Legal General Group Plc buys $713,157,654 stake in PepsiCo (PEP)

PepsiCo (PEP) : Legal General Group Plc scooped up 23,527 additional shares in PepsiCo during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Oct 12, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 6,755,306 shares of PepsiCo which is valued at $713,157,654.PepsiCo makes up approximately 0.73% of Legal General Group Plc’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Bristol John W Co Inc Ny reduced its stake in PEP by selling 24,051 shares or 3.19% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 729,716 shares of PEP which is valued at $77,510,434. PepsiCo makes up approx 2.13% of Bristol John W Co Inc Ny’s portfolio.Jacobs Coca reduced its stake in PEP by selling 1,050 shares or 1.17% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 88,825 shares of PEP which is valued at $9,434,992. PepsiCo makes up approx 2.11% of Jacobs Coca’s portfolio.Advisory Services Network boosted its stake in PEP in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 1,539 additional shares and now holds a total of 17,212 shares of PepsiCo which is valued at $1,824,300. PepsiCo makes up approx 0.35% of Advisory Services Network’s portfolio.Nadler Financial Group reduced its stake in PEP by selling 66 shares or 1.03% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 6,319 shares of PEP which is valued at $669,751. PepsiCo makes up approx 0.27% of Nadler Financial Group’s portfolio.

PepsiCo closed down -0.65 points or -0.61% at $105.57 with 38,14,397 shares getting traded on Tuesday. Post opening the session at $106.12, the shares hit an intraday low of $105 and an intraday high of $106.21 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Tuesday session in Red.

On the company’s financial health, PepsiCo reported $1.40 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.08 according to the earnings call on Sep 29, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $1.32. The company had revenue of $16027.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $15865.42 million. The company’s revenue was down -1.9 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.35 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on PepsiCo. Shares were Reiterated by Jefferies on Sep 30, 2016 to “Buy” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 122 from a previous price target of $124 .Credit Suisse Initiated PepsiCo on Sep 16, 2016 to “Outperform”, Price Target of the shares are set at $121.

PepsiCo Inc. (PepsiCo) is a global food and beverage company. The Company operates through six segments: Frito-Lay North America (FLNA) Quaker Foods North America (QFNA) Latin America Foods (LAF) which includes its food and snack businesses in Latin America; PepsiCo Americas Beverages (PAB) which includes its North American and Latin American beverage businesses; PepsiCo Europe (Europe) which includes beverage food and snack businesses in Europe and South Africa and PepsiCo Asia Middle East and Africa (AMEA) which includes beverage food and snack businesses in AMEA excluding South Africa. Through its operations bottlers contract manufacturers and other third-parties the Company manufactures markets distributes and sells a variety of beverages foods and snacks serving customers and consumers in more than 200 countries and territories.

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