Analyst Ratings for PepsiCo Inc. (PEP)

Updated: 2017-07-28

An average rating of Overweight has been given to PepsiCo Inc. (NYSE:PEP) by analysts covering the stock. PEP had previously received a consensus rating of Overweight a month ago.

A buy rating was issued by 14 analysts, 1 issued an overweight rating, 9 gave a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Today, there are 2 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for PEP. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 135, implying a possible profit of 15.05 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 110, implying a possible loss of -6.26 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -4.98 percent. That number becomes -4.98 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0.68 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0.49 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 7 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 9 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 1 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of PEP's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 9.46 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. PEP has a PEG ratio of 2.63.

PEP has a 52-week high of 118.24 and a 52-week low of 98.50. Currently the stock is 19.13 percent higher than its low, and 0.76 percent below the high. PEP has a price/earnings ratio of 24.88. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The PEP value stock report compares PEP to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $167.41 billion. PEP's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.