4. As of noon trading, PepsiCo ( PEP) is up $0.76 (0.9%) to $81.56 on light volume. Thus far, 1.5 million shares of PepsiCo exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $81.07-$81.73 after having opened the day at $81.32 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $80.80.

PepsiCo, Inc. operates as a food and beverage company worldwide. PepsiCo has a market cap of $124.8 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. Shares are up 18.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate PepsiCo a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates PepsiCo as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full PepsiCo Ratings Report now.

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