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PepsiCo Inc. (PEP)

  • 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.
  • 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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  • Nov. 14, 2012, 1:41 PM
    PepsiCo (PEP -0.2%) launches Pepsi Special in Japan with the distinctive claim the soda can stop the body from absorbing fat and help lower cholesterol levels. The company was able to pull off the achievement after Japan's government gave the product a FOSHU label - indicating it's a food/drink containing ingredients with functions for health improvement and can have positive physiological effects on the human body. A U.S. launch is rated as extremely unlikely with scientists stateside dubious and the FDA yet to weigh in.
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  • Nov. 14, 2012, 9:56 AM
    PepsiCo (PEP -0.2%) opens a R&D center in Shagnhai to serve as a hub for product development. The $40M spend on the facility is called a "game-changer" by a local PepsiCo exec with the primary goal of the company being an increased ability to cater products to local tastes in China.
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  • Oct. 24, 2012, 9:07 AM
    Will the FDA reign in the sale of high-caffeine drinks? As other nations such as Canada and Mexico take measures to cap caffeine levels in high-energy products Monster Energy, Red Bull, and Rockstar - the pressure could increase for regulators and legislators in the U.S. to take similar steps. Analyst says even requiring stricter warning labels could cut short the growth story of the segment. (Previous: Monster Beverage lawsuit)
  • Oct. 17, 2012, 8:56 AM
    Highlights from PepsiCo's (PEP) earnings conference call: The company sees tremendous growth opportunities in Southeast Asia and calls out Gatorade to see a short-term sales boost. On an interesting note for Monster Beverage (MNST) investors, the company takes a rather tepid stance toward making any aggressive M&A plays in the energy drink sector. Execs pass on issuing any guidance for 2013 when asked, saying they will give estimates when Q4 results are released in February. Shares -0.2% premarket. (webcast)
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  • Oct. 17, 2012, 7:17 AM
    More on PepsiCo (PEP): Organic growth up 5%, while the Y/Y decline in revenue reflects a negative 5-percentage-point impact from one-time structural changes and a negative 5-percentage-point hit from foreign exchange. A 3% rise in Frito-Lay North America paced the snack food side, while Asia, Middle East & Africa saw the sharpest falloff for the beverage business. Reiterates prior 2012 guidance, expecting a decline of EPS by 5% with foreign exchange a drag. (PR)
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  • Oct. 17, 2012, 7:03 AM
    Pepsico (PEP): Q3 EPS of $1.20 beats by $0.04. Revenue of $16.65B misses by $350M. (PR)
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  • Oct. 17, 2012, 12:05 AM
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Company Description
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.