PEP : Analysis & Opinions

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  1. The Brand and Business of Beyoncé Knowles (PEP, TWX)

    June 25, 2016
    Discover why Beyonce is a global brand. Find out about her business investments, marketing strategies and her collaborations ...
  2. 3 Mutual Funds That Invest in U.S. Companies With Indian CEOs ...

    June 20, 2016
    Learn about Indian-born CEOs that are leading prominent U.S. companies. Discover three mutual funds that have large exposure ...
  3. Pepsi, Coca-Cola Shares Fall on Philly Soda Tax (PEP, KO)

    June 20, 2016
    Philadelphia City Council agreed to impose a tax on sweetened drinks, which is broadly interpreted as a setback for the beverage ...
  4. Why PepsiCo Will Revamp Diet Pepsi Recipe -- Again

    June 10, 2016
    Is anyone really surprised PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP) is having to overhaul its Diet Pepsi recipe yet again? According to The Wall ...
  5. Pepsico Stock To Trade Ex-Dividend (PEP)

    May 31, 2016
    Pepsico will send its dividend payment on June 30 to shareholders of record as of June 3.
  6. Coke, Pepsi Win Millennials with 'Healthier' Sodas

    May 23, 2016
    Maybe the carbonated drinks market will be able to climb out of the hole it has tumbled into after all. Both Coca-Cola and ...
  7. How Does PepsiCo Make Money?

    May 22, 2016
    A look at how snack and beverage behemoth PepsiCo operates and its key regional markets and products.
  8. Aston/Montag & Caldwell's Highest Performing Mutual Fund (MCGFX)

    May 16, 2016
    Get an in-depth review of Aston Asset Management's best-performing mutual fund since inception, the ASTON/Montag & Caldwell ...
  9. Starbucks Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Customers

    May 8, 2016
    Discover how five of Starbucks' key customers help keep the coffee giant competitive worldwide by offering a variety of food ...
  10. Why Coke's Diet Soda Strategy Beats Pepsi's

    May 2, 2016
    More consumers are cutting their consumption of carbonated soft drinks these days; sales volumes of the beverages declined ...
  11. Mondelez International Posts Strong Q1 Growth

    April 28, 2016
    Shares of Mondelez International (MDLZ) jumped 3% on Wednesday after the snack food and beverage maker posted better-than-expected ...
  12. The Debt Report: The Consumer Staples Sector

    April 25, 2016
    Learn about the improving stock performance and rising debt-to-asset ratios in the United States blue-chip consumer staples ...
  13. This Is What Carlos Slim's Portfolio Looks Like (GCARSOA1, PEP)

    April 24, 2016
    Find out how the once-richest man in the world, Carlos Slim, invests his money to ensure that he doesn't lose his billionaire ...
  14. Pepsi No Longer a Soda Company, Says CEO (PEP)

    April 22, 2016
    As U.S. demand for carbonated soft drinks decreases for the 11th consecutive year in a row, global giant PepsiCo, led by ...
  15. 5 Consumer Stocks 'Big Money' Bets With (KO, PEP)

    April 22, 2016
    Investors favoring reliable returns should consider slow-and-steady stocks. One way to find such lower-risk stocks is to ...
  16. PepsiCo's Q1 Beats On North-American Strength (PEP)

    April 18, 2016
    Strength in North American markets, which now account for about 32% of PepsiCo Inc.'s total revenue, helped offset weaknesses ...
  17. The Market In 5 Minutes: Mamba Out

    April 14, 2016
    Below is a tool used by the Benzinga News Desk each trading day -- it's a look at everything happening in the market, in ...
  18. The 3 Largest Consumer Noncyclical ETFs (XLP, VDC)

    April 6, 2016
    Find out which consumer noncyclical exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are the largest, in terms of most assets under management, ...
  19. Consumer Staples ETFs Are Attracting Assets in 2016 (XLP, VDC)

