|Bid||132.11 x 1100|
|Ask||132.98 x 4000|
|Day's Range||132.47 - 134.28|
|52 Week Range||104.53 - 135.24|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.53|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||14.70|
|Earnings Date||Sep 30, 2019 - Oct 4, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||3.82 (2.88%)|
|1y Target Est||133.40|
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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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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 ...
What started out as a third straight day of losses certainly didn't end that way. On Tuesday, the S&P 500 mustered a 0.12% gain, giving investors something to build on should they decide the market is safe enough to add long positions here.Source: Allan Ajifo via Wikimedia (Modified)Supersized company Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) did more heavy lifting than any other name, gaining almost 2%. But Square (NYSE:SQ) ultimately won the day's top-performer honors. Shares of the fintech name rallied more than 6% after Raymond James analyst John Davis upgraded SQ on optimistic expectations about the company's soon-to-launch business debit card.Holding the market back more than any other name was telecom outfit Verizon (NYSE:VZ), which was down a couple of percentage points following a downgrade from Citi. Analyst Michael Rollins explains: "[W]e believe national wireless firms that take more aggressive steps to shape their long-term strategic and competitive position in the industry have a better chance of creating value over the next 12-months."InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 10 Stocks to Buy on College Students' Radars Headed into the midpoint of the week, however, it's the stock charts of PepsiCo (NASDAQ:PEP), EQT Corporation (NYSE:EQT) and Lennar (NYSE:LEN) that are of the most interest. Here's why. Lennar (LEN)In late June, Lennar was put under the trading microscope. A sharp single-day setback dragged the homebuilding stock under several key moving average lines, and there was no intraday rebound effort. The selloff was so significant, nobody was willing to buy the dip.The next day, Lennar shares only had to kiss their 200-day moving average line to start a feeble recovery effort. But, it was a recovery effort nonetheless. What happened in the meantime is even more concerning than what happened then. Click to Enlarge * The weakness from late June has since been renewed, with Tuesday's close of $47.37 being the lowest in weeks. * Tuesday's slide from a reasonably healthy open was also on above-average volume suggesting more would-be sellers are waiting in the wings. * While the late-June low near $47, plotted with a yellow dashed line on the daily chart, the 200-day moving average remains the make-or-break line in the sand. EQT Corporation (EQT)As of the latter half of May, EQT looked like it was in real trouble. A brief encounter with the 200-day moving average line, plotted in white on both stock charts, put the stock into a pretty steep dive.The selloff was halted at what turned out to be a pretty predictable support area though, and the rebound effort started to take shape. It has been choppy, but thanks to Tuesday's gain, the first of a key ceiling has been wiped out of the way. And the nature of the effort is even more compelling than the effort seems to be with just a cursory look. * 7 Retail Stocks to Buy for the Second Half of 2019 Click to Enlarge * The big crossover worth noting from yesterday is the move above the blue 20-day moving average line. * Tuesday's gain was also an outside day, where the open was below Monday's low, and the close was above Monday's high. These drastic intraday swings suggest a major change of heart. * Although progress has been modest since the latter part of June, the 'up' days have been on decidedly stronger volume than the 'down' days. * Zooming out to the weekly chart, all the recent action is put in perspective. EQT is pushing up and off the lower edge of a descending wedge patterns, and any advance could be capped at the upper boundary near $23. PepsiCo (PEP)Finally, PepsiCo shares have been playing with fire for weeks now. Although the 24% gain from January's low was a nice run, it also left PEP shares overbought and ripe for profit-taking.The stock hasn't slipped over the edge of that cliff yet. With yesterday's stumble though, it has become dangerously close to doing so. One more bad day could do the trick, and the backdrop has already turned uncomfortably bearish. Click to Enlarge * It was already struggling to do so, but as of Tuesday, PepsiCo shares are decidedly below the blue 20-day moving average line. * The undertow is made even more bearish in that the volume behind the "down" days since late June has not only been above average, but growing. The Chaikin line's decline on the weekly chart says the same thing. * On the weekly chart, the looming bearish MACD crossunder and the impending Chaikin line cross below the zero level leave PEP just days away from two major sell signals. * The final line in the sand is right around $130.75, where PepsiCo has made lows a couple of times since late last month, and where the purple 50-day moving average line will soon be.As of this writing, James Brumley did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. You can learn more about him at his website jamesbrumley.com, or follow him on Twitter, at @jbrumley. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Best Stocks for 2019: A Volatile First Half * 7 Simple Ways for Young Investors to Invest Their First $1,000 * 6 Stocks to Buy Based on Insider Buying The post 3 Big Stock Charts for Wednesday: PepsiCo, EQT and Lennar appeared first on InvestorPlace.
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