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CLOSING UPDATE: Coca-Cola Company decreases further 0.2%, led Beverages sector lower 20 October 2017 18:07 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 0.5% to trade at $US46.38 vs. the Beverages sector which weakened 15.0 points (or 0.3%) to 4,227.9. Representing a weighting of about 73.9% of the sector, the stock accounted for 95.2% of today's loss. Trading volume was 82% of average at the end of the day. Compared with the S&P 500 Index which rose 13.1 points (or 0.5%) in the day, this represented a relative price change of -1.0%.

Technical indicators complementing today's significant downtrend:

+ The 0.9% discount to 12-month high of $US46.79 against the 18.1% premium to 12-month low of $US39.29 suggests the climb might be peaking.

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

Overvaluation:

+ Price/Earnings of 42.6 [28.4]

+ Price/Sales of 5 [3.8]

Bearish Signals:

+ Tobin's Q Ratio is 2.3. Compared with the rest of the market the stock is overvalued and ranks in the bottom quartile of stocks by value of Q Ratio.

Note

Bullish Signals:

The positive 0.27 MACD (Moving Average Convergence Divergence) indicator suggests a bullish signal.

In the last three months the stock has hit a new 52-week high six times, pointing to an uptrend.

The price increased 0.4% in the last week and 1.3% in the last month.

Interest cover is less leveraged at 12.1 times.

Net profit margin has averaged 15.9% in the last 3 years. This is considered superior and suggests a high margin of safety.

The Brand Value represents an impressive 14.0% of the estimated Enterprise Value of $US243.7 billion.

As per the Du Pont analysis, Return on Equity is high at 28.5%.

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

Undervaluation:

Return on Equity 28.5% [20.5%]

Return on Assets 7.5% [6.1%]

TODAY'S ALERTS

Afternoon Alert: Coca-Cola Company decreases 0.2%, leads Beverages sector lower

20 October 2017 13:05 EDT

The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) has decreased 0.2% to trade at $US46.48 vs. the Beverages sector which weakened 48.6 points (or 1.1%) to 4,194.2. Representing a weighting of about 74.7% of the sector, the stock accounted for 15.3% of today's loss. Trading volume was 1.1 times average so far today.

Morning Alert: Coca-Cola Company decreases 0.2%, leads Beverages sector lower

20 October 2017 11:15 EDT

The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) has decreased 0.2% to trade at $US46.51 vs. the Beverages sector which weakened 44.4 points (or 1.1%) to 4,198.5. Representing a weighting of about 74.7% of the sector, the stock accounted for 12.2% of today's loss. Trading volume was 1.3 times average so far today.

RECENT ALERTS

CLOSING UPDATE: Coca-Cola Company hits 52-week high second time in one month

19 October 2017 18:05 EDT

Coca-Cola Company, NYSE's largest beverages company by market capitalisation, hit a 52-week high of $US46.79 today for the second time in the past one month and last traded at $US46.59. Trading volume was 59% of average at the end of the day. Compared with the S&P 500 Index which fell 0.5 points (or 0.02%) in the day, this represented a relative price increase of 0.4%.

Morning Alert: Coca-Cola Company increases 0.2%, leads Beverages sector higher

19 October 2017 11:17 EDT

The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) has increased 0.2% to trade at $US46.50 vs. the Beverages sector which strengthened 43.0 points (or 1%) to 4,231.9. Representing a weighting of about 74.1% of the sector, the stock accounted for 15.5% of today's gain. Trading volume was 1.3 times average so far today.

The Coca-Cola Company (N:KO)

ISIN: US1912161007

PermID: 4295903091

CIK: 21344

CUSIP: 191216100

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