Buy This Now For Growth And Dividend Growth – The Coca-Cola Company (KO)

KOUMETTIS NIKOLAOS, Group President, subtracted 146,000 shares of The Coca-Cola Company (KO) from its portfolio at the rate of $54.31 per share valuing $7,928,764 on Aug 16. The insider left behind 98,451 shares of the company to its portfolio. Before making a move on any particular stock, readers often pay close attention to support and resistance markers. The last reported price for shares of The Coca-Cola Company (KO) was $54.72. Currently, the 1st Resistance Point for this stock is $54.97, with a 2nd Resistance Point sitting at $55.23. Meanwhile, this company’s stock has a 1st Support Level at $54.44 and a 2nd Support Level at $54.16. The Coca-Cola Company (KO) stock has gained $0.84, or 1.56%, in the past five days. In the last full month, these shares have gained $0.55, or 1.02%. In the past three months, this stock’s price has risen by $5.11, or 10.30%. This year-to-date, The Coca-Cola Company (KO) shares have gained $7.37, or 15.56%.

Analyzing price projection indicators is a helpful way to determine whether a potential stock buy is a wise choice for profits in the short term, medium term, and long term. For The Coca-Cola Company (KO) stock, 100% of short-term indicators suggest that these shares are a “ Buy .” Meanwhile, 100% of medium-term indicators point to this stock being a “ Buy .” Looking further ahead, 100% of long-term indicators suggest that this stock is a “ Buy .”

With 4,276,027 K shares outstanding, this company currently has a market capitalization of $233,214,512K. The Coca-Cola Company (KO) generates $31,856 M in annual sales, amounting to annual net income of $6,434 M. This stock has generated a 1-Year Total Return of 19.76%, a 3-Year Total Return of 25.33%, and a 5-year Total Return of 30.78%. This stock’s 5-Year Dividend Growth is 39.29%, with its most recent dividend valued at $0.400 per share on 06/13/19. Its Annual Dividend Yield is 2.93%, and its Annual Dividend Rate is 1.60.

In the most recently-reported fiscal quarter, which ended in Jun-19, The Coca-Cola Company (KO) reported earnings of $0.63 per share. Wall Street analysts, on average, were expecting the company to report earnings of $0.61 per share, representing a 0.02 difference and 2.59% surprise. In the previous quarter ending in Mar-19, the reported earnings of $0.48 represented a 0.02 difference from the consensus estimate calling for $0.46 per share, which was a 3.78% surprise.

For the current fiscal quarter, which is set to end in 09/2019, the average earnings estimate is $0.56 per share. This estimate came from a total of 8 Wall Street Analysts. Of those market experts, the high estimate was $0.56 and the low estimate was $0.55. In the year-ago quarter, The Coca-Cola Company (KO) generated per-share earnings of $0.58. If the analysts are correct about the current quarter’s earnings, the growth will be -3.45%.

Turning our focus now to insider trading activity, there have been 12 purchases (563,359 shares in total) and 11 sale (552,895 shares in total) in the last 3 months. In the last 6 months, there have been 20 insider buys amounting to 675,510 shares and 16 insider sales amounting to 650,335 shares. In the past full year, 58 insider purchases were made (involving 3,261,918 shares) and 55 insider sell-offs equivalent to 2,371,123 shares.

Moving onto liquidity, The Coca-Cola Company (KO) has a Current Ratio of 1.05, a Quick Ratio of 0.95 and a Cash Ratio of 0.55. Looking at this company’s capital structure, its Total Debt to Total Equity is 256.49, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 71.95, and its Total Debt to Total Assets is now 52.34. Looking even further ahead into the future, its Long-Term Debt to Equity is 149.37 and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 41.90.