The Signals are Green Now for The Coca-Cola Company (KO) and Ctrip.com International, Ltd. (CTRP)

On Sep 12, CRESPO FRANCISCO, Senior Vice President exercised an option 143,154 shares of The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO), with the average selling price of the stock being $37.41 per share. The total amount realized from this exercised an option $5,355,782. A document was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission to notify the public about the exercised an option of the shares.

In addition to that, Senior Vice President – CRESPO FRANCISCO sold an extra 130,637 shares of this stock in a transaction that took place a day before, on Sep 12, with a share sold at an average of $55.15 and a total of $7,204,082 was realized from this transaction. After the transaction, the Senior Vice President – CRESPO FRANCISCO was left with 79,066 shares of the company’s stock, which is currently worth around $4360489.9.

The recent price movement of KO means that it is now down by -3.67% from its 52-week high and 21.74% up against its 52-week low prices. Over the past one week, the price volatility of KO stands at 1.76% while the volatility over the past one month is 1.26%. The beta score for this stock is 0.45. A beta score below 1 means that the stock has a low volatility while above 1 signifies that a stock is highly volatile at that particular moment, a data that traders use to keep tabs on their investments.

The company on 07/23/2019 published its latest quarterly earnings, with the report showing that the company recorded 0.57 earnings per share (EPS) during that period. This report was above the expectations of analysts of 0.55 by 0.02. The revenue by the firm was 9.48B for the quarter.

The shares of The Coca-Cola Company (KO) dropped by -1.23%, leading to a loss of -$0.67 per share, and saw KO end the trading session at $53.87 on Monday 10/07/19. KO started the trading session at $54.33, before reaching a daily high of $54.36. It wasn’t able to sustain that growth though and soon jumped to hit a daily low of $53.77.

The trading volume on Monday stood at 5,964,789, which was below the stock’s 3-month average volume of 11.88 million shares, out of a total 4.24B shares. As the price of the stock dipped, the market valuation of the company dropped to 229.97 billion.

The shares of Ctrip.com International, Ltd. (NASDAQ:CTRP) went down by -1.22% by the end of the recent trading session. This movement saw its price plunge to close at $29.98, which was lower than the previous closing price of $30.35. Over the past one week, the price of CTRP has jumped by 2.36%, while it has recorded a loss of -14.17% over the past one month. Its three-month performance saw CTRP lose -20.98% while its six-month performance saw it drop by -34.84%. The situation is different though over the past one year, as the stock price went down by -17.80%, while its year-to-date (YTD) price performance jumped by 10.79%. The stock price has gone up by +5.01% compared to its 90-day low, while it is down -26.71% compared to its 90-day high price.

Let’s take a look at its short, medium and long-term indicators. Composite Indicators shows that Trendspotter rated the stock as a Sell. In the short-term, the stock has a 20-day average volume of 7,413,470 shares, with the short-term indicators averagely rating the stock as a 100% Sell. A look at its medium-term indicators reveals that it has a 50-Day average volume of 5,276,578 shares and the indicators have an average rating of 100% Sell. The last indicators, the long-term see CTRP stock with a 100-Day average volume of 4,635,133 shares, giving it an average rating of 100% Sell. A look at the general picture of all short, medium and long-term indicators leaves CTRP with an average rating of 100% Sell.

Several brokerage firms sent out their reports CTRP stock not long ago. In its report sent out on September 10, 2019, The Benchmark Company lowered its ratings on CTRP to a Buy. In an earlier report on September 10, 2019, Oppenheimer Reiterated the stock to a Outperform. Morgan Stanley meanwhile in its report on September 10, 2019 Downgrade its rating of the stock from a “Equal-Weight” to “Equal-Weight”.

In related news to the company’s stock, around 62.50% shares are being held by institutional investors. In a recent SEC filing, the company revealed that 413 institutions currently hold the CTRP stock. In the last quarter, a 344,364,731 CTRP shares were in the possession of institutions. On the other hand, the company recorded 55 new institutions who bought it their stock, while 43 institutions sold their entire CTRP reserve. Of the current institutions investing in the stock, 198 increased their investment while 169 decreased their investment in the stock.