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What is Coca-Cola Amatil's value based on current earnings? The number of shares now owned by investors are 4.3 bln. Pepsico, Inc. (NYSE:PEP), at its latest closing price of $111.58, it has a price-to-book ratio of 14.21, compared to an industry average at 2.91. Lowe fs LLC now owns 2,731 shares of the company's stock valued at $116,000 after buying an additional 600 shares during the last quarter. Norges Bank acquired a new position in The Coca-Cola during the fourth quarter worth approximately $1,486,731,000. The recycled content figure, said Greenpeace, now stands at 7 percent on average across Coca-Cola's global plastic bottle sales.

In an analyst rating update on Tuesday shares of The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) had their rating maintained by analysts at Sanford C. Bernstein. The stock has a market capitalization of $183.29 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 28.65 and a beta of 0.69.

The Coca-Cola Company (KO)'s distance from 200 day simple moving average is 1.85 percent, its distance from 50 day simple moving average is 2.31 percent, while its distance from 20 day simple moving average is 0.71 percent. The Coca-Cola Co has a 1-year low of $39.88 and a 1-year high of $46.78. Stock traders purchased 10,264 put options on the stock.

The Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 9th.

Annual earnings per share (EPS) growth noted at -18.30% in past 5 Years and Long-term annual earnings per share (EPS) growth is expected to reach -10.60% in coming 5 years. The Coca-Cola had a net margin of 15.59% and a return on equity of 32.94%. The business's revenue was down 5.9% compared to the same quarter past year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.38 EPS.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, April 3rd. This is a boost from The Coca-Cola's previous quarterly dividend of $0.35. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, March 13th. The median estimate represents a 3.07% increase from the last price. The Coca-Cola's payout ratio is now 93.33%.

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A number of equities analysts have commented on KO shares.

Analysts set a 12-month price target of $41.02 a share. Analysts have a mean recommendation of 2.60 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). They issued a "neutral" rating on the stock.

12/16/2016 - Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. had its "hold" rating reiterated by analysts at Jefferies. The stock now has an average rating of "Hold" and an average price target of $43.59. Such is the popularity of Jayanti's Jaljeera, which is hawked as an indigenous digestion drink in smaller towns, that Coca-Cola had to re-launch its counterpart Rimzim Cola through its splash bar, a cost-effective dispenser that uses a two-litre bottle to pour chilled beverages in small cups priced at Rs 5. The Company owns or licenses and markets non-alcoholic beverage brands, primarily sparkling beverages and a range of still beverages, such as waters, flavored waters and enhanced waters, juices and juice drinks, ready-to-drink teas and coffees, sports drinks, dairy and energy drinks.

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