Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE:DPS) Earning Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Report Finds

News articles about Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE:DPS) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded 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 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the company an impact score of 46.5072575511737 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE:DPS) traded down $0.22 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $116.71. The company had a trading volume of 3,011,881 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,547,654. Dr Pepper Snapple Group has a 12-month low of $83.23 and a 12-month high of $126.65. The firm has a market capitalization of $20,977.92, a P/E ratio of 29.25, a P/E/G ratio of 2.16 and a beta of 0.79. The company has a quick ratio of 0.74, a current ratio of 0.93 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.07.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, April 12th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, March 21st will be issued a dividend of $0.58 per share. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, March 20th. This represents a $2.32 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.99%. Dr Pepper Snapple Group’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 58.15%.

A number of equities analysts recently issued reports on DPS shares. Jefferies Group reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $115.00 price target on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group in a report on Monday, January 29th. Stifel Nicolaus reduced their price objective on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group from $114.00 to $106.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Thursday, October 26th. Deutsche Bank assumed coverage on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group in a research note on Wednesday, December 13th. They set a “buy” rating and a $104.00 price objective for the company. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $105.00 price objective on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Finally, Gabelli raised shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 1st. Twelve equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $112.79.

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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.

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