    April 6, 2016
    Learn about how the consumer staples sector reacts in times of market volatility and discover which ETFs in this sector have ...
  20. Dividend-Hunters Drive 42 Stocks to All-Time Highs (KO, PM)

    April 5, 2016
    Fully 42 stocks in the S&P 500 hit all-time highs on Monday. The winners are mostly generous dividend payers, indicating ...
  21. Pepsi Combines Chips and Soda, Stock Climbs (PEP)

    April 4, 2016
    Pepsi, which has also had to contend with the strong U.S. dollar, has worked to offset various execution headwinds by hiking ...
  22. Weird Diversification and Brand Extension Strategies

    March 29, 2016
    Pepsi phones, Coke wine: when should companies embark on diversification and brand extension strategies (from the mundane ...
  23. 4 Best Dividend-Paying U.S. Equity ETFs (HDV)

    March 24, 2016
    Find out which U.S. equity dividend-paying exchange-traded funds are the best for dividend yield, total return performance ...
  24. 3 Best Dividend-Paying Consumer Staples ETFs (XLP, PG)

    March 23, 2016
    Find out which dividend-paying consumer staples exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are considered the best in their fund category ...
  25. Consumer Staples Sector: Industries Snapshot (KO, PEP)

    March 22, 2016
    Explore the six largest industries in the consumer staples sector. Learn about the competitive landscape, growth outlook ...
  26. The 5 Biggest Consumer Staples Stocks in the S&P 500 ETF (SPY, ...

    March 20, 2016
    Explore the five largest consumer staples holdings in the SPDR S&P 500 ETF. Find out how much of the portfolio is weighted ...
  27. (VDC) Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF: Top 5 Holdings

    March 19, 2016
    Identify the five top holdings in Vanguard's Consumer Staples exchange-traded fund (ETF), and evaluate the financial position ...
  28. 3 Popular Consumer Sector ETFs in 2016 (XLY, XLP)

    March 16, 2016
    Find out which consumer sector exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are the most popular going into 2016 based on the amount of assets ...
  29. Top 3 Mutual Fund Holders of PepsiCo (PEP, VTSMX)

    March 11, 2016
    Learn about PepsiCo's business and the top mutual funds that hold the shares. The top three holders are index mutual funds, ...
  30. U.S. Lags in Share of Women on Company Boards (GM, HPQ)

    March 8, 2016
    The U.S. lags behind other countries when it comes to the share of women on large companies' boards, according to data compiled ...
  31. XLP Vs. VDC: Comparing Consumer ETFs

    March 8, 2016
    Discover the Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR ETF and the Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF, which are exchange-traded funds ...
  32. Analyzing PepsiCo's Price & Profitability Ratios in 2016 (PEP, ...

    March 5, 2016
    Understand how PepsiCo's diverse product offerings and effective use of assets have affected the company's margins, ROA and ...
  33. Pepsico Stock to Trade Ex-Dividend (PEP)

    March 1, 2016
    While Pepsi's top-line results may disappoint, the company's bottom line and capital distribution plan remain impressive.
  34. PepsiCo's Snacks Vs. Beverage Business: What's the Focus? (PEP)

    February 29, 2016
    Find out if PepsiCo focuses more on its snack or beverage business, and learn about the financial contribution and growth ...
  35. Pepsi Channels Craft Beer With Trendy Soda Lounge

    February 25, 2016
    Would retro bottles and a hipster drink lounge make you consume more soda? PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP) thinks so. The company is ...
  36. These Stocks are Strong March Performers (PEP, AME, TIF)

    February 24, 2016
    Over the last 26 years these stocks have a greater than 77% chance of moving higher in March.
  37. Analyzing Pepsico's Debt Ratios in 2016 (PEP)

    February 19, 2016
    Learn about PepsiCo and its financial leverage by looking at its debt-to-equity ratio, interest-coverage ratio and operating ...
  38. Pepsi Beats, Declares $7 Billion Dividend, Buyback (PEP)

    February 11, 2016
    Despite management's tepid guidance, Pepsi can still satisfy.
  39. PepsiCo: An Activist Investment Analysis (PEP)

    February 5, 2016
    Read about the nearly two-year public feud between activist investor Nelson Peltz, head of Trian Fund Management, and iconic ...
  40. Are Super Bowl Ads Worth Their High Cost?

