Pepsico stock: buy or sell?

PEP stock price: $120.46 0.17% At close on March 27th, 2020

Updated on:
March 27th, 2020


After boosting an extraordinary 6.45% on Mar 26th, Pepsico closed yesterday at $120.46 and stayed steady a neutral 0.17%. On Mar/20 PEP collapsed a bloodcurdling -12.90%.

PepsiCo, Inc. operates as a food and beverage company worldwide. Its Frito-Lay North America segment offers Lay's and Ruffles potato chips; Doritos, Tostitos, and Santitas tortilla chips; and Cheetos snacks, branded dips, and Fritos corn chips.

Should I buy Pepsico stock?

You can't be a successful trader if you don't follow a methodolgy or system that assist you in choosing companies and the correct market timing. Trading strategies are meant for helping you in the decision process of what stocks to choose and when is the best moment to buy them. There are thousands of trading strategies for you to choose, but at we prefer those that are simple but successful.

None of our preferred buy setups matches with Pepsico stock situation right now, hence this is not a suitable entry point.

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo
This doesn't mean PEP will slide in coming sessions, or it will not rise higher. Simply, it doesn't match our recommended trading systems.

Is Pepsico stock a buy?

Banks and financial institutions post stock ratings everyday. Unfortunately, we couldn't detect any rating for PEP stock for the last month.

Pepsico stock analysis

Daily outlook

After boosting an extraordinary 6.45% on March 26th, Pepsico closed yesterday at $120.46 and stayed constant a neutral 0.17%.

After boosting an extraordinary 6.45% on Mar 26th, Pepsico closed yesterday at $120.46 and stayed constant a neutral 0.17%. Since price and SMA200d lines crossed down on March/11, PEP fell $-13.68 per share (-10.20%). PEP marked a lower low and a lower high in the short term, defining a downward trend. Climbing above $127.86 would break this short term down trend and open possibilities for reversing this situation. Since last January when SMA50d and SMA100d crossed up, PEP price slipped $-19.85 per share (-14.15%). On February 18th, PEP hit a new all time high, pushing higher than on February/14 tops. Check different trading setups that use ATHs as triggers.

PEP stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

After sliding a bloodcurdling -22.63% in a week last week, Pepsico closed this week at $120.46 and rocketed an amazing 15.90%.

Not so far away is the last price record Pepsico marked by mid February, but since then it dropped a 17.61%. Since price and 40-weeks moving average lines crossed down early March, PEP fell $-16.80 per share (-12.24%). Trading stocks that are under the 40-weeks (that is, 200-days) moving average line is not recommended by many experts, as it indicates that the stock has not enough institutional support.

PEP stock chart (weekly)

Pepsico stock price history

Pepsico stock historical price chart

PEP stock reached all-time highs on February 18th with a price of $146.21.

Pepsico stock price target

How much a stock will be priced tomorrow or next week is quite unpredictable However, banks and other financial institutions analysts, with the help of lots of data and algorithms do their best to predict the stock prices movement. We do not recommend to follow these stock price predictions without a critical thinking from your side, as their accuracy is usually low. For the last 30 days we have not detected any price forecast for Pepsico stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

After presenting its last earnings report , Pepsico . Unfortunately, reported EPS is not yet available in our database.
PEP earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise

Annual financial results

In 2018, Pepsico annual revenues gained a slightly fine 1.79% to $64,661.00 million dollars from $63,525.00 marked in 2017. However, its profit margin (compared to revenues) skyrocketed to 19.35%, that is $12,515.00 million.

PEP annual Sales and Income evolution
2013$66,420 M-$6,740 M10.1%-
2014$66,683 M0.40%$6,513 M9.8%-3.37%
2015$63,056 M-5.44%$5,452 M8.6%-16.29%
2016$62,799 M-0.41%$6,329 M10.1%16.09%
2017$63,525 M1.16%$4,857 M7.6%-23.26%
2018$64,661 M1.79%$12,515 M19.4%157.67%

Quarterly financial results

Pepsico posted $19,524.00 million in sales for 2018-Q4, a 18.43% up compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $6,854.00 million with a profit margin of 35.11%. Profit margin boosted a 19.95% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 15.15%. When comparing turnover to same quarter last year, Pepsico sales marked a tight move and remained stable a -0.01%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, Pepsico posted 3 negative quarters in a row.
PEP quarterly Sales and Income evolution
2017-Q2$15,710 M-$2,110 M13.4%-
2017-Q3$16,240 M3.37%$2,140 M13.2%1.42%
2017-Q4$19,526 M20.23%$-710 M-3.6%-133.18%
2018-Q1$12,562 M-35.67%$1,343 M10.7%-289.15%
2018-Q2$16,090 M28.08%$1,820 M11.3%35.52%
2018-Q3$16,485 M2.45%$2,498 M15.2%37.25%
2018-Q4$19,524 M18.43%$6,854 M35.1%174.38%
2019-Q1$12,884 M-34.01%$1,413 M11.0%-79.38%

Pepsico ownership

When you are planning to invest in a company, it's always worth to review its ownership structure.

Pepsico shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 0.22% of all shares.

In case of Pepsico stock, 73.47% of its shares are held by institutions (mutual funds, pension funds, big banks and other large financial institutions). Bearish positions for PEP stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

For a better context understanding, the next table shows ownership data compared to other related companies:

Market cap$167.4 B
Total shares1,390.0 M
Float shares1,390.0 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)73.5%
  - Insider holdings (%)0.2%
Shares in short selling0.0%

Pepsico summary

Friday, March 27th, 2020
Day range$117.99 - $124.65
Previous close$120.26
Session gain0.17%
Average true range$10.76
50d mov avg$134.87
100d mov avg$134.56
200d mov avg$133.04
Daily patternlb06a
Weekly pattern

Pepsico performance

To better understand Pepsico performance you must compare its gains with other related stocks in same sector or industry. For Pepsico, the comparison is made against .

Pepsico competitors

Unfortunately, we could not find any public company that could be defined as Pepsico competitor. This doesn't mean Pepsico does not have any competitor in the market, it's just we could not detected it.

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