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Dow Today: Coca-Cola (KO) Higher

Tickers in this article: KO ^DJI

Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (^DJI) is trading up 85 points (+0.6%) at 14,698 as of Tuesday, Apr 9, 2013, 1:35 p.m. ET. During this time, 339.4 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 604.4 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,894 issues advancing vs. 1,021 declining with 137 unchanged. * EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Jim Cramer's Prot��g��, Dave Peltier, only buys Stocks Under $10 that he thinks could potentially double. See what he's trading today with a 14-day FREE pass. The Dow component leading the way higher looks to be Coca-Cola (KO) , which is sporting an 18-cent gain (+0.4%) bringing the stock to $41.04. This single gain is lifting the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 1.36 points or roughly accounting for 1.6% of the Dow's overall gain. Volume for Coca-Cola currently sits at 12 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 14.8 million shares. Coca-Cola has a market cap of $178.63 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and food & beverage industry. Shares are up 12.7% year to date as of Monday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 2.8%. The Coca-Cola Company, a beverage company, engages in the manufacture, marketing, and sale of nonalcoholic beverages worldwide. The company primarily offers sparkling beverages and still beverages. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. TheStreet Ratings rates Coca-Cola as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year, growth in earnings per share, notable return on equity and good cash flow from operations. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. * You can view the full Coca-Cola Ratings Report. Exclusive Offer: Jim Cramer's 'go-to' small/mid-cap guru Bryan Ashenberg only buys stocks he thinks could return 50-100% See his top picks for 14-days FREE.