Barclays raises the target on The Coca-Cola Co. (KO:NYE) to $72

Coca-Cola European Partners PLC

The Coca-Cola Company Stock Forecast:

The average target price for The Coca-Cola Company’s stock over the next 12 months is USD 66.11, according to 18 analysts, with an average rating of Buy. Stock Target Advisor‘s own analysis is Slightly Bullish, based on 10 positive signals and 7 negative signals. The current stock price is USD 63.15, with a 0.49% increase over the past week, a 5.58% increase over the past month, and a 2.44% decrease over the past year.

Analysts Coverage Change:

Barclays raises the price target on The Coca-Cola Co.’s stock to $72 from $69.

KO Ratings by Stock Target Advisor

Positive Fundamentals:

The Coca-Cola Company’s stock has a high market capitalization, superior risk-adjusted returns, low volatility, superior return on equity, superior capital utilization, superior return on assets, positive cash flow, positive free cash flow, superior earnings growth, and superior dividend growth. These factors make the stock a stable investment choice with a history of consistent returns and strong management.

Negative Fundamentals:

The Coca-Cola Company’s stock has shown below median total returns and low revenue growth compared to its sector peers in the past 5 years. The stock is overpriced on multiple bases, including price to earnings, book value, cash flow, and free cash flow. Additionally, the company is highly leveraged, which could be a concern. Potential buyers should proceed with caution and consider checking the news and management statements for context.

FA Score (Fundamental Analysis):

The fundamental analysis of The Coca-Cola Company’s stock is “Slightly Bullish” with a FA score of 5.9 out of 10, where 0 is very bearish and 10 is very bullish.

About The Coca-Cola Company:

The Coca-Cola Company is a global nonalcoholic beverage company that produces and sells various types of drinks, including soft drinks, water, sports drinks, coffee, tea, juice, and plant-based beverages. It also offers beverage concentrates and syrups for restaurants and convenience stores. The company’s products are sold under numerous brand names and are distributed through a network of independent bottling partners, distributors, wholesalers, and retailers. Coca-Cola was founded in 1886 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

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