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How to buy Coca-Cola Consolidated stock | $272.55

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Coca-Cola Consolidated, Inc is a beverages-non-alcoholic business based in the US. Coca-Cola Consolidated shares (COKE) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Coca-Cola Consolidated employs 14,800 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$4.9 billion.

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  3. Search for Coca-Cola Consolidated. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: COKE. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Coca-Cola Consolidated reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$272.55, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Coca-Cola Consolidated, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Coca-Cola Consolidated. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Coca-Cola Consolidated share price

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Coca-Cola Consolidated shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$272.55
52-week rangeUSD$187.4751 - USD$291.9777
50-day moving average USD$262.0747
200-day moving average USD$249.9802
Wall St. target priceUSD$144
PE ratio 26.1554
Dividend yield USD$1 (0.38%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$10.17

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Coca-Cola Consolidated price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $272.55 from 2020-12-18

1 week (2021-01-11) 1.93%
1 month (2020-12-18) 272.55
3 months (2020-10-16) 7.27%
6 months (2020-07-17) 18.30%
1 year (2020-01-17) -2.42%
2 years (2019-01-18) 31.38%
3 years (2018-01-18) 34.29%
5 years (2016-01-15) 64.19%

Is Coca-Cola Consolidated under- or over-valued?

Valuing Coca-Cola Consolidated stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Coca-Cola Consolidated's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Coca-Cola Consolidated's P/E ratio

Coca-Cola Consolidated's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 26x. In other words, Coca-Cola Consolidated shares trade at around 26x recent earnings.

That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29).

Coca-Cola Consolidated's EBITDA

Coca-Cola Consolidated's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$416.4 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Coca-Cola Consolidated's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Coca-Cola Consolidated financials

Revenue TTM USD$4.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 5.01%
Gross profit TTM USD$1.7 billion
Return on assets TTM 4.78%
Return on equity TTM 20.18%
Profit margin 1.96%
Book value $47.819
Market capitalisation USD$2.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Coca-Cola Consolidated shares

There are currently 134,500 Coca-Cola Consolidated shares held short by investors – that's known as Coca-Cola Consolidated's "short interest". This figure is 8.2% down from 146,480 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Coca-Cola Consolidated shares can be evaluated.

Coca-Cola Consolidated's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Coca-Cola Consolidated's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Coca-Cola Consolidated shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Coca-Cola Consolidated shares traded daily (recently around 22529.313232831). Coca-Cola Consolidated's SIR currently stands at 5.97. In other words for every 100,000 Coca-Cola Consolidated shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5970 shares are currently held short.

However Coca-Cola Consolidated's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Coca-Cola Consolidated shares, or, against the total number of tradable Coca-Cola Consolidated shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Coca-Cola Consolidated's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Coca-Cola Consolidated shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0289% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Coca-Cola Consolidated shares, roughly 29 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Coca-Cola Consolidated.

Find out more about how you can short Coca-Cola Consolidated stock.

Coca-Cola Consolidated share dividends

6%

Dividend payout ratio: 6.31% of net profits

Recently Coca-Cola Consolidated has paid out, on average, around 6.31% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.38% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Coca-Cola Consolidated shareholders could enjoy a 0.38% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Coca-Cola Consolidated's case, that would currently equate to about $1 per share.

While Coca-Cola Consolidated's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Coca-Cola Consolidated is investing more in its future growth.

Coca-Cola Consolidated's most recent dividend payout was on 6 November 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 22 October 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Coca-Cola Consolidated's shares ever split?

Coca-Cola Consolidated's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 21 March 1984. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Coca-Cola Consolidated shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Coca-Cola Consolidated shares which in turn could have impacted Coca-Cola Consolidated's share price.

Coca-Cola Consolidated share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Coca-Cola Consolidated's shares have ranged in value from as little as $187.4751 up to $291.9777. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

COKE.US volatility(beta: 1.03)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Coca-Cola Consolidated's is 1.0315. This would suggest that Coca-Cola Consolidated's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Coca-Cola Consolidated overview

Coca-Cola Consolidated, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, produces, markets, and distributes nonalcoholic beverages, primarily products of The Coca-Cola Company in the United States. The company offers sparkling beverages, such as carbonated beverages; and still beverages, including energy products, as well as noncarbonated beverages comprising bottled water, tea, ready to drink coffee, enhanced water, juices, and sports drinks. It also sells its products to other Coca-Cola bottlers; and post-mix products that are dispensed through equipment, which mixes the fountain syrup with carbonated or still water enabling fountain retailers to sell finished products to consumers in cups or glasses. In addition, the company distributes products for various other beverage brands that include Dr Pepper and Monster Energy. It sells and distributes its products directly to retail stores and other outlets, which comprise food markets, institutional accounts, and vending machine outlets. The company was formerly known as Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated and changed its name to Coca-Cola Consolidated, Inc. in January 2019. Coca-Cola Consolidated, Inc. was incorporated in 1980 and is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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