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 maximum price target given was 135, which equates to a potential upside of 15.05 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 110, implying potential capital losses of -6.26 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -4.98 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which 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. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0.49 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 7 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 9 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 1 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of PEP to grow at a rate of 9.46 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. PEP has a PEG ratio of 2.63.

In the last 52-weeks, PEP has achieved a high of 118.24 and a low of 98.50. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 19.13 percent, and 0.76 percent lower than its 52-week 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.