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CLOSING UPDATE: Coca-Cola Company increases losses by 0.2%, led Beverages sector lower 18 June 2018 18:11 EDT

NEWS BITES - NORTH AMERICA

This is an end of day Alert, produced after today's NYSE market close. It concludes the BSS News Bites intra-day Alert series (summaries below).

Coca-Cola Company, NYSE's largest beverages company by market capitalisation, has decreased 1.3% to trade at $US43.55 vs. the Beverages sector which weakened 171.2 points (or 4.1%) to 4,005.6. Representing a weighting of about 73.1% of the sector, the stock accounted for 23.0% of today's loss. Trading volume was 1.1 times average at the end of the day. Compared with the S&P 500 Index which fell 5.9 points (or 0.2%) in the day, this represented a relative price change of -1.1%.

Technical indicators complementing today's significant downtrend:

+ In the last three months the stock has hit a new 52-week low thrice.

+ The price decreased 0.4% in the last week.

Fundamental measures by comparison with the sector average [in brackets] indicate:

Overvaluation:

+ Price/Sales of 5.2 [3.8]

+ Return on Equity 6.2% [11.4%]

+ Return on Assets 1.3% [3.4%]

Other Bearish Signals include:

+ Tobin's Q Ratio is 2.1. Compared with the rest of the market the stock is overvalued and ranks in the bottom quartile of stocks by value of Q Ratio.

+ Net profit margin has averaged 11.9% in the last 3 years. This is lower than the sector average of 14.3% and suggests a low margin of safety.

+ As per the Du Pont analysis, Return on Equity is less than stellar at 6.2%. Also, this has deteriorated from 28.2% last year.

Note

Coca-Cola Company today is at a discount of 9.6% to the 12-month high of $US48.19 on 26 Jan, 2018. It is at a premium of 6.0% to the 12-month low of $US41.08 on 15 May, 2018.

Bullish Signals:

The positive 0.41 MACD (Moving Average Convergence Divergence) indicator suggests a bullish signal.

The company is cash rich with Cash to Market Capitalisation at 13.3%.

Interest cover is less leveraged at 9 times.

The Brand Value represents an impressive 16.0% of the estimated Enterprise Value of $US214.3 billion.

TODAY'S ALERTS

Afternoon Alert: Coca-Cola Company decreases 1.5%, leads Beverages sector lower

18 June 2018 13:00 EDT

The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) has decreased 1.5% to trade at $US43.48 vs. the Beverages sector which weakened 54.4 points (or 1.3%) to 4,122.3. Representing a weighting of about 70.9% of the sector, the stock accounted for 79.1% of today's loss. Trading volume was 78% of average so far today.

Morning Alert: Coca-Cola Company decreases 1.2%, leads Beverages sector lower

18 June 2018 11:16 EDT

The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) has decreased 1.2% to trade at $US43.61 vs. the Beverages sector which weakened 43.0 points (or 1%) to 4,133.7. Representing a weighting of about 70.9% of the sector, the stock accounted for 79.6% of today's loss. Trading volume was 60% of average so far today.

RECENT ALERTS

CLOSING UPDATE: Coca-Cola Company increases 1.2% on high volume

15 June 2018 18:13 EDT

Coca-Cola Company, NYSE's largest beverages company by market capitalisation, traded on heavy volume of 1.9 times average today while the price increased 54.0c (or 1.2%) to trade at $US44.12. Compared with the S&P 500 Index which fell 17.7 points (or 0.6%) in the day, this represented a relative price increase of 1.9%.

Morning Alert: Coca-Cola Company increases 0.4%, leads Beverages sector higher

15 June 2018 11:17 EDT

The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) has increased 0.4% to trade at $US43.77 vs. the Beverages sector which strengthened 19.8 points (or 0.5%) to 4,148.5. Representing a weighting of about 71.0% of the sector, the stock accounted for 64.5% of today's gain. Trading volume was 2.6 times average so far today.

The Coca-Cola Company (N:KO)

ISIN: US1912161007

PermID: 4295903091

CIK: 21344

CUSIP: 191216100

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