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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 152726.56. 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 106.05 (with a change from open of 0.18%), this in conjunction with a target price of 118.18. Volume today has so far reached 1745517, with an average volume of about 3759.93. The GAP for this stock, is -0.21%.

The P/E ratio is 23.25, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 20.45. The current EPS for Pepsico, Inc., is 4.56, 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 8.49%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Pepsico, Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 7.93% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 7.17%. Quarter over quarter is 283.10% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -1.90%. 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 71.70%. Shares outstanding is 1439.73, while shares float is at a value of 1431.52. Float short for Pepsico, Inc. is 0.62% and the short ratio is 2.38.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 2.3, while the total debt/equity comes to 2.79. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.3, and the quick ratio is 1.2. The most recent gross margin is 55.30% and their operating margin is 15.60%. The profit margin is 10.70%.

Pepsico, Inc. has seen returns on assets of 9.30%, and on investment, 14.10%. Return on equity is 54.80%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 3.24. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 2.47, with Price/book ratio coming to 11.96 and Price/cash is 10.33, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 20.26.

The simple moving averages are -0.83% and 3.72% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -3.73% and the 52 week low is 16.21%.

Pepsico, Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.84%, with a current price of 106.05. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 63.30%. 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 0.07%, with performance for the month coming to 1.42%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -2.85%, and for the half year the performance is 11.48%. Volatility for this week is 0.95% and for the month this is 1.06%.

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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