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PespiCo: beating the local downtrend... and Coca-Cola?
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PepsiCo reports its quarterly earnings on Thursday, at 13:00 MT time.
With the EPS expected to be at $1.45, observers forecast a $21.8-21.9B sales revenue for the Q4’2020. Overall, while the virus hit will have taken its toll on the company performance, the last quarter is traditionally a high sales period given the holiday season. In addition to that, the stay-at-home lifestyle forced by virus restrictions actually improved the performance of some of the key sales directions of Pepsi brands. That’s why the report is expected with optimism. Coupled with the long-term strong characteristics of the stock, it makes it a potentially worthy buy.
Technically speaking, the stock price is at a local bottom. After making a new all-time high in the zone of $148, the price value has been dropping during January. It bounced off the mark of $136 and went up to $142. If PepsiCo shows good results, the stock will definitely go beyond $142 into the upside and will eventually aim at challenging the all-time high of $148. You’ll be able to track it on FBS Trader!
Now, Coca-Cola’s report on Wednesday makes it an interesting battel between the two giants as they both are locally in a similar price disposition. Which one is better?
On Thursday, the 2nd of February, the Bank of England will publish its report concerning interest rates and inflation data for the Eurozone. Professionals and investors anticipate that Andrew Bailey’s lead team of policy makers will likely raise interest rates to 4%; the highest in over a decade, for the tenth time in a row.
The first FOMC meeting comes after a buildup of anticipation from traders and investors alike, as the markets await what posture the Fed will take regarding the interest rates; would there be a hike or a cut in interest rates? Recall that the Federal Open Market Committee had previously ended the year 2022 with a 50bps hike, and an indication from Powell, the committee chairman, that the Fed could consider raising interest rates by 75bps in the course of the year 2023.
Western countries are trying to find other options for oil and gas supplies after a 10th package of sanctions, which will put more pressure on Russian oil and decrease global oil supply. Italy, for example, is in talks with Libya.