Headlines about Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE:DPS) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Dr Pepper Snapple Group earned a news impact score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the company an impact score of 45.9358217263028 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.
Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS) opened at $95.24 on Friday. Dr Pepper Snapple Group has a twelve month low of $83.23 and a twelve month high of $99.47. The company has a market capitalization of $17,190.00, a P/E ratio of 23.87, a P/E/G ratio of 2.04 and a beta of 0.58. 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 released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 25th. The company reported $1.10 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.16 by ($0.06). The firm 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%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 3.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $1.17 EPS. analysts expect that Dr Pepper Snapple Group will post 4.53 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, January 4th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, December 14th were given a dividend of $0.58 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, December 13th. This represents a $2.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.44%. Dr Pepper Snapple Group’s payout ratio is currently 58.15%.
Several analysts have weighed in on DPS shares. Jefferies Group lowered their target price on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group from $112.00 to $111.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Friday, October 13th. Stifel Nicolaus reduced their price objective on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group from $114.00 to $106.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Thursday, October 26th. Deutsche Bank initiated coverage on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group in a report on Wednesday, December 13th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $104.00 price objective for the company. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $105.00 price target on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group in a report on Friday, October 27th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday. Eight equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock 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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