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Things appear to be looking up for PepsiCo Inc (PEP)

PepsiCo Inc (NASDAQ: PEP) is 0.94% higher on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $155.83 and a high of $196.88 in the current 52-week trading range. The question becomes, what are the chances the stock will continue to grow shareholders’ wealth in the market. Here’s what analysts think will happen to its price in the coming time. The PEP stock was last observed hovering at around $172.98 in the last trading session, with the day’s loss setting it -1.54%.

Currently trading at $171.44, the stock is 1.84% and 1.81% above its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 4.88 million and changing -0.89% at the moment leaves the stock -0.78% off its SMA200. PEP registered -5.19% loss for a year compared to 6-month loss of 1.18%. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average (SMA 50) of $2.96 and a 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) of $17.16.

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The stock witnessed a 4.16% gain in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a 0.94%, and is -0.67% down over the last 5 days. If we measure the stock’s price variations over the week and the month, we find that the volatility rates stand at 1.20% over the week and 1.25% over the month.

PepsiCo Inc (PEP) has around 318000 employees, a market worth around $235.63B and $91.47B in sales. Current P/E ratio is 26.13 and Fwd P/E is 19.42. Profit margin for the company is 9.92%. Distance from 52-week low is 10.02% and -12.92% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (15.51%).

PepsiCo Inc quarterly earnings per share for the current quarter are estimated at $1.52 with sales reaching $18.12B over the same period.The EPS is expected to grow by 7.13% this year, but quarterly earnings will post 3.60% year-over-year. Quarterly sales are estimated to grow 15.10% in year-over-year returns.

PepsiCo Inc (PEP) Top Institutional Holders

4,095 institutions hold shares in PepsiCo Inc (PEP), with institutional investors hold 77.01% of the company’s shares. The shares outstanding are 1.37B, and float is at 1.37B with Short Float at 1.26%. Institutions hold 76.89% of the Float.

The top institutional shareholder in the company is Vanguard Group Inc with over 131.35 million shares valued at $24.33 billion. The investor’s holdings represent 9.35% of the PEP Shares outstanding. As of Jun 29, 2023, the second largest holder is Blackrock Inc. with 110.58 million shares valued at $20.48 billion to account for 7.87% of the shares outstanding. The other top investors are State Street Corporation which holds 59.06 million shares representing 4.21% and valued at over $10.94 billion, while Geode Capital Management, LLC holds 1.93% of the shares totaling 27.06 million with a market value of $5.01 billion.

PepsiCo Inc (PEP) Insider Activity

The most recent transaction is an insider sale by Krishnan Ramkumar,the company’sCEO, PBNA. SEC filings show that Krishnan Ramkumar sold 4,563 shares of the company’s common stock on Mar 11 ’24 at a price of $164.44 per share for a total of $0.75 million. Following the sale, the insider now owns 59573.0 shares.

PepsiCo Inc disclosed in a document filed with the SEC on Feb 23 ’24 that Willemsen Eugene (CEO, AMESA & Intl Beverages) sold a total of 7,700 shares of the company’s common stock. The trade occurred on Feb 23 ’24 and was made at $169.74 per share for $1.31 million. Following the transaction, the insider now directly holds 16715.0 shares of the PEP stock.

Still, SEC filings show that on Nov 10 ’23, Johnston Hugh F (Vice Chairman, EVP & CFO) disposed off 48,388 shares at an average price of $166.65 for $8.06 million. The insider now directly holds 96,627 shares of PepsiCo Inc (PEP).

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