Coca-Cola Co.

Coca-Cola and its flagship product are famous, and freely available, in almost every country on earth. With around 1.9 billion servings sold every day, Coca-Cola is a giant in the drinks sector with 2,800 different products for sale in more than 200 countries.

Founded in Atlanta in 1886 by pharmacist and former colonel Dr. John Stith Pemberton, Coca-Cola’s sold just nine units per day in its first year. Originally marketed as a ‘temperance drink’, the drink soon found widespread popularity amidst a general distrust of traditional alcoholic beverages. It was Coca-Cola’s next owner, Asa Candler, who oversaw the company’s rapid expansion across the US. The billionth gallon (3.79 billionth liter) of Coca-Cola was produced in 1944, and worldwide success followed in the 1950s and 1960s. Since then, Coca-Cola has grown organically and by acquisition, from the private juice manufacturer Minute Maid in 1960 to British coffee shop chain Costa in 2018. Along the way, it has picked up an enormous food and drink portfolio responsible for over $30 billion in annual revenue.

Despite the huge success of Coca-Cola and its top-secret formula, in 1985 the Coca-Cola company, after focus group research and ‘sip tests’, modified their recipe to create ‘New Coke’. Allegedly better tasting than both the original formula and critically their main rival Pepsi Cola, New Coke was a disaster. Within weeks the company was inundated with tens of thousands of angry phone calls and letters demanding they return to the original recipe. After less than 80 days with the new recipe, the board gave in and switched back to the original mixture. Courtesy of this massive publicity, Coca-Cola saw sales shoot up after this period.

Coca-Cola maintains an operating presence in many countries, with particularly large bottling subsidiaries based in Greece, Britain, and Mexico. Coca-Cola bottles some products in-house, but mostly provides concentrated syrups of its products to bottling subsidiaries that dilute them, place them in bottles, and send them to distributors. Other brands owned by the Coca-Cola company include Appletiser, Fanta, and Schweppes.

Coca-Cola listed on the New York Stock Exchange in 1919 at $40 per share. Thanks to 19 stock splits, one share bought in 1919 would currently account for 9,216 shares, and the stock is a constituent of the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P500. Coca-Cola stock is famous for paying one of the highest and most consistent dividends among American companies, which at times has been challenged by analysts as being too expensive for the company to afford. In 2020, Coca-Cola paid out nearly 98% of total profits as dividends. Coca-Cola’s largest single investor is Warren Buffet’s investment vehicle Berkshire Hathaway, which began buying stock in 1988 and owns just under 10% of the company. Other major shareholders include Vanguard and BlackRock.

SaxotraderGO HERO

Invest in Coca-Cola Co. stocks in SaxoTraderGO

Do you want more information about investing or investing in the Coca-Cola Co. stock? Then open an account with Saxo Bank now. You will also receive technical analysis, expert insights, market news and much more.

SaxotraderGO HERO

See stock analyzes and key figures Coca-Cola Co.

Get access to clear analyzes and key figures for the Coca-Cola Co. stock. At Saxo Bank, you will find expert insights from our own SaxoStrats, view market analysts as well as technical analysis, all gathered in one place.

Before investing in individual stocks, it is recommended to make a thorough analysis. Investing carries risks, your investment can lose value.

Stocks illustration_769x385_v2

*The illustration is used as an example only. For the most up-to-date information on this instrument, existing customers should use the trading platform.

Plug Power
PLUG:xnas . USD
Plug Power
PLUN:xetr . EUR
NextEra Energy Partners LP
NEP:xnys . USD
Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA - ADR
SQM:xnys . USD
UCB:xbru . EUR

“Market movers” show you the biggest price fluctuations across selected markets. Data is delayed up to 30 minutes. See the full disclaimer for more information.

Invest in popular stocks, in addition to Coca-Cola Co.

Invest in popular stocks, in addition to Coca-Cola Co.

At Saxo Bank, you can trade over 19,000 stocks. The large selection allows you to find exactly what you need, from niche small-cap options to the well-known large companies with high market caps. See a selection of the most popular stocks you can invest in on our user-friendly platforms, SaxoTraderGO.

Find your next investment

Are you looking for inspiration? Our SaxoStrats provide daily analysis across asset classes including stocks that can help you identify your next opportunity. If you want to invest in a specific market trend, you can select stocks based on different themes. Use our Stock Screener to filter stocks by sector, market, investment theme and more.
Find our investment

Should our experts invest for you?

Do not have the time, knowledge or energy to make your own investments? So let our independent experts navigate the market and manage your investments for you.

Frequently asked questions about Coca-Cola Co.

Find quick answers to your questions about trading Coca-Cola Co. at Saxo Bank. We have gathered answers to the questions we most often get from new and existing customers.

When you decide to buy Coca-Cola shares, you can do so simply by logging in to one of our platforms - SaxoInvestor, SaxoTraderGO or SaxoTraderPRO - and searching for the ticker ‘KO’. If you don’t have an account, create one by clicking here.

To check the current price of Coca-Cola shares with your account, log in and search for Coca-Cola. Then select trade ticket, click on the ‘I’ icon and then navigate to ‘Trading Rates’ to see transaction costs. New customers of Saxo can click here to open an account now.

Our platforms offer plenty of different financial information to help you decide if Coca-Cola is the right investment for you. You will find stock analysis, financial reports, and current and historical price charts on your account. You can open an account here.

Coca-Cola has one of the longest dividend track records of any American company, and commits a large portion of its profits to paying and increasing the dividend. You can find history and yield analysis by logging into your account on one of our platforms. If you don't have an account yet, you can create one here.

You can check how Coca-Cola shares have performed in the past by logging in to your trading platform account to see detailed price charts and historical financial data. If you don’t have an account with Saxo, you can open one by clicking here.

Information on this page is not intended for investment advice or as an individual recommendation for trading. Reward to the author of this article was / is not related to his / her specific recommendation or views. Although Saxo Bank carefully collects and maintains these pages using reliable sources, Saxo Bank can not guarantee that this information is correct, complete or current. If you use this information without verification, it is at your own expense and risk. No rights can be inferred from the information on these pages. Investment involves risks. Your investment may be worth less. Read more information about the specific product risks on the product pages.

Saxo Bank A/S (Headquarters)
Philip Heymans Alle 15

Contact Saxo

Select region


Trade responsibly
All trading carries risk. Read more. To help you understand the risks involved we have put together a series of Key Information Documents (KIDs) highlighting the risks and rewards related to each product. Read more

This website can be accessed worldwide however the information on the website is related to Saxo Bank A/S and is not specific to any entity of Saxo Bank Group. All clients will directly engage with Saxo Bank A/S and all client agreements will be entered into with Saxo Bank A/S and thus governed by Danish Law.

Apple and the Apple logo are trademarks of Apple Inc, registered in the US and other countries and regions. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc. Google Play and the Google Play logo are trademarks of Google LLC.