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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc., DPS

Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc., DPS is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Beverages – Soft Drinks in the sector of Consumer Goods. Based in USA, Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc., DPS  has a market cap of 16433.75. Since its IPO date on the 5/7/2008, Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc., DPS performance year to date is -2.35%. Today Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc., DPS has gained -1.48%, with a current price of 88.13.

Ownership of the company is 0.30% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 92.40%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 44.50%. Return of assets are at 10.10%, with return on investment at 15.80%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc., DPS is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 1.39. While Total debt/equity is 1.56. With a profit margin of 13.50%, this is combined with a gross margin of 60.00%, and operating margin of 22.20%. Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.1, while the quick ratio is 0.9.

For the last year Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc., DPS has seen a EPS growth of 11.50%. A performance for the year of 1.94%. The 52-week high is -10.29%, and the 52-week low is 8.74%. The average volume for Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc., DPS is 374355.

With a target price of 94.81, can Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc., DPS reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc., DPS. Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. has a P/E of 19.37 and a forward P/E of 18.81. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.97. Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 2.56 and 7.76 respectively. For P/cash, Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. has a value of 26.51, while it is 46.55 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 88.13, Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.37%. We see a return on equity of 40.50%.

Looking more long-term Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 9.85%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 7.72% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 11.50% for this year and for the last five years a 12.80% growth has been seen.

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