Waters Parkerson & Company decreased its stake in Coca Cola Company (KO) by 5.18% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Waters Parkerson & Company sold 14,796 shares as the company’s stock declined 3.70% with the market. The institutional investor held 270,898 shares of the beverages (production and distribution) company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $11.77 million, down from 285,694 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Waters Parkerson & Company who had been investing in Coca Cola Company for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $184.06B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.79% or $0.34 during the last trading session, reaching $43.26. About 7.52 million shares traded. The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) has declined 6.63% since June 20, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 19.20% the S&P500. Some Historical KO News: 29/03/2018 – Coca-Cola CEO: Warren Buffett Has Had a Profound Career; 11/05/2018 – MOODY’S DOWNGRADES DR PEPPER SNAPPLE RATINGS TO BAA2; ASSIGNS RATINGS TO FUND KEURIG DR PEPPER TRANSACTION; 26/04/2018 – S&P Lowers Coca-Cola Rating to ‘A+’ From ‘AA-‘; 10/05/2018 – Coca-Cola HBC 1Q Volumes Increased by 2.3%; 30/03/2018 – Moody’s Affirms Coca-Cola’s Aa3/P-1 Ratings; Outlook Changed To Negative; 20/03/2018 – MONSTER BEVERAGE – IN AMENDMENT, ER’S RIGHT TO NOMINATE TWO INDIVIDUALS TO CO’S BOARD EXTENDED BY 12 MONTHS TO JUNE 12, 2019; 24/04/2018 – COCA-COLA STILL SEES FY COMPARABLE EPS +8% TO +10%; 15/04/2018 – The Sun: FREEZE THE FEELING Coca-Cola has just released the world’s first Coke slushie . . . but there’s one catch; 12/03/2018 – Karra-Lee Gerrits: Rumor is that Coca-Cola is bringing a Japan convenience store (and karaoke booth) staple to the US market -; 15/05/2018 – COCA-COLA AMATIL LTD – BOARD’S VIEW IS THAT CATHERINE REMAINING ON COCA-COLA AMATIL BOARD IS IN INTERESTS OF SHAREHOLDERS
Mirador Capital Partners Lp decreased its stake in Bristol Myers Squibb Co (BMY) by 34.34% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Mirador Capital Partners Lp sold 18,347 shares as the company’s stock declined 23.11% with the market. The institutional investor held 35,082 shares of the major pharmaceuticals company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $1.83M, down from 53,429 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Mirador Capital Partners Lp who had been investing in Bristol Myers Squibb Co for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $88.51 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.95% or $0.5101 during the last trading session, reaching $54.1501. About 4.64M shares traded. Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY) has declined 2.98% since June 20, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 15.55% the S&P500. Some Historical BMY News: 30/04/2018 – FDA Grants Priority Review to Merck’s sBLA for KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab) in Combination with Pemetrexed (ALIMTA®) and; 27/03/2018 – Bristol-Myers: FDA Grants Combination Breakthrough Therapy Designation for Potential Indication; 16/05/2018 – Dynavax to Present New Data for SD-101 in Combination with KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab) at the 2018 American Society for Clinical; 26/04/2018 – BRISTOL-MYERS CEO SAYS CONTINUES TO SEE BMS AS A GROWTH COMPANY AND OPDIVO AS A GROWTH FRANCHISE; 16/04/2018 – BRISTOL, JANSSEN EXPECT BMS-986177 TO START PHASE 2 IN 2H; 09/04/2018 – Merck: Keytruda Significantly Improves Overall Survival in Study; 03/05/2018 – BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB CO – SHAREHOLDER PROPOSAL TO LOWER SHARE OWNERSHIP THRESHOLD TO CALL SPECIAL SHAREHOLDER MEETINGS WAS NOT APPROVED; 15/03/2018 – U.K. DEFENCE SECERETARY WILLIAMSON GIVES SPEECH IN BRISTOL; 26/04/2018 – Health Care Up After Bristol Earnings — Health Care Roundup; 22/05/2018 – CBRAIN A/S: UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL IN PACT W/ CBRAIN
Investors sentiment decreased to 0.69 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.22, from 0.91 in 2017Q4. It turned negative, as 74 investors sold KO shares while 684 reduced holdings. 104 funds opened positions while 416 raised stakes. 2.72 billion shares or 0.06% less from 2.73 billion shares in 2017Q4 were reported. M&T State Bank Corp has 0.54% invested in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) for 2.33M shares. Busey holds 22,595 shares or 0.1% of its portfolio. 598,877 were accumulated by Atalanta Sosnoff Ltd Liability. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) holds 1.09 million shares or 0.43% of its portfolio. Wilkins Counsel holds 37,800 shares. Peak6 Limited Partnership owns 121,844 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Strs Ohio accumulated 2.43 million shares. Bank & Trust Of America De invested 0.42% of its portfolio in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO). Optimum Inv Advsrs holds 0.13% or 10,439 shares. Cannell Peter B & holds 0.51% or 310,202 shares in its portfolio. Evermay Wealth Ltd Company reported 9,785 shares or 0.15% of all its holdings. Brookstone Mgmt owns 133,239 shares for 0.53% of their portfolio. Natixis Advsrs LP holds 0.64% or 1.50 million shares in its portfolio. Sol Mngmt has 0.07% invested in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) for 5,505 shares. 28,973 are held by Comerica Securities.
