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Analysts Offer Insights on Consumer Goods Companies: PepsiCo (PEP) and HP Inc (HPQ)


Companies in the Consumer Goods sector have received a lot of coverage today as analysts weigh in on PepsiCo (NYSE:PEP) and HP Inc (NYSE:HPQ).

PepsiCo (PEP)

Morgan Stanley analyst Dara Mohsenian maintained a Buy rating on PepsiCo today and set a price target of $125. The company’s shares closed yesterday at $107.52.

According to TipRanks.com, Mohsenian is a 3-star analyst with an average return of 2.9% and a 67.0% success rate. Mohsenian covers the Consumer Goods sector, focusing on stocks such as The Estée Lauder Companies Inc, Constellation Brands Inc, and Mondelez International.

Currently, the analyst consensus on PepsiCo is a Moderate Buy with an average price target of $117.93, implying a 9.7% upside from current levels. In a report issued on September 28, Susquehanna also reiterated a Buy rating on the stock with a $135 price target.

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HP Inc (HPQ)

In a report released today, Kathryn Huberty from Morgan Stanley maintained a Hold rating on HP Inc, with a price target of $28. The company’s shares closed yesterday at $26.06, close to its 52-week high of $26.34.

According to TipRanks.com, Huberty is a 5-star analyst with an average return of 14.0% and a 66.3% success rate. Huberty covers the Consumer Goods sector, focusing on stocks such as Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Pure Storage Inc, and Seagate Tech.

The word on The Street in general, suggests a Moderate Buy analyst consensus rating for HP Inc with a $28.67 average price target.

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