Teachers Advisors LLC boosted its position in shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. (NYSE:DPS) by 3.3% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 325,231 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 10,338 shares during the period. Teachers Advisors LLC owned about 0.18% of Dr Pepper Snapple Group worth $31,567,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in DPS. BlackRock Inc. lifted its holdings in Dr Pepper Snapple Group by 7.0% during the 4th quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 20,528,958 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,992,541,000 after purchasing an additional 1,345,718 shares during the last quarter. American Century Companies Inc. bought a new position in Dr Pepper Snapple Group during the 4th quarter valued at about $126,680,000. Schroder Investment Management Group lifted its holdings in Dr Pepper Snapple Group by 171.6% during the 4th quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group now owns 1,372,885 shares of the company’s stock valued at $133,251,000 after purchasing an additional 867,387 shares during the last quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC lifted its holdings in Dr Pepper Snapple Group by 79.7% during the 3rd quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 1,732,948 shares of the company’s stock valued at $153,314,000 after purchasing an additional 768,412 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. lifted its holdings in Dr Pepper Snapple Group by 85.8% during the 4th quarter. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. now owns 746,252 shares of the company’s stock valued at $72,431,000 after purchasing an additional 344,506 shares during the last quarter. 92.79% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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Shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group stock opened at $118.00 on Thursday. Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. has a 1 year low of $83.23 and a 1 year high of $126.65. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.80, a quick ratio of 0.72 and a current ratio of 0.90. The company has a market cap of $21,281.70, a P/E ratio of 20.00, a PEG ratio of 2.16 and a beta of 0.80.

Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE:DPS) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 14th. The company reported $1.17 EPS for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $1.17. Dr Pepper Snapple Group had a net margin of 16.08% and a return on equity of 37.05%. The company had revenue of $1.64 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.66 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.90 EPS. Dr Pepper Snapple Group’s revenue was up 4.1% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts expect that Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. will post 5.1 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, April 12th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, March 21st will be given a dividend of $0.58 per share. This represents a $2.32 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.97%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, March 20th. Dr Pepper Snapple Group’s dividend payout ratio is 39.32%.

Several research firms have weighed in on DPS. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday. Royal Bank of Canada upgraded shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group from a “sector perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and lowered their price objective for the company from $135.00 to $125.00 in a research report on Monday. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “buy” rating and issued a $122.00 price objective (down previously from $124.00) on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group in a research report on Wednesday, March 14th. Jefferies Group cut shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $111.00 price objective for the company. in a research report on Friday, February 16th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets lowered their price objective on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group from $125.00 to $122.00 and set a “market perform” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, February 15th. Twelve analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $117.43.

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

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