Stock Watch: The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO)

The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO) said its proxy statement will be coming out “in the coming weeks” and will include a revised incentive metric that adds revenue growth directly aligned to its expanded market segmentation. Coca-Cola said it has refranchised territories representing approximately 5% of the U.S. delivered business in 2014 and has already signed definite agreements to continue to refranchise a similar amount in the first half of 2015. The company said it is confident that it will continue to accelerate its refranchising each year and achieve its goal to retain a maximum of about one third of the U.S. bottlers business by the end of 2017. The company said its intent is to refranchise the remaining territories by 2020 at the latest. Comments from the company’s Q4 earnings conference call.

The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO) shares opened the most recent trading session at 42.94 and at the time of writing the last Bid was at 42.84. In the current trading session the stock reached as high as 43.03 and dipped down to 42.35. Coca-Cola Company, a NYSE listed company, has a current market cap of 187.7B and on average over the past 3 months has seen 14322900 shares trade hands on a daily basis.

On a technical level the stock has a 50 Day Moving Average of 42.4736. Based on a recent trade, this puts the equity at +0.87% away from that average. In comparing the stock’s current level to its extended history, the stock is trading -4.79% away from it’s 52-week high of 45.00 and +16.14% away from the stock’s low point over the past 52 weeks, which was 36.89.

On a consensus basis, analysts have a one year target price of 44.61. The company last reported earnings per share of 1.799. The consensus analyst estimates according to First Call for the next quarter is 0.43. The current year EPS estimate on the stock is 2.03 and the EPS estimate for next year sits at 2.01.