Taking a Look at the Data Behind Pepsico, Inc. (PEP)

Pepsico, Inc. (PEP) is an interesting player in the Consumer Goods space, with a focus on Beverages – Soft Drinks. The stock has been active on the tape, currently trading at $116.88, down from yesterday’s close by -0.51%. Given the stock’s recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at the company’s recent data.

Fundamental Analysis

Pepsico, Inc. (PEP) currently trades with a market capitalization of $166.55 Billion. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been growing by 1.33 % on a quarterly year/year basis as of the company’s last quarterly report.

You can get a sense of how sustainable that is by a levered free cash flow of $6.93 Billion over the past twelve months. Generally speaking, earnings are expected to fall in coming quarters. Analysts are forecasting earnings of $1.3 on a per share basis this quarter. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 0.37% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors.

Technical Analysis

It’s important to check the technicals to get a sense of how PEP has been acting. Looking at the stock’s movement on the chart, Pepsico, Inc. recorded a 52-week high of $120.57. It is now trading 3.69% off that level. The stock is trading $116.13 its 50-day moving average by -0.75%. The stock carved out a 52-week low down at $101.06.

In recent action, Pepsico, Inc. (PEP) has made a move of -0.44% over the past month, which has come on Strong relative transaction volume. Over the trailing year, the stock is underperforming the S&P 500 by 21.04, and it’s gotten there by action that has been less volatile on a day-to-day basis than most other stocks on the exchange. In terms of the mechanics underlying that movement, traders will want to note that the stock is trading on a float of 0.59% with $1.42 Billion sitting short, betting on future declines. That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of PEP.

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