Pepsico (NYSE:PEP) Earning Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Analysis Shows

Press coverage about Pepsico (NYSE:PEP) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Pepsico earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the company an impact score of 46.9231093992589 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Shares of Pepsico (NYSE PEP) opened at $117.46 on Tuesday. The company has a market cap of $167,040.00, a PE ratio of 22.81, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.17 and a beta of 0.68. The company has a quick ratio of 1.21, a current ratio of 1.35 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.32. Pepsico has a 1-year low of $100.12 and a 1-year high of $119.39.

Pepsico (NYSE:PEP) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 4th. The company reported $1.48 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.43 by $0.05. The company had revenue of $16.24 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $16.35 billion. Pepsico had a net margin of 10.97% and a return on equity of 59.68%. Pepsico’s quarterly revenue was up 1.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $1.40 EPS. equities research analysts expect that Pepsico will post 5.22 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, January 8th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 1st will be issued a dividend of $0.805 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 30th. This represents a $3.22 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.74%. Pepsico’s dividend payout ratio is currently 66.53%.

A number of brokerages recently commented on PEP. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Pepsico from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $131.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Monday. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $120.00 price objective on shares of Pepsico in a research note on Wednesday, September 6th. Credit Suisse Group reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $122.00 price target (down from $124.00) on shares of Pepsico in a research report on Thursday, October 5th. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Pepsico in a research report on Sunday, November 12th. Finally, Macquarie began coverage on Pepsico in a research report on Thursday, September 14th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $125.00 price target on the stock. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, ten have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $121.96.

In other news, insider Ramon Laguarta sold 21,449 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, October 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $110.51, for a total transaction of $2,370,328.99. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. 0.26% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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Pepsico Company Profile

PepsiCo, Inc is a global food and beverage company. The Company’s portfolio of brands includes Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Quaker and Tropicana. The Company operates through six segments: Frito-Lay North America (FLNA), Quaker Foods North America (QFNA), North America Beverages (NAB), Latin America, Europe Sub-Saharan Africa (ESSA), and Asia, Middle East and North Africa (AMENA).

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