Equities analysts expect Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. (NYSE:DPS) to report sales of $1.67 billion for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Five analysts have issued estimates for Dr Pepper Snapple Group’s earnings, with the highest sales estimate coming in at $1.68 billion and the lowest estimate coming in at $1.65 billion. Dr Pepper Snapple Group posted sales of $1.58 billion in the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year over year growth rate of 5.7%. The company is scheduled to announce its next earnings report on Tuesday, February 13th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Dr Pepper Snapple Group will report full-year sales of $1.67 billion for the current fiscal year, with estimates ranging from $6.69 billion to $6.73 billion. For the next fiscal year, analysts anticipate that the firm will report sales of $6.98 billion per share, with estimates ranging from $6.91 billion to $7.02 billion. Zacks’ sales calculations are an average based on a survey of analysts that that provide coverage for Dr Pepper Snapple Group.

Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE:DPS) last announced its earnings results 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 net margin of 11.06% and a return on equity of 37.53%. The firm had revenue of $1.74 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.77 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $1.17 EPS. Dr Pepper Snapple Group’s revenue was up 3.6% compared to the same quarter last year.

A number of research firms have recently issued reports on DPS. Deutsche Bank began coverage on Dr Pepper Snapple Group in a research report on Wednesday, December 13th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $104.00 price target for the company. BMO Capital Markets restated a “buy” rating and issued a $105.00 price target on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group in a research report on Wednesday, September 6th. Macquarie began coverage on Dr Pepper Snapple Group in a research report on Friday, September 15th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $95.00 price target for the company. Susquehanna Bancshares set a $89.00 price target on Dr Pepper Snapple Group and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 25th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered Dr Pepper Snapple Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, October 16th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $99.83.

Institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Acrospire Investment Management LLC boosted its position in shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group by 100.0% during the second quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC now owns 1,200 shares of the company’s stock worth $109,000 after buying an additional 600 shares during the period. Amica Retiree Medical Trust purchased a new position in shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group during the third quarter worth $110,000. Sun Life Financial INC boosted its position in shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group by 13,360.0% during the second quarter. Sun Life Financial INC now owns 1,346 shares of the company’s stock worth $123,000 after buying an additional 1,336 shares during the period. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. boosted its position in shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group by 6.6% during the second quarter. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. now owns 1,926 shares of the company’s stock worth $175,000 after buying an additional 120 shares during the period. Finally, Seven Eight Capital LP purchased a new position in shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group during the second quarter worth $182,000. Institutional investors own 91.07% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE DPS) opened at $95.27 on Wednesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.07, a current ratio of 0.93 and a quick ratio of 0.74. The stock has a market capitalization of $17,200.00, a P/E ratio of 23.88, a PEG ratio of 2.44 and a beta of 0.59. Dr Pepper Snapple Group has a 52-week low of $83.23 and a 52-week high of $99.47.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, January 4th. Investors of record on Thursday, December 14th will be given a $0.58 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, December 13th. This represents a $2.32 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.44%. Dr Pepper Snapple Group’s payout ratio is 58.15%.

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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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