Market cap of PepsiCo Inc. [PEP] reaches 255.62B – now what?

PepsiCo Inc. [NASDAQ: PEP] loss -0.06% or -0.11 points to close at $184.72 with a heavy trading volume of 2206853 shares. The company report on April 19, 2023 at 8:30 AM that PepsiCo Announces Webcast of Annual Shareholders’ Meeting.

PepsiCo, Inc.’s (NASDAQ: PEP) virtual annual shareholders’ meeting (the “Annual Meeting”) will be webcast live on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 9 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time. 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.”.

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As described in the proxy materials for the Annual Meeting previously distributed, shareholders as of the close of business on March 1, 2023, 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.

It opened the trading session at $185.24, the shares rose to $185.32 and dropped to $184.255, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for PEP points out that the company has recorded 6.94% gains over the past six months. However, it is still -19.28% lower than its most recent low trading price.

If we look at the average trading volume of 4.59M shares, PEP reached to a volume of 2206853 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here is what top equities market gurus are saying 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 $192.08 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 2.50. 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.

Bernstein have made an estimate for PepsiCo Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Mkt Perform, with their previous recommendation back on March 20, 2023. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Citigroup raised their target price to Neutral. The new note on the price target was released on February 17, 2023, representing the official price target for PepsiCo Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $141, while Redburn analysts kept a Sell rating on PEP stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for PepsiCo Inc. is set at 1.99, with the Price to Sales ratio for PEP stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 2.96. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 14.80, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 3.86.

Trading performance analysis for PEP stock

PepsiCo Inc. [PEP] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 1.18. With this latest performance, PEP shares gained by 4.01% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 6.94% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 8.39% 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 66.34, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 67.80, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 63.80 for PepsiCo Inc. [PEP]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 177.52, while it was recorded at 184.38 for the last single week of trading, and 175.69 for the last 200 days.

PepsiCo Inc. [PEP]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and PepsiCo Inc. [PEP] shares currently have an operating margin of +13.73 and a Gross Margin at +53.38. PepsiCo Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +10.31.

Return on Total Capital for PEP is now 20.23, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 16.44. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 53.69, with Return on Assets sitting at 9.66. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, PepsiCo Inc. [PEP] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 241.92. Additionally, PEP Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 70.75, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 45.00. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 219.20, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 64.11.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, PepsiCo Inc. [PEP] managed to generate an average of $28,286 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 9.17 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.94.PepsiCo Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.60 and a Current Ratio set at 0.80.

PepsiCo Inc. [PEP]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis

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 7.44%.

An analysis of insider ownership at PepsiCo Inc. [PEP]

There are presently around $186,721 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 130,504,608, which is approximately 1.29% of the company’s market cap and around 0.10% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 110,128,347 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $20.34 billion in PEP stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $11.02 billion in PEP stock with ownership of nearly 0.005% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in PepsiCo Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of Tuesday and at the time of the Tuesday reporting period, where 1,525 institutional holders increased their position in PepsiCo Inc. [NASDAQ:PEP] by around 55,567,773 shares. Additionally, 1,369 investors decreased positions by around 35,504,936 shares, while 402 investors held positions by with 919,757,385 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 1,010,830,094 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. PEP stock had 270 new institutional investments in for a total of 6,549,564 shares, while 116 institutional investors sold positions of 3,606,751 shares during the same period.


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