Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. (NYSE:DPS)’s share price traded down 0.3% on Friday . The stock traded as low as $96.52 and last traded at $96.74, with a volume of 394,318 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $97.01.

Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $102.00 target price for the company in a research note on Monday, May 2nd. Credit Agricole SA reiterated an “outperform” rating on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group in a research note on Tuesday, May 17th. Susquehanna reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group in a research note on Wednesday, April 27th. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. reduced their target price on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group from $90.00 to $89.00 and set a “sell” rating for the company in a research note on Wednesday, June 29th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group in a research note on Thursday, April 28th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. Dr Pepper Snapple Group has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $93.60.

The firm has a market cap of $18.05 billion and a PE ratio of 23.55. The company has a 50-day moving average of $92.99 and a 200-day moving average of $91.79.

Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE:DPS) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, April 27th. The company reported $0.94 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.86 by $0.08. The business had revenue of $1.49 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.46 billion. Dr Pepper Snapple Group’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.81 EPS. On average, analysts predict that Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. will post $4.35 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, July 7th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, June 14th were given a dividend of $0.53 per share. This represents a $2.12 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.18%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, June 10th.

In other news, VP Angela A. Stephens sold 5,712 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, April 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $90.92, for a total transaction of $519,335.04. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 13,157 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,196,234.44. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, EVP Rodger L. Collins sold 52,390 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $95.09, for a total transaction of $4,981,765.10. Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 133,685 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $12,712,106.65. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Other large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Stephens Inc. AR purchased a new stake in Dr Pepper Snapple Group during the fourth quarter valued at about $1,062,000. Freestone Capital Holdings LLC raised its stake in Dr Pepper Snapple Group by 57.3% in the fourth quarter. Freestone Capital Holdings LLC now owns 12,196 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,137,000 after buying an additional 4,441 shares in the last quarter. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS raised its stake in Dr Pepper Snapple Group by 0.6% in the fourth quarter. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS now owns 12,341 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,150,000 after buying an additional 77 shares in the last quarter. Mastrapasqua Asset Management Inc. raised its stake in Dr Pepper Snapple Group by 6.2% in the fourth quarter. Mastrapasqua Asset Management Inc. now owns 15,140 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,411,000 after buying an additional 890 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Victory Capital Management Inc. raised its stake in Dr Pepper Snapple Group by 22.8% in the fourth quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 15,260 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,422,000 after buying an additional 2,838 shares in the last quarter.

Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc is an owner, manufacturer and distributor of non-alcoholic beverages in the United States, Canada and Mexico. The Company’s products consist 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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