What Coca-Cola Investors Should Keep in Mind

Coca-Cola sank -1.5% this evening, compared to the S&P 500's day change of 0.0%. Today's losers may turn out to be tomorrow's winners, so be sure to check the stock's fundamentals before making an investment decision:

  • Coca-Cola has logged a -5.0% 52 week change, compared to 20.8% for the S&P 500

  • KO has an average analyst rating of buy and is -1.04% away from its mean target price of $59.66 per share

  • Its trailing earnings per share (EPS) is $2.47, which brings its trailing Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio to 23.9. The Consumer Staples sector's average P/E ratio is 21.21

  • The company's forward earnings per share (EPS) is $2.6 and its forward P/E ratio is 22.7

  • The company has a Price to Book (P/B) ratio of 9.7 in contrast to the Consumer Staples sector's average P/B ratio is 4.12

  • KO has reported YOY quarterly earnings growth of 9.2% and gross profit margins of 0.6%

  • The company's free cash flow for the last fiscal year was $10.17 Billion and the average free cash flow growth rate is 17.5%

  • Coca-Cola's revenues have an average growth rate of 4.2% with operating expenses growing at 2.8%. The company's current operating margins stand at 28.8%

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