Media headlines about Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE:DPS) have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Dr Pepper Snapple Group earned a coverage optimism score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the company an impact score of 46.0427588407993 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE:DPS) traded up 0.29% during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $91.05. 1,063,953 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $91.01 and its 200-day moving average is $93.09. Dr Pepper Snapple Group has a 1-year low of $81.05 and a 1-year high of $99.47. The company has a market capitalization of $16.55 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.83 and a beta of 0.60.

Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE:DPS) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The company reported $1.25 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.28 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $1.80 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.77 billion. Dr Pepper Snapple Group had a return on equity of 38.28% and a net margin of 11.73%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 6.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business earned $1.25 EPS. Analysts forecast that Dr Pepper Snapple Group will post $4.63 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, October 5th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, September 14th will be paid a dividend of $0.58 per share. This represents a $2.32 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.55%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, September 13th. Dr Pepper Snapple Group’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 55.64%.

A number of equities analysts have commented on the stock. BidaskClub raised shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 17th. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $112.00 price objective on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group in a research note on Tuesday, August 1st. UBS AG lifted their price target on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group from $98.00 to $99.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, July 28th. Credit Suisse Group set a $107.00 price target on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. Finally, Susquehanna Bancshares Inc set a $96.00 price target on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $99.64.

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In other Dr Pepper Snapple Group news, insider Angela A. Stephens sold 3,160 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $92.51, for a total transaction of $292,331.60. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 16,913 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,564,621.63. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Company insiders own 0.58% of the company’s stock.

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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