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The One-Week Pre-earnings Momentum Trade With Options in Coca-Cola Company

22 October 2017, 02:25 | Gordon Grant

Coca-Cola's Earnings Expectations for 3Q17

Where Coca-Cola’s Valuation Stands before Its 3Q17 Results

Coca-Cola European Partners plc (NYSE:CCE) may have great momentum, but how has it been performing relative to the market? The Quantitative Systematic Strategies Llc holds 87,726 shares with $3.94 million value, down from 98,905 last quarter. Godshalk Welsh Capital Mgmt invested in 5,900 shares. State of Alaska Department of Revenue raised its stake in Coca-Cola Company (The) by 37.1% in the 1st quarter. Looking slightly further out, the stock is 25.71% year to date. Its down 0.34, from 1.29 in 2017Q1. CCE's SI was 1.49 million shares in October as released by FINRA. Clearbridge Investments LLC boosted its position in shares of Coca-Cola Company (The) by 8.1% in the first quarter. SRS Capital Advisors Inc. now owns 3,326 shares of the company's stock worth $141,000 after buying an additional 264 shares in the last quarter. Blue Bell Private Wealth Management LLC raised its stake in Coca-Cola Company (The) by 6.7% in the third quarter. The analysts estimated EPS for the higher end at 0.42 and lower end at 0.37 while the year ago reported earnings per share was 0.41. Capital One Natl Association, a New York-based fund reported 101,554 shares. HD Supply Holdings had 44 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies Group set a $43.00 price target on shares of Coca-Cola Company (The) and gave the stock a "neutral" rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 27th. Macquarie assumed coverage on shares of Coca-Cola Company (The) in a research report on Friday, September 15th. Coca-Cola Company (The) now has a consensus rating of "Hold" and a consensus target price of $46.57. Consolidated had its "buy" rating reiterated by analysts at Deutsche Bank. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a hold rating and set a $45.00 price objective on shares of Coca-Cola Company (The) in a report on Friday, July 14th.

Susquehanna International Group LLP decreased its stake in shares of Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Also, there are 0 buy, 0 sell and 0 strong sell ratings, collectively assigning a 2.6 average brokerage recommendation. The company presently has an average rating of "Hold" and an average target price of $46.56. Whereas 12 of them predict the stock is a hold. Taking a look at the performance of CCE, it is found that the weekly performance for this stock is valued at 0.10% and the performance for the month at 2.90%. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Insiders own 1.51% of the company's stock. It has Quarterly performance and year to date performance of -1.34% and 33.54% respectively.

About 5,215 shares traded.

The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) appreciated by 0.41% at $46.59, after hitting low of $46.32 in an intra-day trade. The 50 day moving average was up $8.41 and the 200 day average was up $2.87.

Coca-Cola's adjusted EPS in 2Q17 reached $0.59.

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Coca-Cola Company (The) (NYSE:KO) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. After $0.59 actual EPS reported by The Coca-Cola Co for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -16.95% negative EPS growth. The company has market cap of $2.11 billion. Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated had a net margin of 1.23% and a return on equity of 15.49%. The firm's revenue was down 6.9% compared to the same quarter past year.

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Since May 3, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 4 sales for $22.03 million activity. This represents a $1.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.38%.

Coca-Cola Company (KO) opened at 46.38 on Friday. The Company's divisions include Nonalcoholic Beverages and All Other. The Company owns or licenses and markets non-alcoholic beverage brands, primarily sparkling beverages and a range of still beverages, such as waters, flavored waters and enhanced waters, juices and juice drinks, ready-to-drink teas and coffees, sports drinks, dairy and energy drinks.

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