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Barry Diller, who is a Director of Coca Cola (NYSE:KO), is very bullish on the company. On February 28th, 2011, he bought 235,000 shares at a market price of $64.44, for a total cost of $15,142,930. KO is trading at $67.60, making his stake worth close to $16 million.
Other insiders who recently acquire or sold stakes in KO (NYSE:KO):
Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) has returned 2.71% year-to-date and 22.15% over the past 52 weeks. Its market capitalization is $155.04 billion as of the most recent trade today, its price-to-earnings ratio is 13.38, and its beta is 0.6. The company has been solidly profitable over the past year. Its net profit margin is 33.7%, its operating profit margin is 24.06%, its EBITD margin is 27.78%, its return on assets is 19.51%, and its return on equity is 42.32%.
About the company: The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) manufactures, markets, and distributes soft drink concentrates and syrups. The Company also distributes and markets juice and juice-drink products. Coca-Cola distributes its products to retailers and wholesalers in the United States and internationally. Companies in Coca-Cola’s category (i.e. allies and competitors) include: Pepsi (NYSE:PEP), Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX), Jones Soda (NASDAQ:JSDA), Hansen Natural Corp (NASDAQ:HANS), Dr. Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE:DPS), Coca-Cola Enterprises (NYSE:CCE), Sonic Corp (NASDAQ:SONC), Wendy’s (NYSE:WEN), Yum! Brands (NYSE:YUM), Heckmann Corp (NYSE:HEK) and McDonald’s (NYSE:MCD).
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