Coca-Cola Company

KO-N

NYSE:KO

53.95
0.18 (0.33%)
The Coca-Cola Company, which is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, but incorporated in Wilmington, Delaware, is an American multinational beverage corporation, and manufacturer, retailer, and marketer ...
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Analysis and Opinions about KO-N

Signal
Opinion
Expert
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
November 14, 2019
It is considered consumer defensive. We will probably see it bounce a tiny bit and then if it resumed going up it would bump off $50. You want to be selective in owning these. He has lightened up.
Coca-Cola Company (KO-N)
November 14, 2019
It is considered consumer defensive. We will probably see it bounce a tiny bit and then if it resumed going up it would bump off $50. You want to be selective in owning these. He has lightened up.
Hap (Robert) Sneddon FCSI
Chief Portfolio Manager & Founder, Castlemoore Inc.
Price
$52.630
Owned
Yes
BUY WEAKNESS
BUY WEAKNESS
September 11, 2019
It is leveraged to global consumer spending. They continue to boost margins and cut spending. The multiple is very rich as you are paying 20 times for 8 percent growth in earnings. (Analysts’ price target is $57.00)
Coca-Cola Company (KO-N)
September 11, 2019
It is leveraged to global consumer spending. They continue to boost margins and cut spending. The multiple is very rich as you are paying 20 times for 8 percent growth in earnings. (Analysts’ price target is $57.00)
Cameron Hurst
Chief Investment Officer, Equium Capital Management
Price
$54.770
Owned
No
BUY
BUY
July 16, 2019
1-year outlook A great, great chart, because it break through a long base at $50. This is bullish.
1-year outlook A great, great chart, because it break through a long base at $50. This is bullish.
Keith Richards
Portfolio Manager, ValueTrend Wealth Management
Price
$52.140
Owned
Unknown
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
April 4, 2019
More defensive play. Dividend Yield of 3.44%. P/E of 22x. $32 billion in revenues. They recently bought a coffee company with a lot of growth. (Analysts’ price target is $49.90)
More defensive play. Dividend Yield of 3.44%. P/E of 22x. $32 billion in revenues. They recently bought a coffee company with a lot of growth. (Analysts’ price target is $49.90)
Stan Wong
Director & Portfolio Manager, Private Wealth Management, ScotiaMcleod
Price
$46.480
Owned
Yes
BUY WEAKNESS
BUY WEAKNESS
November 22, 2018
A consumer staple name that is doing the right thing by downplaying their bread and butter business. They are getting more into sports drinks to diversify. It should trade at a premium. You should buy when it trades down. He has PEP-T right now.
Coca-Cola Company (KO-N)
November 22, 2018
A consumer staple name that is doing the right thing by downplaying their bread and butter business. They are getting more into sports drinks to diversify. It should trade at a premium. You should buy when it trades down. He has PEP-T right now.
Robert Lauzon
Deputy Chief Investment Officer, Middlefield Capital Corporation
Price
$0.000
Owned
No
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
August 31, 2018

Coke differs from the broader staples sector. It’s strong between March and June, so look for it in the second quarter. Seeing a rollover, and a short-term double top. Suggests more downside weakness. Heading for breaking support at $44 and $41. Stay away.

Coca-Cola Company (KO-N)
August 31, 2018

Coke differs from the broader staples sector. It’s strong between March and June, so look for it in the second quarter. Seeing a rollover, and a short-term double top. Suggests more downside weakness. Heading for breaking support at $44 and $41. Stay away.

Jon Vialoux
Research Analyst, CastleMoore Inc.
Price
$44.570
Owned
Unknown
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
August 28, 2018

(Past Top Pick, June 25, 2018, Up 4%) Disappointing. Expecting more from it, but he'll hold onto it. There's time.

Coca-Cola Company (KO-N)
August 28, 2018

(Past Top Pick, June 25, 2018, Up 4%) Disappointing. Expecting more from it, but he'll hold onto it. There's time.

