132.88 0.00 (0.00%)
After hours: 5:30PM EDT
|Bid||132.98 x 800|
|Ask||133.74 x 800|
|Day's Range||131.52 - 133.20|
|52 Week Range||104.53 - 135.24|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.53|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||14.71|
|Earnings Date||Sep 30, 2019 - Oct 4, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||3.82 (2.88%)|
|1y Target Est||133.40|
Earnings season is underway and corporate buybacks are set to boost earnings per share for S&P 500 companies.
Coca-Cola Company (KO) stock was down 0.53% in trading Thursday. The stock currently sits less than a percent below its 52-week high.
After starting the year out on a dour note, the markets made a complete reversal. These days, the major averages -- like the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite -- continue to hit new record highs. The Dow Jones isn't doing too shabby either.But as the overall market surges higher, many stocks are quickly moving out of bargain status and perhaps into the expensive category. For those investors looking for value stocks, pickings are slim.Or are they?InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsThe truth is, there are plenty of value stocks still out there to be had. Sure, you may not find them among the FANGs, but bargain hunters can still find great deals on value stocks with low P/Es, strong earnings profiles, sales and even strong dividends.And considering that over the long haul, value tends to beat growth, now could be the best time ever to load up on some of these value stocks. * 7 Stocks Top Investors Are Buying Now With that, here are three great value stocks to buy this July and hold for a long time. Goldman Sachs (GS)Trailing P/E: 8.9The vampire squid is becoming a kinder and gentler, well, vampire squid. Investment bank Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) has become one of the best value stocks around. Today, shares can be had for a trailing P/E of just 8.9. That's dirt cheap considering its future potential.The reason behind the numbers is simple and comes from its former vampire squid name. Stock, currency, and derivatives trading used to make up the bulk of GS revenues in previous years. Those operations are still there to some extent. But thanks to regulation, Goldman has had to look for other ways to grow. Without those, investors have sort of abandoned the major financial name.However, Goldman has found the solution in consumer banking to the mass affluent. The firm's personal lending and deposit account platform, Marcus, has been extremely successful -- gathering more than $46 billion in deposits and issuing $4.6 billion in loans. Meanwhile, its deal to buy out wealth manager United Capital Financial Partners adds technology, investment management, and additional mass affluent assets into its umbrella. The idea is that Goldman is going back to its roots as more of a banking institution than a trading one.This is wonderful for investors. These are the kind of operations that throw off plenty of steady cash flows. And they already have, thanks to strong numbers, Goldman was able to increase its dividend and announce a massive $7 billion buyback program.However, investors continue to ignore the potential. That makes Goldman Sachs a great value stock to buy today. Micron TechnologyTrailing P/E: 5.09Modern life runs on semiconductors. However, there is a big difference between the chips needed for self-driving cars and the one in your garage door opener. For Micron Technology (NASDAQ:MU), the fact that it focuses on the boring, analog side of that equation hasn't been so good in recent years.Analog chips are so standard that pricing for them is actually traded like a commodity. There's a spot market for these chips … just like a barrel of oil or bushel of corn. So, with supplies of DRAM and other basic analog chips being in a glut, Micron has been largely ignored -- unlike say, NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA) -- and has become one of the cheapest value stocks around. You can currently snag MU stock for P/E of around 5.At that bargain price, you should snag all you can.For starters, the glut of DRAM may end as soon as the trade war goes. Already, Micron has seen a boost since President Donald Trump announced that firms can start selling chips to China's Huawei. Without trade issues, China should once again start consuming DRAM with reckless abandon.But what is really exciting is that MU has lucrative chipsets. At the same time, Micron continues to improve its memory chips to make them less like commodities and more irreplaceable to manufacturers. This includes its 3D XPoint technology -- which allows for very rapid storage and release of data. The kind of chip that is perfect for autonomous cars and A.I. * 9 Retail Stocks Goldman Sachs Says Are Ready to Rip Over the long haul, these chips will help reduce Micron's dependency on boring DRAM and allow it to profit from higher margins and demand. In the meantime, investors can score this value stock for basically free while they wait for the turnaround. PepsiCo (PEP)Trailing P/E: 14.6By nature, most consumer staples are considered value stocks. That's because many of them aren't fast-growing anymore and are mostly known for their dividends. So, when you can find a steady-eddy consumer stock, trading for a low valuation that also has some serious growth behind it, you have to consider it for your portfolio. And that sums up PepsiCo (NYSE:PEP) to a "T."PEP doesn't need an introduction. We all know the global provider of sweet beverages and salty snacks. The firm giant is pulling in billions in annual revenues across more than 200 different countries. But despite its size, Pepsi is still growing -- with management looking to score 4% to 6% organic growth this year.How PEP will do that comes down to continued improvements to its product mix. That includes new organic, healthy snacks as well as the continued foray into ready-to-drink coffee and sparkling water.Meanwhile, CEO Ramon Laguarta has continued to act on his promise of a "faster, stronger, better" PepsiCo. That includes investing a hefty dose of tech, consuming intimacy initiatives and looking to cut costs. So far, Laguarta's moves are working. Last quarter was simply smashing for PEP.And yet, the market still doesn't seem to care.That has made PEP a wonderful value stock to buy. With a P/E of just under 15, investors aren't pricing in any of the firm's growth potential. And with its 2.88% dividend, you're paid while waiting for that potential to be realized.At the time of writing, Aaron Levitt did not hold a position in any stock mentioned. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Stocks Top Investors Are Buying Now * The 10 Best Cryptocurrencies to Keep on Your Radar * 7 Marijuana Penny Stocks That Could Triple (But You Won't Make Money) The post 3 Great Value Stocks to Buy This July appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Here's an earnings boost some might overlook. Some stocks, like PepsiCo and Twitter, are just a few U.S. companies that paid corporate tax rates of zero.
