2. As of noon trading, PepsiCo ( PEP) is up $0.48 (0.6%) to $85.25 on heavy volume. Thus far, 5.2 million shares of PepsiCo exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $84.49-$85.94 after having opened the day at $85.90 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $84.77. PepsiCo, Inc. operates as a food and beverage company worldwide. Its Frito-Lay North America segment offers Lay's and Ruffles potato chips, Doritos and Tostitos tortilla chips, Cheetos cheese flavored snacks, dips, Fritos corn chips, and Santitas tortilla chips. PepsiCo has a market cap of $129.0 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. Shares are up 2.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 9 analysts who rate PepsiCo a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates PepsiCo as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full PepsiCo Ratings Report now. 3x UPSIDE POTENTIAL: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more.