$1.40 EPS Expected for PepsiCo, Inc. (PEP)

June 20, 2017 - By Migdalia James

 $1.40 EPS Expected for PepsiCo, Inc. (PEP)
Investors sentiment increased to 0.97 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.18, from 0.79 in 2016Q3. It increased, as 68 investors sold PepsiCo, Inc. shares while 674 reduced holdings. 102 funds opened positions while 618 raised stakes. 967.70 million shares or 0.34% more from 964.42 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported.
Lynch And Assocs In has invested 0.09% in PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP). Stratos Wealth Prtnrs accumulated 72,603 shares. 231,941 are held by Guyasuta Inv. Sanctuary Wealth Advisors Ltd stated it has 0.02% of its portfolio in PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP). Blackrock Grp Inc has 0.64% invested in PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP). Gould Asset Limited Liability Ca invested in 0.65% or 12,197 shares. Pecaut & Company reported 5,120 shares stake. Nomura Hldgs stated it has 124,900 shares. At Bank & Trust has invested 0.15% of its portfolio in PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP). Blue Inc holds 10,455 shares. First Interstate National Bank & Trust holds 82,998 shares or 1.71% of its portfolio. Willingdon Wealth owns 6,365 shares. Montag A And Assocs invested in 0.78% or 62,689 shares. Ifrah Service invested in 7,822 shares or 0.33% of the stock. Valley Natl Advisers holds 1.95% or 40,537 shares.

Since February 17, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 9 sales for $32.14 million activity. 2,000 shares were sold by Sankaran Vivek, worth $220,444. TRUDELL CYNTHIA had sold 3,000 shares worth $337,775 on Friday, April 28. On Tuesday, February 28 Laguarta Ramon sold $2.57 million worth of PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP) or 23,585 shares. On Friday, February 17 Johnston Hugh F sold $21.03 million worth of PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP) or 195,437 shares. 25,000 shares were sold by Chadha Sanjeev, worth $2.70M. Another trade for 30,005 shares valued at $3.22 million was sold by Gallagher Marie T.. Narasimhan Laxman sold $466,265 worth of stock or 4,258 shares.

Analysts expect PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP) to report $1.40 EPS on July, 6.They anticipate $0.05 EPS change or 3.70 % from last quarter’s $1.35 EPS. PEP’s profit would be $2.00 billion giving it 20.98 P/E if the $1.40 EPS is correct. After having $0.94 EPS previously, PepsiCo, Inc.’s analysts see 48.94 % EPS growth. About 250 shares traded. PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP) has risen 12.20% since June 20, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.50% the S&P500.

PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP) Ratings Coverage

Among 16 analysts covering PepsiCo (NYSE:PEP), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 44% are positive. PepsiCo had 35 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Societe Generale upgraded the shares of PEP in report on Monday, December 12 to “Buy” rating. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, February 26 by Sterne Agee CRT. The rating was initiated by Credit Suisse with “Outperform” on Friday, September 16. On Wednesday, April 12 the stock rating was upgraded by Susquehanna to “Positive”. As per Wednesday, October 7, the company rating was maintained by S&P Research. Deutsche Bank maintained PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP) rating on Friday, July 8. Deutsche Bank has “Buy” rating and $120 target. The company was initiated on Monday, January 9 by Barclays Capital. The rating was initiated by Sterne Agee CRT on Tuesday, July 21 with “Buy”. The stock has “Buy” rating by UBS on Friday, July 8. The stock of PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, April 14 by Stifel Nicolaus.

PepsiCo, Inc. is a global food and beverage company. The company has market cap of $168.17 billion. The Company’s portfolio of brands includes Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Quaker and Tropicana. It has a 25.29 P/E ratio. The Firm operates through six divisions: Frito-Lay North America , Quaker Foods North America (QFNA), North America Beverages (NAB), Latin America, Europe Sub-Saharan Africa (ESSA), and Asia, Middle East and North Africa (AMENA).

More notable recent PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Pepsico, Inc. (PEP) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for May 31, 2017” on May 30, 2017, also Prnewswire.com with their article: “PepsiCo Announces Timing and Availability of Second Quarter 2017 Financial …” published on June 13, 2017, Seekingalpha.com published: “PepsiCo Stock: Buy And Hold Forever” on June 01, 2017. More interesting news about PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “PepsiCo: Vita Coco And Valuation” published on May 30, 2017 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “PepsiCo: Hot Not Only For Income Seekers” with publication date: May 30, 2017.

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