Trade-Ideas LLC identified

Coca-Cola

(

KO

) as a pre-market laggard candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified Coca-Cola as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • KO has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $405.8 million.
  • KO traded 19,568 shares today in the pre-market hours as of 7:36 AM.
  • KO is down 2.2% today from yesterday's close.

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More details on KO:

The Coca-Cola Company, a beverage company, manufactures and distributes various nonalcoholic beverages worldwide. The company primarily offers sparkling beverages and still beverages. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3%. KO has a PE ratio of 29. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Coca-Cola a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

The average volume for Coca-Cola has been 11.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Coca-Cola has a market cap of $198.3 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and food & beverage industry. The stock has a beta of 0.83 and a short float of 0.6% with 2.89 days to cover. Shares are up 6.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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TheStreetRatings.com

Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates Coca-Cola as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, solid stock price performance and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • The return on equity has improved slightly when compared to the same quarter one year prior. This can be construed as a modest strength in the organization. Compared to other companies in the Beverages industry and the overall market, COCA-COLA CO's return on equity significantly exceeds that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • COCA-COLA CO' earnings per share from the most recent quarter came in slightly below the year earlier quarter. This company has reported somewhat volatile earnings recently. But, we feel it is poised for EPS growth in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, COCA-COLA CO increased its bottom line by earning $1.67 versus $1.59 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($1.93 versus $1.67).
  • Looking at where the stock is today compared to one year ago, we find that it is not only higher, but it has also clearly outperformed the rise in the S&P 500 over the same period, despite the company's weak earnings results. Looking ahead, unless broad bear market conditions prevail, we still see more upside potential for this stock, despite the fact that it has already risen over the past year.
  • The gross profit margin for COCA-COLA CO is rather high; currently it is at 64.88%. Regardless of KO's high profit margin, it has managed to decrease from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, KO's net profit margin of 14.42% compares favorably to the industry average.
  • Regardless of the drop in revenue, the company managed to outperform against the industry average of 6.7%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly dropped by 4.0%. The declining revenue appears to have seeped down to the company's bottom line, decreasing earnings per share.

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