Active Broker’s Choice: The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO), Skechers U.S.A., Inc. (NYSE:SKX)

The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) [Trend Analysis] attempts to attain leading position in street, Shares price changes as it -0.22% to close at $40.53 with the total traded volume of 32.18 Million shares. Finally to see some strong financial remarks by WSJ over KO performance. Out of the pool of analysts 9 gave their BUY ratings on the stock in previous month as 8 analysts having BUY in current month. The stock was ranked as Underweight by 1 analyst while 1 analyst gave SELL rank. Majority ranked Overweight from the pool of analysts.

The next year first quarter EPS estimates trend for current period shows $0.44 while one month ago this estimate trend was for $0.46. EPS indicator shows the robustness of the stock and its analysis opens up the clear picture of company’s profitability. On annual basis of EPS, FY 2017 Estimate Trends at current were for $1.94 and for the one month was for $2.09 as compared to three months ago was for $2.12. Whereas, KO received highest price target of 50 and low target of 36. The stock price target chart showed average price target of 43.36 as compared to current price of 41.20. The firm has institutional ownership of 65.20%, while insider ownership included 0.69%. Its price to sales ratio ended at 4.24. KO attains analyst recommendation of 2.60 with week’s performance of -3.27%.

Skechers U.S.A., Inc. (NYSE:SKX) [Trend Analysis] plunged reacts as active mover, shares a loss -1.30% to traded at $26.64 and the percentage gap between open changing to regular change was -0.78%. Finally, analysts shed their light over the SKX price targets; maintaining price high target of 31 while at average the price target was 27.78 in contrast with the current price of 25.57. The price targets are usually acts as the boosters or blasters in the performance of stock. A higher price target would definitely provide confidence to investors during the trading action, consideration given by Wall Street Journal.

So does the rankings given by analysts; let us highlight rankings table and we had 6 analysts recommending BUY ratings for current month and for previous month 6 stands on similar situation; while 5 for the current month as compared to 6 analysts recommending for HOLD from the pool for previous month. For the overall, consensus ratings were for Overweight.

The firm’s current ratio calculated as 2.90 for the most recent quarter. The firm past twelve months price to sales ratio was 1 and price to cash ratio remained 4.91. As far as the returns are concern, the return on equity was recorded as 15.80% and return on investment was 17.70% while its return on asset stayed at 10.80%. The firm has total debt to equity ratio measured as 0.05.


About Richard Avery

He is a capital projects manager and process design engineer at a large-cap company. He has renowned MBA degree. Before joining SWR, he was a freelance writer for renounce tech websites. He is currently studying for CFP exam. Interests: Tech stocks, Economic Markets, Blue-chips.

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