Press coverage about Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE:DPS) has been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of 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 coverage optimism score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the company an impact score of 45.9310085934902 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.
Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE DPS) traded up $0.15 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $95.67. 1,007,220 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,172,500. The stock has a market cap of $17,240.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.98, a PEG ratio of 2.24 and a beta of 0.58. The company has a current ratio of 0.93, a quick ratio of 0.74 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.07. Dr Pepper Snapple Group has a 1 year low of $83.23 and a 1 year high of $99.47.
Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE:DPS) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The company reported $1.10 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.16 by ($0.06). The firm had revenue of $1.74 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.77 billion. Dr Pepper Snapple Group had a net margin of 11.06% and a return on equity of 37.53%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 3.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $1.17 EPS. sell-side analysts forecast that Dr Pepper Snapple Group will post 4.53 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, January 4th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, December 14th were given a dividend of $0.58 per share. This represents a $2.32 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.43%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, December 13th. Dr Pepper Snapple Group’s payout ratio is presently 58.15%.
Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Dr Pepper Snapple Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday. Credit Suisse Group reissued an “outperform” rating and issued a $128.00 target price (up from $107.00) on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group in a research note on Wednesday. Wells Fargo & Co raised their target price on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group from $98.00 to $112.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 4th. Deutsche Bank assumed coverage on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group in a research note on Wednesday, December 13th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $104.00 target price on the stock. Finally, Macquarie assumed coverage on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group in a research note on Friday, September 15th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $95.00 target price on the stock. Eight investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Dr Pepper Snapple Group currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $102.38.
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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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