Traders bought shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. (NYSE:DPS) on weakness during trading hours on Monday. $44.72 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $30.27 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $14.45 million into the stock. Of all equities tracked, Dr Pepper Snapple Group had the 17th highest net in-flow for the day. Dr Pepper Snapple Group traded down ($0.48) for the day and closed at $94.47

Several research analysts recently commented on the company. Wells Fargo & Co. reiterated a “market perform” rating and issued a $92.00 price target (up previously from $90.00) on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group in a research note on Sunday, July 31st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Dr Pepper Snapple Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 19th. Credit Agricole SA restated an “outperform” rating on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group in a research note on Tuesday, May 17th. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. cut their price objective on Dr Pepper Snapple Group from $90.00 to $89.00 and set a “sell” rating on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, June 29th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets restated a “hold” rating on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group in a research note on Thursday, April 28th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $96.16.

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

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

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

In other Dr Pepper Snapple Group news, insider David Thomas sold 2,000 shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group 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 sale, the insider now owns 40,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,888,000. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, insider Martin M. Ellen sold 15,462 shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group stock in a transaction on Thursday, July 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $96.63, for a total transaction of $1,494,093.06. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 5,462 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $527,793.06. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

A number of hedge funds have added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its stake in Dr Pepper Snapple Group by 4.1% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 626,448 shares of the company’s stock worth $58,392,000 after buying an additional 24,721 shares in the last quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc. raised its stake in Dr Pepper Snapple Group by 104.4% in the fourth quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc. now owns 24,320 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,267,000 after buying an additional 12,419 shares in the last quarter. Stephens Inc. AR acquired a new stake in Dr Pepper Snapple Group during the fourth quarter worth approximately $1,062,000. King Luther Capital Management Corp acquired a new stake in Dr Pepper Snapple Group during the fourth quarter worth approximately $1,377,000. Finally, RS Investment Management Co. LLC raised its stake in 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.

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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