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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for PEP. The most optimistic price target was 135, which equates to a potential upside of 15.05 percent. The minimum price target given was 110, implying potential capital losses of -6.26 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -4.98 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -4.98 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0.68 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0.49 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 7 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 9 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 1 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of PEP to grow at a rate of 9.46 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. 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. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 19.13 percent, 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.