BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA lifted its holdings in shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc (NYSE:DPS) by 26.3% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 228,050 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 47,427 shares during the quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA owned 0.13% of Dr Pepper Snapple Group worth $20,176,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in the company. Chilton Investment Co. LLC bought a new position in shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group during the second quarter worth approximately $21,943,000. Principal Financial Group Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group by 195.9% during the second quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 1,209,566 shares of the company’s stock worth $110,203,000 after purchasing an additional 800,808 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN increased its holdings in shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group by 0.7% during the second quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 2,259,175 shares of the company’s stock worth $205,835,000 after purchasing an additional 15,523 shares during the period. Sit Investment Associates Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group by 5.8% during the third quarter. Sit Investment Associates Inc. now owns 209,045 shares of the company’s stock worth $18,494,000 after purchasing an additional 11,495 shares during the period. Finally, AJO LP increased its holdings in shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group by 57.0% during the second quarter. AJO LP now owns 864,974 shares of the company’s stock worth $78,808,000 after purchasing an additional 314,125 shares during the period. 90.73% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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Shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc (NYSE:DPS) traded up $0.63 during trading on Friday, reaching $86.32. 767,100 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,448,093. Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc has a 1 year low of $81.05 and a 1 year high of $99.47. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.07, a current ratio of 0.93 and a quick ratio of 0.74. The firm has a market capitalization of $15,584.39, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.62, a P/E/G ratio of 2.17 and a beta of 0.57.

Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE:DPS) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The company reported $1.10 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.16 by ($0.06). Dr Pepper Snapple Group had a net margin of 11.06% and a return on equity of 37.53%. The company had revenue of $1.74 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.77 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $1.17 EPS. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 3.6% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts expect that Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc will post 4.54 earnings per share for the current year.

In other Dr Pepper Snapple Group news, insider Angela A. Stephens sold 3,160 shares of the firm’s 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 sale, the insider now owns 16,913 shares in the company, valued at $1,564,621.63. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, insider Angela A. Stephens sold 7,700 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, September 1st. The shares were 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 owns 6,053 shares in the company, valued at approximately $551,549.36. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 0.58% of the company’s stock.

DPS has been the topic of several recent research reports. Susquehanna Bancshares Inc set a $96.00 target price on shares of 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 price objective on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. UBS AG lifted their price objective on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group from $98.00 to $99.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, July 28th. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $112.00 price objective on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group in a research note on Tuesday, August 1st. Finally, BidaskClub cut shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, August 5th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $99.45.

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.

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

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