Halsey Associates Cut Its Coca Cola (KO) Position; 8 Analysts Covering Synthomer plc (LON:SYNT)

January 19, 2018 - By Hazel Jackson

Halsey Associates Inc decreased Coca Cola (KO) stake by 8.47% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Halsey Associates Inc sold 7,238 shares as Coca Cola (KO)’s stock rose 6.48%. The Halsey Associates Inc holds 78,239 shares with $3.52M value, down from 85,477 last quarter. Coca Cola now has $200.62 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.44% or $0.206 during the last trading session, reaching $47.086. About 3.14M shares traded. The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) has declined 0.95% since January 19, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 17.65% the S&P500.

Among 15 analysts covering Synthomer (LON:SYNT), 8 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 53% are positive. Synthomer had 129 analyst reports since August 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. UBS maintained it with “Neutral” rating and GBX 310 target in Friday, February 26 report. As per Wednesday, August 12, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital. On Wednesday, April 5 the stock rating was maintained by Peel Hunt with “Add”. The company was maintained on Wednesday, March 2 by Canaccord Genuity. BNP Paribas maintained Synthomer plc (LON:SYNT) rating on Tuesday, March 29. BNP Paribas has “Neutral” rating and GBX 340 target. On Thursday, March 3 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Overweight”. BNP Paribas maintained Synthomer plc (LON:SYNT) rating on Wednesday, August 12. BNP Paribas has “Neutral” rating and GBX 345 target. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Underperform” on Thursday, March 30. As per Friday, September 25, the company rating was maintained by HSBC. The stock has “Hold” rating by N+1 Singer on Wednesday, November 9. See Synthomer plc (LON:SYNT) latest ratings:

05/01/2018 Broker: Canaccord Genuity Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 525.00 New Target: GBX 575.00 Reiteration
04/01/2018 Broker: Deutsche Bank Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 565.00 New Target: GBX 565.00 Maintain
04/01/2018 Broker: Peel Hunt Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 550.00 New Target: GBX 550.00 Maintain
07/11/2017 Broker: JP Morgan Rating: Neutral Old Target: GBX 440.00 New Target: GBX 475.00 Maintain
07/11/2017 Broker: Deutsche Bank Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 550.00 New Target: GBX 550.00 Maintain
07/11/2017 Broker: Berenberg Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 525.00 New Target: GBX 570.00 Maintain
07/11/2017 Broker: Credit Suisse Rating: Underperform Old Target: GBX 390.00 New Target: GBX 390.00 Maintain
06/11/2017 Broker: Peel Hunt Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 550.00 New Target: GBX 550.00 Maintain
03/11/2017 Broker: Peel Hunt Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 550.00 New Target: GBX 550.00 Maintain
31/10/2017 Broker: Peel Hunt Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 500.00 New Target: GBX 550.00 Upgrade

Analysts await The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) to report earnings on February, 13 before the open. They expect $0.38 earnings per share, up 2.70% or $0.01 from last year’s $0.37 per share. KO’s profit will be $1.62B for 30.98 P/E if the $0.38 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.50 actual earnings per share reported by The Coca-Cola Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -24.00% negative EPS growth.

Among 22 analysts covering Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO), 12 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 55% are positive. Coca-Cola had 69 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Morgan Stanley maintained The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) on Thursday, October 26 with “Equal-Weight” rating. The stock has “Hold” rating by Cowen & Co on Tuesday, August 22. Jefferies maintained the shares of KO in report on Friday, October 6 with “Hold” rating. The rating was initiated by Sterne Agee CRT with “Buy” on Tuesday, July 21. Stifel Nicolaus maintained The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) rating on Monday, September 18. Stifel Nicolaus has “Hold” rating and $48.0 target. Wells Fargo downgraded the shares of KO in report on Thursday, January 19 to “Market Perform” rating. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Macquarie Research on Friday, September 15. The company was downgraded on Friday, August 28 by Vetr. The rating was upgraded by Vetr to “Hold” on Monday, August 24. The stock has “Hold” rating by Susquehanna on Wednesday, July 26.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.8 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.14, from 0.94 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 48 investors sold KO shares while 641 reduced holdings. 94 funds opened positions while 456 raised stakes. 2.73 billion shares or 0.93% more from 2.70 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. First Allied Advisory reported 0.16% in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO). Hendley reported 16,660 shares or 0.41% of all its holdings. Brown Brothers Harriman And holds 0.1% in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) or 410,688 shares. Moreover, Aviance Cap Ptnrs Ltd Liability Company has 0.38% invested in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) for 25,122 shares. Signaturefd Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 4.26% in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO). Highland Mngmt LP invested 0.01% of its portfolio in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO). Inv Centers Of America, North Dakota-based fund reported 145,340 shares. 65,159 were reported by North Star Investment Mngmt Corp. Destination Wealth Mngmt reported 0.29% stake. Credit Agricole S A stated it has 6.61 million shares or 1.01% of all its holdings. Summit Asset Management Ltd Liability, Tennessee-based fund reported 18,963 shares. Lincoln Limited owns 103,959 shares. The Maine-based Bangor Retail Bank has invested 0.13% in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO). Northstar Grp Inc has invested 1.39% in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO). Planning holds 0.66% of its portfolio in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) for 71,453 shares.

