Aviva PLC raised its position in Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc (NYSE:DPS) by 1.2% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 115,297 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 1,420 shares during the period. Aviva PLC owned about 0.06% of Dr Pepper Snapple Group worth $10,507,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other large investors have also modified their holdings of DPS. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC increased its stake in shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group by 3.0% in the first quarter. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC now owns 31,221 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,057,000 after buying an additional 895 shares during the last quarter. Huntington National Bank increased its stake in shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group by 5.4% in the first quarter. Huntington National Bank now owns 1,100 shares of the company’s stock worth $108,000 after buying an additional 56 shares during the last quarter. Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A. increased its stake in shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group by 13.6% in the first quarter. Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A. now owns 19,135 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,874,000 after buying an additional 2,294 shares during the last quarter. Sit Investment Associates Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group during the first quarter worth $940,000. Finally, Strs Ohio increased its stake in shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group by 1.8% in the first quarter. Strs Ohio now owns 12,465 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,220,000 after buying an additional 219 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 90.34% of the company’s stock.

Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc (DPS) opened at 90.34 on Monday. Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc has a 12 month low of $81.05 and a 12 month high of $99.47. The stock has a market cap of $16.42 billion, a PE ratio of 21.66 and a beta of 0.60. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $90.84 and its 200 day moving average price is $93.16.

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

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, October 5th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, September 14th will be given 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 of this dividend is Wednesday, September 13th. Dr Pepper Snapple Group’s payout ratio is presently 55.64%.

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A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on DPS shares. Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $91.00 target price on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group in a report on Friday, May 5th. Morgan Stanley upgraded Dr Pepper Snapple Group from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 16th. Susquehanna Bancshares Inc set a $92.00 target price on Dr Pepper Snapple Group and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, May 27th. BMO Capital Markets upgraded Dr Pepper Snapple Group from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and lifted their target price for the stock 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 restated a “buy” rating and set a $112.00 price objective on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group in a report on Friday, June 23rd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company. Dr Pepper Snapple Group presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $99.64.

In other news, insider Angela A. Stephens sold 3,160 shares of the company’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 transaction, the insider now directly owns 16,913 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,564,621.63. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Corporate insiders own 0.58% of the company’s stock.

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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE:DPS)

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