PepsiCo posts 4Q profit, results beat Wall Street estimates

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PepsiCo Inc. (PEP) on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $1.31 billion.

The Purchase, New York-based company said it had profit of 87 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for pretax expenses and restructuring costs, came to $1.12 per share.

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The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.08 per share.

The food and beverage company posted revenue of $19.95 billion in the period, also beating Street forecasts. Analysts expected $19.78 billion, according to Zacks.

PepsiCo shares have risen almost 4 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor's 500 index has stayed nearly flat. The stock has climbed 22 percent in the last 12 months.

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