Aperio Group LLC Increased Its Coca Cola Co (KO) Stake as Shares Declined

April 16, 2018 - By Susanne Funderburg

The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) Corporate LogoDuring 2017 Q4 the big money sentiment increased to 0.91. That’s change of 0.11, from 2017Q3’s 0.8. 51 investors sold all, 623 reduced holdings as KO ratio is positive. 492 grew positions while 124 funds bought positions. Funds hold 2.73 billion shares thus 0.05% less from 2017Q3’s 2.73 billion shares. Holderness Investments stated it has 0.51% in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO). Stewart And Patten Lc has invested 3.53% in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO). Wealthtrust Axiom Limited Liability Company owns 0.11% invested in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) for 6,708 shs. Stonebridge Cap Mngmt Incorporated reported 2.44% of its capital in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO). Central Retail Bank Tru Communication holds 0.16% of its capital in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) for 14,263 shs. Clifford Swan Inv Counsel Limited Liability Corporation owns 102,252 shs for 0.26% of their capital. Washington Trust holds 0.14% of its capital in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) for 54,330 shs. Strategic Financial Serv has invested 0.06% in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO). Moody Commercial Bank Division accumulated 31,071 shs. Mckinley Carter Wealth Service holds 0.14% or 9,007 shs in its capital. S&Co Inc holds 0.04% or 6,635 shs in its capital. Elm Advsr Limited Liability Corporation accumulated 13,055 shs or 0.45% of the stock. Parsec Fincl Mngmt holds 52,382 shs. Apg Asset Mngmt Nv has invested 0.49% in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO). Tradition Capital Ltd Liability owns 28,596 shs.

KO had 5 selling transactions and 0 insider purchases since January 16, 2018. This’s net activity of $6.52 million. $719,250 worth of The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) was sold by LONG ROBERT EDWARD on Wednesday, January 24. $84,735 worth of The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) was sold by MANN JENNIFER K on Monday, March 12. Shares for $4.01 million were sold by HAYS ED on Tuesday, January 23. $631,572 worth of The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) shs were sold by MURPHY JOHN.

Aperio Group Llc’s holdings in Coca Cola Co (KO) is rose by 5.64% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. By buying 117,588 shares Aperio Group Llc made the stock sank with 5.92%. The institutional investor is holding 2.20 million shares, compared to the 2.08M from the previous quarter. And the reported value of the beverages (production and distribution) company is $100.97M for the 2017Q4. Coca Cola Co has $190.77 billion MC. The stock increased 0.51% or $0.23 during the last trading session, reaching $44.74.Currently The Coca-Cola Company is uptrending after 1.35% change in last April 16, 2017. KO has 5.39 million shares volume. The stock underperformed the S&P500 by 10.20%.

According to a filing Aperio Group Llc reduced its stake in British American Toba (NYSEMKT:BTI) by 122,515 shares to 545,187 shares, valued at $36.52M in 2017Q4. The fund manages about $7.06B and $19.37 billion US Long portfolio. For a total of 191,690 shares it reduced its holding in Everest Re Group Ltd (NYSE:RE) by 68,544 shares in the quarter, and has cut its stake in Omega Healthcare Invs (NYSE:OHI).

The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) Ratings Coverage

In total 11 analysts cover Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO). “Buy” rating has 5, “Sell” are 0, while 6 are “Hold”. 45% are bullish. 18 are the (NYSE:KO)’s analyst reports since October 23, 2017 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. On Tuesday, November 14 Wells Fargo upgraded The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) to “Outperform” rating. On Thursday, December 21 the company was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. On Thursday, October 26 Credit Suisse maintained The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) with “Outperform” rating. On Tuesday, February 20 the rating was maintained by JP Morgan with “Neutral”. On Friday, February 16 the company was maintained by BMO Capital Markets. On Friday, November 10 the firm has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets given. The stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold” on Thursday, January 4. On Tuesday, February 20 the company was maintained by Credit Suisse. On Friday, December 22 Stifel Nicolaus maintained The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) rating. Stifel Nicolaus has “Hold” rating and $49.0 target. On Monday, March 12 the firm has “Buy” rating by Credit Suisse given.

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