Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. raised its position in Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. (NYSE:DPS) by 9.7% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 6,672 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 589 shares during the period. Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc.’s holdings in Dr Pepper Snapple Group were worth $648,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. National Pension Service raised its holdings in shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group by 10.3% in the fourth quarter. National Pension Service now owns 189,198 shares of the company’s stock worth $18,364,000 after buying an additional 17,664 shares during the last quarter. BerganKDV Wealth Management LLC raised its holdings in shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group by 9.9% in the fourth quarter. BerganKDV Wealth Management LLC now owns 8,393 shares of the company’s stock worth $815,000 after buying an additional 758 shares during the last quarter. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC raised its holdings in shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group by 27.8% in the fourth quarter. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC now owns 46,001 shares of the company’s stock worth $4,465,000 after buying an additional 10,000 shares during the last quarter. Sawyer & Company Inc purchased a new position in shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group in the fourth quarter worth $205,000. Finally, LGT Capital Partners LTD. raised its holdings in shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group by 4.9% in the fourth quarter. LGT Capital Partners LTD. now owns 384,710 shares of the company’s stock worth $37,340,000 after buying an additional 18,080 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 91.09% of the company’s stock.

Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. (NYSE:DPS) opened at $96.35 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 0.93, a quick ratio of 0.74 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.07. Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. has a fifty-two week low of $83.23 and a fifty-two week high of $99.47. The stock has a market cap of $17,400.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.15, a P/E/G ratio of 2.06 and a beta of 0.58.

Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE:DPS) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The company reported $1.10 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate 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 business had revenue of $1.74 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.77 billion. During the same period last year, the business earned $1.17 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.6% on a year-over-year basis. analysts forecast that Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. will post 4.53 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, January 4th. Investors of record on Thursday, December 14th were issued a dividend of $0.58 per share. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, December 13th. This represents a $2.32 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.41%. Dr Pepper Snapple Group’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 58.15%.

DPS has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Jefferies Group decreased their price target on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group from $112.00 to $111.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Friday, October 13th. Stifel Nicolaus decreased their price target on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group from $114.00 to $106.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Thursday, October 26th. Deutsche Bank initiated coverage on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group in a report on Wednesday, December 13th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $104.00 price target for the company. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $105.00 price target on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group in a report on Friday, October 27th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 10th. Eight research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the stock. Dr Pepper Snapple Group has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $102.38.

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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.

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

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