Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS) Getting Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Analysis Finds

News headlines about Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE:DPS) have been trending somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Dr Pepper Snapple Group earned a news impact score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the company an impact score of 46.2976392069059 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

Shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE:DPS) traded up $0.14 during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $87.26. The stock had a trading volume of 668,400 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,189,547. Dr Pepper Snapple Group has a 12-month low of $82.89 and a 12-month high of $99.47. The firm has a market capitalization of $15,800.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.83, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.20 and a beta of 0.57. The company has a quick ratio of 0.74, a current ratio of 0.93 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.07.

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

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, January 4th. Investors 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 dividend yield of 2.66%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, December 13th. Dr Pepper Snapple Group’s dividend payout ratio is currently 58.15%.

A number of research analysts have issued reports on DPS shares. Susquehanna Bancshares Inc set a $96.00 target price on Dr Pepper Snapple Group and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. Credit Suisse Group set a $107.00 target price on Dr Pepper Snapple Group and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. UBS AG lifted their target price on Dr Pepper Snapple Group from $98.00 to $99.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Friday, July 28th. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $112.00 target price on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group in a research report on Tuesday, August 1st. Finally, BidaskClub cut Dr Pepper Snapple Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 5th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $99.45.

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In related news, insider Angela A. Stephens sold 7,700 shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, September 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $91.12, for a total value of $701,624.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 6,053 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $551,549.36. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. 0.58% of the stock is owned by 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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