Headlines about Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE:DPS) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public 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 sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the company an impact score of 45.5904923114832 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

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Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE DPS) opened at $117.27 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 debt-to-equity ratio of 1.80, a quick ratio of 0.72 and a current ratio of 0.90. The firm has a market capitalization of $21,175.65, a PE ratio of 26.01, a PEG ratio of 2.15 and a beta of 0.80.

Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE:DPS) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February 14th. The company reported $1.17 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.17. The firm had revenue of $1.64 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.66 billion. Dr Pepper Snapple Group had a return on equity of 37.05% and a net margin of 16.08%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 4.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.90 EPS. sell-side analysts predict that Dr Pepper Snapple Group will post 5.1 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, April 12th. Investors of record on Wednesday, March 21st will be paid a dividend of $0.58 per share. This represents a $2.32 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.98%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, March 20th. Dr Pepper Snapple Group’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 39.32%.

Several brokerages have issued reports on DPS. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $122.00 target price (down from $124.00) on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group in a research report on Wednesday. Credit Suisse Group reissued an “outperform” rating and issued a $128.00 target price (up from $107.00) on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group in a research report on Wednesday, January 10th. ValuEngine cut Dr Pepper Snapple Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 7th. Sanford C. Bernstein reissued a “market perform” rating and issued a $124.00 target price (up from $92.00) on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group in a research report on Tuesday, January 30th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Dr Pepper Snapple Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 10th. Fourteen analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $115.00.

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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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