Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. (NYSE:DPS) announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, November 16th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, December 13th will be paid a dividend of 0.53 per share on Thursday, January 5th. This represents a $2.12 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.56%.

Shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE:DPS) opened at 82.86 on Thursday. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $87.23 and a 200 day moving average of $92.30. The firm has a market cap of $15.22 billion, a P/E ratio of 17.99 and a beta of 0.55. Dr Pepper Snapple Group has a 52 week low of $81.05 and a 52 week high of $98.80.

Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE:DPS) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 27th. The company reported $1.17 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.11 by $0.06. Dr Pepper Snapple Group had a return on equity of 38.19% and a net margin of 13.53%. The firm earned $1.68 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.31 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $1.08 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 3.1% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts forecast that Dr Pepper Snapple Group will post $4.42 earnings per share for the current year.

Dividend History for Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE:DPS)

DPS has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Susquehanna reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $98.00 price target on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group in a research report on Thursday, October 27th. Bank of America Corp. reaffirmed a “sell” rating and set a $85.00 price target on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group in a research report on Wednesday, October 5th. Zacks Investment Research raised Dr Pepper Snapple Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $102.00 price target for the company in a research report on Tuesday, September 20th. Credit Suisse Group AG reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group in a research report on Monday, October 10th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co. reaffirmed a “market perform” rating and set a $92.00 price target (up previously from $90.00) on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group in a research report on Sunday, July 31st. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Dr Pepper Snapple Group presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $97.54.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Compagnie Lombard Odier SCmA boosted its position in Dr Pepper Snapple Group by 203.1% in the second quarter. Compagnie Lombard Odier SCmA now owns 1,367 shares of the company’s stock valued at $133,000 after buying an additional 916 shares during the last quarter. Van ECK Associates Corp boosted its position in Dr Pepper Snapple Group by 25.3% in the second quarter. Van ECK Associates Corp now owns 1,782 shares of the company’s stock valued at $172,000 after buying an additional 360 shares during the last quarter. Mirae Asset Global Investments Co. Ltd. boosted its position in Dr Pepper Snapple Group by 1.6% in the second quarter. Mirae Asset Global Investments Co. Ltd. now owns 2,429 shares of the company’s stock valued at $235,000 after buying an additional 39 shares during the last quarter. Cetera Advisor Networks LLC boosted its position in Dr Pepper Snapple Group by 19.6% in the third quarter. Cetera Advisor Networks LLC now owns 2,680 shares of the company’s stock valued at $245,000 after buying an additional 440 shares during the last quarter. Finally, TFS Capital LLC purchased a new position in Dr Pepper Snapple Group during the second quarter valued at $253,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 92.92% of the company’s stock.

Dr Pepper Snapple Group Company Profile

Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc is an owner, manufacturer and distributor of non-alcoholic beverages in the United States, Canada and Mexico. The Company’s products consist of flavored (non-cola) carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) and non-carbonated beverages (NCBs), including ready-to-drink teas, juices, juice drinks, water and mixers.

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