Investors sold shares of PepsiCo Inc. (NYSE:PEP) on strength during trading hours on Monday. $44.71 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $110.57 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $65.86 million out of the stock. Of all companies tracked, PepsiCo had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. PepsiCo traded up $0.39 for the day and closed at $105.67

A number of equities analysts have weighed in on the stock. BMO Capital Markets restated an “outperform” rating on shares of PepsiCo in a research report on Friday, July 15th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of PepsiCo from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 13th. Argus upped their price objective on shares of PepsiCo from $116.00 to $124.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 13th. Sanford C. Bernstein restated an “outperform” rating and set a $118.00 price objective on shares of PepsiCo in a research report on Wednesday, August 10th. Finally, Susquehanna restated a “neutral” rating on shares of PepsiCo in a research report on Sunday, July 10th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and fourteen have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $110.96.

The firm has a market cap of $152.08 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 29.86 and a beta of 0.48. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $107.46 and a 200 day moving average of $104.72.

PepsiCo (NYSE:PEP) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 7th. The company reported $1.35 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.30 by $0.05. The business earned $15.40 billion during the quarter. PepsiCo had a return on equity of 54.91% and a net margin of 8.34%. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 3.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm earned $1.32 EPS. Equities analysts expect that PepsiCo Inc. will post $4.76 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 30th. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 2nd will be paid a dividend of $0.7525 per share. This represents a $3.01 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.85%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 31st. PepsiCo’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 84.79%.

In other news, CEO Albert P. Carey sold 170,003 shares of PepsiCo stock in a transaction on Tuesday, July 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $108.81, for a total transaction of $18,498,026.43. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 306,138 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $33,310,875.78. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, EVP Mehmood Khan sold 51,137 shares of PepsiCo stock in a transaction on Thursday, July 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $107.30, for a total value of $5,487,000.10. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 164,464 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $17,646,987.20. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 0.33% of the company’s stock.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Piershale Financial Group Inc. increased its position in shares of PepsiCo by 0.4% in the second quarter. Piershale Financial Group Inc. now owns 1,005 shares of the company’s stock valued at $106,000 after buying an additional 4 shares during the last quarter. Genovese Burford & Brothers Wealth & Retirement Plan Management LLC increased its position in shares of PepsiCo by 0.3% in the second quarter. Genovese Burford & Brothers Wealth & Retirement Plan Management LLC now owns 1,320 shares of the company’s stock valued at $139,000 after buying an additional 4 shares during the last quarter. Palisade Capital Management LLC NJ increased its position in shares of PepsiCo by 0.3% in the first quarter. Palisade Capital Management LLC NJ now owns 3,251 shares of the company’s stock valued at $333,000 after buying an additional 11 shares during the last quarter. Delphi Private Advisors LLC increased its position in shares of PepsiCo by 1.3% in the second quarter. Delphi Private Advisors LLC now owns 1,002 shares of the company’s stock valued at $106,000 after buying an additional 13 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Redmond Asset Management LLC increased its position in shares of PepsiCo by 0.3% in the second quarter. Redmond Asset Management LLC now owns 7,183 shares of the company’s stock valued at $761,000 after buying an additional 18 shares during the last quarter. 70.08% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

About PepsiCo

PepsiCo, Inc is a food and beverage company. The Company, through its operations, bottlers, contract manufacturers and other third parties, is engaged in making, marketing, distributing and selling a range of beverages, foods and snacks, serving in over 200 countries and territories. The Company operates through six segments, namely, Frito-Lay North America (FLNA); Quaker Foods North America (QFNA); North America Beverages (NAB); Latin America, which includes its beverage, food and snack businesses in Latin America; Europe Sub-Saharan Africa (ESSA), which includes its beverage, food and snack businesses in Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa, and Asia, Middle East and North Africa (AMENA), which includes its beverage, food and snack businesses in Asia, Middle East and North Africa.

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