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Pepsi: Shares Fizzle As Dividend Sizzles

|Includes:PepsiCo Inc. (PEP)

Pepsi (NYSE: PEP), the 'Live for Now' company released its Q4 2013 Earnings on Feb. 13, 2014. The company reported adjusted earnings of $1.05 a share beating estimates by 4 cents. Pepsi also increased their dividend per share by 15% to $2.62. This represents the 42nd consecutive year of annual dividend increases. This brings their 10-year annualized dividend per share growth compound annual growth to 11%.

Unfortunately, the company missed slightly on revenue expectation by 0.2%. It turns out the 'Live for now' investors moved the stock lower by almost 3% over the past two days. For what, you might ask, aren't stock prices supposed to reflect fundamentals?

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