Yacktman Asset Management Lp Lowers stake in The Coca-Cola Co (KO)

The Coca-Cola Co (KO) : Yacktman Asset Management Lp reduced its stake in The Coca-Cola Co by 7.75% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 16,876,233 shares of The Coca-Cola Co which is valued at $736,478,808 after selling 1,417,002 shares in The Coca-Cola Co , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Aug 1, 2016.The Coca-Cola Co makes up approximately 5.99% of Yacktman Asset Management Lp’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Hussman Strategic Advisors reduced its stake in KO by selling 1,000 shares or 26.32% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 2,800 shares of KO which is valued at $122,192. The Coca-Cola Co makes up approx 0.02% of Hussman Strategic Advisors’s portfolio.Welch Group reduced its stake in KO by selling 19,541 shares or 30.09% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 45,400 shares of KO which is valued at $1,980,802. The Coca-Cola Co makes up approx 0.40% of Welch Group’s portfolio.W.g. Shaheen Associates Dba Whitney Co reduced its stake in KO by selling 1,000 shares or 0.88% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 112,048 shares of KO which is valued at $5,135,160. The Coca-Cola Co makes up approx 2.02% of W.g. Shaheen Associates Dba Whitney Co’s portfolio.Physicians Financial Services boosted its stake in KO in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 988 additional shares and now holds a total of 68,492 shares of The Coca-Cola Co which is valued at $3,125,290. The Coca-Cola Co makes up approx 2.66% of Physicians Financial Services’s portfolio.First American Trust Fsb boosted its stake in KO in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 801 additional shares and now holds a total of 29,926 shares of The Coca-Cola Co which is valued at $1,358,042. The Coca-Cola Co makes up approx 0.47% of First American Trust Fsb’s portfolio.

The Coca-Cola Co closed down -0.13 points or -0.30% at $43.51 with 1,12,44,053 shares getting traded on Thursday. Post opening the session at $43.56, the shares hit an intraday low of $43.4 and an intraday high of $43.795 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Thursday session in Red.

On the company’s financial health, The Coca-Cola Co reported $0.60 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.02 according to the earnings call on Jul 27, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.58. The company had revenue of $11539.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $11629.87 million. The company’s revenue was down -5.1 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.63 EPS.

Investors should note that on Jul 21, 2016, The Coca-Cola Co announced a cash dividend of $0.3500. The company’s management has announced Sep 13, 2016 as the ex-dividend date and fixed the record date on Sep 15, 2016. The payable date has been fixed on Oct 3, 2016.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on The Coca-Cola Co. Shares were Reiterated by Stifel on Jul 28, 2016 to “Buy” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 50 from a previous price target of $54 .

The Coca-Cola Company is a beverage company. The Company owns or licenses and markets more than 500 nonalcoholic beverage brands primarily sparkling beverages but also a range of still beverages such as waters enhanced waters juices and juice drinks ready-to-drink teas and coffees and energy and sports drinks. It owns and markets a range of nonalcoholic sparkling beverage brands such as Coca-Cola Diet Coke Fanta and Sprite. The Company makes its beverage products available to consumers throughout the world through its network of Company-owned or controlled bottling and distribution operations as well as independent bottling partners distributors wholesalers and retailers. The Company’s segments include Eurasia and Africa Europe Latin America North America Asia Pacific Bottling Investments and Corporate.

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