PepsiCo Stocks Trade at Record Low
PepsiCo’s stock price reached a new 52-week low during trading on Friday, March 20. The company traded as low as USD111.32 and last traded at USD112.30, with a volume of 3,775,929 shares. The stock had previously closed at USD117.34.
A number of research firms have commented on the company’s financial performance. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating, while other ten have given a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. PepsiCo presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of USD138.40.
The stock has a market capitalization of USD163.05bn, a P/E ratio of 20.03, a P/E/G ratio of 2.76 and a beta of 0.55. The company’s 50-day moving average is USD138.42 and its two-hundred day moving average is USD137.12. The company has a current ratio of 0.86, a quick ratio of 0.70 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.96.
According to redmondregister.com, PepsiCo last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 13. The company reported USD1.45 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of USD1.44 by USD0.01. The firm had revenue of USD20.64bn for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of USD20.24bn. PepsiCo had a net margin of 10.89% and a return on equity of 54.16%. PepsiCo’s quarterly revenue was up 5.7% compared to the same quarter last year.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, March 31. Investors of record on Friday, March 6 will be given a USD0.955 dividend. This represents a USD3.82 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.68%. PepsiCo’s dividend payout ratio is presently 69.08%.