    February 1, 2016
    Are Super Bowl ads worth the investment? A look at the cost and how they're received.
  41. Analyzing PepsiCo's Return on Equity (PEP)

    January 21, 2016
    Understand recent trends in PepsiCo's return on equity, the factors that have contributed to its return on equity (ROE), ...
  42. What is the formula for calculating the debt-to-equity ratio?

    January 11, 2016
    Find out how to use this fundamental financial ratio to help assess a company's performance.
  43. How do I calculate the P/E ratio of a company?

    January 11, 2016
    Find out how to calculate this common valuation ratio and what the results can tell you about a company's performance.
  44. Why These Are the Top 3 Beverage Stocks of 2016

    January 11, 2016
    These three beverage stocks offer the best potential in 2016.
  45. Top 5 Companies Owned By Pepsi (PEP)

    December 22, 2015
    Discover the top five companies and partnerships and the respective brands that have propelled the growth of PepsiCo during ...
  46. PespsiCo Launching Healthy Vending Machines (PEP, KO)

    December 18, 2015
    The push toward healthier foods and beverages -- or at least ones that appear to be better for you -- has hurt both PepsiCo (NYSE: ...
  47. How Soda Taxes Will Affect PepsiCo and Coca-Cola

    December 14, 2015
    Discover how a soda tax could affect the Coca-Cola Company and Pepsico, Inc., and see how both companies have expanded their ...
  48. How PepsiCo's CEO Has Transformed the Company

    November 16, 2015
    Find out about the mergers and acquisitions (M&As) that Indra Nooyi made to help Pepsi grow from a beverage giant to a diversified ...
  49. Pepsi's Partnership with Sodastream

    November 11, 2015
    Examine Pepsi's partnership with SodaStream, what each company hopes to gain, and learn how the latest battle in the cola ...
  50. How Major League Baseball Makes Money

    October 28, 2015
    Major League Baseball is big business. Let's take a look at where the money comes from.
  51. PepsiCo: Wait For The Fizz To Settle?

    October 27, 2015
    PepsiCo, Inc. is a player of both the beverage as well as food industry, further diversifying by launching a smartphone. ...
  52. The American Consumer Saves the Economy (Again)

    October 16, 2015
    Consumers are cheering a long-awaited recovery in the labor market and beginning to buy in earnest.
  53. Pepsi Is Making A Smartphone in China

    October 13, 2015
    When Mobipicker.com published a post on Friday speculating that PepsiCo would come out with a smartphone, it seemed like ...
  54. Is Pepsi (PEP) Still a Safe Bet?

    October 9, 2015
    PepsiCo has long been known as one of the most resilient stocks throughout the broader market. Is this still the case today? ...
  55. Mondelez Once Again Prepares for a Spinoff (KHC, MDLZ)

    October 2, 2015
    A year ago, Mondelez International (NASDAQ: MDLZ) had just finished calving off its coffee business, and speculation was ...
  56. 2 Reasons PepsiCo's Snacks Division is Crucial to Its Growth

    October 1, 2015
    Understand the recent trends in the North American snacks market. Learn about the top two reasons why PepsiCo's snack division ...
  57. Countries With The Highest & Lowest Corporate Tax Rates (AAPL, ...

