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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 4489.2, and so far today it has a volume of 1551980. Performance year to date since the 6/1/1972 is 10.61%.

To help you determine whether Pepsico, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 30.69 and forward P/E is 21.12. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Pepsico, Inc. has a value for PEG of 4.32. P/S ratio is 2.53 and the P/B ratio is 12.68. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 11.75 and 19.91 respectively.

At the current price Pepsico, Inc. is trading at, 108.78 (-0.13% today), Pepsico, Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.76%, 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 -48.20%, and -51.70% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 1443, and the number of shares float is 1436.41. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.10%, and institutional ownership is at 71.50%. The float short is 0.67%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.13. 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 -1.95%, with 46.46% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 3.80% and the 200 day simple moving average is 8.23%.

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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