5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: PepsiCo

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, soft-drink and snack giant PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP  ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at PepsiCo and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

PepsiCo facts

   

Headquarters (Founded)

Purchase, N.Y. (1898)

Market Cap

$110.7 billion

Industry

Soft drinks

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$66.6 billion

Management

Chairman/CEO Indra Nooyi
CFO Hugh Johnston

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)

30.6%

Cash/Debt

$4.2 billion / $28.3 billion

Dividend Yield

3%

Competitors

Coca-Cola
Dr Pepper Snapple Group
Kraft Foods

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 97% of the 4,546 members who have rated PepsiCo believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those bulls, adilimani, succinctly summed up the PepsiCo bull case for our community:

Strong stock. Good dividend. Strong entry in the healthy foods and juices area and derives a lot of its revenue from the emerging markets which are strong.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. The Motley Fool owns shares of PepsiCo and Coca-Cola. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of PepsiCo and Coca-Cola. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.


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