|Bid||109.40 x 500|
|Ask||109.98 x 500|
|Day's Range||108.57 - 110.05|
|52 Week Range||106.19 - 122.51|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||32.47|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||3.22 (2.95%)|
|1y Target Est||N/A|
In recent times, Twitter (TWTR) executives have talked favorably about the company’s data licensing business, saying it was shaping up to be a key driver of growth and profitability. In 4Q17, Twitter’s revenues from data licensing and other non-advertising sources (known as its DES business) grew 10% YoY (year-over-year) to $87 million, building on its growth of 22% during the previous quarter. Notably, Twitter was able to ink a significant number of new data licensing deals with enterprises during 4Q17, and this led to the continued growth in DES business in the quarter.
Tesla's all-electric semi truck, unveiled last year, could pay for itself in two years via maintenance and fuel savings, an executive with global shipping company DHL said this week. DHL was among the first major companies to pre-order the Tesla Semi, which is expected to become available in 2019. Tesla Inc. has said a smaller Semi with a 300-mile range will start around $150,000 , while its larger sibling, with a 500-mile range, will start around $180,000.
A Miami-based venture by food-and-beverage giant PepsiCo Inc. has launched a new product in the United States aimed at the health-minded consumer on the go. Founded and headquartered in Miami, PepsiCo (PEP) subsidiary Drinkfinity will bring a line of flavored drink additives stateside after a trial run in Brazil that began in 2014. Drinkfinity "pods," as they're called, contain dry and liquid ingredients that mix with water to create a variety of beverage blends, from green tea-extract mixtures for energy to botanicals designed to promote relaxation.
Coca-Cola’s (KO) unit volumes remained unchanged on a year-over-year basis in 4Q17 as well as in full-year 2017. In full-year 2017, Coca-Cola’s sparkling beverage volumes fell 1%. Coca-Cola is trying to improve its beverage volumes by focusing on innovation of healthier products that cater to consumer needs.
The decline in Coca-Cola’s 4Q17 revenue was primarily due to the impact of refranchising of the company’s bottling operations. Coca-Cola has been reducing its exposure to the lower-margin, capital-intensive bottling business and focusing more on its concentrates business. In October 2017, Coca-Cola completed the refranchising of its US bottling territories.
PepsiCo (PEP) announced its fiscal 4Q17 and fiscal 2017 results on February 13, 2018. Following those results, PEP stock was downgraded to “in line” from “outperform” by Evercore on February 14. As of February 15, 13 of the 25 analysts (or 52%) covering PEP stock are recommending a “buy,” and 48% are recommending a “hold” for the stock.
The company’s reported gross margin contracted 65 basis points on a year-over-year basis to 53.5% in fiscal 4Q17. Its adjusted gross margin declined 50 basis points in fiscal 4Q17. Higher commodity costs in the company’s North America Beverages segment had an adverse impact on its gross margin.
PepsiCo (PEP) generated revenue of $19.5 billion in fiscal 4Q17, which ended on December 30, 2017. The company surpassed the consensus Wall Street analysts’ revenue estimate of $19.4 billion. PepsiCo’s revenue was almost flat in fiscal 4Q17 compared to fiscal 4Q16.
PepsiCo (PEP), a leading snack food and beverage maker, announced its fiscal 4Q17 and fiscal 2017 results on February 13, 2018. PEP stock rose 0.2% on February 13. PEP stock has fallen 7.5% on a YTD (year-to-date) basis.