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Will PepsiCo’s Earnings Stay Ahead of Wall Street in 2Q15?
PepsiCo expects currency headwinds to impact its fiscal 2015 core EPS by 11% compared to its previous estimate of 7%. It expects currency headwinds to drag down EPS in 2Q15 by 12%.
PepsiCo Stock: Analysts Revised Price Target after 3Q17 Results
As of October 5, 2017, PepsiCo stock was rated a “buy” by 55.0% (12 of 22) analysts. The stock is rated a “hold” by ten analysts.
Will PepsiCo’s Margins Continue to Improve in 2Q15?
PepsiCo’s margins have improved in a volatile macro environment helped by tight cost controls and higher net pricing.
Why PepsiCo’s Margins Contracted in 2Q17
In fiscal 2Q17, PepsiCo’s operating margin contracted by about 20 basis points to 19.0%.
Which Consumer Stocks Were the Outliers on September 29?
On September 29, 2016, the S&P Consumer Discretionary slightly outperformed the S&P 500 and the S&P Consumer Staples.
How has PepsiCo’s stock fared against rivals?
PepsiCo’s stock has appreciated by 20.7% since 2014 and has outperformed peers in the consumer staples sector like Coca-Cola, Mondelez, and Kellogg.
Dr Pepper Snapple’s Stock Outperforms Peers in 2015
As of July 24, Dr Pepper Snapple’s (DPS) stock price has appreciated by 8.8% to $77.92 since the beginning of 2015.
Why Innovation Should Drive PepsiCo’s 2015 Revenue
In April 2015, PepsiCo (PEP) launched two new protein-packed snack mixes under its Cracker Jack’D food brand.
Can PepsiCo’s Stock Pick Up Momentum in 2016?
As of January 28, about 59% (or 17) analysts out of 29 analysts, have a “buy” recommendation for PepsiCo and 12 analysts have a “hold” recommendation. None of the analysts have a sell recommendation.
Your Outliers in the Consumer Space: 5th Week of August
By the end of August, the S&P Consumer Staples had outperformed the S&P Consumer Discretionary and SPY with respective returns of 0.89%, -0.18%, and 0.50%.
Coca-Cola Deal Gives Monster Beverage Yet Another Boost
In 2014, Monster Beverage’s net sales increased by 9.7% to $2.5 billion, with 21.7% of its net sales from outside the United States.
Coca-Cola’s 4Q15 Operating Margin Rose on Productivity Measures
Coca-Cola’s operating margin improved significantly to 15.2% in 4Q15 from 13.3% in the comparable quarter of the previous year.
Inflows into Investment-Grade Bond Funds Increase Last Week
Investment-grade bond (AGG) funds saw net inflows of $1.53 billion in the week ending May 1, 2015.
Inside the US Dollar Index’s Mixed Response in 2017
The US dollar (UUP) (UDN) seemed to show mixed response to the Fed’s rate hike on March 15, as prices have reflected a downtrend so far in 2017.
Energy Drinks Outperform Soda Drinks in Case-Volume Growth
An interesting development in the energy drinks industry is Monster Beverage’s strategic deal with Coca-Cola. The deal will expand Monster Beverage’s product line-up.
How PepsiCo Is Planning to Diversify Its Soft Drink Business
PepsiCo (PEP) has a market cap of $152.5 billion. It fell 0.15% to close at $105.92 per share on October 13, 2016.
Key Drivers of Dr Pepper Snapple’s 4Q15 Sales
Dr Pepper Snapple reported sales of nearly $1.6 billion in 4Q15, beating the consensus Wall Street analyst estimate of $1.53 billion.
Coca-Cola’s Productivity Program to Improve 2015 Margins
Coca-Cola’s productivity program aims for annualized savings of $3 billion by 2019. The company will reinvest these savings in incremental media spending.
An Overview of the US Nonalcoholic Beverage Industry
The US nonalcoholic beverage market comprises categories like carbonated soft drinks, ready-to-drink tea and coffee, bottled water, sports drinks, and energy drinks.
Will Dr Pepper Snapple Benefit from Focus on Still Beverages?
The volume growth of Dr Pepper Snapple’s still beverages portfolio surpassed the volume growth of carbonated soft drinks in each of the four quarters of fiscal 2015.
Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Dr Pepper Snapple: A Valuation Showdown?
As of March 28, Coca-Cola and PepsiCo were trading at 12-month forward PE multiples of 22.7x and 22.0x, respectively.
How Did PepsiCo’s 2Q16 Earnings Turn Out?
PepsiCo rose by 1.5% to close at $107.49 per share on July 7. Its weekly, monthly, and YTD price movements were 4.2%, 4.9%, and 9.2% that day.
New York Is Gearing Up for PepsiCo’s Kola House this Spring
PepsiCo is getting ready to launch Kola House, its first hospitality venture, at its flagship location in New York City’s Meatpacking District. The first Kola House, which will operate as a kola bar, restaurant, lounge, and event space, is expected to open this spring.
Coca-Cola’s Growth Strategy for Soda and Still Beverages
Coca-Cola’s (KO) overall unit case volume rose 1% in 3Q16. The company’s soda or sparkling beverage unit case volumes were flat in 3Q16 on a YoY basis.
Monster’s 1Q16 Sales Benefit from Strategic Deal with Coca-Cola
Monster Beverage’s (MNST) net sales in 1Q16 ended March 31, 2016, were $680.2 million, ahead of the consensus analyst sales estimate of $656.9 million.
Coca-Cola and PepsiCo: Analysts’ Recommendations
On December 13, PepsiCo (PEP) stock rose 1.2%. UBS initiated coverage with a “neutral” rating and a target price of $123.
Mintel Forecasts Strong Growth in the US Energy Drink Market
The US energy drink and shots market grew by 56% between 2009 and 2014, even though the category was entangled in litigation and had negative publicity.
Non-Sparkling Water Is the Largest Bottled Water Segment in the US
The domestic non-sparkling bottled water category is the largest segment of bottled water in the US.
Eurozone grants bailout extension to Greece
Europe-tracking ETFs gained significantly from February 19 to February 24, when the bailout extension to Greece was approved.
Why Ready-to-Drink Coffee Is Gaining Popularity with US Consumers
Coffee lovers in the United States are boosting ready-to-drink coffee volumes.
How PepsiCo Plans to Boost Beverage Sales in 2015
PepsiCo expects its recently launched flavors to boost beverage sales, which accounted for 47.0% of the company’s total revenue in 2014.
Coca-Cola’s 2015 Productivity Initiatives: A Closer Look at Costs
Coca-Cola has been aggressively implementing productivity initiatives to offset the impact of sluggish soda volumes and macro challenges in key markets.
Can PepsiCo’s Valuation See Some Upward Revision in 2016?
As of January 28, 2016, PepsiCo (PEP) was trading at a forward price-to-earnings ratio of 20.6x.
PepsiCo Announced Its CEO Succession Plan
On August 6, PepsiCo (PEP) announced its CEO succession plan. Long-term CEO Indra Nooyi will step down effective October 3.
The Growing Emphasis of Coca-Cola and Peers on Still Beverages
Another plant-based beverage acquisition made by Coca-Cola was that of Xiamen Culiangwang Beverage Technology Company in 2015.
US Soda Update: Case Volumes Decline for the Tenth Straight Year
Carbonated soft drink volumes dropped to 8.8 billion 192-ounce cases in 2014. This is the tenth straight year of decline.
PepsiCo’s Valuation ahead of 1Q17 Results
As of April 19, PepsiCo (PEP) was trading at a 12-month forward PE (price-to-earnings) ratio of 22.1x.
Monster Missed 2Q16 Estimates despite Strong Earnings Growth
Monster Beverage (MNST) missed the consensus analyst earnings estimate in 2Q16 despite strong growth in its adjusted earnings on a year-over-year basis.
Innovation and Marketing Fuel Dr Pepper Snapple’s Future Growth
Dr Pepper Snapple is creating more visibility for its products by associating with popular movies. It expects its marketing spend to be ~7.6% of net sales in 2015.
What Are PepsiCo’s Targets in 2025?
