Sunday, November 01, 2009

Pepsi a Major Sponsor for the World Series

Pepsi Cola, the original drink of Pepsico Inc. (PEP) is an anagram (a word that can be made out of the letters of another word) of Episcopal. According to one name derivation theory, the name Pepsi-Cola came about because Caleb Bradham, the pharmacist who created Pepsi on August 28, 1898, had his drugstore across the street from an Episcopal Church.

Pepsi is remains one of the major national sponsors for Major League Baseball's World Series. Did you know that there are three ways to invest in Pepsi? Pepsico, Inc. (PEP) is considered the primary Pepsi company. In addition to manufacturing and marketing beverage concentrates and syrups, they also have the Frito-Lay division which makes and markets snacks, the Quaker Foods North America division which distributes cereals and pasta, and the PepsiCo International division, which sells snacks and beverages. The stock has a P/E of 18, and a yield of 3%.

Pepsi Bottling Group Inc. (PBG) this Somers, New York based company distributes various Pepsi-Cola beverages including Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Pepsi Lime, Mountain Dew, Sierra Mist, Aquafina, Tropicana, Mug Root Beer, Lipton, SoBe, Starbucks Frappuccino, Dole, 7UP, KAS, Aqua Minerale, Mirinda, Manzanita Sol, Dr Pepper, Squirt, Electropura, e-pura, and Garci Crespo. The stock has a P/E of 32, and a yield of 1.9% .

PepsiAmericas Inc. (PAS) this Minneapolis based company makes and distributes Pepsi beverage products in the United States, central Europe, and the Caribbean. The stock has a P/E of 20, and a yield of 1.9% .

Speaking of Pepsi, did you hear about the grief the company is taking for its sexist iPhone app?

Or the competition it is getting from the Cow Urine Soft Drink.

Author does not own any of the above.


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