Pepsico, Inc. (PEP) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for February 27, 2013

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Pepsico, Inc. ( PEP ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 27, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.5375 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 29, 2013. Shareholders who purchased PEP stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that PEP has paid the same dividend.

The previous trading day's last sale of PEP was $75.57, representing a -0.38% decrease from the 52 week high of $75.86 and a 21.59% 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 $3.92. Zacks Investment Research reports PEP's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 7.29%, compared to an industry average of 8%.

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 )
  • Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF ( VDC )
  • PowerShares Dynamic Food & Beverage ( PBJ )
  • PowerShares Fundamental Pure Large Growth Portfolio ( PXLG )
  • Select Sector SPDR Fund - Consumer Staples ( XLP ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is IYK with an increase of 10.08% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of PEP at 6.64%.



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



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