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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Pepsico, Inc., PEP

Pepsico, Inc., PEP is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Beverages – Soft Drinks in the sector of Consumer Goods. Based in USA, Pepsico, Inc., PEPĀ  has a market cap of 157315.86. Since its IPO date on the 6/1/1972, Pepsico, Inc., PEP performance year to date is 10.71%. Today Pepsico, Inc., PEP has gained -0.48%, with a current price of 108.5.

Ownership of the company is 0.10% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 71.60%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 80.00%. Return of assets are at 7.30%, with return on investment at 14.10%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Pepsico, Inc., PEP is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 2.49. While Total debt/equity is 2.87. With a profit margin of 8.30%, this is combined with a gross margin of 55.40%, and operating margin of 13.30%. Pepsico, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.4, while the quick ratio is 1.2.

For the last year Pepsico, Inc., PEP has seen a EPS growth of -13.90%. A performance for the year of 16.72%. The 52-week high is -2.20%, and the 52-week low is 46.08%. The average volume for Pepsico, Inc., PEP is 1402111.

With a target price of 115.69, can Pepsico, Inc., PEP reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Pepsico, Inc., PEP. Pepsico, Inc. has a P/E of 30.72 and a forward P/E of 21.14. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 4.33. Pepsico, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 2.53 and 12.69 respectively. For P/cash, Pepsico, Inc. has a value of 11.76, while it is 19.93 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 108.5, Pepsico, Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.76%. We see a return on equity of 42.00%.

Looking more long-term Pepsico, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 7.10%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 8.41% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -13.90% for this year and for the last five years a -1.30% growth has been seen.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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