca-Cola European Partners (CCE) Raised to Buy at Goldman Sachs

Jeannie Matthews
April 17, 2018

P/E and P/B ratios both are used on a regular basis by the investor to measure the value of the company and to get the right amount of the share. The stock's price to sales ratio for trailing twelve months is 1.63 and price to book ratio for the most recent quarter is 5.23, whereas price to cash per share for the most recent quarter are 12.91. Rowland & Company Investment Counsel who had been investing in Coca Cola Company for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $190.54B market cap company. Over the last 5 trading periods, the stock has moved 0.25%. Rent-A-Center, Inc. (NASDAQ:RCII) has declined 3.97% since April 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 11.55% the S&P500.

Founders Financial Securities Llc decreased its stake in Coca Cola Co (KO) by 59.07% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 7,918 shares of the company's stock worth $316,000 after acquiring an additional 1,578 shares during the period. It is positive, as 51 investors sold The Coca-Cola Company shares while 623 reduced holdings.

The stock increased 1.47% or $0.67 during the last trading session, reaching $46.54. These shares are worth $631,566 and were traded at $44.7 each.

At the end of 12/31/2017 reporting period, 862 institutional holders increased their position in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) by some 82,291,144 shares, 874 decreased positions by 73,733,389 and 256 held positions by 2,673,162,866. KO underperformed the S&P500 by 10.20%.

Since December 15, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 8 sales for $37.14 million activity. The stock remained 1.08 percent unpredictable for the recent week and 1.52 percent for the last month.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 selling transactions for $4.08 million activity.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.91 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.50, from 1 in 2017Q3. 492 rose stakes while 124 funds amassed stakes. Edgewood Mngmt Limited Liability Corp invested in 33,520 shares or 0.01% of the stock. (NYSE:LVS) for 3.87M shares. Roof Eidam & Maycock Adv has 0.14% invested in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL).

On 2/15/2018 NYSE:KO - The Coca-Cola announced a quarterly dividend of $0.39 3.5230352303523% with an ex dividend date of 3/14/2018 which will be payable on 4/2/2018. And for the whole year, the stock performance is estimated at. Telemus Cap Limited holds 34,179 shares or 0.5% of its portfolio. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insur owns 2.54M shares. Envestnet Asset Management holds 0.01% or 349,219 shares in its portfolio. (NYSE:TMO) or 4,985 shares. Capital Global holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Cimarex Energy Co. The investment professionals in our database now own: 371.06 million shares, down from 380.49 million shares in 2017Q3. Cambridge Advisors Inc, Iowa-based fund reported 1,813 shares.

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US stocks closed lower on Friday as shareholders digested the most recent earnings reports and economic data.

Annual earnings per share (EPS) growth noted at -11.00% in past 5 Years and Long-term annual earnings per share (EPS) growth is expected to reach 7.66% in coming 5 years. The company reported $0.39 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.38 by $0.01. After $0.39 actual EPS reported by The Coca-Cola Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 17.95 % EPS growth. Susquehanna has "Sell" rating and $30.0 target. Therefore 69% are positive. Rent-A-Center Inc had 35 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. In Tuesday, February 20 report BMO Capital Markets maintained the stock with "Market Perform" rating. The stock has "Buy" rating by Credit Suisse on Monday, March 12. The stock has "Outperform" rating by Wells Fargo on Wednesday, August 31.

2/20/2018-Jefferies Group Reiterated Rating of Neutral. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Wednesday, November 4 by Topeka Capital Markets. Barclays Capital has "Equal Weight" rating and $102 target. Being ready for a pullback can help if investors already have some names in mind that they are looking to scoop up when they fall to a certain level. Analysts predict $0.39 EPS, which is $0.06 up or 18.18 % from 2017's $0.33 EPS. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada set a $56.00 price target on The Coca-Cola and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 2nd. The firm has a market capitalization of $17.65 billion, a PE ratio of 27.01 and a beta of 1.01.

The Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Friday, February 16th. On Thursday, December 21 the stock of The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) has "Buy" rating given by RBC Capital Markets. The company was maintained on Thursday, February 22 by Jefferies. The stock has "Buy" rating by Topeka Capital Markets on Tuesday, May 24. Peel Hunt maintained the shares of SLN in report on Thursday, February 1 with "Buy" rating.

In the transaction dated January 23, 2018, the great number of shares disposed came courtesy the Senior Vice President; Hays Ed disposed a total of 84,400 shares at an average price of $47.5, amounting to approximately $4,009,000. For this relative risk measurement, KO has beta value of 0.73.

Founders Financial Securities Llc, which manages about $511.93 million and $300.47 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Spdr S&P 500 Etf Tr (SPY) by 2,688 shares to 61,919 shares, valued at $16.52 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Nomura Hldgs Inc Adr (NYSE:NMR) by 569,399 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 1,448 shares, and cut its stake in Hoya Corp Adr (HOCPY).

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