Sawyer & Company Inc purchased a new stake in shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. (NYSE:DPS) during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor purchased 2,115 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $205,000.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of DPS. Janus Henderson Group PLC boosted its position in Dr Pepper Snapple Group by 684.7% during the second quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 964,536 shares of the company’s stock valued at $87,880,000 after acquiring an additional 841,626 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. boosted its position in Dr Pepper Snapple Group by 4.9% during the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 17,172,007 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,564,543,000 after acquiring an additional 802,560 shares during the last quarter. Lord Abbett & CO. LLC bought a new stake in Dr Pepper Snapple Group during the second quarter valued at $62,000,000. FIL Ltd boosted its position in Dr Pepper Snapple Group by 61.2% during the second quarter. FIL Ltd now owns 1,597,434 shares of the company’s stock valued at $145,542,000 after acquiring an additional 606,493 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its position in Dr Pepper Snapple Group by 2.9% during the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 18,408,234 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,677,174,000 after acquiring an additional 510,155 shares during the last quarter. 91.07% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. (NYSE DPS) opened at $95.64 on Friday. Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. has a fifty-two week low of $83.23 and a fifty-two week high of $99.47. The firm has a market cap of $17,270.00, a PE ratio of 23.97, 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 (NYSE:DPS) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The company reported $1.10 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate 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 during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.77 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $1.17 EPS. The company’s revenue was up 3.6% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts forecast that Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. will post 4.53 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, January 4th. Investors of record on Thursday, December 14th were issued a $0.58 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, December 13th. This represents a $2.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.43%. Dr Pepper Snapple Group’s dividend payout ratio is presently 58.15%.

Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday. Credit Suisse Group reiterated an “outperform” rating and set a $128.00 price objective (up previously from $107.00) on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group in a report on Wednesday. Wells Fargo & Co upped their price objective on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group from $98.00 to $112.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Thursday, January 4th. Deutsche Bank assumed coverage on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group in a report on Wednesday, December 13th. They set a “buy” rating and a $104.00 price objective on the stock. Finally, Macquarie assumed coverage on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group in a report on Friday, September 15th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $95.00 price objective on the stock. Eight research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus 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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE:DPS)

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