PepsiCo, Inc (NYSE:PEP) has appointed a chief design officer as the company requires to infuse additional style into its brands and culture.
The soft drink and snack company reported on Friday that the ex- chief design officer of 3M Co (NYSE:MMM) Mauro Porcini would manage design for the corporation’s brands, with a strong focus on its top 12, which comprises Pepsi, Lay’s, Gatorade, Quaker and Tropicana.
Mauro Porcini will report to PepsiCo Global Beverage Group head Brad Jakeman.
The hiring comes as PepsiCo concentrates on marketing to boost performance, mainly in its North American beverage unit.
Shifting readers focus to broader market, let’s consider market performance of other stocks that significantly affect same sector. The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) increased +1.29% to settle at $75.24, Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. (NYSE:DPS) moved up +1.86% to end at $42.64 while Cott Corporation (USA) (NYSE:COT) jumped +1.82% to finish on Friday at $7.83.
PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP) last session volume of 3.85 million shares was surprisingly higher than its average volume of 7.88 million shares. The stock after opening at $67.75 hit high price of $68.41 and then closed at $68.31 by scoring +0.93%.
The liquidity measure in recent quarter results of the company was recorded 1.03 as current ratio and on the other side the debt to equity ratio was 1.22 and long-term debt to equity ratio also remained 0.97. The Company had total cash at hand $3.81 billion and a book value per share as $14.52 in the most recent quarter.
The stock price volatility was 1.07% for a week and 1.24% for a month as well as price volatility’s Average True Range for 14 days was 0.84 and its beta remained 0.47.
PEP generated revenue of 67.00 billion in the following twelve months and earned $6.42 billion. The Company showed a positive 9.63% in the net profit margin and as well as in its operating margin which remained 14.37%. Company’s annual sales growth for the past five year was 13.61%.
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