Coca-Cola Co (KO)

KO (NYSE:Food & Beverage) EQUITY
$42.74
pos +0.00
+0.00%
Today's Range: 42.65 - 42.94 | KO Avg Daily Volume: 11,362,600
Last Update: 09/23/16 - 4:00 PM EDT
Volume: 0
YTD Performance: -0.51%
Open: $0.00
Previous Close: $42.96
52 Week Range: $38.51 - $47.13
Oustanding Shares: 4,316,029,450
Market Cap: 185,416,625,172
6-Month Chart
TheStreet Ratings Grade for KO
Buy Hold Sell
A+ A A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D+ D D- E+ E E- F
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Analysts Ratings
Historical Rec Current 1 Mo. Ago 2 Mo. Ago 3 Mo. Ago
Strong Buy 5 5 5 6
Moderate Buy 1 1 1 1
Hold 5 5 7 8
Moderate Sell 1 1 1 1
Strong Sell 1 1 1 1
Mean Rec. 2.35 2.35 2.43 2.38
Latest Dividend: 0.35
Latest Dividend Yield: 3.26%
Dividend Ex-Date: 09/13/16
Price Earnings Ratio: 25.72
Price Earnings Comparisons:
KO Sector Avg. S&P 500
25.72 24.70 12.90
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
-5.19% 10.27% 10.64%
GROWTH 12 Mo 3 Yr CAGR
Revenue -3.70 -0.10 -0.03
Net Income 3.40 -0.20 -0.07
EPS 4.40 -0.20 -0.05
Earnings for KO:
EBITDA 10.70B
Revenue 44.29B
Average Earnings Estimates
Qtr (09/16) Qtr (12/16) FY (12/16) FY (12/17)
Average Estimate $0.49 $0.38 $1.90 $1.99
Number of Analysts 9 7 9 11
High Estimate $0.51 $0.40 $1.93 $2.05
Low Estimate $0.46 $0.36 $1.88 $1.95
Prior Year $0.51 $0.38 $2.00 $1.90
Growth Rate (Year over Year) -4.79% -0.38% -5.00% 4.83%
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By

Doug Kass

 | Sep 22, 2016 | 12:21 PM EDT
Here are some high-profile and widely-held stocks whose charts should concern the bullish cabal:   Netflix (NFLX) Starbucks …
By

Doug Kass

 | Sep 21, 2016 | 7:23 AM EDT
His weak supervision and continued lack of accountability towards a problem that was likely systemic to the institution, His flatly denying and dismissing the notion that "cross selling" was at the core of management's objectives in order to improve profitability and get a higher stock price. That looks like a bald-faced lie as Wells Fargo allegedly cheated customers, The absence of a timely disclosure of an allegedly material fraudulent act, which was initially uncovered not by management but by the Los Angeles press, The fact that a senior member of management (whose principle responsibility was to supervise retail operations) has received a severance package greater than $100 million, without any apparent management consideration of a "clawback," That 5,300 low-paid employees have been let go and blamed by senior management as being "dishonest." Stumpf's explanation was that "they were talking to one another" -- and at a time when there were apparently no senior management firings entertained, Generally patronizing and poorly informed, even superficial, responses to the Congressional committee this morning, which largely hid behind a legal defense (e.g. his statements that "I am not on the compensation committee" or too many "I don't have that answer right now."). Watch What They Do, Not What They Say Unfortunately, not much in our domestic banking system has changed despite the lessons learned from the Great Recession of 2007-09, a time in which the global financial system almost went bankrupt. It is time for Warren Buffett of Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B) to have a sit-down with the CEO of Wells Fargo (which is part of Jim Cramer's Action Alert PLUS). Stated simply, it is time for John G. Stumpf to go. I am avoiding Wells Fargo shares. Avoid Wells Fargo SEP 15, 2016 : 8:43 AM EDT "Everything we do is built on trust. It doesn't happen with one transaction, in one day on the job or in one quarter. It's earned relationship by relationship." --Wells Fargo's Visions and Values I promised several subscribers in the Comments Section that I would offer my views on Wells Fargo's (WFC) shares and on its management. The later will be a subject of a coming post that will include my reaction to CEO John Stumpf's weak defense on Jim "El Capitan" Cramer's "Mad Money" show. (Hint: The responsible members of senior management and of the board of directors should be forced out of the bank, post haste). Let me distill my view on WFC stock into one word: avoid. Wells Fargo's premium valuation is likely to be impaired over a period of time from the discovery of nearly two million fraudulent accounts. I have never really understood the premium valuation of the bank. To be sure, Wells Fargo has a vast and dominant franchise and deposit base. It is involved in one out of every three mortgages in the U.S. But, given that over the last five years the company's pretax income (before loan loss provisions) has made no progress, others may now question that premium valuation. Importantly, given the broad involvement of more than 5,000 employees, I would not be surprised if more untoward transactions were uncovered in discovery in the next several months, which would provide a further case for a contraction in the bank's valuation. Bottom line, I would stick with Bank of America (BAC) or Citigroup (C) if one is interested in exposure to the banking space. Buffett Will Likely Soon Break His Silence on Wells Fargo "Lose money for the firm and I will be understanding. Lose a shred of reputation for the firm and I will be ruthless." --Warren Buffett, Salomon Brothers congressional testimony And here is a contrary thought. Given the si
By

