Wendell David Associates Inc Lowers stake in The Coca-Cola Co (KO)

The Coca-Cola Co (KO) : Wendell David Associates Inc reduced its stake in The Coca-Cola Co by 1.24% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 332,455 shares of The Coca-Cola Co which is valued at $14,807,546 after selling 4,160 shares in The Coca-Cola Co , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Apr 19, 2016.The Coca-Cola Co makes up approximately 2.85% of Wendell David Associates Inc’s portfolio.

The Coca-Cola Co opened for trading at $43.79 and hit $44.66 on the upside on Friday, eventually ending the session at $44.54, with a gain of 2.02% or 0.88 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 2,51,34,220 shares. Company has a market cap of $192,836 M.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Fort Pitt Capital Group boosted its stake in KO in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 238 additional shares and now holds a total of 23,037 shares of The Coca-Cola Co which is valued at $1,026,068. The Coca-Cola Co makes up approx 0.12% of Fort Pitt Capital Group’s portfolio.Elm Advisors reduced its stake in KO by selling 240 shares or 1.75% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 13,492 shares of KO which is valued at $621,981. The Coca-Cola Co makes up approx 0.60% of Elm Advisors’s portfolio.Investment Counsel boosted its stake in KO in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 500 additional shares and now holds a total of 38,812 shares of The Coca-Cola Co which is valued at $1,789,233. The Coca-Cola Co makes up approx 1.66% of Investment Counsel’s portfolio.British Columbia Investment Management Corp reduced its stake in KO by selling 78,546 shares or 4.46% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 1,681,834 shares of KO which is valued at $78,104,371. The Coca-Cola Co makes up approx 0.74% of British Columbia Investment Management Corp’s portfolio.

On the company’s financial health, The Coca-Cola Co reported $0.45 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.01 according to the earnings call on Apr 20, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.44. The company had revenue of $10282.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $10235.65 million. The company’s revenue was down -4.0 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.48 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on The Coca-Cola Co. Shares were Reiterated by UBS on Apr 21, 2016 to “Buy” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 51 from a previous price target of $52 .Company shares were Reiterated by UBS on Apr 4, 2016 to “Buy”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 52 from a previous price target of $49 .Company shares were Reiterated by RBC Capital Mkts on Mar 10, 2016 to “Outperform”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 51 from a previous price target of $47 .

The Coca-Cola Company is a beverage company. The Company owns or licenses and markets more than 500 nonalcoholic beverage brands primarily sparkling beverages but also a range of still beverages such as waters enhanced waters juices and juice drinks ready-to-drink teas and coffees and energy and sports drinks. It owns and markets a range of nonalcoholic sparkling beverage brands such as Coca-Cola Diet Coke Fanta and Sprite. The Company makes its beverage products available to consumers throughout the world through its network of Company-owned or controlled bottling and distribution operations as well as independent bottling partners distributors wholesalers and retailers. The Company’s segments include Eurasia and Africa Europe Latin America North America Asia Pacific Bottling Investments and Corporate.

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