How to buy Coca-Cola (KO) shares in the UK

Learn how to easily invest in Coca-Cola shares.

The Coca-Cola Company is a beverage company that makes both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. It's mainly known for making Coca-Cola. It also produces Fanta, Sprite, Dr Pepper, Smart Water and Appletiser. Find out how to invest in Coca-Cola.

Coca-Cola Co (KO) is a publicly traded beverages-non-alcoholic business based in the US. It opened the day at $62.76 after a previous close of $62.69. During the day the price has varied from a low of $62.56 to a high of $63.1. The latest price was $62.8003 (25 minute delay). Coca-Cola is listed on the NYSE and employs 79,000 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

What you'll need to buy Coca-Cola shares

In order to get started in buying Coca-Cola shares, you'll need:
  • To be aged 18 or over
  • Your national insurance number
  • ID, such as a driving licence or passport
  • Your bank details
  • Internet connection

How to buy shares in Coca-Cola

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: KO in this case.
  5. Research Coca-Cola shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Coca-Cola shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes. You'll need a smartphone or computer, an internet connection, your passport or driving licence and a means of payment.

Where to buy Coca-Cola shares

To buy Coca-Cola shares, you'll need a share trading platform that lets you trade stocks that are listed on the NYSE, as these are likely to offer Coca-Cola shares. You can filter by stock exchange on our comparison table to find the exchanges that you want to trade. Sometimes providers will have a list of stocks available on the website that you can search through before you sign up - double check these lists for Coca-Cola shares.

What's the cheapest place to buy shares?

Here's a guideline for how much it'll cost you to buy 10 Coca-Cola shares with some popular platforms. Foreign exchange rates and share prices fluctuate in real time, so the costs presented here should be considered as a guide only. These fees don't include stamp duty reserve tax. Always refer to the platform itself for availability and pricing, which may differ from our information.

Fees for buying 10x Coca-Cola shares with popular platforms

Platform Platform fee Min. initial deposit Trading fee estimate
eToro Free Stocks logo £0 $10 £2.62
£526.82 total
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IG Share Dealing logo £0 £250 £11.01
£535.20 total
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Freetrade logo £0 £1 £2.36
£526.55 total
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Fineco logo £0 No minimum £5.24
£529.44 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £17.19
£541.39 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £0.52
£524.72 total
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interactive investor Trading Account logo £9.99 per month No minimum £15.85
£540.05 total
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Stake logo £0 £50 £2.62
£526.82 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £16.05
£540.25 total
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Both exchange rates and share prices fluctuate in real time, so the costs presented here should be considered as a guide only. They do not incorporate stamp duty. Always refer to the platform itself for availability and pricing – which may differ from our information.

Full comparison of share dealing platforms

Coca-Cola share price (NYSE:KO)

Use our graph to track the performance of KO stocks over time.

Coca-Cola price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $62.8003

1 week (2022-11-18) 2.72%
1 month (2022-10-27) 5.49%
6 months (2022-05-27) -2.91%
1 year (2021-11-26) 16.88%
2 years (2020-11-27) 19.17%
3 years (2019-11-27) 16.40%
5 years (2017-11-28) 37.03%

Is it a good time to buy Coca-Cola stock?

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Can you buy Coca-Cola shares with a debit card?

Most share dealing providers in the UK will let you use your debit card to top up your account and buy shares. The main ways are with a debit card, bank transfer or with Apple/Google Pay.

What's the easiest way to buy Coca-Cola shares?

The easiest way to get hold of some Coca-Cola shares is to sign up for a share trading app and place a market order or basic order. This type of order tells the platform that you're interested, so it'll try to execute it as quickly as it can. It could take some time for the order to go through, especially if there's a lot of volatility in Coca-Cola shares.

Should I buy Coca-Cola shares?

There are some useful principles you can use to analyse stocks that can give you some insight into whether now is the best time to buy. These include moving averages, oscillators and pivots, as well as calculations like the price/earnings ratio, the PEG ratio and the EBITDA. Another way of deciding whether or not to buy shares is by looking at environmental, social and governance (ESG) risk scores. These give you insight into how closely the company's values line up with your own.

