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How to buy Coca-Cola stock
Coca-Cola stock has moved 2.32% from yesterday's closing price. Learn how to easily invest in Coca-Cola stock.
Coca-Cola Co (KO) is a leading beverages-non-alcoholic business based in the US. It opened the day at $63.05 after a previous close of $62.91. During the day the price has varied from a low of $62.82 to a high of $64.45. The latest price was $64.37 (25 minute delay). Coca-Cola is listed on the NYSE and employs 79,000 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
How to buy shares in Coca-Cola
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- Open your brokerage account. Complete an application with your details.
- Confirm your payment details. Fund your account.
- Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – KO – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
- Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
- Check in on your investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.
What's in this guide?
- KO shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is KO stock a buy or sell?
- Stock performance over time
- Is KO suitable for ethical investing?
- Are KO shares over-valued?
- Coca-Cola's financials
- How volatile are KO shares?
- Does Coca-Cola pay a dividend?
- Have KO shares ever split?
- Other common questions
How has coronavirus impacted Coca-Cola's share price?
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Coca-Cola's share price has had significant positive movement.
Its last close price was $64.37, which is 6.59% up on its pre-crash value of $60.13 and 77.47% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $36.27.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of Coca-Cola shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $641.15 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $1.00.
Coca-Cola stock price (NYSE: KO)Use our graph to track the performance of KO stocks over time.
Coca-Cola shares at a glance
|52-week range||$51.23 - $66.72|
|50-day moving average||$63.45|
|200-day moving average||$59.42|
|Wall St. target price||$69.92|
|Dividend yield||$1.7 (2.79%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$2.37|
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Is it a good time to buy Coca-Cola stock?
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Coca-Cola price performance over time
|1 week (2022-06-24)||2.11%|
|1 month (2022-05-29)||N/A|
|3 months (2022-03-29)||N/A|
|6 months (2021-12-31)||8.71%|
|1 year (2021-07-02)||18.81%|
|2 years (2020-07-02)||43.43%|
|3 years (2019-07-02)||23.84%|
|5 years (2017-06-30)||43.52%|
Is Coca-Cola stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing Coca-Cola stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Coca-Cola's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Coca-Cola's P/E ratio
Coca-Cola's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 27x. In other words, Coca-Cola shares trade at around 27x 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).
However, Coca-Cola's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the beverages-non-alcoholic industry or those of similar companies.
Coca-Cola's PEG ratio
Coca-Cola's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.3615. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Coca-Cola's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
However, it's sensible to consider Coca-Cola's PEG ratio in relation to those of similar companies.
Coca-Cola's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $13.3 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Coca-Cola's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
To put Coca-Cola's EBITDA into context you can compare it against that of similar companies.
|Revenue TTM||$40.1 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||29.7%|
|Gross profit TTM||$23.3 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||8.09%|
|Return on equity TTM||42.06%|
|Market capitalisation||$273.3 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Coca-Cola's environmental, social and governance track record
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Coca-Cola.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Coca-Cola's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 21.08
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Coca-Cola's overall score of 21.08 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 37th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Coca-Cola is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
To gain some more context, you can compare Coca-Cola's total ESG risk score against those of similar companies.
Coca-Cola's environmental score
Environmental score: 8.2/100
Coca-Cola's social score
Social score: 10.31/100
Coca-Cola's governance score
Governance score: 1.57/100
Coca-Cola's controversy score
Controversy score: 3/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Coca-Cola scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Coca-Cola hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.
Wondering how that compares? Below are the controversy scores of similar companies.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||21.08|
|Total ESG percentile||37.48|
|Level of controversy||3|
Coca-Cola share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 71.07% of net profits
Recently Coca-Cola has paid out, on average, around 71.07% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.79% 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 shareholders could enjoy a 2.79% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Coca-Cola's case, that would currently equate to about $1.7 per share.
Coca-Cola's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.
Coca-Cola's most recent dividend payout was on 30 June 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 13 June 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
Coca-Cola's dividend payout ratio is perhaps best considered in relation to those of similar companies.
- PepsiCo (PEP.US): 69.12%
- Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS.US): 0.00% (does not pay dividend)
- Monster Beverage (MNST.US): 0.00% (does not pay dividend)
Have Coca-Cola's shares ever split?
Coca-Cola's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 12 August 2012. 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 shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Coca-Cola shares which in turn could have impacted Coca-Cola's share price.
Coca-Cola share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Coca-Cola's shares have ranged in value from as little as $51.2317 up to $66.718. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Coca-Cola's is 0.5853. This would suggest that Coca-Cola's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
To put Coca-Cola's beta into context you can compare it against those of similar companies.
The Coca-Cola Company, a beverage company, manufactures, markets, and sells various nonalcoholic beverages worldwide. The company provides sparkling soft drinks; flavored and enhanced water, and sports drinks; juice, dairy, and plant"based beverages; tea and coffee; and energy drinks. It also offers beverage concentrates and syrups, as well as fountain syrups to fountain retailers, such as restaurants and convenience stores. The company sells its products under the Coca-Cola, Diet Coke/Coca-Cola Light, Coca-Cola Zero Sugar, Fanta, Fresca, Schweppes, Sprite, Thums Up, Aquarius, Ciel, dogadan, Dasani, glacéau smartwater, glacéau vitaminwater, Ice Dew, I LOHAS, Powerade, Topo Chico, AdeS, Del Valle, fairlife, innocent, Minute Maid, Minute Maid Pulpy, Simply, Ayataka, BODYARMOR, Costa, FUZE TEA, Georgia, and Gold Peak brands. It operates through a network of independent bottling partners, distributors, wholesalers, and retailers, as well as through bottling and distribution operators. The company was founded in 1886 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. .
Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Coca-Cola is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.662% of Coca-Cola shares are held by insiders and 70.746% by institutions. How many people work for Coca-Cola?
Latest data suggests 79,000 work at Coca-Cola. When does the fiscal year end for Coca-Cola?
Coca-Cola's fiscal year ends in December. Where is Coca-Cola based?
Coca-Cola's address is: One Coca-Cola Plaza, Atlanta, GA, United States, 30313 What is Coca-Cola's ISIN number?
Coca-Cola's international securities identification number is: US1912161007 What is Coca-Cola's CUSIP number?
Coca-Cola's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 191216100
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