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Is Pepsico, Inc.(NYSE: PEP), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Pepsico, Inc. (NYSE: PEP) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 6/1/1972. Pepsico, Inc. is in the Beverages – Soft Drinks industry and Consumer Goods sector. Average volume for Pepsico, Inc., is 3927.02, and so far today it has a volume of 3459500. Performance year to date since the 6/1/1972 is 9.31%.

To help you determine whether Pepsico, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 30.12 and forward P/E is 20.73. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Pepsico, Inc. has a value for PEG of 4.24. P/S ratio is 2.48 and the P/B ratio is 12.44. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 11.53 and 19.53 respectively.

At the current price Pepsico, Inc. is trading at, 106.88 (-0.31% today), Pepsico, Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.82%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 80.00%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 3.55, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 8.41% after growing -13.90% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 3.70%, and -3.30% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 1443, and the number of shares float is 1436.42. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.10%, and institutional ownership is at 71.60%. The float short is 0.72%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.64. Management has seen a return on assets of 7.30%, and also a return on investment of 14.10%.

The ability for Pepsico, Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.4, and quick ratio is 1.2. Long term debt/equity is 2.49 and total debt/equity is 2.87. In terms of margins, Pepsico, Inc. has a gross margin of 55.40%, with its operating margin at 13.30%, and Pepsico, Inc. has a profit margin of 8.30%.

The 52 week high is -2.98%, with 21.62% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -0.36% and the 200 day simple moving average is 5.68%.

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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