PepsiCo (PEP) Gets a Hold Rating from Barclays

Barclays analyst Lauren Lieberman maintained a Hold rating on PepsiCo (PEPResearch Report) on July 10 and set a price target of $125. The company’s shares closed yesterday at $134.35, close to its 52-week high of $135.24.

According to TipRanks.com, Lieberman is a 3-star analyst with an average return of 1.7% and a 56.4% success rate. Lieberman covers the Consumer Goods sector, focusing on stocks such as International Flavors & Fragrances, Coca-Cola European Partners plc, and Constellation Brands Inc.

The word on The Street in general, suggests a Moderate Buy analyst consensus rating for PepsiCo with a $133.75 average price target, a -0.4% downside from current levels. In a report issued on July 9, Wells Fargo also maintained a Hold rating on the stock.

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PepsiCo’s market cap is currently $188B and has a P/E ratio of 14.89. The company has a Price to Book ratio of 13.47.

Based on the recent corporate insider activity of 36 insiders, corporate insider sentiment is negative on the stock.

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