Investors bought shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. (NYSE:DPS) on weakness during trading hours on Thursday. $26.07 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $9.69 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $16.38 million into the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Dr Pepper Snapple Group had the 17th highest net in-flow for the day. Dr Pepper Snapple Group traded down ($0.26) for the day and closed at $96.95

Several research analysts have weighed in on the stock. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “market perform” rating on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group in a research note on Friday. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. restated a “sell” rating and set a $95.00 price target (up previously from $89.00) on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group in a research note on Friday. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 5th. Credit Agricole SA restated an “outperform” rating on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group in a research note on Tuesday, May 17th. Finally, Barclays PLC increased their price target on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group from $88.00 to $94.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 28th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $93.97.

The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $93.87 and its 200 day moving average price is $91.95. The company has a market capitalization of $18.03 billion and a PE ratio of 23.52.

Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE:DPS) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, April 27th. The company reported $0.94 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.86 by $0.08. The business earned $1.49 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.46 billion. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.81 earnings per share. Dr Pepper Snapple Group’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.5% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. will post $4.35 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, July 7th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, June 14th were issued a $0.53 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, June 10th. This represents a $2.12 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.19%.

In other news, Director Pamela H. Patsley sold 2,974 shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $92.02, for a total value of $273,667.48. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 11,455 shares in the company, valued at $1,054,089.10. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, EVP Rodger L. Collins sold 52,390 shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group stock in a transaction that occurred on 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 completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 133,685 shares in the company, valued at $12,712,106.65. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

A number of institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of DPS. Stephens Inc. AR purchased a new position in shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group during the fourth quarter worth $1,062,000. Freestone Capital Holdings LLC increased its position in shares of 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 worth $1,137,000 after buying an additional 4,441 shares during the last quarter. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS increased its position in shares of 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 worth $1,150,000 after buying an additional 77 shares during the last quarter. Mastrapasqua Asset Management Inc. increased its position in shares of 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 worth $1,411,000 after buying an additional 890 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Victory Capital Management Inc. increased its position in shares of 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 worth $1,422,000 after buying an additional 2,838 shares during 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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