Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc (DPS) Shares Sold by Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc.

Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. decreased its holdings in Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc (NYSE:DPS) by 45.2% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 66,278 shares of the company’s stock after selling 54,643 shares during the quarter. Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc.’s holdings in Dr Pepper Snapple Group were worth $5,864,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. Acrospire Investment Management LLC grew its position in Dr Pepper Snapple Group by 100.0% in the second quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC now owns 1,200 shares of the company’s stock worth $109,000 after buying an additional 600 shares during the last quarter. Parallel Advisors LLC grew its position in Dr Pepper Snapple Group by 34.9% in the second quarter. Parallel Advisors LLC now owns 1,211 shares of the company’s stock worth $110,000 after buying an additional 313 shares during the last quarter. Financial Architects Inc grew its position in Dr Pepper Snapple Group by 4.8% in the second quarter. Financial Architects Inc now owns 1,322 shares of the company’s stock worth $121,000 after buying an additional 61 shares during the last quarter. Sun Life Financial INC grew its position in Dr Pepper Snapple Group by 13,360.0% in the second quarter. Sun Life Financial INC now owns 1,346 shares of the company’s stock worth $123,000 after buying an additional 1,336 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Huntington National Bank grew its position in Dr Pepper Snapple Group by 51.8% in the second quarter. Huntington National Bank now owns 1,670 shares of the company’s stock worth $152,000 after buying an additional 570 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 88.59% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc (NYSE DPS) opened at $87.26 on Monday. The stock has a market cap of $15,754.05, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.83, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.20 and a beta of 0.57. Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc has a 52 week low of $82.89 and a 52 week high of $99.47. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.07, a quick ratio of 0.74 and a current ratio of 0.93.

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 analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.16 by ($0.06). The company had revenue of $1.74 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.77 billion. Dr Pepper Snapple Group had a net margin of 11.06% and a return on equity of 37.53%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 3.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business earned $1.17 EPS. equities research analysts expect that Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc will post 4.54 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, January 4th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, December 14th will be paid a dividend of $0.58 per share. This represents a $2.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.66%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, December 13th. Dr Pepper Snapple Group’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 58.15%.

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Several research firms have issued reports on DPS. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 17th. Jefferies Group LLC restated a “buy” rating and issued a $112.00 price target on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group in a research report on Tuesday, August 1st. Susquehanna Bancshares Inc set a $96.00 price target on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. BMO Capital Markets restated a “buy” rating and issued a $105.00 price target on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, October 16th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $99.45.

In other Dr Pepper Snapple Group news, insider Angela A. Stephens sold 7,700 shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group stock in a transaction on Friday, September 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $91.12, for a total transaction of $701,624.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 6,053 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $551,549.36. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Company insiders own 0.58% of the company’s stock.

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

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