    September 28, 2015
    The United States is No. 2 in the world for its high corporate tax rate. There are ways around paying it, and many nations ...
  58. Costco And Micron Lead Calm Before The Earnings Storm

    September 27, 2015
    Few earnings reports are scheduled for this week, ahead of the third-quarter reporting kickoff. Costco and Micron Technology ...
  59. Coca-Cola Vs. PepsiCo: Which Stock Should You Buy? (KO, PEP)

    September 21, 2015
    Learn about the bull case for Coca-Cola and PepsiCo. Find out which is more attractive for investors, and learn about the ...
  60. General Mills Goes Small With Sale of Green Giant (BGS, CPB)

    September 3, 2015
    Growing consumer aversion to processed and packaged foods continues to take its toll on cereal maker General Mills (NYSE: ...
  61. Mexican Energy, Telecom Reforms Please Foreign Investors

    September 1, 2015
    Two years into his first term, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto is following through on radical campaign promises he ...
  62. Equity

    August 28, 2015
    Equity is the value of an asset less the value of all liabilities on that asset.
  63. Coca-Cola Makes a Juicy Investment in Suja Life (KO, GS)

    August 24, 2015
    Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO) is continuing its efforts to diversify away from sugary beverages. The drinks giant has taken a minority ...
  64. Activist Investor Targets Sysco (SYY, MDLZ)

    August 20, 2015
    Fresh from having to terminate its planned $3.5 billion merger with U.S. Foods as the FTC balked at the food distribution ...
  65. DrPepper Snapple Takes a Stake in BodyArmor (DPS, GMCR)

    August 14, 2015
    Like Coca-Cola investing in do-it-yourself soda machines and energy drinks, DrPepper Snapple Group (NYSE: DPS) is diversifying ...
  66. PepsiCo Launches Aspartame-Free Diet Pepsi

    August 14, 2015
    Is it a case of too little, too late? PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP) announced that its new aspartame-free Diet Pepsi brand is going ...
  67. Comparing Coca-Cola and Pepsi's Business Models

    August 14, 2015
    Understand more about the Coca-Cola company and the PepsiCo company. Learn about the key similarities and differences that ...
  68. How Much Coca-Cola Spends on Advertising

    August 13, 2015
    Learn about Coca-Cola's ad spending and why the company has decided to spend the amount of money it does. Understand comparable ...
  69. Looking to Invest in Coca-Cola? Here's What to Expect (KO, PEP)

    August 13, 2015
    Learn about the Coca-Cola company as well as the industry in which it operates. Understand what its investors should expect ...
  70. Use Monthly Charts, Get Better Investment Results (AAPL, PEP)

    August 12, 2015
    Investors can increase profits with monthly charts that gauge the progress of open positions.
  71. Bill Ackman Buys $5.5 Billion Stake in Mondelez (KHC, MDLZ)

    August 7, 2015
    Activist investor Bill Ackman has bought a $5.5 billion stake in snack maker Mondelez International (NASDAQ: MDLZ), according ...
  72. Starbucks Ready for RTD Sales in Latin America (PEP, SBUX)

    July 30, 2015
    Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) does not have a coffee shop on every corner in Latin America as it seems to have here in the U.S., ...
  73. Starbucks Tops Earnings Estimates (SBUX, DNKN)

    July 27, 2015
    Coffee giant Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) recently reported third quarter earnings that beat analyst estimates on both the top ...
  74. AMC Entertainment CEO to Step Down

    July 27, 2015
    AMC Entertainment (NYSE: AMC) is in the market for a new leader. The company announced that its existing president and CEO, ...
  75. Pepsi (PEP) Gets Crafty with Soda: Will it Pop?

    July 24, 2015
    Pepsi is getting crafty with the launch of its Stubborn Soda. Is it a recipe for success?
  76. Frito-Lay Continues to Prop Up PepsiCo

    July 13, 2015
    PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP) thinks good things come in small packages. The snack and beverage maker's Frito-Lay division is shifting ...
  77. Best Medium-Term Investments for Market Jitters

    July 7, 2015
    As central bank effectiveness wears off, here are a few ways to play it.
  78. The NBA’s Business Model

    July 7, 2015
    Drawing interest domestically and abroad, the NBA has seen its popularity and revenue streams rapidly increase over the past ...
  79. New Earnings Season Kicks Off: Alcoa, PepsiCo, Walgreens

    July 5, 2015
    The traditional kickoff to a new earnings season comes when Alcoa Inc (NYSE: AA) reports its most recent quarterly results, ...
  80. Who are Family Dollar's (FDO) main competitors?

