News headlines about Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE:DPS) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Dr Pepper Snapple Group earned a daily sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the company an impact score of 46.6579541407201 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE:DPS) opened at 88.06 on Tuesday. Dr Pepper Snapple Group has a one year low of $81.05 and a one year high of $99.47. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $90.21 and a 200-day moving average price of $92.18. The firm has a market capitalization of $16.00 billion, a P/E ratio of 21.12 and a beta of 0.61.

Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE:DPS) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 27th. The company reported $1.25 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.28 by ($0.03). Dr Pepper Snapple Group had a return on equity of 38.28% and a net margin of 11.73%. The company had revenue of $1.80 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.77 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $1.25 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 6.0% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts anticipate that Dr Pepper Snapple Group will post $4.60 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, October 5th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, September 14th were given a dividend of $0.58 per share. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, September 13th. This represents a $2.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.63%. Dr Pepper Snapple Group’s payout ratio is 55.64%.

A number of equities research analysts recently commented on the company. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $112.00 target price on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group in a report on Thursday, July 6th. Susquehanna Bancshares Inc set a $96.00 target price on Dr Pepper Snapple Group and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, July 27th. Credit Suisse Group set a $107.00 target price on Dr Pepper Snapple Group and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, July 27th. BidaskClub raised Dr Pepper Snapple Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, August 17th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $105.00 target price on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group in a report on Wednesday, July 12th. Eight analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $100.00.

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In other Dr Pepper Snapple Group news, insider Angela A. Stephens sold 7,700 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, September 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $91.12, for a total transaction of $701,624.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 6,053 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $551,549.36. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, insider Angela A. Stephens sold 3,160 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $92.51, for a total value of $292,331.60. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 16,913 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,564,621.63. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 0.58% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

About Dr Pepper Snapple Group

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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