Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc (NYSE:DPS) insider Angela A. Stephens sold 3,160 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $92.51, for a total transaction of $292,331.60. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 16,913 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,564,621.63. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

Shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc (NYSE:DPS) traded down 0.78% during trading on Thursday, reaching $91.72. 1,055,667 shares of the company were exchanged. Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc has a one year low of $81.05 and a one year high of $99.47. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $90.78 and its 200 day moving average price is $93.18. The company has a market capitalization of $16.67 billion, a PE ratio of 22.00 and a beta of 0.60.

Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE:DPS) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 27th. The company reported $1.25 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.28 by $0.03. Dr Pepper Snapple Group had a net margin of 11.73% and a return on equity of 38.28%. The company had revenue of $1.80 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.77 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $1.25 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 6.0% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts forecast that Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc will post $4.63 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, October 5th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, September 14th will be given a $0.58 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, September 13th. This represents a $2.32 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.53%. Dr Pepper Snapple Group’s payout ratio is currently 55.64%.

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Institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Baystate Wealth Management LLC boosted its position in Dr Pepper Snapple Group by 5.0% in the first quarter. Baystate Wealth Management LLC now owns 1,113 shares of the company’s stock valued at $108,000 after buying an additional 53 shares during the period. Huntington National Bank boosted its position in Dr Pepper Snapple Group by 5.4% in the first quarter. Huntington National Bank now owns 1,100 shares of the company’s stock valued at $108,000 after buying an additional 56 shares during the period. Acrospire Investment Management LLC boosted its position in Dr Pepper Snapple Group by 100.0% in the second quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC now owns 1,200 shares of the company’s stock valued at $109,000 after buying an additional 600 shares during the period. Parallel Advisors LLC boosted its position in Dr Pepper Snapple Group by 34.9% in the second quarter. Parallel Advisors LLC now owns 1,211 shares of the company’s stock valued at $110,000 after buying an additional 313 shares during the period. Finally, Meeder Asset Management Inc. acquired a new position in Dr Pepper Snapple Group during the first quarter valued at about $113,000. 91.54% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

A number of analysts have recently commented on the stock. BidaskClub raised shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $112.00 price objective on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group in a research report on Tuesday, August 1st. UBS AG boosted their price objective on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group from $98.00 to $99.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Friday, July 28th. Credit Suisse Group set a $107.00 price objective on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. Finally, Susquehanna Bancshares Inc set a $96.00 price objective on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $99.64.

Dr Pepper Snapple Group Company Profile

Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc is an integrated brand owner, manufacturer and distributor of non-alcoholic beverages in the United States, Mexico and Canada. The Company offers a diverse portfolio 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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