Victory Capital Management Inc. boosted its position in shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc (NYSE:DPS) by 7.7% in the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 36,342 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 2,607 shares during the quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in Dr Pepper Snapple Group were worth $3,215,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Other large investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Acrospire Investment Management LLC raised its holdings in Dr Pepper Snapple Group by 100.0% during the 2nd quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC now owns 1,200 shares of the company’s stock valued at $109,000 after buying an additional 600 shares during the last quarter. Parallel Advisors LLC raised its holdings in Dr Pepper Snapple Group by 34.9% during the 2nd quarter. Parallel Advisors LLC now owns 1,211 shares of the company’s stock valued at $110,000 after buying an additional 313 shares during the last quarter. Financial Architects Inc raised its holdings in 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 buying an additional 61 shares during the last quarter. Sun Life Financial INC raised its holdings in Dr Pepper Snapple Group by 13,360.0% during the 2nd quarter. Sun Life Financial INC now owns 1,346 shares of the company’s stock valued at $123,000 after buying an additional 1,336 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Huntington National Bank raised its holdings in Dr Pepper Snapple Group by 51.8% during the 2nd quarter. Huntington National Bank now owns 1,670 shares of the company’s stock valued at $152,000 after buying an additional 570 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 90.14% of the company’s stock.

Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc (NYSE:DPS) opened at $87.26 on Friday. Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc has a 12 month low of $82.89 and a 12 month high of $99.47. The stock has a market cap of $15,750.00, a PE ratio of 19.96, a P/E/G ratio of 2.21 and a beta of 0.57. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.07, a current ratio of 0.93 and a quick ratio of 0.74.

Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE:DPS) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 25th. The company reported $1.10 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate 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 analysts’ expectations of $1.77 billion. During the same period last year, the company posted $1.17 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.6% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts anticipate that Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc will post 4.54 earnings per share for the current year.

The company 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 dividend of $0.58 per share. This represents a $2.32 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.66%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, December 13th. Dr Pepper Snapple Group’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 58.15%.

In related news, insider Angela A. Stephens sold 7,700 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $91.12, for a total transaction of $701,624.00. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 6,053 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $551,549.36. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Corporate insiders own 0.58% of the company’s stock.

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DPS has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. UBS AG upped their price target on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group from $98.00 to $99.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, July 28th. Macquarie started coverage on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group in a report on Friday, September 15th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $95.00 price objective for the company. BMO Capital Markets restated a “buy” rating and issued a $105.00 price objective on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group in a report on Wednesday, September 6th. Morgan Stanley decreased their price objective on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group from $104.00 to $96.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a report on Thursday, October 26th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company upgraded shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Monday, October 23rd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the stock. Dr Pepper Snapple Group currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $99.45.

Dr Pepper Snapple Group 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.

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

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