Stocks Gaining Momentum: Pepsico, Inc. (NYSE:PEP), Unilever N.V. (NYSE:UN)

Pepsico, Inc. (NYSE:PEP) runs in leading trade, it are rising 0.30% to traded at $112.12. PEP attains analyst recommendation of 2.10 on scale of 1-5 with week’s performance of 0.66%.

Large 2-liter bottles of Pepsi and Mountain Dew, made by Pepsico (PEP), are disappearing from the shelves of Philadelphia stores to counter a so-called soda tax that charges based on ounces, and being replaced with smaller bottles and cans of the drinks.

“Because of the costly Philadelphia Beverage Tax, hard-working, value-oriented families are less able to afford larger package sizes and multi-packs, where the tax burden is the greatest,” said Pepsico in a statement to TheStreet Wednesday. “We are offering the products and package sizes working families are more able to afford because we believe this will give our retail and food-service partners the best chance to succeed in this challenging environment and will minimize the chance of product going out of date. Our full portfolio of beverages in all package sizes will still be accessible outside the city.”

To find out the technical position of PEP, it holds price to book ratio of 14.23 that unearth high-growth companies selling at low-growth prices, but it requires appropriate measurement approach. It has forward price to earnings ratio of 20.23, and price to earnings ratio calculated as 25.72. The price to earnings growth ration calculated as 4.00. PEP is presenting price to cash flow of 9.92 and free cash flow concluded as 21.73.

EPS estimates indicating constrictive facts, the current year from sell-side analysts, Price to current year EPS stands at 18.70%, and looking further price to next year’s EPS is 8.12%. While take a short look on price to sales ratio, that was 2.55 and price to earning ration of 25.72 attracting passive investors.

Unilever N.V. (NYSE:UN) kept active in under and overvalue discussion, UN holds price to book ratio of 8.09 that presents much better indicator to find market price of a share price over its book value of equity for investment valuation. In addition, the firm has price to earnings ratio of 25.67, which is authentic method to judge but not universal for all situation.

Fundament/ News Factor in Focus

Taking look on ratio analysis, UN has forward price to earnings ratio of 20.43, compare to its price to earnings ratio of 25.67. Adding one more ration to find detail valuation of security, price to earnings growth ration that stands at 5.35. The co is presenting price to cash flow as 35.08the low single digit may indicate stock is undervalued and vice versa. On other hand, keeping in mind stable cash flows but few growth prospects make traders to value lower.

The firm has price volatility of 0.84% for a week and 0.86% for a month. Its beta stands at 0.93 times. Narrow down four to firm performance, its weekly performance was 1.03% and monthly performance was 7.90%.


About Blake Escott

Blake Escott holds junior writer position in SWR. Before joining Streetwise Report, he was a freelance content Writer. He has high-level copywriting experience and particularly experienced in proofreading and editing. He covers news about different companies including all US market sectors. Interests: Commodities, Energy stocks, Sector-wise Stocks analysis, Utilities

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