Nisa Investment Advisors LLC Has $4.47 Million Holdings in Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. (DPS)

Nisa Investment Advisors LLC raised its position in shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. (NYSE:DPS) by 27.8% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 46,001 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 10,000 shares during the quarter. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC’s holdings in Dr Pepper Snapple Group were worth $4,465,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Acrospire Investment Management LLC lifted its stake in Dr Pepper Snapple Group by 100.0% during the second quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC now owns 1,200 shares of the company’s stock valued at $109,000 after buying an additional 600 shares in the last quarter. Amica Retiree Medical Trust purchased a new stake in Dr Pepper Snapple Group during the third quarter valued at about $110,000. Sun Life Financial INC lifted its stake in Dr Pepper Snapple Group by 13,360.0% during the second quarter. Sun Life Financial INC now owns 1,346 shares of the company’s stock valued at $123,000 after buying an additional 1,336 shares in the last quarter. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. lifted its stake in Dr Pepper Snapple Group by 6.6% during the second quarter. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. now owns 1,926 shares of the company’s stock valued at $175,000 after buying an additional 120 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Seven Eight Capital LP purchased a new stake in Dr Pepper Snapple Group during the second quarter valued at about $182,000. 91.09% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. (NYSE:DPS) opened at $94.91 on Wednesday. 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 stock has a market cap of $17,194.77, a P/E ratio of 23.79, a PEG ratio of 2.04 and a beta of 0.59. Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. has a 52-week low of $83.23 and a 52-week high of $99.47.

Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE:DPS) last posted its quarterly 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 during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.77 billion. Dr Pepper Snapple Group had a return on equity of 37.53% and a net margin of 11.06%. Dr Pepper Snapple Group’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company earned $1.17 earnings per share. research analysts anticipate that Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. will post 4.53 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, January 4th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, December 14th were given a $0.58 dividend. This represents a $2.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.44%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, December 13th. Dr Pepper Snapple Group’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 58.15%.

A number of analysts have commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 10th. Credit Suisse Group reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and set a $128.00 price objective (up from $107.00) on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group in a research note on Wednesday, January 10th. Wells Fargo & Co upped their price objective on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group from $98.00 to $112.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 4th. 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. Finally, Susquehanna Bancshares set a $89.00 price objective on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. Eight analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $102.38.

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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.

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

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