Since August 7, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 6 selling transactions for $9.01 million activity. 8,819 shares were sold by MANN JENNIFER K, worth $402,235. $409,733 worth of stock was sold by Waller Kathy N on Thursday, August 10. $1.30M worth of stock was sold by RIVERA ALFREDO on Wednesday, August 16. 100,000 shares valued at $4.61 million were sold by SMITH BRIAN JOHN on Tuesday, August 15. 26,470 The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) shares with value of $1.21 million were sold by LONG ROBERT EDWARD.

The stock decreased 0.12% or GBX 0.6 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 490.4. About 168,961 shares traded. Synthomer plc (LON:SYNT) has 0.00% since January 19, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Synthomer plc, a specialty chemical company, produces and sells polymers for coatings, construction, healthcare, and automotive industries in Europe, North America, Asia, and internationally. The company has market cap of 1.67 billion GBP. It offers synthetic binders for paper and board coating; paints, lacquers, and chemical products, such as acrylic, styrene acrylic, and vinyl acetate based binders for architectural and industrials coatings; cement mortar and industrial floor screeds; adhesives; and nitrile, polychloroprene lattices, and prevulcanised natural latex for health and protection sectors, as well as dispersions for catheters, respiratory bellows, medical seat cushions, condoms, or balloons. It has a 15.92 P/E ratio. The firm also provides butadiene based lattices and dispersions for textile floor covering applications, as well as high solids styrene butadiene rubber lattices to produce latex foams for the bedding industry and the cushioning segment; and functional polymers, such as aqueous acrylic, butadiene, and vinyl acetate based polymer dispersions for the industrial divisions of adhesives, technical textiles, and fiber bonding.

Since August 29, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 8 selling transactions for $77,278 activity. $4,107 worth of stock was sold by Andradi Ben on Thursday, October 26. Garg Sanjay sold $15,877 worth of Synthomer plc (LON:SYNT) on Tuesday, August 29. On Wednesday, October 25 Aggarwal Rahul B. sold $23,632 worth of Synthomer plc (LON:SYNT) or 1,000 shares. The insider Gangidi Narendar Reddy sold 61 shares worth $1,553.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.71 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.47, from 1.24 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 10 investors sold Synthomer plc shares while 31 reduced holdings. 25 funds opened positions while 45 raised stakes. 29.77 million shares or 4.49% more from 28.49 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Third Avenue Mgmt Lc has invested 0.43% of its portfolio in Synthomer plc (LON:SYNT). New Jersey-based Prudential has invested 0% in Synthomer plc (LON:SYNT). Advisory Ntwk Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 1,000 shares. 1.61 million were accumulated by Fuller And Thaler Asset Inc. Eqis, California-based fund reported 13,993 shares. Ahl Prns Ltd Liability Partnership holds 251,168 shares. Cap Rech Global Investors holds 5.16 million shares. Secor L P invested in 60,726 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa holds 0% of its portfolio in Synthomer plc (LON:SYNT) for 3,413 shares. California Public Employees Retirement Sys reported 62,100 shares. Metropolitan Life Ins New York accumulated 22,284 shares or 0% of the stock. Geode Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 375,551 shares. Horizon Kinetics Ltd Liability Co holds 21,299 shares. Envestnet Asset Mgmt owns 1,564 shares. Jpmorgan Chase Com has invested 0% of its portfolio in Synthomer plc (LON:SYNT).

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