Price movement PepsiCo (PEP) fell 1.1% to close at $105.62 per share during the third week of October 2016. The stock’s weekly, monthly, and year-to-date (or YTD) price movements were -1.1%, -2.0%, and 8.0%, respectively, as of October 21. PEP is trading 1.1% below its 20-day moving average, 1.1% below its 50-day moving average, and […]
Monster Beverage’s Stock Outperforms Peers in 2015
As of July 31, 2015, Monster Beverage (MNST) was trading at a stock price of $153.55, up 41.9% compared to the beginning of 2015.
What Are the Trends in Facebook’s Largest Advertising Category?
Business intelligence firm eMarketer estimates that CPG brands spent more than $7.0 billion on digital advertising in 2017, compared with $6.0 billion in 2016.
How PepsiCo Beat 1Q18 Estimates
PepsiCo beat analysts’ revenue and earnings expectations for fiscal 1Q18 today. The quarter ended on March 24.
Making Sense of PepsiCo’s Share Price Movement in 2015
PepsiCo’s share price fell 1.1% since the announcement of its 1Q15 results on April 23. The company’s net revenue fell 3.2% to $12.2 billion in 1Q15.
Did Dr Pepper Snapple’s Non-Carbonated Beverages Call the Shots in 4Q15?
Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS) saw higher volume growth in non-carbonated beverages in all the quarters of fiscal 2015 compared to CSDs.
Deutsche Bank Raises PepsiCo’s Target Price to $120 per Share
PepsiCo (PEP) has a market cap of $156.2 billion. Its stock rose by 0.73% to close at $108.27 per share on July 8, 2016.
Women CEOs: 5 Names You Should Know
Of all the Fortune 500 companies, only 5% have women CEOs. We rounded up five of the biggest names investors should know. Here’s why.
PepsiCo Aims to Revive Soda Volumes with Crystal Pepsi
Carbonated soft drinks have been losing their fizz as more and more consumers are opting for healthier beverage options.
Assessing Monster Beverage’s Valuation before 2Q16 Results
Monster Beverage (MNST) was trading at a 12-month forward PE (price-to-earnings) ratio of 36.6x as of July 25.
Monster Beverage’s Valuation Benefits from 1Q16 Results
Monster Beverage’s valuation multiple is higher than its nonalcoholic beverage peers Coca-Cola (KO), PepsiCo (PEP), and Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS).
What’s Behind Monster Beverage’s 1Q15 Sales Growth?
Monster Beverage expects its Monster Unleaded, Ultra Sunrise, and Ultra Citron lines, as well as Rehab Peach Tea + Energy, to perform well in 2015.
Keurig Green Mountain Caters to Organic Coffee Demand
Organic coffee is the largest category of US organic imports in terms of dollar value. After declining for many years, organic coffee imports increased by 31.3% to $332.5 billion in 2014.
PepsiCo and Theo Muller Cease Yogurt Production in the US
PepsiCo (PEP) and Germany-based dairy giant Theo Muller Group have ended their yogurt production at a western New York plant.
Dr Pepper Snapple Gets a Hold Recommendation from Most Analysts
Of the 22 analysts covering Dr Pepper Snapple, 15, or 68%, have given the company a “hold” recommendation as of December 31, 2015.
PepsiCo Partners with Starbucks to Seek Growth in Latin America
In 2016, PepsiCo and Starbucks will distribute Starbucks’s ready-to-drink, or RTD, coffee and energy beverages in select Latin American markets.
PepsiCo Enhances Product Offerings with SodaStream Acquisition
On August 20, PepsiCo (PEP) announced its decision to acquire SodaStream (SODA) for $144 per share in a deal valued at $3.2 billion.
Why Monster Beverage Stock Surged over 5% on Wednesday
Monster Beverage stock rose 5.4% to $51.96 on May 30 in reaction to the company’s announcement of its new share repurchase program.
Dr Pepper Snapple’s Bleak Outlook, and What This Means for Its Stock Price
On February 17, Dr Pepper Snapple’s stock price declined by 2.9% to $89.33, following the announcement of its 4Q15 results and its weak outlook for 2016.
Costco’s Industry Positioning: A Porter’s 5 Force Analysis
Costco’s suppliers include companies like PepsiCo (PEP), Procter & Gamble (PG), and the Kraft Heinz Company (KHC). No single supplier accounts for over 5% of revenue.
