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Morning Trending Tickers: Pepsico, Inc., (PEP)

Friday February 24th 2017: 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 167.43 B. Since its IPO date on the 06/01/1972, Pepsico, Inc., PEP performance year to date is 11.69%. Today Pepsico, Inc., PEP has gained -0.30%, with a current price of 116.86.

Ownership of the company is 0.10% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 72.10%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 80.50%. Return of assets are at 9.10%, with return on investment at 13.80%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Pepsico, Inc., PEP is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 2.57. While Total debt/equity is 3.3. With a profit margin of 10.70%, this is combined with a gross margin of 55.00%, and operating margin of 16.00%. Pepsico, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.3, while the quick ratio is 1.1.

For the last year Pepsico, Inc., PEP has seen a EPS growth of 18.70%. A performance for the year of 12.53%. The 52-week high is -1.07%, and the 52-week low is 18.64%. The average volume for Pepsico, Inc., PEP is 5156209.

With a target price of 122.19, can Pepsico, Inc., PEP reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Pepsico, Inc., PEP. Pepsico, Inc. has a P/E of 25.2 and a forward P/E of 21.07. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 3.93. Pepsico, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 2.66 and 14.23 respectively. For P/cash, Pepsico, Inc. has a value of 10.47, while it is 23.29 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 116.86, Pepsico, Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.76%. We see a return on equity of 55.80%.

Looking more long-term Pepsico, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 6.41%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 7.79% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 18.70% for this year and for the last five years a 1.60% 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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