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Coca-Cola: re-taking the all-time highs
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Coca-Cola releases its earnings report on Wednesday, 15:30 MT time.
The expected EPS differs among observers between $0.41 and $0.42, and the revenue forecast is $8.61bln.
Generally, Coca-Cola is a champion. It never failed on an ever-increasing dividend through the last half-century, it produces four out of five most popular soft drinks in the world, and it stays in the Top-5 chart of the US Super Bowl commercials. Yet, it suffered the hit of the virus. The abovementioned estimations take that hit into account. Nevertheless, most observers agree that this stock is a buy in the long-run, given the strong fundamentals it has to rise in normal circumstances – which are pretty much getting back to normal. In keeping with this, if Coca-Cola outperforms the expectations, it will definitely beat $51 and take the uptrend to its all-time high of $55. In the meantime, the current price of the stock may offer a very handy moment to enter the market.
On Thursday, the 2nd of February, the Bank of England will publish its report concerning interest rates and inflation data for the Eurozone. Professionals and investors anticipate that Andrew Bailey’s lead team of policy makers will likely raise interest rates to 4%; the highest in over a decade, for the tenth time in a row.
The first FOMC meeting comes after a buildup of anticipation from traders and investors alike, as the markets await what posture the Fed will take regarding the interest rates; would there be a hike or a cut in interest rates? Recall that the Federal Open Market Committee had previously ended the year 2022 with a 50bps hike, and an indication from Powell, the committee chairman, that the Fed could consider raising interest rates by 75bps in the course of the year 2023.
Western countries are trying to find other options for oil and gas supplies after a 10th package of sanctions, which will put more pressure on Russian oil and decrease global oil supply. Italy, for example, is in talks with Libya.