PepsiCo Inc. [PEP] is 0.02% higher this YTD. Is it still time to buy?


PepsiCo Inc. [NASDAQ: PEP] surged by $1.59 during the normal trading session on Monday and reaching a high of $173.92 during the day while it closed the day at $173.74. The company report on April 21, 2022 that PepsiCo Announces Webcast of Annual Shareholders’ Meeting.

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PepsiCo, Inc.’s (NASDAQ: PEP) virtual annual shareholders’ meeting (the “Annual Meeting”) will be webcast live on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at 9 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Upon consideration of various factors, including the continued uncertainty regarding the potential impact of COVID-19, the Annual Meeting will be a virtual-only meeting. The virtual meeting and live audio webcast will be accessible at or through PepsiCo’s website at in the “Investors” section under “Financial Information – Events & Presentations.”.

As described in the proxy materials for the Annual Meeting previously distributed, shareholders as of the close of business on March 1, 2022, the record date, are entitled to participate in and vote at the Annual Meeting. To vote or submit questions during the virtual meeting, shareholders must enter the 16-digit control number included on the proxy card, voting instruction form, notice or email that they previously received. Online access to the audio webcast will open shortly prior to the start of the Annual Meeting. Guests without a control number may also attend the virtual meeting, but will not have the option to vote shares or ask questions.

PepsiCo Inc. stock has also gained 1.95% of its value over the past 7 days. However, PEP stock has inclined by 0.24% in the 3 months of the year. Over the past six months meanwhile, it has gained 8.61% and gained 0.02% year-on date.

The market cap for PEP stock reached $244.96 billion, with 1.39 billion shares outstanding and 1.38 billion shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 5.47M shares, PEP reached a trading volume of 7359869 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to 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 $180.84 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.

DZ Bank have made an estimate for PepsiCo Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Hold, with their previous recommendation back on February 15, 2022. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Argus raised their target price from $180 to $195. The new note on the price target was released on January 04, 2022, representing the official price target for PepsiCo Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $155 to $157, while Credit Suisse kept a Neutral rating on PEP stock. On April 21, 2021, analysts increased their price target for PEP shares from 145 to 165.

The Average True Range (ATR) for PepsiCo Inc. is set at 2.60, with the Price to Sales ratio for PEP stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 3.08. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 15.00, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 4.25. Price to Free Cash Flow for PEP in the course of the last twelve months was 208.30 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.70.

PEP stock trade performance evaluation

PepsiCo Inc. [PEP] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 1.95. With this latest performance, PEP shares gained by 5.64% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 8.61% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 21.19% 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 59.88, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 59.45, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 58.53 for PepsiCo Inc. [PEP]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 166.39, while it was recorded at 173.82 for the last single week of trading, and 163.15 for the last 200 days.

PepsiCo Inc. [PEP]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and PepsiCo Inc. [PEP] shares currently have an operating margin of +14.40 and a Gross Margin at +53.53. PepsiCo Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +9.59.

Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 51.65, with Return on Assets sitting at 8.22.

PepsiCo Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.70 and a Current Ratio set at 0.80.

Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for PepsiCo Inc. [PEP] stock

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 7.50%.

PepsiCo Inc. [PEP]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $172,629 million, or 74.00% of PEP stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of PEP stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 122,600,602, which is approximately 0.704% of the company’s market cap and around 0.10% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 105,501,759 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $18.16 billion in PEP stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $10.14 billion in PEP stock with ownership of nearly 1.313% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in PepsiCo Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of April and at the time of the April reporting period, where 1,479 institutional holders increased their position in PepsiCo Inc. [NASDAQ:PEP] by around 44,069,617 shares. Additionally, 1,243 investors decreased positions by around 35,573,210 shares, while 365 investors held positions by with 923,137,639 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 1,002,780,466 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. PEP stock had 296 new institutional investments in for a total of 5,356,391 shares, while 106 institutional investors sold positions of 2,661,766 shares during the same period.