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There’s No Need To Panic Or Freeze When It Comes To PepsiCo Inc. (NASDAQ: PEP)

After Hours

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. After-hours trades for PepsiCo Inc. (PEP) shows that investor sentiment remained intact, with the stock’s consolidated last price rising by $0.63, or 0.33%, to $192.88. The PepsiCo Inc. has recorded 180,620 volume in the after hours trading session. The stock was recently discussed on Yahoo Finance as it revealed that PepsiCo Declares Quarterly Dividend.

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Stocks Info

The company is listed on the NASDAQ and operates within the Beverages – Non-Alcoholic industry segment. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $192.25 and fluctuated between $192.50 as its day high and $189.76 as its day low. The current market capitalization of PepsiCo Inc. is $263.12B. A total of 3.68 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 4.48M shares.

Insider Activity

Furthermore, investors take into consideration insider trades when predicting a stock’s future trajectory. During the recent three months, PEP has seen 24 BUY and 19 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 412,660 and the disposition of 308,973 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 50 BUYs and 35 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 438,542 shares during that period but sold 382,629.

In the most recent transaction, POHLAD ROBERT C sold 75,000 shares of PEP for 172.47 per share on Mar 09. After the transaction, the Director now owns 183,929 company shares. In a previous transaction on Mar 07, Krishnan Ramkumar sold 16,827 shares at 172.70 per share. PEP shares that CEO Intl Beverages & CCO owns now total 49,000.

Among the insiders who sold shares, Gallagher Marie T. disposed of 5,558 shares on Oct 26 at a per-share price of $180.01. This resulted in the SVP and Controller holding 41,195 shares of PEP after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Santilli Paula sold 2,787 shares at $179.63 per share on Oct 26. Company shares held by the CEO, Latin America now total 59,997.


The dividend paying company demonstrates a positive outlook for investors and helps them generate immediate cash. PepsiCo Inc. pays an annual dividend of $4.60, resulting in a dividend yield of 2.39%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 39.97. PEP’s most recent ex-dividend date was when it declared a $1.2650 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 6/30/2023. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 3/31/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 3/2/2023. The PEP stock dividend was $1.15 per share in cash.

It has been observed that price targets are rarely accurate, but they can exert some influence from time to time, and are often accepted as valuable in the market. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for PEP in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $201.00 with high estimates of $220.00 and low estimates of $178.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, PEP has a high of $192.32 and a low of $154.86.

As of this writing, PEP has an earnings estimate of $1.95 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 17 estimates, with a high estimate of $2.03 per share and a lower estimate of $1.85. The company reported an EPS of $1.67 in the last quarter, which was 1.20% higher than expectations of $1.65.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

An equity investor’s investment can be viewed on a balance sheet by looking at what assets and liabilities the company has. Investors can determine the company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information. PEP’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $5.99B in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $40.33B in debt and $26.22B in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $12.37, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $16.15B.

Analysts Opinion

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. 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 4.23. A total of 9 analysts rated the stock as Buy while 2 rated it as Overweight while 10 rated it as Hold. Among the other participants, 1 thought the stock was Underweight and 1 thought it should be Sold.

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