Advisors Asset Management Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc (NYSE:DPS) by 32.7% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 57,371 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 14,133 shares during the period. Advisors Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in Dr Pepper Snapple Group were worth $5,076,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Several other large investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. Private Bank & Trust Co. boosted its position in shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group by 1.0% during the 2nd quarter. Private Bank & Trust Co. now owns 3,184 shares of the company’s stock valued at $290,000 after purchasing an additional 30 shares in the last quarter. Greenwood Capital Associates LLC boosted its position in shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group by 1.4% during the 2nd quarter. Greenwood Capital Associates LLC now owns 3,534 shares of the company’s stock valued at $322,000 after purchasing an additional 49 shares in the last quarter. Argent Trust Co boosted its position in shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group by 1.1% during the 2nd quarter. Argent Trust Co now owns 5,048 shares of the company’s stock valued at $460,000 after purchasing an additional 55 shares in the last quarter. Financial Architects Inc boosted its position in shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group by 4.8% during the 2nd quarter. Financial Architects Inc now owns 1,322 shares of the company’s stock valued at $121,000 after purchasing an additional 61 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Advisor Group Inc. boosted its position in shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group by 0.7% during the 2nd quarter. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 9,461 shares of the company’s stock valued at $853,000 after purchasing an additional 68 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 88.59% of the company’s stock.

Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc (NYSE DPS) traded down $0.03 during trading hours on Tuesday, reaching $87.23. The company had a trading volume of 706,300 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,187,389. Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc has a 12-month low of $83.23 and a 12-month high of $99.47. The firm has a market capitalization of $15,800.00, a P/E ratio of 19.83, a P/E/G ratio of 2.20 and a beta of 0.57. The company has a quick ratio of 0.74, a current ratio of 0.93 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.07.

Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE:DPS) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 25th. The company reported $1.10 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.16 by ($0.06). Dr Pepper Snapple Group had a return on equity of 37.53% and a net margin of 11.06%. The firm had revenue of $1.74 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.77 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $1.17 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 3.6% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts predict that Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc will post 4.54 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, January 4th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, December 14th will be issued a dividend of $0.58 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, December 13th. This represents a $2.32 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.66%. Dr Pepper Snapple Group’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 58.15%.

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In other Dr Pepper Snapple Group news, insider Angela A. Stephens sold 7,700 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, September 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $91.12, for a total transaction of $701,624.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 6,053 shares in the company, valued at $551,549.36. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Company insiders own 0.58% of the company’s stock.

A number of analysts have commented on DPS shares. Susquehanna Bancshares Inc set a $96.00 price objective on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. Wells Fargo & Company raised shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Monday, October 23rd. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $105.00 price objective on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Credit Suisse Group set a $107.00 price objective on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC reduced their price objective on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group from $112.00 to $111.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Friday, October 13th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $99.45.

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.

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

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