    May 20, 2015
    Learn about the discount retail company Family Dollar and its main competitors. Explore how competitor Dollar Tree plans ...
  81. Should You Buy Marijuana Stock?

    May 12, 2015
    The legalization of marijuana has created a new investment niche: pot stocks.
  82. Cost-Free Connection Of Target Groups To Marketers

    April 24, 2015
    ZipDial spotted a niche marketing opportunity in the area of “missed calls” and developed a business around it. Here is how ...
  83. Are Consumers Being Deceived About Organic Foods?

    April 20, 2015
    As the world has become more aware of the growing obesity epidemic and the dangers of unhealthy eating habits, many consumers ...
  84. Are These the Top Dividend Stocks of 2015?

    April 15, 2015
    These dividend-paying companies offer a lot more than just dividends.
  85. Top 10 Stocks for Retirement Portfolios (ADP, PG)

    April 14, 2015
    Certain stocks are popular retirement portfolio options, but not all are as impressive as they used to be. Time to reevaluate? ...
  86. Traders Look To Dividend Funds (VIG)

    March 6, 2015
    When uncertainty creeps into the mind of an active trader it is not uncommon for this type of person to turn toward the safety ...
  87. The Jolting Rise Of The Energy Drinks Industry

    February 23, 2015
    We present a full analysis of the energy drink industry, including main players and emerging challengers.
  88. Has Coca-Cola Lost Its Pop?

    January 14, 2015
    Coca-Cola has been a name synonymous with sustainable success. This hasn’t just pertained to consumers but investors as well. ...
  89. Building A Fortune: Jerry Jones And The Cowboys

    October 22, 2014
    From insurance and wildcatting, to licensing and pizza, Jerry Jones has rolled the dice and frequently won. Here's how the ...
  90. PepsiCo's $66B Global Snack And Drink Empire

    September 22, 2014
    With 14 billion-dollar beverage brands, you'll be surprised to learn that most of PepsiCo's revenue derives from foods. Here's ...
  91. Pension Risk Transfer

    August 11, 2014
    When a defined benefit pension provider offloads some or all of the plan’s risk – e.g.: retirement payment liabilities ...
  92. This Company's Dividend History Is The Real Thing

    May 28, 2014
    Take water. Add some sugar, a little carbon dioxide and some flavoring. Sell at a gigantic markup. It sounds almost too simple ...
  93. Utilizing Prisoner’s Dilemma In Business And The Economy

    November 5, 2013
    The Prisoner’s Dilemma, one of the most famous game theories, provides a framework for understanding how to strike a balance ...
  94. The Secret To PepsiCo’s Success Isn’t Soda

    October 18, 2013
    PepsiCo. (NYSE:PEP) may be losing the Cola Wars to rival Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO), but it’s winning the hearts and minds of ...
  95. The Commercial Mortgage Story Gets Better For Investors

    August 27, 2013
    Things are looking up for loans tied to commercial real estate mortgages. Delinquencies continue to drop, while refinancing ...
  96. How A Group Of 13-Year-Olds Beat The Brightest Minds On Wall ...

    August 19, 2013
    In 1990, in a suburb outside of Boston, something unusual happened...As part of their schoolwork, seventh graders at the ...
  97. Mondelez Isn't As Good As Nestle, But Priced Like It Is

    May 8, 2013
    Investors seem to bullish on Mondelez, given the relative performance at Kellogg and Nestle.
  98. AptarGroup: When A Great Business Doesn't Mean A Great Stock

    October 25, 2012
    AptarGroup has a great business, but is an expensive stock.
  99. What Makes a Great Income Stock

    September 14, 2012
    While many newcomers to the income sector would immediately say “yield,” that's not the case. To find a good long-term income ...
  100. How Big Companies Thrive In The Third World

    August 31, 2012
    Business survival in less-developed countries is all about knowing the customer. Find out how some of the biggest companies ...
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