Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. (NYSE:DPS) saw unusually-high trading volume on Monday . Approximately 1,168,711 shares traded hands during trading, a decline of 1% from the previous session’s volume of 1,183,384 shares.The stock last traded at $94.53 and had previously closed at $94.95.

DPS has been the topic of several analyst reports. Susquehanna reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group in a research report on Wednesday, April 27th. Barclays PLC lifted their price target on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group from $88.00 to $94.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 28th. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group in a research report on Thursday, April 28th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $102.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Monday, May 2nd. Finally, Credit Agricole SA reaffirmed an “outperform” rating on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group in a research report on Tuesday, May 17th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $96.16.

The company has a 50-day moving average price of $96.90 and a 200 day moving average price of $92.82. The stock has a market capitalization of $17.52 billion and a PE ratio of 21.63.

Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE:DPS) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 27th. The company reported $1.25 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.20 by $0.05. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $1.13 EPS. The company had revenue of $1.70 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.68 billion. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.4% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. will post $4.37 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, October 5th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, September 13th will be paid a dividend of $0.53 per share. This represents a $2.12 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.24%.

In other news, insider Martin M. Ellen sold 15,462 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, July 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $96.63, for a total value of $1,494,093.06. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 5,462 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $527,793.06. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, insider David Thomas sold 2,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, August 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $97.20, for a total transaction of $194,400.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 40,000 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,888,000. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Several institutional investors have modified their holdings of the stock. RS Investment Management Co. LLC increased its position in shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group by 2.5% in the fourth quarter. RS Investment Management Co. LLC now owns 10,845 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,011,000 after buying an additional 268 shares in the last quarter. Stephens Inc. AR acquired a new position in shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group during the fourth quarter worth approximately $1,062,000. Calvert Investment Management Inc. increased its position in shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group by 34.2% in the fourth quarter. Calvert Investment Management Inc. now owns 12,616 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,176,000 after buying an additional 3,212 shares in the last quarter. King Luther Capital Management Corp acquired a new position in shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group during the fourth quarter worth approximately $1,377,000. 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 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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