Sham Gad

 | Sep 20, 2016 | 3:00 PM EDT
That's their key value driver.
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By

Doug Kass

 | Sep 16, 2016 | 12:34 PM EDT
Bonds are trading better today. The 10- and 30-year bond yields are down by 1-2 basis points. The 2s/10s spread has narrowed by 2 basis points to 93 basis points (TWTR) is an upside standout (T)FANG higher Intel (INTC) on a guide up THE BAD continues weaker Insurance stocks off of the improving fixed income picture today Autos lower Consumer discretionary (e.g. (SBUX) ) Consumer staples (e.g. (KO) ) Go
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Doug Kass

 | Sep 16, 2016 | 12:00 PM EDT
Core investment shorts, Starbucks (SBUX) and Coca-Cola (KO) , continue to make new lows today.   On any strength I plan to a …
By

Doug Kass

 | Sep 15, 2016 | 11:30 AM EDT
Its premium valuation was hard to understand even before the massive discovery of fraudulent accounts; now it's time to be even more wary.
By

Doug Kass

 | Sep 15, 2016 | 8:43 AM EDT
"Everything we do is built on trust. It doesn't happen with one transaction, in one day on the job or in one quarter. It's earned relationship by relationship."
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Doug Kass

 | Sep 14, 2016 | 6:02 PM EDT
The U.S. dollar retreated. The price of crude oil got schmeissed for the second day in a row, down by $1.22 to $43.68. Gold was up$2.20. I still look for a technical break under current support of $1,300 to $1,310. Agricultural commodities: wheat +2, corn +2 and soybeans flat after this week's schmeissing. No change for lumber. Bonds rallied a bit after recent weakness. I wouldn't be surprised if the small rally continues, but I stand on my "generational bottom in yIelds" thesis, as 1.60% on the 10-year remains support now The 10-year U.S. note yield (1.70%) dropped by four basis points and the long bond by two basis points. The 2s/10s spread dropped by one basis points to 93 basis points. Municipals and junk bonds moved little. Banks continued to weaken as the Wells Fargo (WFC) news worsens. I covered my Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLF) short yesterday. Insurance and brokerages showed little in either direction. REITS continue to trade poorly -- a fractional gain after being manhandled over the last week. iShares U.S. Real Estate ETF (IYR) has broken down. Energy stocks fell for the second day in a row -- good for my U.S. Oil Fund (USO) , Exxon Mobil (XOM) and Schlumberger (SLB) shorts. I'm sticking with them.  Biotech strengthened on the heels of Allergan (AGN) . A former member of my Biotech Basket, Aerie Pharmaceuticals (AERI) , is up nearly 64% after hours on positive drug news. Paradise lost! Autos stalled. Retail rallied small. Dead-cat bounces in Dollar Tree (DLTR) , Dollar General (DG) and Home Depot (HD) , me thinkst. Agricultural equipment was mixed. My short, Caterpillar (CAT) , rose. Deere (DE) "Prudence" fell. Entertainment was slightly lower. Popular Disney (DIS) continues to be a great short. Staples were lower. My core short, Coca-Cola (KO) , made a new 2016 low. (T)FANG traded as flat as my Grandma Koufax's potato pancakes. In individual stocks, Radian Group (RDN) and DuPont (DD) were catching their collective breath. Twitter was better on some new product news. Here are some great value-added contributions on our site today: Jim "El Capitan" Cramer says demand is down but not out.  Divine Ms M made another great call.  "Cousin" Gary Morrow doesn't like Ford's (F) technicals. And i don't like the company's fundamentals! Rev hates the macro monkeys.  Tim "Not Judy or Phil" Collins on a balanced view.   
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Doug Kass

