Shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. (NYSE:DPS) have received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the seventeen analysts that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, ten have given a hold recommendation and six have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $121.55.

A number of research analysts have weighed in on DPS shares. Stephens reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group in a research note on Tuesday, July 10th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Dr Pepper Snapple Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, April 27th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus downgraded Dr Pepper Snapple Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $122.00 price objective for the company. in a report on Monday, June 18th.

Shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group stock opened at $123.66 on Tuesday. Dr Pepper Snapple Group has a fifty-two week low of $83.23 and a fifty-two week high of $126.65. The firm has a market cap of $22.29 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 27.24, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.29 and a beta of 0.76. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.66, a quick ratio of 0.62 and a current ratio of 0.77.

In related news, insider James J. Johnston, Jr. sold 15,927 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, June 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $120.51, for a total value of $1,919,362.77. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 7,786 shares in the company, valued at approximately $938,290.86. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, insider Martin M. Ellen sold 30,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, June 12th. The shares were 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 90 days, insiders have sold 63,983 shares of company stock valued at $7,707,383. Insiders own 0.58% of the company’s stock.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. NuWave Investment Management LLC boosted its position in Dr Pepper Snapple Group by 5,500.0% in the 1st quarter. NuWave Investment Management LLC now owns 952 shares of the company’s stock valued at $113,000 after buying an additional 935 shares during the last quarter. Fort L.P. purchased a new position in Dr Pepper Snapple Group in the 2nd quarter valued at about $123,000. Summit Trail Advisors LLC boosted its position in Dr Pepper Snapple Group by 16,270.4% in the 1st quarter. Summit Trail Advisors LLC now owns 130,963 shares of the company’s stock valued at $131,000 after buying an additional 130,163 shares during the last quarter. Cerebellum GP LLC boosted its position in Dr Pepper Snapple Group by 38,275.0% in the 2nd quarter. Cerebellum GP LLC now owns 1,535 shares of the company’s stock valued at $187,000 after buying an additional 1,531 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Regentatlantic Capital LLC purchased a new position in Dr Pepper Snapple Group in the 2nd quarter valued at about $200,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 92.67% of the company’s stock.

About Dr Pepper Snapple Group

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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