Will Pepsi (PEP) Stock Return to Record Highs?

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Pepsi (PEP) is scheduled to report its fourth-quarter results February 15. The company will report before the market open with the consensus calling for earnings of $1.49 per share and revenue of $19.51 billion. During the same period last year the company posted earnings of $1.41 per share and sales of $19.53 billion.

Technical Analysis

PEP was recently trading at $112.19 down $9.81 from its 12-month high and $16.25 above its 12-month low. InvestorsObserver’s Stock Score Report gives PEP a 59 long-term technical score and a 69 short-term technical score. The stock has recent support above $106 and recent resistance below $116. Of the 18 analysts who cover the stock 7 rate it Strong Buy, 0 rate it Buy, 11 rate it Hold, 0 rate it Sell, and 0 rate it Strong Sell, PEP gets a score of 54 from InvestorsObserver’s Stock Score Report.

Analysts' Thoughts

Pepsi stock started to rally in late 2018 before getting hit during the market correction. The stock has managed to find support, but has yet to really take part in the 2019 recovery that the overall market has enjoyed. PEP stock did rally following the October report that topped estimates on the top and bottom line for the fourth straight quarter, and we could see another rally on another set of strong numbers. The street is looking for a solid quarter, with a whisper number of $1.52. Should Pepsi manage to post the expected positive earnings surprise the stock will begin erasing some of its December losses and possibly trade back to the record high point it hit at the end of November. Analysts have an average price target of $118.06 on the stock.

About PepsiCo Inc.

PepsiCo manufactures and distributes nonalcoholic beverages, grain-based foods, and a variety of snacks. Its key brands include Pepsi, Gatorade, Mountain Dew, Tropicana, Quaker, Lay's, Doritos, and Cheetos. The firm receives a slight majority of revenue from food, with Frito-Lay North America (around one fourth of sales) contributing above 40% of operating profit. It distributes its products through direct-store-delivery and customer warehouse systems, as well as third-party networks. Pepsi generates 57% of its revenue in the United States.

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    Consumer Defensive
  • Industry:
    Beverages - Soft Drinks
  • Analyst Average Recommendation:
    Moderate Buy

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