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Dividend Stock With Analysts Upside: The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO)

Dividend Stock With Analysts Upside: The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO)

Analysts have a mean recommendation of 2.40 on this stock (A rating of less than 2 means buy, "hold" within the 3 range, "sell" within the 4 range, and "strong sell" within the 5 range).

Buckhead Capital Management Llc increased its stake in Target Corp (TGT) by 16.16% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. CWA Asset Management Group LLC boosted its position in shares of The Coca-Cola by 35.2% in the fourth quarter. The institutional investor held 110,670 shares of the real estate investment trusts company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $15.79M, up from 101,395 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Institutional investors own 30.86% of the company's stock. The stock increased 0.44% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $46.08.

The performance of The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO), so far this year is at -1.37%. It has outperformed by 16.91% the S&P500. On a consensus basis, analysts have a Buy/Sell rating of 2.40, which is based on a 1 to 5 scale where 1 represents a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell.

HAL has flown up as the subject of gossips for a number of analysts. The stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with "Hold" on Friday, February 16. They set an "overweight" rating for the company. On Tuesday, February 20 the rating was maintained by JP Morgan with "Neutral". The company was upgraded on Thursday, August 13 by CLSA. As per Tuesday, May 9, the company rating was initiated by Gordon Haskett. Wells Fargo & Co restated a "market weight" rating and set a $43.00 target price on shares of The Coca-Cola in a report on Thursday, February 16th.

Weekly/Monthly/Quarterly/YTD/Yearly Performance: The stocks has year to date performance of -2.99 percent and weekly performance of 1.34 percent.

Chickasaw Capital Management Llc decreased Phillips 66 Partners Lp (NYSE:PSXP) stake by 14,161 shares to 2.88 million valued at $150.82 million in 2017Q4. Fdx Advsr Inc holds 16,556 shares.

Among 22 analysts covering Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO), 12 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 21% are positive. Coca-Cola had 75 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The formula is calculated by looking at companies that have a high earnings yield as well as a high return on invested capital. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Coca-Cola European Partners from a "sell" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $44.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. Susquehanna maintained Coca-Cola European Partners plc (NYSE:CCE) rating on Monday, February 12. First Business Fin Services stated it has 0.37% in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO). The Piotroski F-Score of The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) is 6. Over the past twelve months, The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO)'s stock was -2.99%. Credit Suisse has "Buy" rating and $49 target. As per Monday, September 18, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. The company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co on Monday, January 8.

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Since January 16, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 5 selling transactions for $6.52 million activity. The insider MANN JENNIFER K sold $84,735. This company shares are 12.4% off its target price of $50.03 and the current market capitalization stands at $191.89B. HAYS ED sold 84,400 shares worth $4.01M.

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. It also reduced its holding in Lyondellbasell Industries N (NYSE:LYB) by 4,835 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 105,953 shares, and cut its stake in Celgene Corp (NASDAQ:CELG).

Investors sentiment increased to 0.91 in 2017 Q4. That's change of 0.11, from 2017Q3's 0.8. It improved, as 51 investors sold KO shares while 623 reduced holdings. 492 rose holdings while 124 funds took holdings. Princeton Portfolio Strategies Grp Inc Ltd Com stated it has 1.1% of its portfolio in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO). (NYSE:LVS) for 3.87M shares.

Cyrus Capital Partners L.P. holds 8.05% of its portfolio in American Airlines Group Inc. for 1.50 million shares. Nuwave Mgmt Ltd Co has invested 0.7% of its portfolio in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO).

Short interest or otherwise called the percentage of a stock's tradable shares now being shorted is another data that investors use to get a handle on sentiment. Interocean Cap Limited Liability Co has invested 0.4% in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO). Bar Harbor Trust Serv invested 0.22% of its portfolio in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO).

The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) ended its day at 44.51 with the rising stream of 1.09% and its total traded volume was 10.75 million shares less than the average volume. Cobblestone Advsrs Ltd Liability Corp Ny holds 32,036 shares or 0.15% of its portfolio. Sun Life owns 33,942 shares. Green Square Cap Limited Liability Corp owns 25,324 shs for 0.15% of their capital.

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