Pepsico, Inc. (PEP) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 05, 2012


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Pepsico, Inc. ( PEP ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 05, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.5375 per share scheduled for January 02, 2013. Shareholders who purchased PEP stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that PEP has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $70.21, the dividend yield is 3.06%.

The previous trading day's last sale of PEP was $70.21, representing a -4.68% decrease from the 52 week high of $73.66 and a 12.97% increase over the 52 week low of $62.15.

PEP is a part of the Consumer Non-Durables sector, which includes companies such as Coca-Cola Company ( KO ) and Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA ( BUD ). PEP's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.75. Zacks Investment Research reports PEP's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as -7.62%, compared to an industry average of 4.5%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the PEP Dividend History page.

Interested in gaining exposure to PEP through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have PEP as a top-10 holding:

  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Consumer Goods Index Fund ( IYK )
  • PowerShares Fundamental Pure Large Growth Portfolio ( PXLG )
  • Select Sector SPDR Fund - Consumer Staples ( XLP )
  • iShares S&P Global Consumer Staples Sector Index Fund ( KXI )
  • iShares Morningstar Large Core Index Fund ( JKD ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is PXLG with an increase of 9.22% over the last 100 days. IYK has the highest percent weighting of PEP at 7.29%.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

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