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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 154537. 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 107.38 (with a change from open of -0.49%), this in conjunction with a target price of 117.6. Volume today has so far reached 4999200, with an average volume of about 3885.66. The GAP for this stock, is 0.39%.

The P/E ratio is 30.26, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 20.82. 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 9.82%.

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 1439.16, while shares float is at a value of 1436.42. Float short for Pepsico, Inc. is 0.64% and the short ratio is 2.36.

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 4.25. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 2.49, with Price/book ratio coming to 12.5 and Price/cash is 11.55, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 19.57.

The simple moving averages are 0.19% and 5.56% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -2.52% and the 52 week low is 19.85%.

Pepsico, Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.80%, with a current price of 107.38. 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 0.23%, with performance for the month coming to 0.14%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 4.87%, and for the half year the performance is 18.76%. Volatility for this week is 0.80% and for the month this is 1.02%.

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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