Elliott Fishman
Director of U.S. and international equity trading, Trading Services Group, Scotia Wealth
Price
$45.370
Owned
Yes
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
June 25, 2018

It's built a nice base. It's so boring, yes, but whenever it reaches these levels in the low-40s, it bounces up. Limited downside, but likely upside. (Analysts' price target: $49.80)

It's built a nice base. It's so boring, yes, but whenever it reaches these levels in the low-40s, it bounces up. Limited downside, but likely upside. (Analysts' price target: $49.80)

Elliott Fishman
Director of U.S. and international equity trading, Trading Services Group, Scotia Wealth
Price
$43.580
Owned
No
HOLD
HOLD
March 20, 2018

Great, solid company, but not going anywhere. The trend is moving away from soft drinks. They've already penetrated the world and face newer soft drinks coming up. Probably see a small dividend increase. Hold it and get your dividend to sleep at night, but there's not enough growth here. Dividend yield of 3.6%.

Great, solid company, but not going anywhere. The trend is moving away from soft drinks. They've already penetrated the world and face newer soft drinks coming up. Probably see a small dividend increase. Hold it and get your dividend to sleep at night, but there's not enough growth here. Dividend yield of 3.6%.

Bruce Murray
CEO & Chief Investment Officer, The Murray Wealth Group
Price
$43.160
Owned
No
COMMENT
COMMENT
February 6, 2018

Prefers this stock to Pepsi (PEP-Q). Has also diversified away from soft drinks. Has divested its bottling business. It collects royalties from that, along with cash from the sale. If he had to pick between them, he would buy Coke.

Coca-Cola Company (KO-N)
February 6, 2018

Prefers this stock to Pepsi (PEP-Q). Has also diversified away from soft drinks. Has divested its bottling business. It collects royalties from that, along with cash from the sale. If he had to pick between them, he would buy Coke.

Kash Pashootan
CEO & Chief Investment Officer, First Avenue Investment Counsel
Price
$44.670
Owned
Unknown
HOLD
HOLD
December 11, 2017

One of the great companies of the world according to Warren Buffet. Volumes are probably going to start to decline as people drift away from carbonated beverages. They still have tremendous profitability in the third world. At 25X earnings, it is discounting a lot of that, and the stock will do well the next time the market falls. Dividend yield of 3.3%.

Coca-Cola Company (KO-N)
December 11, 2017

One of the great companies of the world according to Warren Buffet. Volumes are probably going to start to decline as people drift away from carbonated beverages. They still have tremendous profitability in the third world. At 25X earnings, it is discounting a lot of that, and the stock will do well the next time the market falls. Dividend yield of 3.3%.

Bruce Murray
CEO & Chief Investment Officer, The Murray Wealth Group
Price
$45.330
Owned
No
SELL
SELL
November 29, 2017

If he owned this, he would switch to Pepsi (PEP-N). There is more optionality with Pepsi. Coca-Cola has re-franchised their bottling agreements. The margins are relatively high. Pepsi is not as operationally efficient, which means that it is probably a better acquisition target.

Coca-Cola Company (KO-N)
November 29, 2017

If he owned this, he would switch to Pepsi (PEP-N). There is more optionality with Pepsi. Coca-Cola has re-franchised their bottling agreements. The margins are relatively high. Pepsi is not as operationally efficient, which means that it is probably a better acquisition target.

Andy Nasr
VP & Investment Strategist, Sentry Investments
Price
$45.500
Owned
No
COMMENT
COMMENT
November 7, 2017

Has gone through a number of iterations where it has been a beverage company, the bottlers are in and then out and then in again, and then into snack foods. Rather than the Coke side of things, you might be better with the Monster Beverage (MNST-Q) side. In a sense, you are leveraging the purchasing power of the Coca-Cola papers, because they are going to buy out Monster.

