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Pepsico, Inc. (NYSE: PEP) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Pepsico, Inc. (NYSE: PEP), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 151802.18. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Pepsico, Inc. is 105.89 (with a change from open of 0.65%), this in conjunction with a target price of 116.63. Volume today has so far reached 1055316, with an average volume of about 4007.23. The GAP for this stock, is -0.07%.

The P/E ratio is 29.66, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 20.41. The current EPS for Pepsico, Inc., is 3.55, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -13.90%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 7.67%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Pepsico, Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 8.43% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 7.12%. Quarter over quarter is 3.70% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -3.30%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been -1.30%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 1.70%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.10% and institutional ownership is 71.60%. Shares outstanding is 1441.89, while shares float is at a value of 1436.42. Float short for Pepsico, Inc. is 0.64% and the short ratio is 2.29.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 2.49, while the total debt/equity comes to 2.87. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.4, and the quick ratio is 1.2. The most recent gross margin is 55.40% and their operating margin is 13.30%. The profit margin is 8.30%.

Pepsico, Inc. has seen returns on assets of 7.30%, and on investment, 14.10%. Return on equity is 42.00%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 4.17. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 2.44, with Price/book ratio coming to 12.26 and Price/cash is 11.35, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 19.23.

The simple moving averages are -1.39% and 4.43% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -3.88% and the 52 week low is 19.15%.

Pepsico, Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.86%, with a current price of 105.89. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 80.00%. This is in an industry, Beverages – Soft Drinks, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Consumer Goods. Pepsico, Inc. is based in USA.

Performance in the Beverages – Soft Drinks industry means that Pepsico, Inc. has seen performance for the past week of 1.18%, with performance for the month coming to -2.25%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 2.53%, and for the half year the performance is 16.03%. Volatility for this week is 1.26% and for the month this is 0.93%.

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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