Gamco Investors INC. ET AL lowered its stake in Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc (NYSE:DPS) by 4.7% during the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 928,760 shares of the company’s stock after selling 45,819 shares during the quarter. Gamco Investors INC. ET AL owned 0.51% of Dr Pepper Snapple Group worth $82,167,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

A number of other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Private Bank & Trust Co. grew its stake in Dr Pepper Snapple Group by 1.0% in the 2nd quarter. Private Bank & Trust Co. now owns 3,184 shares of the company’s stock valued at $290,000 after acquiring an additional 30 shares during the period. Greenwood Capital Associates LLC boosted its stake in Dr Pepper Snapple Group by 1.4% during the 2nd quarter. Greenwood Capital Associates LLC now owns 3,534 shares of the company’s stock worth $322,000 after purchasing an additional 49 shares during the last quarter. Argent Trust Co boosted its stake in Dr Pepper Snapple Group by 1.1% during the 2nd quarter. Argent Trust Co now owns 5,048 shares of the company’s stock worth $460,000 after purchasing an additional 55 shares during the last quarter. Financial Architects Inc boosted its stake in Dr Pepper Snapple Group by 4.8% during the 2nd quarter. Financial Architects Inc now owns 1,322 shares of the company’s stock worth $121,000 after purchasing an additional 61 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Advisor Group Inc. boosted its stake in Dr Pepper Snapple Group by 0.7% during the 2nd quarter. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 9,461 shares of the company’s stock worth $853,000 after purchasing an additional 68 shares during the last quarter. 90.73% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

In other Dr Pepper Snapple Group news, insider Angela A. Stephens sold 7,700 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, September 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $91.12, for a total transaction of $701,624.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 6,053 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $551,549.36. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, insider Angela A. Stephens sold 3,160 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $92.51, for a total transaction of $292,331.60. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 16,913 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,564,621.63. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 0.58% of the company’s stock.

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Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc (DPS) traded up $0.05 during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $84.51. The stock had a trading volume of 11,390 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,360,000. Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc has a fifty-two week low of $81.05 and a fifty-two week high of $99.47. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.07, a quick ratio of 0.74 and a current ratio of 0.93. The stock has a market cap of $15,260.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.46, a PEG ratio of 2.15 and a beta of 0.57.

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

Several equities research analysts have issued reports on DPS shares. Cowen and Company reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $96.00 target price on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group in a research note on Friday, July 14th. BidaskClub cut shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, August 5th. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $112.00 target price on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group in a research note on Tuesday, August 1st. Stifel Nicolaus lowered their target price on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group from $114.00 to $106.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday, October 26th. Finally, UBS AG lifted their target price 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. One investment 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. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $99.45.

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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