Pepsico, Inc. ( PEP ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 30, 2017. A cash dividend payment of $0.805 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 29, 2017. Shareholders who purchased PEP prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 7.05% increase over prior dividend payment. At the current stock price of $115.54, the dividend yield is 2.79%.
The previous trading day's last sale of PEP was $115.54, representing a -3.22% decrease from the 52 week high of $119.39 and a 17.3% increase over the 52 week low of $98.50.
PEP is a part of the Consumer Non-Durables sector, which includes companies such as Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA ( BUD ) and Coca-Cola Company ( KO ). PEP's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $4.72. Zacks Investment Research reports PEP's forecasted earnings growth in 2017 as 6.3%, compared to an industry average of 2.7%.
Interested in gaining exposure to PEP through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have PEP as a top-10 holding:
- Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF - DNQ ( VDC )
- iShares U.S. Consumer Goods ETF ( IYK )
- John Hancock Multifactor Consumer Staples ETF ( JHMS )
- PowerShares Dynamic Food & Beverage ( PBJ )
- SPDR Series Trust SPDR SSGA Gender Diversity Index ETF ( SHE ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is SHE with an increase of 4.13% over the last 100 days. VDC has the highest percent weighting of PEP at 7.28%.
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