S&P 500 Winners: Pepsico and 2 Power Stocks Up in a Down Market

The S&P 500 (NYSEARCA:SPY) is down today by 0.67% and stands at 1,255. Here are three better performing stocks.

Jacobs Engineering Group (NYSE:JEC): This technical services contractor had its most recent report come in today, and earnings per share came in ahead by a penny. The shares recently traded at $39.77, up $1.63, or 4.27%. They have traded in a 52-week range of $30.74 to $55.73. Volume today was 2,070,592 shares versus a 3-month average volume of 1,505,480 shares. The company’s trailing P/E is 16.11, while trailing earnings are $2.47 per share.

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Cliffs Natural Resources (NYSE:CLF): After falling 40%, many analysts consider this stock to be cheap. This mining and natural resources is trading near the bottom of its five year valuation range based on P/E. The shares recently traded at $71.93, up $1.84, or 2.63%. They have traded in a 52-week range of $47.31 to $102.48. Volume today was 3,511,752 shares versus a 3-month average volume of 4,528,480 shares. The company’s trailing P/E is 5.55, while trailing earnings are $12.95 per share.

Pepsico (NYSE:PEP): Pepsi (NYSE:PEP) is up big after it came out that Nelson Peltz’s Trian Fund has taken a 2.3 million share stake in the company. The shares recently traded at $64.19, up $1.39, or 2.21%. They have traded in a 52-week range of $58.50 to $71.89. Volume today was 5,692,130 shares versus a 3-month average volume of 9,407,150 shares. The company’s trailing P/E is 16.09, while trailing earnings are $3.99 per share.

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