Coca-Cola Company (KO-N)
November 7, 2017

Has gone through a number of iterations where it has been a beverage company, the bottlers are in and then out and then in again, and then into snack foods. Rather than the Coke side of things, you might be better with the Monster Beverage (MNST-Q) side. In a sense, you are leveraging the purchasing power of the Coca-Cola papers, because they are going to buy out Monster.

Cameron Hurst
Chief Investment Officer, Equium Capital Management
Price
$45.940
Owned
Unknown
COMMENT
COMMENT
October 19, 2017

He would love to buy this if it got a lot cheaper. Has a great franchise. The problem with most consumer staples companies is that they are relatively expensive. The recent run-up is largely a function of the decline we have seen in the US$ versus other currencies. The company is structuring challenged in that you are going to see low single digit volume growth. They have tried to refranchise a lot of their bottlers, and are going through some transitional issues. Too expensive and too low a growth.

Coca-Cola Company (KO-N)
October 19, 2017

He would love to buy this if it got a lot cheaper. Has a great franchise. The problem with most consumer staples companies is that they are relatively expensive. The recent run-up is largely a function of the decline we have seen in the US$ versus other currencies. The company is structuring challenged in that you are going to see low single digit volume growth. They have tried to refranchise a lot of their bottlers, and are going through some transitional issues. Too expensive and too low a growth.

Andy Nasr
VP & Investment Strategist, Sentry Investments
Price
$46.590
Owned
No
COMMENT
COMMENT
October 12, 2017

Not a sector he favours at this time. However, this has been decent, relative to the other names in the space. Trading at about 23.5X Earnings with a 6%-7% growth rate, making it a bit expensive. It gives a 4X PEG ratio, which is the high end of its range. It’s forward PE of 23.5 is at the high end of its 10-year range.

Coca-Cola Company (KO-N)
October 12, 2017

Not a sector he favours at this time. However, this has been decent, relative to the other names in the space. Trading at about 23.5X Earnings with a 6%-7% growth rate, making it a bit expensive. It gives a 4X PEG ratio, which is the high end of its range. It’s forward PE of 23.5 is at the high end of its 10-year range.

Stan Wong
Director & Portfolio Manager, Private Wealth Management, ScotiaMcleod
Price
$46.110
Owned
No
COMMENT
COMMENT
September 27, 2017

This has been diversifying into other beverages including water and new age beverages. Prefers PepsiCo (PEP-N) which can do foods with snack foods where their focus on growth is. In the short term, both are going to be a little weak. The consumer staples group has done well, but now people are looking to get a little more cyclical, so these 2 are running out of favour in the short term.

Coca-Cola Company (KO-N)
September 27, 2017

This has been diversifying into other beverages including water and new age beverages. Prefers PepsiCo (PEP-N) which can do foods with snack foods where their focus on growth is. In the short term, both are going to be a little weak. The consumer staples group has done well, but now people are looking to get a little more cyclical, so these 2 are running out of favour in the short term.

Norman Levine
Managing Director, Portfolio Management Corp
Price
$44.640
Owned
No
COMMENT
COMMENT
August 2, 2017

Valuation is a little stretched. There is a strong correlation between this and the US$. They generate a lot of sales outside the US, so when the dollar weakens, this does relatively well. They are trying to become less capital intensive, so are getting rid of some of their bottling operations. When they sell those off, they should use that as an opportunity to improve their balance sheet. The carbonated soft drink business is struggling and you are probably going to see only about .05% growth during the next few years. If they focus on their balance sheet, they should be able to generate a modest amount of earnings growth going forward.

Valuation is a little stretched. There is a strong correlation between this and the US$. They generate a lot of sales outside the US, so when the dollar weakens, this does relatively well. They are trying to become less capital intensive, so are getting rid of some of their bottling operations. When they sell those off, they should use that as an opportunity to improve their balance sheet. The carbonated soft drink business is struggling and you are probably going to see only about .05% growth during the next few years. If they focus on their balance sheet, they should be able to generate a modest amount of earnings growth going forward.

