Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS) Getting Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Analysis Shows

News articles about Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE:DPS) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Dr Pepper Snapple Group earned a news impact score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the company an impact score of 45.7926383655967 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

DPS has been the subject of several research reports. Jefferies Group restated a “buy” rating and set a $115.00 price target on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group in a research report on Monday, January 29th. Wells Fargo increased their target price on shares of 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. BMO Capital Markets cut their target price on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group from $125.00 to $122.00 and set a “market perform” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, February 15th. Deutsche Bank initiated coverage on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group in a research report on Wednesday, December 13th. They set a “buy” rating and a $104.00 target price for the company. Finally, Barclays upgraded shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating and increased their target price for the stock from $88.00 to $130.00 in a research report on Tuesday, February 6th. Twelve investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. Dr Pepper Snapple Group has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $117.43.

Shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group stock traded down $0.07 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $117.95. 1,339,853 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 2,209,017. Dr Pepper Snapple Group has a 12-month low of $83.23 and a 12-month high of $126.65. The company has a market capitalization of $21,200.80, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.99, a PEG ratio of 2.16 and a beta of 0.80. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.80, a current ratio of 0.90 and a quick ratio of 0.72.

Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE:DPS) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 14th. The company reported $1.17 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.17. Dr Pepper Snapple Group had a net margin of 16.08% and a return on equity of 37.05%. The firm had revenue of $1.64 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.66 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.90 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.1% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts expect that Dr Pepper Snapple Group will post 5.09 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, April 12th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, March 21st will be issued a $0.58 dividend. This represents a $2.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.97%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, March 20th. Dr Pepper Snapple Group’s payout ratio is 39.32%.

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Dr Pepper Snapple Group Company Profile

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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