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PepsiCo Inc. (PEP)

  • 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
    Notable earnings before Wednesday’s open: ABT, ASML, BAC, BK, BLK, CHKP, CMA, DGX, DOV, HAL, KCG, MMR, MTB, PEP, STJ, STP, SWK, TXT, USB
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  • Oct. 16, 2012, 5:30 PM
    Notable earnings before Wednesday’s open: ABT, ASML, BAC, BK, BLK, CHKP, CMA, DGX, DOV, HAL, KCG, MMR, MTB, PEP, STJ, STP, SWK, TXT, USB
  • Oct. 16, 2012, 9:29 AM
    Shares of PepsiCo (PEP) gain 1% in premarket trading as rival Coca-Cola manages to control its costs just enough to scratch out an earnings beat. Of interest to Pepsico shareholders, Coca-Cola showed broad geographic sales gains in a variety of beverage types, a trend that PepsiCo hopes lift its own results with growth in snacks already forecast to be strong.
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  • Oct. 12, 2012, 1:01 PM
    The soda industry continues to push back at the contention of NYC Mayor Bloomberg amongst others that the nation's obesity issues and high level of soda intake are interwoven. According to data dug out by academics, despite getting close to 100% of the blame, extra sugar only accounts for 9% of the extra calories the U.S. population takes in today compared to 30 years ago. Of that 9% extra sugar rush, soda only makes up a subset of the total.
  • Oct. 9, 2012, 8:41 AM
    Soft drink sellers Coca-Cola (KO), PepsiCo (PEP), and Dr. Pepper Snapple (DPS) plan to start posting calorie counts on vending machines next year in a move that could be designed to beat critics to the punch. By placing a calorie warning on machines, the companies hope to take the wind out of the sail of efforts like those in New York City to legislate soda intake.
  • Oct. 2, 2012, 7:10 AM
    A report ordered by Congress formally concludes that the FDA should limit the amount of salt in restaurants and package foods to lower the risk of heart disease. Sources indicate that the report is the jumpstart legislators need in order to initiate a comprehensive phase-down of the use of salt in the $600B food industry.
  • Sep. 26, 2012, 11:00 AM
    PepsiCo (PEP +0.6%) launches a new soda in Australia that uses stevia for the first time as a natural sweetener. Pepsi Next will contain some sugar, but the company will be sure to boast that the new product for the nation contains 30% less calories than regular Pepsi. For now, the company doesn't plan to use stevia in its U.S.-version of Pepsi Next.
  • Sep. 25, 2012, 6:57 PM
    PepsiCo (PEP) wins a $363M dispute with the IRS regarding the use of hybrid securities in a debt vs. equity issue. At the heart of the decision is a longstanding tension in corporate finance and tax law between equity and debt, where companies devise hybrid securities that look like debt in some circumstances, and like equity in others. In the mid-1990's PEP, did just that in an effort to expand in Europe, by devising securities that were treated as debt in the Netherlands and equity in the U.S. The IRS hit them with a tax bill in 2009, but came up short in today's ruling.
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  • Sep. 13, 2012, 12:33 PM
    A rule banning large-size sugary drinks at New York City restaurants and eateries gains approval with the Board of Health. Though movie theaters will fall under the new plan limiting sodas to 16 ounces or less, it's anything goes at supermarkets or convenience stores. Beverage companies such as KO, PEP, MNST, COT, DPS aren't expecting to take a significant hit over the NYC ban, but would just as soon the issue keep to the Big Apple.
  • Sep. 12, 2012, 8:13 AM
    PepsiCo (PEP) watchers see the resignation of President John Compton and other corporate reshuffling as a sign that CEO Indra Nooyi plans to stay on board for a few more years. Though a number of activist shareholders have pressured Nooyi to warm up to the idea of separating the snacks business from the beverage business, she has held firm with her own plans for growth.
  • Sep. 6, 2012, 1:52 PM
    PepsiCo (PEP +0.5%) CEO Indra Nooyi shrugs off the debate over limiting soda intake by telling CNBC her company can make drinks that are both great tasting and healthy. Letting consumers choose will benefit the company, she notes. Nooyi also seems to like the position her company holds with the Y-chromosome market heading into the NFL season: "You can't watch a game in a man cave without doing Doritos, or Pepsi and Lay's."
  • Sep. 5, 2012, 9:19 AM
    The beverage industry could see a major merger in Europe with Britvic in talks with AG Barr over a potential $2.1B deal. According to reports, PepsicCo (PEP) could enter the fray with Britvic the maker and seller of its products in the U.K.
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  • Sep. 5, 2012, 8:32 AM
    A former top exec from PepsiCo (PEP) publicly backs Mayor Michael Bloomberg's plan to curb soda intake in NYC. David Burwick is now the president of Weight Watchers North America (WTW), leading at least a few cynics to question the wisdom of keeping potential customers lean.
  • Aug. 31, 2012, 11:48 AM
    The war on soda: A local ballot measure in Richmond, California to tax soda drinks starts to draw national attention in advance of November's election. If the measure passes, Richmond would be the first city in the country that placed a per-ounce tax on sugary drinks and could set off a wave of copycats. Meanwhile in NYC, details on Mayor Bloomberg's anti-obesity plan will be unveiled in less than two weeks and will surely have sugary drinks in focus.
  • Aug. 31, 2012, 8:23 AM
    PepsiCo (PEP) continues to tinker with a new artificial sweetener that will help Diet Pepsi stay sweet longer. The company was considering importing versions of the soft drink sold in other countries into the U.S. before hitting upon a better solution.
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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.