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 respected four-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

$127.7 billion

Industry

Soft drinks

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$65.6 billion

Management

Chairman/CEO Indra Nooyi

CFO Hugh Johnston

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

27.2%

Cash/Debt

$7.0 billion/$29.4 billion

Dividend Yield

2.7%

Competitors

Coca-Cola 

Dr Pepper Snapple Group 

Mondelez International 

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

On CAPS, 97% of the 4,549 members who have rated PepsiCo believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, cschweit, tapped PepsiCo as a particularly tasty opportunity:

It's got options. Not as in stock options, but rather business options. This company has many choices to make in the coming years. These decisions: buy/don't buy Mondelez International, spin off the beverage group, sell the beverage group, any combination of these and others. It will be interesting what will happen, but I think this company is a strong one that will continue to grow.

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