Legal General Group Plc Lowers stake in The Coca-Cola Co (KO)

The Coca-Cola Co (KO) : Legal General Group Plc reduced its stake in The Coca-Cola Co by 0.25% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 19,913,544 shares of The Coca-Cola Co which is valued at $827,208,618 after selling 49,375 shares in The Coca-Cola Co , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Oct 12, 2016.The Coca-Cola Co makes up approximately 0.85% of Legal General Group Plc’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Keystone Financial Planning boosted its stake in KO in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 4,397 additional shares and now holds a total of 114,955 shares of The Coca-Cola Co which is valued at $4,775,231. The Coca-Cola Co makes up approx 3.20% of Keystone Financial Planning’s portfolio. Hills Bank Trust Co added KO to its portfolio by purchasing 6,542 company shares during the most recent quarter which is valued at $272,998. The Coca-Cola Co makes up approx 0.10% of Hills Bank Trust Co’s portfolio.Arvest Bank Trust Division boosted its stake in KO in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 3,870 additional shares and now holds a total of 22,463 shares of The Coca-Cola Co which is valued at $937,381. The Coca-Cola Co makes up approx 0.08% of Arvest Bank Trust Division’s portfolio. Independence Advisors added KO to its portfolio by purchasing 10,398 company shares during the most recent quarter which is valued at $433,909. The Coca-Cola Co makes up approx 0.21% of Independence Advisors’s portfolio.Mcqueen Ball Associates boosted its stake in KO in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 182 additional shares and now holds a total of 40,291 shares of The Coca-Cola Co which is valued at $1,684,567. The Coca-Cola Co makes up approx 1.15% of Mcqueen Ball Associates’s portfolio.

The Coca-Cola Co closed down -0.19 points or -0.46% at $41.54 with 1,22,49,060 shares getting traded on Tuesday. Post opening the session at $41.66, the shares hit an intraday low of $41.4 and an intraday high of $41.7 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Tuesday session in Red.

On the company’s financial health, The Coca-Cola Co reported $0.60 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.02 according to the earnings call on Jul 27, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.58. The company had revenue of $11539.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $11629.87 million. The company’s revenue was down -5.1 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.63 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on The Coca-Cola Co. Credit Suisse Initiated The Coca-Cola Co on Sep 16, 2016 to “Neutral”, Price Target of the shares are set at $44.Shares were Reiterated by Stifel on Jul 28, 2016 to “Buy” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 50 from a previous price target of $54 .

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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