Will Coca-Cola’s 4Q EPS Give These Top Institutional Shareholders Something To Write Home About?

Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) reported a fourth quarter earnings per share of $0.41 and revenue at $11.46 billion, up 4% annually, compared with consensus of EPS of $0.44 and revenue of $11.54 billion. The quarter was notable for global volume growth of 3% which was driven by international volume growth of 4% and North American volume growth of 1%. Operating income in the quarter was up 68%, though comparable currency neutral operating income grew 14%.

Will  The Coca-Cola Company’s shareholders decrease their holdings? They reported owning a total of 1.027 billion shares on 12/31/2012. The shares closed at $36.25 on 12/31/2012.

Here are the ten largest positions in The Coca-Cola Company at the end of December 31st, 2012.

Vanguard Group Inc. held 198,616,069 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $7,199,832,501. This brought the portfolio total to 0.9%.

Blackrock Institutional Trust Company N.A. held 102,748,486 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $3,724,632,618. This brought the portfolio total to 0.87%.

Bank of New York Mellon Corp. held 57,228,169 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $2,074,521,126. This brought the portfolio total to 0.73%.

J.P Morgan Chase & Co. held 47,044,527 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $1,705,364,104. This brought the portfolio total to 0.59%.

Blackrock Fund Advisors held 36,264,129 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $1,314,574,676. This brought the portfolio total to 0.59%.

Blackrock group ltd held 29,710,490 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $1,077,005,263. This brought the portfolio total to 0.89%.

Blackrock Advisors LLC. held 25,129,373 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $910,939,771. This brought the portfolio total to 0.95%.

Legal & General Group PLC. held 19,962,951 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $723,656,974. This brought the portfolio total to 1.13%.

Yacktman Asset Management L.P. held 16,584,021 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $601,170,761. This brought the portfolio total to 3.6%.

Montag & Caldwell LLC. held 15,104,010 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $547,520,363. This brought the portfolio total to 4.67%.

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