The Coca-Cola (KO) Earns Outperform Rating from Credit Suisse Group

Alpha Cubed Investments Llc who had been investing in Coca Cola Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $185.74 billion market cap company.

The stock increased 0.96% or $0.003 during the last trading session, reaching $0.315. About 841,625 shares traded. It has underperformed by 12.66% the S&P500.

(KO) stake by 16.41% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. The institutional investor held 15,225 shares of the beverages (production and distribution) company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $685,000, down from 23,173 at the end of the previous reported quarter.

The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) now has a Weekly Volatility of 1.82% percent while its Monthly Volatility is at 2.05% percent. The Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board holds 228,733 shares with $10.30M value, down from 279,218 last quarter. The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) has declined 0.95% since February 22, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 17.65% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.8 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.02, from 0.72 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 73 investors sold MDT shares while 392 reduced holdings. 33 funds opened positions while 101 raised stakes. Foster And Motley reported 4,742 shares. Allsquare Wealth Mngmt Ltd Llc reported 14,098 shares stake. Georgia-based Benedict Fin Advsrs has invested 2.19% in Amgen Inc. Sumitomo Mitsui Hldgs has invested 0.13% of its portfolio in McKesson Corporation (NYSE:MCK). Hillsdale Inv Mngmt owns 45 shares or 0% of their U.S. portfolio. 40,226 were reported by Green Square Cap Ltd. Dreman Value Management L L C has invested 0.02% in Owens & Minor, Inc. Princeton Capital Management Inc, a New Jersey-based fund reported 17,070 shares. (NASDAQ:AMGN). Japan-based Fukoku Mutual Life Insur has invested 0.1% in Amgen Inc. Argent Tru Company holds 28,357 shares or 1.97% of its portfolio. Rand Wealth Limited Liability Com holds 12,477 shares.

Among 25 analysts covering Amgen Inc. On Tuesday, April 11 the stock rating was maintained by Bernstein with "Buy". Therefore 44% are positive. Medtronic had 80 analyst reports since August 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Owens & Minor, Inc.

The Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO)'s stock had its "outperform" rating reaffirmed by equities researchers at Credit Suisse Group in a research note issued on Tuesday. About 6.96M shares traded. They now have a "sell" rating on the stock. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Monday, September 21 by Mizuho. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, February 1 with "Buy". The firm earned "Market Perform" rating on Thursday, October 26 by BMO Capital Markets.

Analysts await Amgen Inc. They expect $3.57 EPS, up 5.31% or $0.18 from last year's $3.39 per share. AMGN's profit will be $2.31 billion for 14.25 P/E if the $3.20 EPS becomes a reality. Gateway Investment Advisers LLC boosted its holdings in The Coca-Cola by 5.5% during the 4th quarter.

Since February 8, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $12.17 million activity. The New York-based Secor Capital Advisors Lp has invested 0.35% in the stock. Its up 0.22, from 0.9 in 2017Q2.

Large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in KO. While, the analyst predicted that the company could provide an EPS of $0.39/share. Amica Retiree reported 21,521 shares. Mcrae Inc holds 0.1% or 5,077 shares in its portfolio. Hightower Advsr Limited Liability Corp reported 0.05% stake. Los Angeles Mngmt And Equity invested in 39,390 shares. JPMorgan Chase & Co. set a $48.00 price target on shares of The Coca-Cola and gave the stock a "neutral" rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 25th. Bnp Paribas Asset Mgmt reported 407,670 shares stake. Hap Trading Ltd Limited Liability Company stated it has 11,635 shares or 0.08% of all its holdings. Montecito Commercial Bank Trust invested in 1.97% or 126,696 shares.

The Coca-Cola Company (KO)'s mean Altman Z-Score: 3.37 during the last 7 years. First Foundation Advisors accumulated 0.13% or 51,248 shares. The Mississippi-based Bancorpsouth Inc has invested 0.3% in International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM). Alpha Cubed Invests Ltd Liability Corporation reported 2.38% stake.

Since January 16, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 insider sales for $5.80 million activity. HAYS ED sold 84,400 shares worth $4.01M. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have issued a hold rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the company. Boeing had 103 analyst reports since August 26, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Gardner Russo Gardner Ltd Liability Com has invested 0.05% in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO). The firm earned "Hold" rating on Tuesday, September 5 by Jefferies. BMO Capital Markets downgraded The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) rating on Wednesday, June 7. Barclays Capital maintained the stock with "Overweight" rating in Monday, November 2 report. Given the stock's recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at the company's recent data. Needham maintained it with "Buy" rating and $9500 target in Tuesday, July 18 report. The rating was maintained by Goldman Sachs on Thursday, April 21 with "Neutral". Evercore ISI raised The Coca-Cola from an "in-line" rating to an "outperform" rating and increased their target price for the company from $46.04 to $55.00 in a research note on Friday, January 12th. The stock of The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) has "Hold" rating given on Monday, July 24 by Jefferies. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.37 EPS. research analysts anticipate that The Coca-Cola Co will post 2.09 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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