 | Sep 13, 2016 | 5:50 PM EDT
The U.S. dollar strengthened. The price of crude oil fell by $1.28 to $45.01 a barrel. Gold fell by $4 to $1,321 an ounce. I will stick with my expectation that we break $1,300-$1,310 support -- a guess based on obvious technicals. So my view on the asset class is semi useless! As I mentioned in my fertilizer post, agricultural commodities got hit again. Wheat down 7, corn down 9 and soybeans down 19. Lumber was off $2.70. Bonds fell in price and yields rallied. The 2s/10s spread rose to 94 basis points. Municipals fell, and I continue to avoid closed-end muni bond funds. (Look at closed-end muni fund BlackRock Municipal Target Term Trust (BTT) today -- there is no liquidity on the way out in these ETFs!). Junk bonds hit again, but Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) remains vulnerable. Avoid like syphilis. Banks foundered despite higher interest rates and a steepening yield curve, dispelling the notion at least for this week that financials thrive when rates rise. To me, it depends why rates are rising. Insurance stocks down, but only modestly. Hartford Financial Services (HIG) rallied off its lows, and I added this week. Brokerages taken to the woodshed. I remain short Goldman Sachs (GS) and Morgan Stanley (MS) (albeit small). Bond surrogates, like real estate investment trusts (such as the iShares Dow Jones US Real Estate ETF (IYR) on my Best Ideas List) got clocked. Retail was on discount with market leader Home Depot (HD) again a downside feature. Autos and energy stocks weaker. Ag equipment lower on poor August dealer stats at Deere (DE) . I should be adding to my Caterpillar (CAT) short. Staples fell. Coca-Cola (KO) remains my favorite conservative large-cap short. It's doing its job lately on the downside. (T)FANG hit. Netflix (NFLX) downgraded. Tesla (TSLA) , ever the controversial stock, lower. Alphabet (GOOG) and Amazon (AMZN) down double digits. In individual names, Twitter (TWTR) , Radian Group (RDN) and DuPont (DD) were subject to profit taking. Oaktree Capital (OAK) higher most of the day until the last hour. Trade of the Week CMC Metals (CMC) suffered. Apple (AAPL) prospered. I was extraordinarily active in my Diary today and we had numerous value-added propositions from our great contributors: Jim "El Capitan" Cramer is going crazy about something. Mark "Nashville Cats" Sebastian on junk bonds.  Tim "Not Judy or Phil" Collins on how to trade the S&P 500 Index. Tom Graff on the Fed's fault -- or is it? Divine Ms. M has some gripes about the rally.
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Doug Kass

 | Sep 13, 2016 | 2:07 PM EDT
The global bond market, including taxable-bond plays like the iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) , non-taxables like the iShares S&P National AMT-Free Municipal Bond Fund (MUB) and high-yield securities like the iShares iBoxx U.S. Dollar High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYG) . I would not be long any closed-end municipal bond funds or junk-bond funds, e.g. (BGG)  (down $0.15). All bond surrogates. That includes real estate investment trusts like the iShares Dow Jones US Real Estate ETF (IYR) recently placed on Best Ideas List, consumer staples and utilities. Growth stocks like Amazon, (AMZN)Netflix (NFLX)  and Tesla (TSLA) . Banks, despite the general drop in bond prices. Retail plays, including Home Depot (HD) , Nordstroms (JWN) , Dollar Tree (DLTR) and Dollar General (DG) . The price of crude oil and oil stocks like Exxon Mobil (XOM) and Schlumberger (SLB) . Fertilizer companies like Monsanto (MON) and Potash (POT) . Media stocks like Walt Disney (DIS) . Consumer-discretionary stocks, including Starbucks (SBUX) . Consumer staples such as Coca-Cola (KO) . Autos, including Ford (F) and General Motors (GM) . The S&P 500 (SPY) .

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