Andy Nasr
VP & Investment Strategist, Sentry Investments
Price
$45.590
Owned
No
HOLD
HOLD
June 20, 2017

One of the world’s great brand names. They are gradually losing market share as people are consuming less. They’ve moved into other beverages. With global retail under pressure, they will be pressured a bit. For the next couple of years, he would prefer to be somewhere else. 3.3% dividend yield.

One of the world’s great brand names. They are gradually losing market share as people are consuming less. They’ve moved into other beverages. With global retail under pressure, they will be pressured a bit. For the next couple of years, he would prefer to be somewhere else. 3.3% dividend yield.

Bruce Murray
CEO & Chief Investment Officer, The Murray Wealth Group
Price
$45.610
Owned
No
WATCH
WATCH
June 12, 2017

It has been relatively flat. It is coming to the point where it stopped in 2016. It has to be proving itself to be breaking out and if it does that could be bullish. It is a neutral looking chart. $40 would be a good place to buy to trade the range.

It has been relatively flat. It is coming to the point where it stopped in 2016. It has to be proving itself to be breaking out and if it does that could be bullish. It is a neutral looking chart. $40 would be a good place to buy to trade the range.

Keith Richards
Portfolio Manager, ValueTrend Wealth Management
Price
$45.330
Owned
Unknown
COMMENT
COMMENT
May 24, 2017

A very strong name. The real question is if they can transition from the soft drink business to the healthier side of the business. Recently they announced some layoffs. Good distribution, but you are going to have to see that transition to healthier snacks.

A very strong name. The real question is if they can transition from the soft drink business to the healthier side of the business. Recently they announced some layoffs. Good distribution, but you are going to have to see that transition to healthier snacks.

Zachary Curry
Chief Operating Officer & Portfolio Manager, Davis-Rea Ltd.
Price
$45.030
Owned
Unknown
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
May 17, 2017

(A Top Pick April 13/16. Down 1%.) This has underperformed over the last 12 months.

(A Top Pick April 13/16. Down 1%.) This has underperformed over the last 12 months.

Cameron Hurst
Chief Investment Officer, Equium Capital Management
Price
$43.930
Owned
Unknown
COMMENT
COMMENT
May 9, 2017

Coca-Cola (KO-N) or PepsiCo (PEP-N)? These are both struggling with the carbonated soft drinks side of things. There really hasn’t been much in terms of revenue growth for either. This company has a new CEO coming on board. They have some initiatives they are working on now, but it is going to take some time to grind through. She’ll just watch from the sidelines.

Coca-Cola (KO-N) or PepsiCo (PEP-N)? These are both struggling with the carbonated soft drinks side of things. There really hasn’t been much in terms of revenue growth for either. This company has a new CEO coming on board. They have some initiatives they are working on now, but it is going to take some time to grind through. She’ll just watch from the sidelines.

Jennifer Radman
VP & Sr. Portfolio Manager, Caldwell Investment Management
Price
$43.510
Owned
Unknown
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
May 1, 2017

It is 100% a drink company. Pepsi is more of a food company than a beverage company, which he prefers.

It is 100% a drink company. Pepsi is more of a food company than a beverage company, which he prefers.

Norman Levine
Managing Director, Portfolio Management Corp
Price
$43.220
Owned
No
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
April 10, 2017

(A Top Pick March 16/16. Down 2%.) This really didn’t go anywhere to excite him. He now prefers Pepsi (PEP-N), which is a bit more dynamic.

(A Top Pick March 16/16. Down 2%.) This really didn’t go anywhere to excite him. He now prefers Pepsi (PEP-N), which is a bit more dynamic.

Hap (Robert) Sneddon FCSI
Chief Portfolio Manager & Founder, Castlemoore Inc.
Price
$42.690
Owned
No
HOLD
HOLD
March 29, 2017

Iconic brand with consistent return on equity. Buffet owns a large position. This is a buy, hold and forget-about stock. They spent decades building their distribution network and it is one of their strengths, besides their recipe.

