Background: PepsiCo engages in the manufacture and sale of snacks, carbonated and non-carbonated beverages, dairy products and other foods worldwide. The company was founded in 1898 and is headquartered in Purchase, N.Y.
52-Week Range: $62.15 to $73.66Price to Book: 5.1 Earnings Payout Percentage: 56% Pepsi pays $2.15 annually in dividends for a yield of 3.1%. Shares have moved higher in the last month, with a 7% improvement. The major moving averages are trending higher, and Pepsi remains in a strong bull trend. After retracing in price, Pepsi is now on sale with an average analyst target price of $76.54. I believe the price target is reasonable, but more importantly, increasing dividend payments is the paramount consideration for the long-term investor. Short sellers are next to impossible to find. Short interest is so low I only include it to demonstrate the smart money is not betting against this company -- 0.7% of the float is short based on the last reported numbers. PEP Payout Ratio TTM data by YCharts
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