These 2 Are Better Options Today: PepsiCo, Inc. (PEP), Senior Housing Properties Trust (SNH)

9 analysts out of 23 Wall Street brokerage firms rate PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP) as a Buy, while 1 see it as a Sell. The rest 13 describe it as a Hold. PEP stock traded higher to an intra-day high of $122.33. At one point in session, its potential discontinued and the price was down to lows at $121.15. Analysts have set PEP’s consensus price at $118.3, effectively giving it a -3.22% projection on returns. Should the projected estimates be met, then the stock will likely hit its highest price at $133 (up 8.81% from current price levels). PEP has a 109.3% ROE, higher than the 8.49% average for the industry. The average ROE for the sector is 72%.

It is expected that in Mar 2019 quarter PEP will have an EPS of $0.92, suggesting a -4.17% growth. For Jun 2019 is projected at $1.53. It means that there could be a -4.97% growth in the quarter. Yearly earnings are expected to rise by -2.83% to about $5.5. As for the coming year, growth will be about 8%, lifting earnings to $5.94. RSI after the last trading period was 68.74. PEP recorded a change of 0.5% over the past week and returned 13.01% over the last three months while the PEP stock’s monthly performance revealed a shift in price of 5.83%. The year to date (YTD) performance stands at 10.64%, and the bi-yearly performance specified an activity trend of 13.87% while the shares have moved 12.85% for the past 12 months.

PepsiCo, Inc. (PEP) currently trades at $122.23, which is higher by 0.46% its previous price. It has a total of 1.4 billion outstanding shares, with an ATR of around 1.32. The company’s stock volume dropped to 3.32 million, worse than 5.16 million that represents its 50-day average. A 5-day increase of about 0.5% in its price means PEP is now 10.64% higher on year-to-date. The shares have surrendered $43106.77 since its $123.19 52-week high price recorded on 27th of March 2019. Overall, it has seen a growth rate of 12.85 over the last 12 months. The current price per share is $26.29 above the 52 week low of $95.94 set on 9th of May 2018.

PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP)’s EPS was $1.49 as reported for the December quarter. In comparison, the same quarter a year ago had an EPS of $1.31. That means that its growth in general now stands at 14%. Therefore, a prediction of $1.49 given by the analysts brought a negative surprise of 0%. PEP December quarter revenue was $19.52 billion, compared to $19.53 billion recorded in same quarter last year, giving it a 0% growth rate. The company’s $-0.01 billion revenue decline that quarter surprised Wall Street and investors will need to consider this as they assess the stock.

Senior Housing Properties Trust (NASDAQ:SNH) shares depreciated -0.23% over the last trading period, taking overall 5-day performance up to -9.61%. SNH’s price now at $8.56 is weaker than the 50-day average of $12.16. Getting the trading period increased to 200 days, the stock price was seen at $15.11 on average. The general public currently hold control of a total of 234.36 million shares, which is the number publicly available for trading. The total of shares that it has issued to investors is 249.78 million. The company’s management holds a total of 1.37%, while institutional investors hold about 74.2% of the remaining shares. SNH share price finished last trade -20.94% below its 20 day simple moving average and its downbeat gap from 200 day simple moving average is -43.53%, while closing the session with -30.18% distance from 50 day simple moving average.

Senior Housing Properties Trust (SNH) shares were last observed trading -55.36% down since August 31, 2018 when the peak of $19.17 was hit. Last month’s price growth of -30.74% puts SNH performance for the year now at -26.96%. Consequently, the shares price is trending higher by 1.06%, a 52-week worst price since Apr. 12, 2019. However, it is losing value with -49.71% in the last 6 months. From a technical perspective, it appears more likely that the stock will experience a Bull Run market as a result of the strong support seen recently between $8.35 and $8.46. The immediate resistance area is now $8.62 Williams’s %R (14) for SNH moved to 95.91 while the stochastic %K points at 2.8.

SNH’s beta is 0.79; meaning investors could reap lower returns, although it also poses lower risks. The company allocated $1.21 per share from its yearly profit to its outstanding shares. Its last reported revenue is $285.22 million, which was 2% versus $278.57 million in the corresponding quarter last year. The EPS for Dec 19 quarter came in at $0.27 compared to $0.25 in the year-ago quarter and had represented 8% year-over-year earnings per share growth. SNH’s ROA is 3.9%, higher than the 2.84% industry average. Although a more robust percentage would be better, consideration is given to how well peers within the industry performed. Companies within the sector had an ROA of 2.73%.

Estimated quarterly earnings for Senior Housing Properties Trust (NASDAQ:SNH) are around $0.38 per share in three months through March with $0.35 also the estimate for June quarter of the fiscal year. It means the growth is estimated at -15.56% and -20.45%, respectively. Analysts estimate full-year growth to be -14.47%, the target being $1.36 a share. The upcoming year will see an increase in growth by percentage to -13.24%, more likely to see it hit the $1.18 per share. The firm’s current profit margin over the past 12 months is 25.7%. SNH ranks lower in comparison to an average of 42.7% for industry peers; while the average for the sector is 31.71%.