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.

Several price targets were given for PEP by the analysts covering the stock. The highest price target was 135, implying potential capital gains of 15.05 percent. The lowest price target was 110, implying potential capital losses of -6.26 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

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. 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, while 7 analysts revised their estimates downwards. 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. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, 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, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. PEP has a PEG ratio of 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 stock has a market capitalization of $167.41 billion. PEP's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.