Press coverage about Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated (NASDAQ:COKE) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the company an impact score of 47.2354980281806 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Shares of Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated (NASDAQ COKE) traded down 2.17% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $203.70. 8,787 shares of the stock traded hands. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $230.19 and a 200-day moving average price of $208.43. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.90 billion, a P/E ratio of 41.61 and a beta of 0.03. Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated has a 52 week low of $125.00 and a 52 week high of $249.54.

Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated (NASDAQ:COKE) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 8th. The company reported $2.36 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $4.10 by $1.74. The company had revenue of $1.17 billion during the quarter. Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated had a net margin of 1.23% and a return on equity of 15.49%. On average, equities analysts predict that Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated will post $8.86 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, August 11th. Stockholders of record on Friday, July 28th were paid a $0.25 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, July 26th. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.48%. Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated’s dividend payout ratio is currently 20.37%.

Separately, BidaskClub raised shares of Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 12th.

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Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated Company Profile

Coca-Cola Bottling Co Consolidated produces, markets and distributes nonalcoholic beverages. The Company is an independent Coca-Cola bottler in the United States. The Company’s segments include Nonalcoholic Beverages and All Other. Majority of its total bottle/can volume to retail customers consist of products of The Coca-Cola Company.

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