KCM Investment Advisors LLC lowered its stake in Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. (NYSE:DPS) by 14.0% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 5,940 shares of the company’s stock after selling 963 shares during the period. KCM Investment Advisors LLC’s holdings in Dr Pepper Snapple Group were worth $577,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
Other large investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Amica Retiree Medical Trust acquired a new stake in shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group in the third quarter worth about $110,000. Aevitas Wealth Management Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group in the fourth quarter worth about $136,000. James Hambro & Partners acquired a new stake in shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group in the fourth quarter worth about $175,000. Sawyer & Company Inc acquired a new stake in shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group in the fourth quarter worth about $205,000. Finally, Cue Financial Group Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group in the fourth quarter worth about $205,000. 92.79% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.
DPS stock opened at $117.95 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.80, a current ratio of 0.90 and a quick ratio of 0.72. The company has a market capitalization of $21,213.40, a PE ratio of 19.99, a PEG ratio of 2.16 and a beta of 0.80. Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. has a 12 month low of $83.23 and a 12 month high of $126.65.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, April 12th. Investors of record on Wednesday, March 21st will be paid a dividend of $0.58 per share. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, March 20th. This represents a $2.32 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.97%. Dr Pepper Snapple Group’s dividend payout ratio is 39.32%.
DPS has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Deutsche Bank initiated 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. Wells Fargo boosted their price target on Dr Pepper Snapple Group from $98.00 to $112.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 4th. Credit Suisse Group reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and issued a $128.00 price target (up previously from $107.00) on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group in a research report on Wednesday, January 10th. Zacks Investment Research raised Dr Pepper Snapple Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 10th. Finally, Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $115.00 price target on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group in a research report on Monday, January 29th. Twelve equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $117.43.
ILLEGAL ACTIVITY NOTICE: This report was first posted by Ticker Report and is the property of of Ticker Report. If you are reading this report on another domain, it was stolen and republished in violation of international copyright law. The original version of this report can be read at https://www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3295804/kcm-investment-advisors-llc-has-577000-holdings-in-dr-pepper-snapple-group-inc-dps.html.
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.
Want to see what other hedge funds are holding DPS? Visit HoldingsChannel.com to get the latest 13F filings and insider trades for Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. (NYSE:DPS).
Receive News & Ratings for Dr Pepper Snapple Group Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for Dr Pepper Snapple Group and related companies with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.