Will Keurig Kold Receive a Hot or Cold Response?
In September 2015, Keurig Green Mountain announced the launch of its much-awaited Keurig Kold beverage system.
Greece still in the headlines, this time a bailout extension
In this series, we’ll explore Greece’s recent bailout extension granted by Eurozone ministers to see how it could impact your investments in the Eurozone.
Coca-Cola Is Open to Inorganic Growth in Still Beverages
Coca-Cola has a dominant presence in the sparkling beverages market, but it’s the still beverage space that has huge growth prospects.
Investing in soft drink companies with ETFs
Consumer staple ETFs provide exposure to companies that produce essentials, including food, beverages, tobacco, and household items. The Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLP) tracks the S&P Consumer Staples Select Sector Index.
Gatorade’s Position in the Sports Beverage Market
Gatorade’s position and volumes have been impacted by rising competition. It has also felt the effect of the popularity of bottled water, ready-to-drink tea, coffee, and energy drinks.
What Do Analysts Expect from PepsiCo’s 2Q16 Earnings?
PepsiCo’s (PEP) performance in recent quarters has been under pressure due to currency headwinds and weakness in carbonated soft drink volumes.
Monster Beverage’s 3Q16 Earnings: Why Analysts Expect Strong Growth
Monster Beverage delivered adjusted EPS (earnings per share) of $0.99 in 2Q16, which was lower than the consensus analyst estimate of $1.04.
Monster Beverage’s Valuation: Impact of 1Q17 Results
On May 5, 2017, Monster Beverage (MNST) was trading at a 12-month forward PE (price-to-earnings multiple) of 31.1x, up 3.7% in reaction to its 1Q17 results.
Why Google Takes Down Some Ads
In 2017, Google said that it had removed more than 3.2 billion ads that violated its advertising policies.
USMV: A Passive Smart Beta Fund with Active Management
The iShares MSCI USA Minimum Volatility ETF (USMV) tries to mimic the performance of the MSCI USA Minimum Volatility Index. It includes US stocks with low volatility.
Dr Pepper’s Prospects in Other Non-Carbonated Beverages
Dr Pepper Snapple adopted a strong strategy by acquiring an 11.7% stake in BodyArmor. But it could grow more in other non-carbonated beverage categories.
Understanding Coca-Cola’s business segments
Overall, in 2013, still beverages performed better than sparkling beverages across all the segments except for Europe. Sparkling beverage volumes have been declining over the past few years.
Is PepsiCo Stock a Good Buy at These Prices?
Trian Fund lowers its position in Allegion
Allegion provides security solutions for homes and businesses, employing more than 8,000 people and selling products in more than 120 countries across the world. Allegion reported third-quarter 2014 net revenues of $546.7 million, up 3.3% compared to the previous year.
Currency Headwinds Might Pull PepsiCo’s 4Q15 Earnings Down
PepsiCo (PEP) is expected to announce its fourth quarter results on February 11, 2016. The consensus Wall Street analysts’ adjusted EPS estimate for 4Q15 ended December 26, 2015, is $1.06.
What Analysts Expect from Coca-Cola’s Earnings
Coca-Cola (KO) surpassed analysts’ earnings expectations in 2Q17 and 3Q17 after lagging behind the estimates in the first quarter.
Behind PepsiCo’s Operating Margin Expansion in Fiscal 3Q17
PepsiCo’s (PEP) gross margin expanded about 10 basis points to 54.6% in fiscal 3Q17, which ended on September 9, 2017.
Do Analysts Expect Revenue to Improve for Coca-Cola and PepsiCo?
Coca-Cola’s (KO) revenue has declined for ten straight quarters. PepsiCo (PEP) has had revenue growth for the past four quarters after reporting lower revenue for several quarters.
Why Coca-Cola’s Earnings Might be Under Pressure in 2Q17
Coca-Cola’s EPS (earnings per share) excluding one-time items have declined for eight consecutive quarters.
PepsiCo: A Must-Know Overview of the Consumer Giant
Leading consumer staples company PepsiCo (PEP) manufactures and distributes food and beverage products. It has an extensive presence in over 200 countries.