Is Coca-Cola under- or over-valued?

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

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.

PEG ratio

Coca-Cola's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.4403. Higher PEG ratios such as this can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value given the current rate of growth.

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.

  • Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS.US): 2.23
  • PepsiCo (PEP.US): 3.06
  • Nestlé S-A (NESN.SW): 4.16

EBITDA

Coca-Cola's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $13.5 billion (£11.3 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 that into context you can compare it against similar companies.

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.

Total ESG risk score

Coca-Cola's 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.

Environmental score

Coca-Cola's environmental score: 8.2/100

Social score

Coca-Cola's social score: 10.31/100

Governance score

Coca-Cola's governance score: 1.57/100

Controversy score

Coca-Cola's controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, 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

Coca-Cola Co was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 21.08
Total ESG percentile 37.48
Environmental score 8.2
Social score 10.31
Governance score 1.57
Level of controversy 3

Coca-Cola shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-11-28.
Open$62.76
High$63.1
Low$62.56
Close$62.8003
Previous close$62.69
Change$0.1103
Change %0.1759%
Volume4,574,419
Information last updated 2022-11-20.
52-week range$51.1378 - $66.2351
50-day moving average$58.2666
200-day moving average$61.5779
Wall St. target price$66.61
PE ratio26.8158
Dividend yield$1.74 (2.88%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$2.28

Coca-Cola share dividends

2.9%

Dividend yield: 2.88% of stock value

2.9%

Forward annual dividend yield: 2.88% of stock value

71.0%

Dividend payout ratio: 70.97% of net profits

Coca-Cola has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 2.88% of its share value annually.

Coca-Cola has paid out, on average, around 70.97% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.88% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), shareholders could enjoy a 2.88% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Coca-Cola's case, that would currently equate to about $1.74 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 14 December 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 November 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Coca-Cola's dividend yield is perhaps best considered in relation to those of similar companies.

  • Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS.US): 1.92%
  • PepsiCo (PEP.US): 2.54% (2.54% forward annual dividend yield)
  • Nestlé S-A (NESN.SW): 2.53% (2.53% forward annual dividend yield)
  • Fevertree Drinks (FEVR.LSE): 1.46% (1.46% forward annual dividend yield)

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Coca-Cola's shares have ranged in value from as little as $51.1378 up to $66.2351. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

KO.US volatility(beta: 0.58)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

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 0.5818. 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.

How to sell Coca-Cola shares

It's as easy to sell Coca-Cola as it is to buy! Here's how to sell Coca-Cola that you already own.
  1. Open your investment app. If you've got one with desktop access, you can log in online
  2. Go to your portfolio. This should be in the main menu
  3. Find your KO shares. You may be able to search your portfolio
  4. Choose how many you'd like to sell. You'll be able to review the price and see how much you'll receive
  5. Sell your Coca-Cola shares. Your investment platform will let you know when your shares are sold

Shares similar to Coca-Cola

Key Coca-Cola executives

  • James Quincey - Chairman and CEO
  • Brian Smith - President and Chief Operating Officer

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    GhostFebruary 25, 2019

    how can I get in touch with Coca Cola to be able to invest in stocks?

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      JoshuaFebruary 27, 2019Staff

      Hi Ghost,

      Thanks for getting in touch with Finder. I hope all is well with you. :)

      If your intention for getting in touch with them is to invest, you can simply compare the trading platforms listed on the table above. You can compare based on price per trade, frequent trader rate, and platform fees. Once you’re done comparing, you can then click on the “Go to site” green button to be redirected to your chosen provider’s website and start trading.

      However, if you really want to directly get in touch with Coca Cola, you can go to their official website, check their Contact Us page, and from there, you should be able to speak to one of their representatives directly.

      I hope this helps. Should you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach us out again.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Cheers,
      Joshua

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