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PEP

PepsiCo

$114.64

0.45 (0.39%)

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Notable put spread in Pepsico

Notable put spread in Pepsico. The stock up 46c to $114.65 and 4.2K Sep - Oct 115 put spreads sold at $1.27. The spread has traded 10K across multiple exchanges and rolls short puts to October from September. Trade history shows the expiring Sep 115 puts opened 8/17 at 57c with the stock north of $118. Those are being covered for 53c today and the new position in October expresses confidence that shares can reclaim the $115 level over the next five weeks, which includes earnings 10/4.

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    Oct

PEP PepsiCo
$114.64

0.45 (0.39%)

09/14/17
MACQ
09/14/17
INITIATION
Target $125
MACQ
Outperform
PepsiCo initiated with an Outperform at Macquarie
Macquarie analyst Caroline Levy initiated PepsiCo with an Outperform and a $125 price target saying management has continued to evolve the company to win as consumer changes accelerate. Levy said Pepsi has leading brands in big markets, a best in class snack business, and financial discipline.
09/08/17
09/08/17
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On The Fly: Top five analyst downgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. PepsiCo (PEP) downgraded to Neutral on declining US beverage sales at Credit Suisse with analyst Laurent Grandet saying risk/reward is "balanced" following an 11% share appreciation over the past year, especially with US beverage sales struggling year-to-date. 2. Chipotle (CMG) downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at Cowen with analyst Andrew Charles citing proprietary survey data that indicates the company's quality and value perceptions remain at trough levels, leading him to believe the sales recovery will continue to trail investor expectations. 3. Aflac (AFL) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at BofA/Merrill with analyst Seth Weiss citing relative valuation. 4. Kroger (KR) downgraded to Perform from Outperform at Oppenheimer with analyst Rupesh Parikh citing the company's second quarter results. 5. Rice Energy (RICE) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman Sachs with analyst Brian Singer citing valuation following recent outperformance. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
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FBCO
09/08/17
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FBCO
Neutral
PepsiCo downgraded to Neutral on declining US beverage sales at Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analyst Laurent Grandet downgraded PepsiCo to Neutral from Outperform and trimmed its price target to $124 from $125. The analyst said risk/reward is "balanced" following an 11% share appreciation over the past year, especially with US beverage sales struggling year-to-date. Grandet said the company's leading non-carbonated beverage portfolio is now also in decline and can no longer offset carbonated soft drink weakness. The analyst lowered earnings estimates below the Street and expects expects consensus to eventually be revised downward.
07/12/17
JPMS
07/12/17
NO CHANGE
Target $133
JPMS
Overweight
PepsiCo price target raised to $133 from $125 at JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Andrea Teixeira raised her price target for PepsiCo after meeting with management following the company's Q2 results. The meeting was positive, but there was a "slightly more cautiously optimistic tone," particularly around the outlook for North America Beverages for the remainder of 2017, Teixeira tells investors in a research note. The analyst, however, continues to believe Pepsi compares favorably relative to other large-cap multinational peers. She keeps an Overweight rating on the shares.

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AA

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