PepsiCo Inc. (NYSE:PEP) ~ PepsiCo Is A Long-Term Play For Value Investors

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Pepsico, Inc. (PEP), currently valued at $131.12B, started trading this morning at $85.56.
During the trading session, PEP traded between $85.11 to $85.80 with a one year range of $67.39 to $87.06.
 
PEP shares are currently priced at 19.77x this year’s forecasted earnings, which makes them relatively inexpensive compared to the industry’s 26.07x forward p/e ratio.
And for income investors, the company pays shareholders $2.27 per share annually in dividends, yielding 2.70%.
 
Consensus earnings for the current quarter by the 15 sell-side analysts covering the stock is an estimate of $1.01 per share, which would be $0.08 worse than the year-ago quarter and a $0.08 sequential decrease. Furthermore, our analysis shows the full-year EPS estimate to be $4.33, which would be a $0.23 better when compared to the last year’s annual results.
 
The quarterly earnings estimate is based on a consensus revenue forecast of the current quarter of $20.13 Billion. If realized, that would be a 0.90% increase over the year-ago quarter.
Recently, Stifel Nicolaus downgraded PEP from Buy to Hold (Sep 23, 2011). Previously, Davenport downgraded PEP from Buy to Neutral.
When considering if perhaps the stock is under or overvalued, the average price target is $91.40, which is 6.83% above where the stock opened this morning.
 
PepsiCo Inc. (NYSE:PEP), operates as a food and beverage company worldwide. The company serves wholesale and foodservice distributors, grocery and convenience stores, mass merchandisers, membership stores, and authorized independent bottlers through direct-store-delivery systems, customer warehouses, and distributor networks.
 
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