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Cans of Pepsi and Diet Pepsi displayed on a supermarket endcap.

There are a number of specific details that investors in PepsiCo (NYSE:PEP) should know about its stock. The slideshow below covers a handful of them, walking readers through a broad but brief analysis of the soda and snack giant from a shareholder's perspective.

The slideshow shows, among other things, that PepsiCo rewards investors in multiple ways:

  • It paid out 79% of its earnings via dividends over the last 12 months, corresponding to a 2.84% dividend yield.
  • It has bought back $5.1 billion worth of its own stock over the past four quarters, translating into a 2.7% decrease in PepsiCo's outstanding share count.
  • And even though its shares yield more than the S&P 500, the company has still managed to outperform the large-cap index over the past decade, outpacing it by 174 percentage points.

To learn more about PepsiCo's stock, scroll through the slideshow below.


Slideshow data sourced from YCharts.com on Dec. 10, 2015. Image sources: PepsiCo, iStock/Thinkstock.

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