Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS) Receiving Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Study Finds

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Press coverage about Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE:DPS) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Dr Pepper Snapple Group earned a news impact score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the company an impact score of 45.5326264390741 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

DPS opened at $122.37 on Friday. 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 $22.02 billion, a PE ratio of 26.95, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.26 and a beta of 0.76. The company has a quick ratio of 0.62, a current ratio of 0.77 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.66.

Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE:DPS) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, April 25th. The company reported $0.98 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.03 by ($0.05). Dr Pepper Snapple Group had a net margin of 15.62% and a return on equity of 35.49%. The business had revenue of $1.59 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.57 billion. equities research analysts anticipate that Dr Pepper Snapple Group will post 5.14 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several research analysts recently commented on DPS shares. ValuEngine raised Dr Pepper Snapple Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 1st. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “buy” rating and set a $122.00 price target (down from $124.00) on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group in a research report on Wednesday, March 14th. Zacks Investment Research raised Dr Pepper Snapple Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, April 27th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada raised Dr Pepper Snapple Group from a “sector perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and reduced their price target for the company from $135.00 to $125.00 in a research report on Monday, March 19th. Thirteen analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $117.43.

In related news, Director Ronald G. Rogers sold 16,232 shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, June 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $120.00, for a total transaction of $1,947,840.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, insider Martin M. Ellen sold 30,000 shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, June 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $120.71, for a total value of $3,621,300.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders sold 63,983 shares of company stock valued at $7,707,383. Insiders own 0.58% of the company’s stock.

Dr Pepper Snapple Group Company Profile

Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc manufactures and distributes non-alcoholic beverages in the United States, Mexico and the Caribbean, and Canada. The company operates through three segments: Beverage Concentrates, Packaged Beverages, and Latin America Beverages. It offers flavored carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) and non-carbonated beverages (NCBs), including ready-to-drink teas, juices, juice drinks, mineral and coconut water, and mixers, as well as manufactures and sells Mott's apple sauces.

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