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.

PEP was given price targets by several analysts. The highest price target was 135, implying a possible profit of 15.05 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 110, which equates to a potential downside of -6.26 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -4.98 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -4.98 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0.68 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0.49 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 7 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 9 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 1 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

PEP has an estimated earnings growth rate of 9.46 percent as forecasted by analysts. 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. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of PEP is 2.63.

In the trailing 52-weeks, PEP hit 118.24 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 98.50. Currently the stock is 19.13 percent higher than its low, and 0.76 percent below the high. PEP has a P/E 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 market cap of PEP is $167.41 billion. PEP's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.