Analysts See $1.30 EPS for Pepsico, Inc. (PEP); Capital Counsel Has Decreased By $28.47 Million Its Automatic Data Processing (ADP) Position

January 17, 2018 - By Evgen Dobrzhanskiy

Analysts expect Pepsico, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP) to report $1.30 EPS on February, 13 before the open.They anticipate $0.10 EPS change or 8.33% from last quarter’s $1.2 EPS. PEP’s profit would be $1.85 billion giving it 22.97 P/E if the $1.30 EPS is correct. After having $1.48 EPS previously, Pepsico, Inc.’s analysts see -12.16% EPS growth. The stock increased 1.35% or $1.59 during the last trading session, reaching $119.45. About 929,856 shares traded. Pepsico, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP) has risen 12.20% since January 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.50% the S&P500.

Capital Counsel Llc decreased Automatic Data Processing Inc (ADP) stake by 25.35% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Capital Counsel Llc sold 261,237 shares as Automatic Data Processing Inc (ADP)’s stock declined 1.06%. The Capital Counsel Llc holds 769,202 shares with $84.09M value, down from 1.03 million last quarter. Automatic Data Processing Inc now has $53.49B valuation. The stock increased 1.01% or $1.21 during the last trading session, reaching $120.6. About 519,105 shares traded. Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP) has risen 15.83% since January 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.87% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.68 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.09, from 0.77 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 60 investors sold ADP shares while 457 reduced holdings. 109 funds opened positions while 241 raised stakes. 342.26 million shares or 3.77% less from 355.68 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 2,210 are owned by Gratry Company Llc. Louisiana State Employees Retirement Systems reported 27,700 shares. Mai Management owns 2,506 shares or 0.02% of their US portfolio. The New York-based M&T Bank & Trust has invested 0.31% in Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP). Stifel Fin Corporation invested in 292,848 shares. Quinn Opportunity Prns Ltd Liability Com reported 40,000 shares. Reilly Financial Ltd Liability invested 0.24% of its portfolio in Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP). Cleararc holds 0.19% in Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP) or 11,428 shares. Main Street Ltd Liability holds 6,052 shares. Jane Street Group Inc Lc reported 0.01% in Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP). Shoker Counsel owns 1,830 shares. Moreover, Kentucky Retirement Sys has 0.23% invested in Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP). Hartford Investment Mngmt Communication accumulated 0.29% or 139,323 shares. State Bank Of Montreal Can reported 0.07% stake. Rockland Trust has 6,206 shares.

Since September 1, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 19 insider sales for $30.33 million activity. $259,156 worth of Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP) was sold by Black Maria on Tuesday, January 2. 95,756 shares valued at $11.31M were sold by Rodriguez Carlos A on Wednesday, January 3. Shares for $659,979 were sold by JONES JOHN P III on Tuesday, January 2. Albinson Brock sold $159,309 worth of stock or 1,373 shares. On Sunday, December 31 the insider Flynn Edward B III sold $2.34M. On Friday, September 1 O’Brien Dermot J sold $437,011 worth of Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP) or 4,098 shares. The insider Siegmund Jan sold 48,989 shares worth $5.68M.

Among 19 analysts covering Automatic Data (NASDAQ:ADP), 5 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 26% are positive. Automatic Data had 50 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was upgraded on Monday, July 11 by Bernstein. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of ADP in report on Friday, July 28 with “Outperform” rating. The rating was upgraded by Goldman Sachs to “Buy” on Friday, December 16. The rating was maintained by Argus Research on Thursday, August 3 with “Buy”. As per Friday, November 3, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets. On Thursday, October 29 the stock rating was maintained by Topeka Capital Markets with “Sell”. The firm has “Hold” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Tuesday, October 3. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, February 4 with “Sector Perform”. The rating was downgraded by William Blair to “Market Perform” on Friday, July 21. On Friday, October 13 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Hold”.

Analysts await Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP) to report earnings on February, 7. They expect $0.89 earnings per share, up 2.30% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.87 per share. ADP’s profit will be $394.71 million for 33.88 P/E if the $0.89 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.91 actual earnings per share reported by Automatic Data Processing, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -2.20% negative EPS growth.

Since August 7, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 insider sales for $7.21 million activity. Shares for $2.37 million were sold by Laguarta Ramon on Tuesday, October 10. 41,489 shares were sold by Gallagher Marie T., worth $4.84M.

PepsiCo, Inc. operates as a food and beverage firm worldwide. The company has market cap of $169.88 billion. The Company’s Frito-Lay North America segment offers Lay??s and Ruffles potato chips; Doritos, Tostitos, and Santitas tortilla chips; and Cheetos cheese-flavored snacks, branded dips, and Fritos corn chips. It has a 24.68 P/E ratio. The company??s Quaker Foods North America segment provides Quaker oatmeal, grits, rice cakes, granola, and oat squares; and Aunt Jemima mixes and syrups, Quaker Chewy granola bars, Cap??n Crunch cereal, Life cereal, and Rice-A-Roni side dishes.

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