PepsiCo Inc. (PEP): A Technical View


As of Thursday close, PepsiCo Inc.’s (NASDAQ:PEP) stock was down -$1.09, moving down -0.59 percent to $183.80. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 4,897,200 shares. 1 time new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$7.76 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 4,060,430, while in the previous 50 days, it was 3,992,840.

Since last month, PEP stock retreated -2.51%. Shares of the company fell to $181.95 on 05/25/23, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $196.88 was reached on 05/15/23 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $154.86. Since the beginning of this year, PEP’s stock price has risen by 1.74% or $3.14, and marked a new high 21 times. However, the stock has declined by -6.64% since its 52-week high.

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PEP stock investors should be aware that PepsiCo Inc. (PEP) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 78 days ago on Mar 09. POHLAD ROBERT C, the Director of the company, disposed of 75,000 shares for $172.47 on Mar 09. It resulted in a $12,935,148 divestment by the insider. Krishnan Ramkumar sold 16,827 shares at an average price of $172.70 on Mar 07. The insider now owns 49,000 shares following the transaction. On Oct 26, SVP and Controller Gallagher Marie T. sold 5,558 shares at $180.01 apiece. The transaction was valued at $1,000,486.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, PepsiCo Inc. (PEP) has a P/E ratio of about 38.21. The stock’s beta is 0.55. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 2.87, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 14.86.

The latest dividend of $1.2650 per share was paid out, which is 10.0% more than last year’s $1.15.

Financial Health

In the three months ended March 30, PepsiCo Inc.’s quick ratio stood at 0.60, while its current ratio was 0.90, showing that the company is not able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending March 30 was 2.20, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 2.45. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 53.50% percent. In the year ended March 30, EBITDA margin amounted to 16.93%, whereas operating margins totaled 9.70%. Based on annual data, PEP earned $45.82 billion in gross profit and brought in $86.39 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 16.90%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 36.70%.

In PepsiCo Inc.’s quarter-end financial report for March 30, it reported total debt of $37.49 billion against cash and short-term investments of $434.0 million. According to the earnings report, the company had a lower net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. PEP’s revenue rose 9.22% to $28.0 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $17.85 billion. While analysts expected PepsiCo Inc. to report $1.39 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $1.5 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 7.90%. During the quarter, the company generated $3.33 billion in EBITDA. The liabilities of PepsiCo Inc. were 75.87 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended March 30, and its total debt was $41.77 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $1.38 billion.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at PepsiCo Inc.’s (PEP) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 10.79%, the RSI 9-day stood at 21.46% on 25 May.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current PepsiCo Inc. price is down by -4.05% percent or -$7.76. At present, PEP shares trade -3.11% below its 20-day simple moving average and +1.74% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately +4.06% above its SMA50 and +5.33% above its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 9.53% and Stochastic coefficient D was 10.06%, while ATR was 2.47. Given the Stochastic reading of 12.39% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 32.85%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -4.48, while the 14-day reading stands at -6.35.

Analyst Ratings

PepsiCo Inc. (PEP) has been rated Overweight by analysts. According to 1 brokerage firm, PEP is a sell, and 10 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 1 analyst who say the stock is underweight. A total of 2 analysts rate PepsiCo Inc. stock as buy, with 9 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $201.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $178.00 – $220.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict PepsiCo Inc. (PEP) will achieve an average price target of $201.29.


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