Yacktman Asset Management Lp Lowers stake in PepsiCo (PEP)

PepsiCo (PEP) : Yacktman Asset Management Lp reduced its stake in PepsiCo by 20.82% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 10,614,023 shares of PepsiCo which is valued at $1,146,739,045 after selling 2,790,910 shares in PepsiCo , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Aug 1, 2016.PepsiCo makes up approximately 9.32% of Yacktman Asset Management Lp’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Aberdeen Asset Management Plcuk reduced its stake in PEP by selling 790,642 shares or 10.08% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 7,054,333 shares of PEP which is valued at $762,150,137. PepsiCo makes up approx 2.75% of Aberdeen Asset Management Plcuk’s portfolio.Pggm Investments boosted its stake in PEP in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 15,388 additional shares and now holds a total of 1,184,506 shares of PepsiCo which is valued at $127,310,705. PepsiCo makes up approx 0.63% of Pggm Investments’s portfolio.Hl Financial Services boosted its stake in PEP in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 553 additional shares and now holds a total of 354,432 shares of PepsiCo which is valued at $38,094,351. PepsiCo makes up approx 0.88% of Hl Financial Services’s portfolio.Academy Capital Management Inctx reduced its stake in PEP by selling 11,317 shares or 6.09% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 174,601 shares of PEP which is valued at $19,064,683. PepsiCo makes up approx 4.91% of Academy Capital Management Inctx’s portfolio.Pineno Levin Ford Asset Management reduced its stake in PEP by selling 6 shares or 0.01% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 44,266 shares of PEP which is valued at $4,833,405. PepsiCo makes up approx 2.43% of Pineno Levin Ford Asset Management’s portfolio.

PepsiCo opened for trading at $108.17 and hit $108.55 on the upside on Thursday, eventually ending the session at $108.42, with a gain of 0.35% or 0.38 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 32,26,924 shares. Company has a market cap of $156,033 M.

On the company’s financial health, PepsiCo reported $1.35 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.05 according to the earnings call on Jul 7, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $1.30. The company had revenue of $15395.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $15404.54 million. The company’s revenue was down -3.3 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.32 EPS.

Investors should note that on Jul 14, 2016, PepsiCo announced a cash dividend of $0.7525. The company’s management has announced Aug 31, 2016 as the ex-dividend date and fixed the record date on Sep 2, 2016. The payable date has been fixed on Sep 30, 2016.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on PepsiCo. Company shares were Reiterated by UBS on Jul 8, 2016 to “Buy”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 119 from a previous price target of $113 .Company shares were Reiterated by Deutsche Bank on Jul 8, 2016 to “Buy”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 120 from a previous price target of $115 .

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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