Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
Finance | By Loren Pratt

Doyle Wealth Management Increases Holdings in The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO)

Doyle Wealth Management Increases Holdings in The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO)

The institutional investor held 260,546 shares of the beverages (production and distribution) company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $11.73M, down from 270,686 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The stock decreased 0.67% or $1.76 during the last trading session, reaching $259.03. A total of 9.96 million shares exchanged at hands and its average trading volume is standing at 9.95 million shares. General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) has declined 10.63% since January 13, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 8.43% the S&P500.

Energy Opportunities Capital Management Llc increased its stake in Fluor Corp (FLR) by 83.52% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC.

At the session level, shares of Ally Financial Inc.(NYSE:ALLY) moved 1.16% from the open. Mcdonalds Corp now has $138.37 billion valuation. About 2.59 million shares traded. (NYSE:APD) has risen 9.23% since January 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 94.55% the S&P500. It also reduced its holding in Advansix 167,537 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 10,967 shares, and cut its stake in Citigroup Inc. Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc was raised too.

Since August 7, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 12 insider sales for $93.68 million activity. $43.15M worth of stock was sold by COOK TIMOTHY D on Thursday, August 24. Indiana Trust & Investment Management CO grew its position in shares of The Coca-Cola by 1.6% in the 2nd quarter. 401.33 million shares or 2.97% more from 389.74 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. They expect $0.38 EPS, up 2.70% or $0.01 from last year's $0.37 per share.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.8 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.18, from 1.01 in 2017Q2. 62 funds opened positions while 314 raised stakes.

Quantitative Systematic Strategies Limited Co reported 52,724 shares. Finally, HS Management Partners LLC purchased a new stake in shares of The Coca-Cola in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $152,243,000. Tirschwell And Loewy accumulated 0.08% or 11,385 shares. Denver Invest Limited Liability reported 24,453 shares or 0.06% of all its holdings. Petrus Company Lta reported 1.17% stake. Charter, New Hampshire-based fund reported 100,958 shares. Sector Pension Board invested in 0.09% or 440,140 shares. Lawson Kroeker Inv Ne has invested 1.07% in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD). Dorsey And Whitney Limited Liability Corp accumulated 37,145 shares or 1.14% of the stock. Smithfield Trust Company owns 90 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Terril Brothers holds 0.13% or 8,953 shares. Caz Investments Lp owns 25,900 shares for 1.43% of their portfolio. Analysts have a mean recommendation of 2.50 on this stock (A rating of less than 2 means buy, "hold" within the 3 range, "sell" within the 4 range, and "strong sell" within the 5 range). Therefore 50% are positive. Tracking the stock price in relation to moving averages as well as highs and lows for the year might assist with evaluating future stock performance. The stock has an average rating of "Hold" and an average price target of $49.01. Arista Networks had 108 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Monday, November 21 by Argus Research. Jefferies maintained The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) on Tuesday, June 20 with "Hold" rating. Credit Suisse Group set a $51.00 target price on The Coca-Cola and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a report on Thursday, October 26th. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with "Buy" on Friday, September 25. The rating was maintained by UBS with "Buy" on Monday, October 9. The stock has "Outperform" rating by Credit Suisse on Friday, October 27.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.7 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.14, from 0.94 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 48 investors sold KO shares while 641 reduced holdings.

Media coverage about Coca-Cola European Partners (NYSE:CCE) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Moreover, Ar Asset has 0.45% invested in Coca-Cola European Partners plc (NYSE:CCE).

Among 21 analysts covering Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO), 11 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 9 Hold. J P Morgan Chase & Co restated an "overweight" rating and set a GBX 1,900 ($23.67) target price on shares of Coca Cola HBC AG in a research report on Friday, October 28th.

Analysts await The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) to report earnings on February, 13 before the open. Churchill reported 397,333 shares stake. The forecast of 3 surveyed investment analysts covering the stock advises investors to Buy stake in the company.

Several other institutional investors have also bought shares of the company. Guardian Life Insurance Company Of America holds 0% of its portfolio in Fluor Corporation (NYSE:FLR) for 313 shares. Ngam Advsr Ltd Partnership has 1.56 million shares for 0.74% of their portfolio. (NYSE:GIS). Gw Henssler Associate Ltd invested in 0.28% or 54,443 shares. The California-based Ipg Investment Advisors Limited Liability Co has invested 7.29% in Apple Inc. CCE is The Coca-Cola Company's strategic bottling partner in Western Europe. Ajo LP stated it has 0.08% of its portfolio in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO). About 754,405 shares traded. Shares for $1.30 million were sold by RIVERA ALFREDO. 8,819 shares were sold by MANN JENNIFER K, worth $402,235 on Monday, August 7. LONG ROBERT EDWARD sold $1.21 million worth of stock. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.67 earnings per share. research analysts anticipate that Coca-Cola European Partners will post 2.49 earnings per share for the current year. Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt holds 0.01% or 2,637 shares in its portfolio. AAPL's profit will be $19.08B for 11.81 P/E if the $3.75 EPS becomes a reality. The company reported $0.50 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.49 by $0.01.

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