Segall Bryant & Hamill LLC held its stake in Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc (NYSE:DPS) during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 5,672 shares of the company’s stock at the end of the first quarter. Segall Bryant & Hamill LLC’s holdings in Dr Pepper Snapple Group were worth $555,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other large investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in DPS. Fundsmith LLP raised its position in shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group by 0.5% in the first quarter. Fundsmith LLP now owns 5,329,086 shares of the company’s stock worth $521,824,000 after buying an additional 24,232 shares during the last quarter. First Republic Investment Management Inc. raised its position in shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group by 681.5% in the fourth quarter. First Republic Investment Management Inc. now owns 93,799 shares of the company’s stock worth $8,505,000 after buying an additional 81,796 shares during the last quarter. Putnam Investments LLC raised its position in shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group by 42.7% in the fourth quarter. Putnam Investments LLC now owns 1,889,377 shares of the company’s stock worth $171,309,000 after buying an additional 565,292 shares during the last quarter. Pictet Asset Management Ltd. raised its position in shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group by 15.3% in the first quarter. Pictet Asset Management Ltd. now owns 241,603 shares of the company’s stock worth $23,658,000 after buying an additional 32,008 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Ibex Wealth Advisors raised its position in shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group by 2.9% in the fourth quarter. Ibex Wealth Advisors now owns 32,724 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,968,000 after buying an additional 923 shares during the last quarter. 91.04% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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

Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc (DPS) traded up 1.09% on Tuesday, hitting $96.57. The stock had a trading volume of 774,052 shares. The company has a market capitalization of $17.75 billion, a PE ratio of 21.25 and a beta of 0.62. Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc has a 12-month low of $81.05 and a 12-month high of $99.47. The company has a 50 day moving average of $92.00 and a 200 day moving average of $92.90.

Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE:DPS) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, April 26th. The company reported $1.01 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.96 by $0.05. Dr Pepper Snapple Group had a net margin of 13.03% and a return on equity of 38.52%. The company had revenue of $1.51 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.55 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.94 earnings per share. Dr Pepper Snapple Group’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.5% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts expect that Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc will post $4.64 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, July 6th. Investors of record on Wednesday, June 14th will be paid a $0.58 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Monday, June 12th. This represents a $2.32 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.43%. Dr Pepper Snapple Group’s dividend payout ratio is 51.10%.

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A number of research analysts have commented on DPS shares. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group in a research report on Friday, March 24th. Morgan Stanley upgraded Dr Pepper Snapple Group from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 16th. Barclays PLC reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $99.00 price objective on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group in a research report on Friday, April 28th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Dr Pepper Snapple Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 7th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $91.00 price objective on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group in a research report on Friday, May 5th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. Dr Pepper Snapple Group currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $98.77.

About Dr Pepper Snapple Group

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.

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