2. As of noon trading, Coca-Cola ( KO) is down $0.59 (-1.4%) to $40.42 on heavy volume. Thus far, 23.1 million shares of Coca-Cola exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 13.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $39.50-$40.45 after having opened the day at $39.78 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $41.01.

The Coca-Cola Company, a beverage company, engages in the manufacture, marketing, and sale of nonalcoholic beverages worldwide. The company primarily offers sparkling beverages and still beverages. Coca-Cola has a market cap of $182.7 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. Shares are up 13.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Coca-Cola a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Coca-Cola as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Coca-Cola Ratings Report now.

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