How to buy Coca-Cola shares

Coca-Cola shares have fallen -1.30% from their previous closing price ($58.28). Learn how to easily invest in Coca-Cola shares in the UK.

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.

How to buy shares in Coca-Cola

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share trading platform picks below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. Provide your personal information and sign up.
  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 shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your shares. Place a market order or limit order with your preferred number of 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.

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Alternative ways to invest in Coca-Cola

Buying shares in just one company is generally considered a riskier bet than investing in a range of investments - AKA a "diversified portfolio". Experts generally recommend holding a mix of investments in specific assets and funds. Funds are ready-made portfolios of multiple companies' shares (potentially including Coca-Cola), and the idea is that drops in the value of one constituent company's share price might be offset by rises in others.

Coca-Cola is a major part of the NYSE, so it's included in many global funds and investment trusts, as well as tracker-style exchange traded funds (ETFs).

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SPDR iconSPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPX5)67.96%Capital at risk

Latest updates for Coca-Cola

April 9, 2024: Coca-Cola had a positive trading day, outperforming competitors and showing strength across a fairly flat market. Also, Disney has teamed up with Coca-Cola (KO) for a joint global campaign involving the Marvel franchise.

April 2, 2024: Coca-Cola has been given a consensus recommendation of "Moderate Buy" by the six ratings firms covering the firm. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and four have assigned a buy recommendation, according to MarketBeat.

April 1, 2024: Coca-Cola insiders sold $30 million of their shares in the last year, suggesting hesitancy amoung investors, according to Yahoo Finance.

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

Only you can make the decision on the time to leap... but here's some supporting information and analysis.

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

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Coca-Cola's shares have ranged in value from as little as $50.737 up to $62.9818. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

KO.US volatility(beta: 0.59)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 0.586. This would suggest that Coca-Cola's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Historical closes compared with the last close of $58.28

1 week (2024-04-04)-2.07%
1 month (2024-03-12)-4.65%
3 months (2024-01-11)-3.49%
6 months (2023-10-12)10.19%
1 year (2023-04-12)-7.71%
2 years (2022-04-12)-9.96%
3 years (2021-04-12)9.78%
5 years (2019-04-11)24.69%

The gauge below shows real-time ratings that are based on 26 popular indicators such as moving averages, for specific time periods. It's not a recommendation but is simply technical analysis that can form part of your research.

Finder might not agree with the analysis and we take no responsibility. We also give no representations or warranty on the accuracy or completeness of the information provided on this page.

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All investing should be regarded as longer term. The value of your investments can go up and down, and you may get back less than you invest. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. If you’re not sure which investments are right for you, please seek out a financial adviser. Capital at risk.

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. Check out the Coca-Cola P/E ratio, PEG ratio and EBITDA

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 24x. In other words, Coca-Cola shares trade at around 24x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the United States stock markets on average as of November 09, 2023 (20.44). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

However, Coca-Cola's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the industry or those of similar companies.

Coca-Cola's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.4732. 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.

Coca-Cola's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $14.4 billion (£11.6 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.

Key Coca-Cola executives

  • James Quincey - Chairman and CEO
  • John Murphy - President and Chief Financial Officer

Frequently asked questions

All investing should be regarded as longer term. The value of your investments can go up and down, and you may get back less than you invest. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. If you’re not sure which investments are right for you, please seek out a financial adviser. Capital at risk.

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2 Responses

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    GhostFebruary 25, 2019

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

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      JoshuaFebruary 27, 2019Finder

      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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