Analysts expect that Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc (NYSE:DPS) will post $1.18 earnings per share (EPS) for the current quarter, Zacks reports. Five analysts have provided estimates for Dr Pepper Snapple Group’s earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is $1.15 and the highest is $1.21. Dr Pepper Snapple Group posted earnings of $1.17 per share in the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year-over-year growth rate of 0.9%. The business is expected to report its next earnings report on Thursday, October 26th.

On average, analysts expect that Dr Pepper Snapple Group will report full-year earnings of $4.65 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $4.58 to $4.69. For the next financial year, analysts forecast that the business will post earnings of $4.99 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $4.86 to $5.10. Zacks’ earnings per share averages are an average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that cover Dr Pepper Snapple Group.

Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE:DPS) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The company reported $1.25 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ 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 firm had revenue of $1.80 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.77 billion. During the same period last year, the firm posted $1.25 EPS. Dr Pepper Snapple Group’s revenue was up 6.0% on a year-over-year basis.

A number of research analysts recently commented on DPS shares. Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $91.00 price target on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group in a research note on Friday, May 5th. Morgan Stanley upgraded shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 16th. Susquehanna Bancshares Inc set a $92.00 price objective on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, May 27th. BMO Capital Markets raised shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and boosted their price objective for the company from $98.00 to $105.00 in a report on Wednesday, June 7th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $112.00 price objective on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group in a report on Friday, June 23rd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $99.64.

In related news, insider Angela A. Stephens sold 3,160 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $92.51, for a total value of $292,331.60. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 16,913 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,564,621.63. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. 0.58% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Private Bank & Trust Co. increased its position in shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group by 1.0% in the second quarter. Private Bank & Trust Co. now owns 3,184 shares of the company’s stock valued at $290,000 after buying an additional 30 shares during the last quarter. Pinnacle Wealth Management Advisory Group LLC increased its position in shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group by 1.3% in the first quarter. Pinnacle Wealth Management Advisory Group LLC now owns 2,685 shares of the company’s stock valued at $263,000 after buying an additional 35 shares during the last quarter. Cleararc Capital Inc. increased its position in shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group by 1.0% in the first quarter. Cleararc Capital Inc. now owns 4,495 shares of the company’s stock valued at $440,000 after buying an additional 46 shares during the last quarter. Greenwood Capital Associates LLC increased its position in shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group by 1.4% in the second quarter. Greenwood Capital Associates LLC now owns 3,534 shares of the company’s stock valued at $322,000 after buying an additional 49 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Hendley & Co. Inc. increased its position in shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group by 0.3% in the first quarter. Hendley & Co. Inc. now owns 16,800 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,645,000 after buying an additional 50 shares during the last quarter. 90.34% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE:DPS) opened at 90.34 on Friday. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $90.84 and its 200-day moving average price is $93.16. Dr Pepper Snapple Group has a 52 week low of $81.05 and a 52 week high of $99.47. The firm has a market cap of $16.42 billion, a PE ratio of 21.66 and a beta of 0.60.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, October 5th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, September 14th will be issued a dividend of $0.58 per share. This represents a $2.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.57%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, September 13th. Dr Pepper Snapple Group’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 55.64%.

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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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