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PepsiCo Inc. (PEP)

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  • Jan. 28, 2013, 1:29 PM
    SodaStream (SODA -3.5%) sees a little extra trading volatility after its initial Super Bowl is sent back to the company by CBS for being "too provocative" toward the bottle soda industry (KO, PEP, DPS, COT). Despite being forced to go with a back-up ad, the publicity from the rejection may end up helping the company and promote its David vs. Goliath image.
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  • Jan. 25, 2013, 1:30 PM
    PepsiCo (PEP +0.3%) will remove a controversial ingredient from Gatorade nearly a year after a grass roots protest launched on Change.org. The petition highlighted the fact that the company uses brominated vegetable oil which is banned in some countries.
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  • Jan. 14, 2013, 1:02 PM
    A new marketing partnership between PepsiCo (PEP +0.6%) and Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD -0.4%) could pump up merger chatter regarding the two beverage giants again, according to Jonathan Berr. Though the companies are just expanding on a previous relationship with each other, the development has some investors wanting more.
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  • Jan. 10, 2013, 3:22 PM
    PepsiCo (PEP +1.2%) and Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD +2.7%) will team up again with a strong marketing push to promote Bud Light and Pepsi together right up to the Super Bowl. An internal memo sent to A-B distributors calls the program the "National Big Bet." The big picture: The cozy relationship between the two beverage giants could rekindle the PEP-BUD merger rumors.
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  • Jan. 10, 2013, 10:36 AM
    PepsiCo (PEP +1.5%) enters a partnership with Burger King (BKW +1.2%) in China to be the exclusive supplier of soft drinks for the chain's restaurants. The cooperation between the global companies in China follows a pattern seen in other regions including the U.S. and Latin America.
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  • Jan. 8, 2013, 6:05 PM
    The American Academy of Neurology has published new research suggesting that drinking sweetened beverages, especially diet drinks, is linked to an increased risk of depression in adults, while drinking unsweetened coffee was tied to a slightly lower risk. The study,released today, will be presented at the Academy's 65th Annual Meeting in San Diego, March 16 to 23, 2013.
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  • Jan. 7, 2013, 8:44 AM
    Horizon Investments weighs in on the age-old Coca-Cola (KO) vs PepsiCo (PEP) debate with a comprehensive look at the fundamentals of the two beverage majors. At the end of the day, the take is that the greater potential for dividend increases and lower debt to equity ratio makes Coca-Cola the more appealing investment.
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  • Dec. 17, 2012, 2:02 PM
    PepsiCo (PEP) plans a new advertising campaign for Diet Pepsi after tweaking its ingredients to enhance taste. The company will spend more money on Diet Pepsi marketing in 2013 as part of its bid to win back market share.
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  • Dec. 11, 2012, 8:23 AM
    PepsiCo (PEP) thinks it can find growth by creating new liquid snacks. CEO Indra Nooyi told a beverage industry conference the company has a whole pipeline of products that it can "drinkify" in the lab. Reading between the lines, the exec wasn't talking as if a spinoff of the snacks business was part of the grand plan.
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  • Dec. 5, 2012, 7:24 AM
    Is is time for Coca-Cola (KO) and PepsiCo (PEP) to take SodaStream (SODA) seriously? The Israeli juggernaut sells more than 10K machines a day with buyers presumably cutting back on their purchases of traditional soda drinks as they fall under the SodaStream consumables umbrella. While an ad campaign in the U.K. was pulled by regulators, the ad's afterlife on YouTube garnered the broad effect the company desired. A Super Bowl commercial planned for 2013 will deliver an even larger audience. Rumor: PepsiCo and Cuisinart may enter the market with machines in response to the SodaStream surge.
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  • Nov. 30, 2012, 3:04 PM
    The Coca-Cola (KO -0.5%) vs. PepsiCo (PEP -0.4%) debate has a clear winner, according to SA author Albert Alfonso. The lower P/E ratio and higher dividend yield may entice some investors toward PepsiCo, but the company's slower rate of growth and bogged-down balance sheet don't compare particularly well to Coca-Cola. A chart speaks a thousand words. (Net income TTM 2008-2012)
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  • Nov. 28, 2012, 10:40 AM
    Citadel cuts its stake in PepsiCo (PEP +0.1%) from 4M shares to 600K during Q3, according to a scan from Insider Monkey. Though a favorite of dividend investors with a yield still north of 3%, more questions on growth rates and competitive factors keep cropping up on the global food company.
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  • Nov. 28, 2012, 12:48 AM
    Pepsico (PEP) declares $0.5375/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous. Forward yield 3.07%. For shareholders of record Dec 07. Payable Jan 02. Ex-div date Dec 05. (PR)
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  • Nov. 23, 2012, 6:57 AM
    PepsiCo (PEP) faces increasing competitive pressure in India with smaller and regional brands continuing to chip away at its market share. According to data from Nielsen, the company's market share may be below 40% after sitting as high as 48% in 2010.
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  • Nov. 19, 2012, 7:26 AM
    PepsiCo (PEP) catches some flak from consumer groups over a plan to introduce a new line of Cracker Jack with coffee and caffeine. The debate centers on the level of caffeine permitted by food manufacturers in areas outside of beverages.
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  • Nov. 15, 2012, 9:43 AM
    Though Monster Beverage is the stock feeling the aftershocks from the 5-Hour Energy government inquiry, both Coca-Cola (KO) and PepsiCo (PEP) could feel a mild tremor or two if health risks continue to be a major topic. Tapping into the explosive growth of the energy drink market is a key part of the firms' plans to grow beverage revenue.
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PepsiCo Inc is a food, snack and beverage company. It manufactures, markets, distributes and sells convenient and enjoyable beverages, foods and snacks, serving customers and consumers in more than 200 countries and territories.