Press coverage about Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE:DPS) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Dr Pepper Snapple Group earned a news impact score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the company an impact score of 46.1200075507135 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Several research firms recently weighed in on DPS. BidaskClub raised shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 17th. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “buy” rating and set a $105.00 price objective on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, October 16th. Susquehanna Bancshares set a $89.00 price objective on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. Finally, Jefferies Group reduced their price objective on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group from $112.00 to $111.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, October 13th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $99.45.

Shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE:DPS) traded up $1.45 on Wednesday, reaching $94.95. 1,499,596 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,188,649. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.07, a quick ratio of 0.74 and a current ratio of 0.93. Dr Pepper Snapple Group has a 1 year low of $83.23 and a 1 year high of $99.47. The company has a market capitalization of $16,808.41, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.16, a P/E/G ratio of 2.34 and a beta of 0.59.

Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE:DPS) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The company reported $1.10 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate 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 the consensus estimate of $1.77 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $1.17 EPS. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 3.6% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts forecast that Dr Pepper Snapple Group will post 4.54 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, January 4th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, December 14th will be paid a $0.58 dividend. This represents a $2.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.44%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, December 13th. Dr Pepper Snapple Group’s payout ratio is currently 58.15%.

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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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