Traders sold shares of Pepsico, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP) on strength during trading on Tuesday. $67.86 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $129.88 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $62.02 million out of the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Pepsico had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. Pepsico traded up $0.48 for the day and closed at $117.86

A number of equities research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Jefferies Group cut Pepsico from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and dropped their price objective for the stock from $133.00 to $108.00 in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. Susquehanna Bancshares reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $135.00 price objective on shares of Pepsico in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Pepsico from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $122.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. Credit Suisse Group reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $122.00 price objective (down previously from $124.00) on shares of Pepsico in a research note on Thursday, October 5th. Finally, Deutsche Bank reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $122.00 price objective (down previously from $125.00) on shares of Pepsico in a research note on Friday, October 6th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating, eight have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. Pepsico currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $123.18.

The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.32, a quick ratio of 1.21 and a current ratio of 1.35. The stock has a market capitalization of $169,490.00, a P/E ratio of 24.60, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.04 and a beta of 0.68.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, January 8th. Investors of record on Friday, December 1st were paid a $0.805 dividend. This represents a $3.22 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.70%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, November 30th. Pepsico’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 66.53%.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Rockland Trust Co. raised its stake in Pepsico by 2.7% in the 4th quarter. Rockland Trust Co. now owns 145,893 shares of the company’s stock valued at $17,495,000 after acquiring an additional 3,876 shares during the period. LGT Capital Partners LTD. raised its stake in Pepsico by 2.2% in the 4th quarter. LGT Capital Partners LTD. now owns 177,753 shares of the company’s stock valued at $21,316,000 after acquiring an additional 3,780 shares during the period. First American Trust FSB raised its stake in Pepsico by 12.3% in the 4th quarter. First American Trust FSB now owns 70,784 shares of the company’s stock valued at $8,489,000 after acquiring an additional 7,766 shares during the period. Windward Capital Management Co. CA raised its stake in Pepsico by 2.7% in the 4th quarter. Windward Capital Management Co. CA now owns 129,819 shares of the company’s stock valued at $15,568,000 after acquiring an additional 3,471 shares during the period. Finally, Patriot Wealth Management Inc. raised its stake in Pepsico by 1.5% in the 4th quarter. Patriot Wealth Management Inc. now owns 41,517 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,979,000 after acquiring an additional 610 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 70.24% of the company’s stock.

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Pepsico Company Profile

PepsiCo, Inc is a global food and beverage company. The Company’s portfolio of brands includes Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Quaker and Tropicana. The Company operates through six segments: Frito-Lay North America (FLNA), Quaker Foods North America (QFNA), North America Beverages (NAB), Latin America, Europe Sub-Saharan Africa (ESSA), and Asia, Middle East and North Africa (AMENA).

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