Iconic brand with consistent return on equity. Buffet owns a large position. This is a buy, hold and forget-about stock. They spent decades building their distribution network and it is one of their strengths, besides their recipe.

Jason Del Vicario
Portfolio Manager, HollisWealth
Price
$42.420
Owned
No
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
March 23, 2017

He is not a fan and prefers PEP-N. KO-N is almost exclusively a soft drink company. Soft drinks are under attack and in decline as people move more and more towards water. He does not care for the outlook. Pepsi gets most of its earnings from food – Lays and Quaker.

He is not a fan and prefers PEP-N. KO-N is almost exclusively a soft drink company. Soft drinks are under attack and in decline as people move more and more towards water. He does not care for the outlook. Pepsi gets most of its earnings from food – Lays and Quaker.

Norman Levine
Managing Director, Portfolio Management Corp
Price
$42.170
Owned
No
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
March 16, 2017

A sort of serial under performer. From a fundamental basis, it hasn’t made much progress at all, on revenues, margins, earnings, cash flow. They are trying to move away from sugary water and to become healthier. Not doing as good a job as Pepsi has done, and it shows. There is so much more opportunity out there to buy good quality companies that are organically growing with great management and reasonably priced.

A sort of serial under performer. From a fundamental basis, it hasn’t made much progress at all, on revenues, margins, earnings, cash flow. They are trying to move away from sugary water and to become healthier. Not doing as good a job as Pepsi has done, and it shows. There is so much more opportunity out there to buy good quality companies that are organically growing with great management and reasonably priced.

Gordon Reid
President, GoodReid Investment Counsel
Price
$42.250
Owned
Unknown
COMMENT
COMMENT
March 15, 2017

This typically does very well in the summer. Currently it is in a trading range. You want to watch this trading range, and if it starts to move above the range, it could be an interesting seasonal trade in about June right through until September or October.

This typically does very well in the summer. Currently it is in a trading range. You want to watch this trading range, and if it starts to move above the range, it could be an interesting seasonal trade in about June right through until September or October.

Don Vialoux
Research Analyst, TimingTheMarket.CA & EquityClock.COM
Price
$42.120
Owned
Unknown
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
February 17, 2017

It is a really tough business. It has a nice little rounded base on the 20 year chart. Deterioration happened in September in the industry. He does not see tones of catalysts. You have to buy when valuations are in your favour.

Coca-Cola Company (KO-N)
February 17, 2017

It is a really tough business. It has a nice little rounded base on the 20 year chart. Deterioration happened in September in the industry. He does not see tones of catalysts. You have to buy when valuations are in your favour.

Hap (Robert) Sneddon FCSI
Chief Portfolio Manager & Founder, Castlemoore Inc.
Price
$41.230
Owned
Unknown
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
February 14, 2017

Sectors that started performing better than the rest of the market in June 2016, were transports, industrials, financials, technology and materials. These are the groups that are positively correlated to rising inflation and rising real interest rates. They are the most economically sensitive sectors. Earnings have been improving for the last three quarters. Where money is coming from and going to come are sectors that benefit in low interest rates and low growth, to sectors that benefit in higher growth and a little higher inflation. Consumer staples don’t fit that category, and are being used as a source of funds. Doesn’t think you will get hurt badly with this, but feels you are just missing out.

Coca-Cola Company (KO-N)
February 14, 2017

Sectors that started performing better than the rest of the market in June 2016, were transports, industrials, financials, technology and materials. These are the groups that are positively correlated to rising inflation and rising real interest rates. They are the most economically sensitive sectors. Earnings have been improving for the last three quarters. Where money is coming from and going to come are sectors that benefit in low interest rates and low growth, to sectors that benefit in higher growth and a little higher inflation. Consumer staples don’t fit that category, and are being used as a source of funds. Doesn’t think you will get hurt badly with this, but feels you are just missing out.

David Burrows
President & Chief Investment Strategist, Barometer Capital Management
Price
$40.530
Owned
Unknown
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