First Financial Bank – Trust Division Has Trimmed By $1.30 Million Its Pepsico (PEP) Stake; SSAB SWEDISH STEEL A SH SK25 P ORDINARY (SSAAF) Sellers Increased By 55.64% Their Shorts

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SSAB SWEDISH STEEL A SH SK25 P ORDINARY (OTCMKTS:SSAAF) had an increase of 55.64% in short interest. SSAAF’s SI was 831,600 shares in April as released by FINRA. Its up 55.64% from 534,300 shares previously. With 300 avg volume, 2772 days are for SSAB SWEDISH STEEL A SH SK25 P ORDINARY (OTCMKTS:SSAAF)’s short sellers to cover SSAAF’s short positions. It closed at $5.6 lastly. It is down 0.00% since April 13, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 11.55% the S&P500.

First Financial Bank – Trust Division decreased Pepsico (PEP) stake by 11.27% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. First Financial Bank – Trust Division sold 10,965 shares as Pepsico (PEP)’s stock declined 9.24%. The First Financial Bank – Trust Division holds 86,313 shares with $10.35M value, down from 97,278 last quarter. Pepsico now has $153.74 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.34% or $0.37 during the last trading session, reaching $108.31. About 2.38 million shares traded. PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP) has declined 3.75% since April 13, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 15.30% the S&P500.

First Financial Bank – Trust Division increased S&P 500 Depositary Receipts (SPY) stake by 3,460 shares to 100,450 valued at $26.81 million in 2017Q4. It also upped Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) stake by 93,501 shares and now owns 190,948 shares. Vanguard (VTV) was raised too.

Analysts await PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP) to report earnings on April, 25. They expect $0.93 earnings per share, down 1.06% or $0.01 from last year’s $0.94 per share. PEP’s profit will be $1.32 billion for 29.12 P/E if the $0.93 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.31 actual earnings per share reported by PepsiCo, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -29.01% negative EPS growth.

Among 22 analysts covering PepsiCo (NYSE:PEP), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 36% are positive. PepsiCo has $140.0 highest and $81 lowest target. $116.43’s average target is 7.50% above currents $108.31 stock price. PepsiCo had 67 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, August 1 by RBC Capital Markets. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of PEP in report on Friday, April 28 with “Buy” rating. As per Thursday, February 1, the company rating was maintained by Credit Suisse. The stock of PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP) earned “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, October 7. Vetr downgraded the shares of PEP in report on Thursday, August 27 to “Buy” rating. The stock of PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, April 14 by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co on Monday, January 8 with “Buy”. The stock has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, May 26. Evercore downgraded PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP) on Wednesday, February 14 to “In-Line” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Hold” rating and $11500 target in Friday, June 30 report.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.86 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.08, from 0.94 in 2017Q3. It dropped, as 63 investors sold PEP shares while 712 reduced holdings. 122 funds opened positions while 542 raised stakes. 958.76 million shares or 0.63% less from 964.87 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Rampart Investment Mngmt Com Limited Liability Company invested in 0.81% or 17,519 shares. Coastline Tru stated it has 0.79% in PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP). 48,274 are owned by Keating Counselors Incorporated. Wellcome Tru Limited (The) As Trustee Of The Wellcome Tru has invested 3.81% of its portfolio in PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP). Retail Bank Of Nova Scotia Trust Co stated it has 0.05% of its portfolio in PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP). Supplemental Annuity Collective Of Nj reported 0.91% of its portfolio in PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP). Raymond James Finance holds 456,068 shares or 0.34% of its portfolio. Brandes Lp reported 379,000 shares. Hengehold Mgmt Limited Company holds 0.11% or 3,467 shares in its portfolio. Tx invested 0.77% in PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP). Fort Washington Invest Inc Oh reported 478,941 shares. Moreover, Roberts Glore And Company Inc Il has 2.35% invested in PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP) for 32,001 shares. Gam Hldgs Ag invested 0.4% of its portfolio in PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP). Toth Fin Advisory has 1.5% invested in PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP) for 52,915 shares. Moreover, Icon Advisers Co has 0.05% invested in PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP) for 6,100 shares.

SSAB AB produces and sells steel products in Sweden and internationally. The company has market cap of $5.00 billion. It operates in five divisions: SSAB Special Steels, SSAB Europe, SSAB Americas, Tibnor, and Ruukki Construction. It has a 20.51 P/E ratio. The firm offers wear steels for maximum payload and service life; structural steel; prehardened tool steel; and protection plates.

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