Pepsico, Inc. ( PEP ) will begin trading ex-dividend on June 04, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.655 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 30, 2014. Shareholders who purchased PEP stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 15.42% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $87.87, the dividend yield is 2.98%.
The previous trading day's last sale of PEP was $87.87, representing a -0.69% decrease from the 52 week high of $88.48 and a 14.1% increase over the 52 week low of $77.01.
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 $4.42. Zacks Investment Research reports PEP's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 3.84%, compared to an industry average of 8.8%.
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 ( VDC )
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Consumer Goods Index Fund ( IYK )
- Select Sector SPDR Fund - Consumer Staples ( XLP )
- iShares Global Consumer Staples ETF ( KXI )
- Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF ( VIG ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is KXI with an increase of 6.77% over the last 100 days. VDC has the highest percent weighting of PEP at 6.89%.