PepsiCo Seeks Energy with Rockstar Acquisition
PepsiCo (NYSE:PEP) is gearing up to capture growth in the energy drinks market by acquiring Rockstar Energy Beverages for $3.85 billion.
PepsiCo’s Q4 Results: Another Strong Quarter!
PepsiCo (NYSE:PEP) posted strong fourth-quarter results yesterday. The fourth-quarter earnings impressed investors and analysts.
What Can You Expect from PepsiCo’s Q4 Results?
PepsiCo will report its earnings for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019 on Thursday before the market opens. Overall, 2019 was good for the company.
Coca-Cola Posts Q4 Earnings, Strong Run Continues
Coca-Cola continued its strong performance in yet another quarter. The company reported its results for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019 on Thursday.
Will Coca-Cola Post Strong Q4 Earnings?
Coca-Cola will report its earnings for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019 on Friday before the market opens. Analysts have a positive outlook for the stock.
Coca-Cola Stock Rises on Credit Suisse Upgrade
An analyst at Credit Suisse upgraded Coca-Cola stock to “outperform” from “neutral” on January 9. The stock surged 1.8% on the day.
How Did PepsiCo and Coca-Cola Perform in 2019?
While PepsiCo and Coca-Cola have been facing increased competition, the stocks of both companies have risen in 2019. We’ll see why in this article.
Has Monster Beverage Outpaced Soda Giants in 2019?
Leading energy drinks maker Monster Beverage (MNST) beat analysts’ earnings expectations in two out of the first three quarters of this year.
Understanding PepsiCo’s Business Segments and More
PepsiCo (PEP) is one of two beverage-industry behemoths. We break down everything investors should know about the stock and the business.
Trian Fund adds position in Mondelez International
Mondelez is a global snacking powerhouse and a world leader in biscuits, chocolate, gum, candy, coffee, and powdered beverages. It owns billion-dollar brands and reported net revenues of $8.4 billion.
Trian Fund reduces its stake in Ingersoll-Rand
Ingersoll-Rand is a global diversified firm. The company’s reported revenues increased 5% to $3,385 million, beating estimates by 6%. It expects revenues for full-year 2014 to increase by approximately 4%.
Must-know investment pledges to India from Fortune 500 CEOs
The group spoke about how these companies and India could benefit from investment flow into the country. Modi sought investment pledges from many of these CEOs, who were impressed with what India had to offer.
Why exchange-traded funds were hedge fund favorites in 2Q14
ETFs owned by hedge funds were valued at $36.9 billion at the start of 3Q14. This was an increase of 12.1% from $33.8 billion in the earlier quarter.
A brief overview of Six Flags’ management
Six Flags’ management plays a vital role in shaping the company and leading it in the desired direction. This article reviews three management positions.
Renaissance Technologies: Analyzing Its Q3 13F
At the end of the third quarter, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Celgene, Biogen, UnitedHealth, and Walmart (WMT) were Renaissance Technologies’ top five buys.
Monster Beverage Beats Wall Street’s Q3 Estimates
Monster Beverage (MNST) stock was up 3% as of 1:48 PM ET today after the leading energy drink maker beat analysts’ earnings estimates.
Will Monster Beverage Beat Q3 Expectations?
Monster Beverage will declare its third-quarter results after the financial markets close on Thursday. The company’s second-quarter results weren’t impressive.
Why the Jobs Report Stopped the S&P 500 from Hitting 3,000
Today, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the non-farm payroll data for June. The US economy added 224,000 jobs in the month.
How Starbucks Obtained a Wide Economic Moat Rating
Cost Advantage in Action: Four Case Studies of Moat Companies To demonstrate the power of cost advantages in creating economic moats, we highlight four moat companies: U.S. based Starbucks and Compass Mineral, and international moat companies: Kao (Japan) and Ramsay Health Care (Australia). Starbucks Corp (SBUX US) boasts a “wide economic moat” rating from Morningstar from […]
What Are the Sources to Obtain Economic Moats?
“How Moats Translate into Sustainable Competitive Advantages” is a five-part moat investing education series that explores the primary sources of economic moats. The idea of an economic moat refers to how likely a company is to keep competitors at bay for an extended period. According to Morningstar Equity Research, there are five key attributes that […]