Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. (DPS)

Robyn Ryan
April 30, 2017

The good news is, sales may return to growth this quarter.

15 number of analysts have estimated the sales of the company for the quarter ending April 25, 2017- May 1, 2017, analysts estimated mean sale target of 1771.94 million while high and low sale targets are estimated at 1831.9 million and 1747 million respectively. (VSI) are forecasted by the analysts to move at $0.57 in current quarter, from $0.67 a year-ago quarter. Core EPS were $1.01 for the quarter, counting the two aforementioned items.

Among 14 analysts covering Dr Pepper Snapple (NYSE:DPS), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Dr Pepper Snapple Group has a 12-month low of $81.05 and a 12-month high of $99.47. The company has a market capitalization of $17.02 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.48 and a beta of 0.55. The company's 50-day moving average is $96.67 and its 200 day moving average is $91.40.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, April 5th. Old Mutual Global Investors UK Ltd. boosted its stake in Dr Pepper Snapple Group by 21.3% in the third quarter. This represents a $2.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.52%.

On 11/16/2016 announced a quarterly dividend of $0.53 with an ex dividend date of 12/9/2016 which will be payable on 12/13/2016.

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"We outperformed the CSD category and grew both dollar and volume share in IRi measured markets", DPS president and CEO, Larry Young, said in a statement. Credit Suisse Group AG reissued a "buy" rating and set a $105.00 price objective on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group in a research report on Thursday, February 16th.

Depending on the earnings numbers reported, Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc (NASDAQ:DPS) has risen 11.35% over the past 6 months and is uptrending. After having $1.04 EPS previously, Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc.'s analysts see -8.65% EPS growth. They issued an "equal weight" rating and a $87.00 price target on the stock. As per the consensus estimate, the company's year-on-year revenue growth is expected to be at 4.03% during the period.

Sell-side analysts have also provided a consensus recommendation of 2.80 on company shares. The lowest target is $15.75 while the high is $29. The shares were sold at an average price of $94.36, for a total transaction of $18,469,365.88. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. The shares were sold at an average price of $92.96, for a total transaction of $929,600.00. These ratios are important while doing valuation of the company or the shares of the company. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Capstone Asset Management Co. now owns 73,744 shares of the company's stock valued at $7,221,000 after buying an additional 8,178 shares during the last quarter.

Institutional investors and hedge funds own 90.18% of the company's stock. Municipal Employees Retirement System of MI increased its stake in shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group by 0.3% in the third quarter. The number of shares now owned by investors are 98.3 mln. Cypress Asset Management Inc.

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With these kinds of figures it is worthy to note that Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. Moreover, Brown Capital Management Llc has 1.79% invested in the company for 5.74 million shares. Huntington National Bank increased its stake in shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group by 5.4% in the first quarter. Financial Architects Inc now owns 3,075 shares of the company's stock worth $281,000 after buying an additional 59 shares during the period. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group Inc upgraded shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group from a "sell" rating to a "neutral" rating in a research report on Monday, January 9th. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, were $1.01 per share.

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