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Searching For Real Value In Market Debris At PepsiCo Inc. (NASDAQ: PEP)

After Hours

There may be slightly higher risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading than during regular market hours. Due to the fact that issuers often announce critical financial information outside of regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities. After-hours trades for PepsiCo Inc. (PEP) shows that investor sentiment remained same, with the stock’s consolidated last price remained same to $169.12. The PepsiCo Inc. has recorded 286,662 volume in the after hours trading session. Yahoo Finance discussed the stock recently as it posted Stacy’s® Pita Chips Furthers Legacy of Supporting Women Entrepreneurs by Showcasing Short Film During Private Event at the Sundance Film Festival.

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Stocks Info

As a NASDAQ listed company, PEP falls under the Consumer Defensive sector while operating within the Beverages – Non-Alcoholic industry segment. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $169.12 and fluctuated between $170.76 as its day high and $168.71 as its day low. The current market capitalization of PepsiCo Inc. is $232.65B. A total of 5.44 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 4.69M shares.

Insider Activity

Aside from predicting where a stock will go, investors also consider insider trades as an indicator of the stock’s future direction. During the recent three months, PEP has seen 3 BUY and 6 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 676 and the disposition of 31,985 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 38 BUYs and 44 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 207,127 shares during that period but sold 188,771.

In the most recent transaction, Santilli Paula sold 2,787 shares of PEP for 179.63 per share on Oct 26. After the transaction, the CEO, Latin America now owns 59,997 company shares. In a previous transaction on Oct 26, Gallagher Marie T. sold 5,558 shares at 180.01 per share. PEP shares that SVP and Controller owns now total 41,195.

Among the insiders who sold shares, Johnston Hugh F disposed of 23,394 shares on Oct 24 at a per-share price of $175.74. This resulted in the Vice Chairman, EVP & CFO holding 128,332 shares of PEP after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Laguarta Ramon sold 5,900 shares at $173.09 per share on Oct 21. Company shares held by the Chairman and CEO now total 310,757.

Dividend

Investors prefer companies that pay dividends because dividends generate immediate cash flow and indicate a positive outlook. PepsiCo Inc. pays an annual dividend of $4.60, resulting in a dividend yield of 2.72%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 23.98. PEP’s most recent ex-dividend date was 12/1/2022 when it declared a $1.15 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 1/6/2023. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 9/30/2022 with an ex-dividend date of 9/1/2022. The PEP stock dividend was $1.15 per share in cash.

In spite of price targets being rarely accurate, it tends to exert some kind influence from time to time, and was often accepted by the market as having some value. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for PEP in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $191.81 with high estimates of $213.60 and low estimates of $170.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, PEP has a high of $186.84 and a low of $153.37.

As of this writing, PEP has an earnings estimate of $1.64 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 16 estimates, with a high estimate of $1.68 per share and a lower estimate of $1.61. The company reported an EPS of $1.86 in the last quarter, which was 6.90% higher than expectations of $1.74.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

The balance sheet of a company shows what assets and liabilities a company has, as well as the amount, equity investors have invested. With the help of this information, a company’s financial ratios can be calculated to give investors an overview of the company’s prospects.

Analysts Opinion

The risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading may be slightly higher than the regular market hours. The reason is that extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular security due to lower liquidity and higher volatility as issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Currently, 23 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for PEP is Sell with a score of 4.33. A total of 8 analysts rated the stock as Buy while 3 rated it as Overweight while 9 rated it as Hold. Among the other participants, 2 thought the stock was Underweight and 1 thought it should be Sold.

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