Investors that want the benefit of steadily rising dividends while gaining some defensive exposure via the consumer staples sector do not have to turn to dedicated staples exchange traded funds. Some dividend ...
PURCHASE, N.Y. , July 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ: PEP) today declared a quarterly dividend of $0.955 per share of PepsiCo common stock, a 3 percent increase ...
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The S&P 500 breached this level for the first time ever on Wednesday and again on Thursday as Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell provided clearer hints on the central bank’s possible plans to cut short-term interest rates amid soft inflation and ongoing trade war concerns.
Consult the Analysts and BloggersPepsiCo (PEP) released an upbeat earnings report on Tuesday (July 9) topping the Street consensus. Its quarterly organic revenue growth reached 4.5% (4.8% year-to-date) – slightly higher than the 4.4% analyst forecast. Its quarterly revenues were reported to be $16.45 billion exceeding the $16.43 billion target. Core Q2 EPS stand at $1.54, above the $1.50 expected by analysts. These positive figures were highly acclaimed by Wall Street analysts. Dara Mohsenian, from Morgan Stanley, reiterated his buy rating on the company stressing the fact that earnings data exceeded analysts’ consensus. He writes: “We expect a muted positive stock reaction at Pepsi, with solid organic sales in Q2 at the higher end of expectations, a solid gross margin beat, an EPS beat even with reinvestment (A&M +12% yoy), and increased FY EPS visibility.”Bryan Spillane from Merrill Lynch has followed suit and maintained his buy rating for PEP setting a price target of $135 with 2.47% upside (the stock’s price as of July 11 is $131.74). It should be noted that Pepsi has already recorded a one-year high of $135.24.Spillane points to a solid 2nd quarter marked by better-than-expected organic sales growth, particularly in Frito Lay NA and North America beverages. It seems that Pepsi is on track to a faster growth rate like some of the better performing food and beverage companies. This gives room for optimism in the coming quarters. Good Signs for the FutureThe analyst price target on PEP currently (July 14) stands at $133.75 indicating a 0.35% upside. Analyst consensus on the stock is moderate buy. Analyst Ratings & Price Targets on PepsiCoInvestor sentiment is positive as well. Out of 58,404 individual investor portfolios on TipRanks, in the last 7 days (as of July 14), the number of portfolios holding PEP went higher by 0.1% Investor Sentiment on PepsiCoBlogger opinions (July 14) and predictions are clearly on the bullish side as well. On June 28, almost two weeks before the release of Pepsi’s positive earnings data, Sydnee Gatewood gave Pepsi a financial strength rating of 6 out of 10 and profitability and growth scored of 7 out of 10, mainly thanks to strong margins and returns that outperform more than half of its competitors, consistent earnings and revenue growth.Meanwhile Chris Neiger, a 5-star blogger recently drew his readers’ attention to the fact that PepsiCo has been a trustworthy dividend stock for decades. The company, he added, has raised its annual dividend for 47 consecutive years and currently pays a yield of about 3%. On top of that, Pepsi's stock has also outpaced the market over the past year, rising by more than 20%, outdoing even the S&P 500’s phenomenal rise of 18%. Blogger Opinions & Predictions on PepsiCoFurther data clearly shows where all this positive sentiment is coming from. Pepsi has a high total market cap of $184.7 billion making it one of the world’s largest food and beverages companies. Apart from its famous Pepsi beverage, it manufactures a variety of water carbonated soft drinks and snacks, which strengthen the brand in cases of weak beverage sales. As mentioned above, so far this year, its stock soared by 20%. Its main competitor, Coca-Cola (KO) was able to climb by no more than 9.8%. What Can Investors Expect?Pepsi’s weakest point in recent quarters was low revenue from the North American beverages market. However, this market seems to be improving. This quarter it rose by 2.5% compared to 2.2% in the preceding quarter. In a statement right after the release of Q2 earnings data, CEO, Ramon Laguarta, expressed his full satisfaction with Pepsi’s performances and declared that the company was on track to meet 2019 financial targets.These targets consist of 4% annual organic revenue growth and 1% decline in adjusted EPS. For this to happen, all-year cash from operation ought to be $9 billion. Free cash flow should be no less than $5 billion.Will Pepsi achieve these goals? Some analysts are concerned about the company’s operating margin which has shrunk 2.2%. In addition, core operating margin dropped by 1.2%. Only time can tell whether Pepsi can ride the momentum of a successful Q2 and finish 2019 in a better state. Investors are advised to keep close track of its stock and exploit opportunities that may cross their path.
PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ: PEP ) reported Tuesday second-quarter results highlighted by every segment showing positive growth for the first time in recent memory. Here is a summary of how some of the Street's ...