Credit Suisse slashes price target on PepsiCo Inc. [PEP] – find out why.

PepsiCo Inc. [NASDAQ: PEP] traded at a low on 07/21/21, posting a -0.37 loss after which it closed the day’ session at $155.24. The company report on July 21, 2021 that PepsiCo 2020 DE&I Report Illustrates Company’s Progressive Journey from Commitment to Action.

DE&I Strategy Evolves with a focus on Equity and introduces new mantra “A Space to be You” Across Three Pillars of People, Business and Communities.

PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ: PEP) published its 2020 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) Report, debuting an evolved global strategy underpinned by “A Space to be You”— a fundamental belief that goes beyond the PepsiCo walls to foster diverse, equitable, and inclusive principles not only throughout the organization, but also across its business partners and communities it serves. The report outlines PepsiCo’s diversity journey, while pointing to its progress and commitments across three distinct pillars: People, Business, and Communities, taking a holistic view at the impact made by the company in the last year.

The results of the trading session contributed to over 4906985 shares changing hands. Over the past one week, the price volatility of PepsiCo Inc. stands at 1.28% while the volatility over the past one month is 1.06%.

The market cap for PEP stock reached $213.77 billion, with 1.38 billion shares outstanding and 1.38 billion shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 5.01M shares, PEP reached a trading volume of 4906985 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus say about PepsiCo Inc. [PEP]?

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for PEP shares is $154.92 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on PEP stock is a recommendation set at 2.30. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Credit Suisse have made an estimate for PepsiCo Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Neutral, with their previous recommendation back on July 14, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, UBS raised their target price from $145 to $165. The new note on the price target was released on April 21, 2021, representing the official price target for PepsiCo Inc. stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for PepsiCo Inc. is set at 1.85, with the Price to Sales ratio for PEP stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 2.87. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 14.02, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 4.20. Price to Free Cash Flow for PEP in the course of the last twelve months was 146.42 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.70.

How has PEP stock performed recently?

PepsiCo Inc. [PEP] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 0.45. With this latest performance, PEP shares gained by 5.92% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 9.84% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 15.48% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for PEP stock in for the last two-week period is set at 73.11, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 77.57, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 69.04 for PepsiCo Inc. [PEP]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 148.42, while it was recorded at 155.59 for the last single week of trading, and 142.49 for the last 200 days.

PepsiCo Inc. [PEP]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and PepsiCo Inc. [PEP] shares currently have an operating margin of +14.80 and a Gross Margin at +54.87. PepsiCo Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +10.12.

Return on Total Capital for PEP is now 19.31, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 14.22. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 50.42, with Return on Assets sitting at 8.30. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, PepsiCo Inc. [PEP] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 340.74. Additionally, PEP Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 77.31, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 49.34. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 309.22, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 70.16.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, PepsiCo Inc. [PEP] managed to generate an average of $24,467 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 8.67 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.82.PepsiCo Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.70 and a Current Ratio set at 0.90.

Earnings analysis for PepsiCo Inc. [PEP]

The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for PEP. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for PepsiCo Inc. go to 9.82%.

Insider trade positions for PepsiCo Inc. [PEP]

There are presently around $153,572 million, or 73.10% of PEP stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of PEP stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 119,900,512, which is approximately -1.241% of the company’s market cap and around 0.10% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 100,256,642 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $15.56 billion in PEP stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $8.94 billion in PEP stock with ownership of nearly -5.634% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in PepsiCo Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of July and at the time of the July reporting period, where 1,325 institutional holders increased their position in PepsiCo Inc. [NASDAQ:PEP] by around 39,919,576 shares. Additionally, 1,204 investors decreased positions by around 41,180,187 shares, while 301 investors held positions by with 908,157,473 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 989,257,236 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. PEP stock had 144 new institutional investments in for a total of 3,632,937 shares, while 108 institutional investors sold positions of 1,078,908 shares during the same period.

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