What Happens with these two stocks? The Coca-Cola Company (KO) and Olin Corporation (OLN)

On Jan 13, DINKINS JAMES L, Senior Vice President exercised an option 20,000 shares of The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO), with the average selling price of the stock being $41.89 per share. The total amount realized from this exercised an option $837,700. 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 – QUAN NANCY exercised an option an extra 10,000 shares of this stock in a transaction that took place a day before, on Jan 13, with a share exercised an option at an average of $34.35 and a total of $343,525 was realized from this transaction. After the transaction, the Senior Vice President – QUAN NANCY was left with 175,049 shares of the company’s stock, which is currently worth around $6012933.15.

The recent price movement of KO means that it is now up by 0.72% from its 52-week high and 27.65% up against its 52-week low prices. Over the past one week, the price volatility of KO stands at 1.18% while the volatility over the past one month is 0.97%. The beta score for this stock is 0.41. 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 10/18/2019 published its latest quarterly earnings, with the report showing that the company recorded 0.44 earnings per share (EPS) during that period. This report was above the expectations of analysts of 0.43 by 0.01. The revenue by the firm was 8.85B for the quarter.

The shares of The Coca-Cola Company (KO) gained by 1.25%, leading to a gain of $0.7 per share, and saw KO end the trading session at $56.70 on Wednesday 01/15/20. KO started the trading session at $56.00, before reaching a daily high of $56.98. It wasn’t able to sustain that growth though and soon jumped to hit a daily low of $56.00.

The trading volume on Wednesday stood at 16841159, which was below the stock’s 3-month average volume of 11.44 million shares, out of a total 4.25B shares. As the price of the stock climbed, the market valuation of the company gained to 242.10 billion.

The shares of Olin Corporation (NYSE: OLN) went up by 0.93% by the end of the recent trading session. This movement saw its price surge to close at $17.34, which was higher than the previous closing price of $17.18. Over the past one week, the price of OLN has jumped by 3.89%, while it has recorded a gain of 1.11% over the past one month. Its three-month performance saw OLN lose -5.14% while its six-month performance saw it drop by -18.63%. The situation is different though over the past one year, as the stock price went down by -20.02%, while its year-to-date (YTD) price performance jumped by 0.52%. The stock price has gone up by +6.74% compared to its 90-day low, while it is down -12.51% 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 1,931,375 shares, with the short-term indicators averagely rating the stock as a 50% Sell. A look at its medium-term indicators reveals that it has a 50-Day average volume of 2,135,284 shares and the indicators have an average rating of 100% Sell. The last indicators, the long-term see OLN stock with a 100-Day average volume of 2,335,382 shares, giving it an average rating of 100% Sell. A look at the general picture of all short, medium and long-term indicators leaves OLN with an average rating of 88% Sell.

Several brokerage firms sent out their reports OLN stock not long ago. In its report sent out on November 04, 2019, Tudor Pickering lowered its ratings on OLN from a Buy to a Hold. In an earlier report on November 04, 2019, SunTrust Downgrade the stock from a Buy to a Hold. JP Morgan meanwhile in its report on October 17, 2019 Downgrade its rating of the stock from a “Neutral” to “Neutral”.

In related news to the company’s stock, around 92.80% shares are being held by institutional investors. In a recent SEC filing, the company revealed that 364 institutions currently hold the OLN stock. In the last quarter, a 152,641,017 OLN shares were in the possession of institutions. On the other hand, the company recorded 42 new institutions who bought it their stock, while 53 institutions sold their entire OLN reserve. Of the current institutions investing in the stock, 126 increased their investment while 178 decreased their investment in the stock.