A Fresh Look At Pepsico, Inc. (NYSE:PEP)

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Pepsico, Inc. (NYSE:PEP) closed its last session at $109.11. The stock traded within a range of $108.76 and $111.90. The company operates in the Consumer Defensive sector with a market capitalization of 155.48 Million. Trading volume for Pepsico, Inc. was 7.7 Million in its previous trading session. Currently, Pepsico, Inc. (NYSE:PEP) has an average volume of 3.94 Million.

Company Profile

PepsiCo, Inc. is the manufacturing, marketing, and distribution of grain-based snack foods, beverages, and other products. It’s driven by a complementary food and beverage portfolio that includes Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Quaker and Tropicana. PepsiCo’s product portfolio includes a wide range of enjoyable foods and beverages. It distributes its products through direct-store-delivery and customer warehouse systems, as well as third-party networks.

Analyst Views

Pepsico, Inc. (NYSE:PEP) received a Buy rating from 5 analysts. 0 analysts gave its stock an Outperform rating. 3 analysts say it’s a Hold while 0 analysts provided their expert opinion as Sell.

Pepsico, Inc. (NYSE:PEP) touched its 1-Year High price of $122.51 on 01/23/18 and its 1-Year Low price of $104.77 on 10/04/17.

EPS & Financials

Pepsico, Inc. (NYSE:PEP) reported its EPS in the last quarter as $1.31/Share beating the analyst estimate of $1.3/Share by a difference of $0.01. This showed a surprise of 0.8% in the last quarter earnings.

For the current quarter, 20 analysts are projecting a mean EPS of $0.95/share. According to their observations and findings, the stock could provide a high EPS of $1.03/share and a low EPS of $0.89/share.

Analysts believe that the company has the potential to earn average revenue of $12.39 Billion for the current quarter. According to their predictions high & low revenue estimates are 12.59 Billion and 12.23 Billion respectively.

Technical Analysis

By taking a look at the stock’s current statistics it can gauged that the stock candle is BEARISH with HIGH volatility. Pepsico, Inc. (NYSE:PEP) has a 20-Day average volume of 4.72 Million. According to today’s trading volume Pepsico, Inc. is ABOVE its 20-Day Avg. volume with the stock showing ABOVE Abnormal volume in the past 150 days.

Moving average convergence divergence (MACD) shows that the stock is on a PRICE RELATIVITY trend. The trend for the past 10-days shows that the company was in BEARISH territory while an analysis of the last 40-Day trend shows a BEARISH signal. The 100-Day trend also shows a BULLISH trend as well.

The company currently has an insider ownership of 0.1 Percent and Institutional ownership of 72 Percent. The return on assets stands at 9.2%, Return on Equity currently is 56.9% and the Return on Investment value is 13.8%.

Pepsico, Inc. (NYSE:PEP) gross margin percentage stands at 54.9% while its operating margin for the past trailing twelve month is 16.2 percent and its overall profit margin (ttm) is 11 Percent. The stock is currently moving below its 20-Day Simple Moving Average of -7.17% with a 50-Day Simple Moving Average of -7.43 percent. As of today, the company has a SMA200 (200-day simple moving average) of -5.46 Percent. The Stock has YTD (year to date) performance of -9.01 percent.

The TTM operating margin for the company stands at 16.2%. The return on invested capital is at 13.8%, which is good, compared to its peers. The Free Cash Flow or FCF margin is 67.99.

The company’s stock is currently moving with a -ve distance from the 200 day SMA of approximately -5.46%, and has a solid year to date (YTD) performance of -9.01% which means that the stock is constantly adding to its value from the previous fiscal year end price.