Analysts await The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) to report earnings on July, 25. They expect $0.61 earnings per share, up 3.39% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.59 per share. KO’s profit will be $2.60 billion for 17.73 P/E if the $0.61 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.47 actual earnings per share reported by The Coca-Cola Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 29.79% EPS growth.
Since January 16, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 5 selling transactions for $6.52 million activity. On Monday, March 12 the insider MANN JENNIFER K sold $84,735. Shares for $631,572 were sold by MURPHY JOHN. LONG ROBERT EDWARD also sold $719,250 worth of The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) on Wednesday, January 24. HAYS ED sold $4.01M worth of stock.
Waters Parkerson & Company, which manages about $1.24B and $1.14B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Verizon Communicatn (NYSE:VZ) by 18,933 shares to 360,494 shares, valued at $17.24M in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Shire Plc Sponsored Adr (NASDAQ:SHPG) by 6,882 shares in the quarter, for a total of 78,295 shares, and has risen its stake in Carnival Corpf (NYSE:CCL).
More notable recent The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Coca-Cola launches first alcoholic drink” on May 28, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “This Dog Of The Dow Is No Mutt” published on May 22, 2018, Investorplace.com published: “With GE Gone, It’s Time to Stop Covering the Dow Jones Index” on June 20, 2018. More interesting news about The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) were released by: Bizjournals.com and their article: “CHOA, Chick-fil-A make list of preferred employers in Generation Z survey” published on June 19, 2018 as well as Livetradingnews.com‘s news article titled: “The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) Sell Over $46.00” with publication date: June 05, 2018.
Among 22 analysts covering Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO), 13 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 59% are positive. Coca-Cola had 78 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Market Perform” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Monday, July 31. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, September 5 by Jefferies. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Susquehanna given on Tuesday, March 15. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, November 14 by Wells Fargo. The stock has “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Thursday, March 23. The stock of The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) earned “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, December 21. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $51 target in Thursday, March 10 report. The rating was maintained by Goldman Sachs on Thursday, April 21 with “Neutral”. The stock has “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Wednesday, September 6. The stock of The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) earned “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Wednesday, July 12.
Analysts await Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY) to report earnings on July, 26. They expect $0.87 EPS, up 17.57% or $0.13 from last year’s $0.74 per share. BMY’s profit will be $1.42 billion for 15.56 P/E if the $0.87 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.94 actual EPS reported by Bristol-Myers Squibb Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -7.45% negative EPS growth.
Since April 30, 2018, it had 1 insider purchase, and 0 selling transactions for $249,948 activity.
Investors sentiment decreased to 0.83 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.11, from 0.94 in 2017Q4. It is negative, as 64 investors sold BMY shares while 573 reduced holdings. 111 funds opened positions while 418 raised stakes. 1.12 billion shares or 1.08% more from 1.11 billion shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Conning has 1.09% invested in Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY). Ent Financial Service Corporation, a Missouri-based fund reported 17,275 shares. California Employees Retirement accumulated 4.31M shares. Bkd Wealth Advsr Limited Liability Com owns 0.07% invested in Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY) for 13,630 shares. United Kingdom-based Hsbc Hldgs Public Limited Liability Company has invested 0.49% in Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY). holds 29.21 million shares or 0.42% of its portfolio. Oppenheimer Com holds 344,955 shares or 0.56% of its portfolio. Barbara Oil reported 42,000 shares stake. British Columbia Inv Management has 908,106 shares. The Texas-based South Texas Money Mgmt Limited has invested 1.98% in Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY). Sfe Inv Counsel invested 0.39% of its portfolio in Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY). Com Bancorporation reported 324,938 shares. Mason Street Advsr Ltd Llc holds 0.34% or 227,415 shares in its portfolio. Moreover, Tirschwell & Loewy Inc has 0.09% invested in Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY) for 9,900 shares. Brown Advisory Incorporated, Maryland-based fund reported 231,178 shares.
Among 22 analysts covering Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY), 6 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 27% are positive. Bristol-Myers Squibb Company had 87 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY) earned “Buy” rating by Citigroup on Tuesday, September 20. The company was initiated on Wednesday, April 6 by Societe Generale. The company was downgraded on Monday, October 16 by Jefferies. UBS downgraded Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY) on Monday, May 21 to “Hold” rating. The company was maintained on Tuesday, February 6 by Leerink Swann. The firm has “Market Perform” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Friday, April 27. Cowen & Co maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Monday, September 18 report. The firm earned “Underweight” rating on Monday, August 24 by Piper Jaffray. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Monday, March 5 by Bank of America. Cowen & Co maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, April 20 report.