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Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. (NYSE: DPS) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. (NYSE: DPS), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 16296.89. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. is 87.33 (with a change from open of 0.37%), this in conjunction with a target price of 98.94. Volume today has so far reached 492777, with an average volume of about 1162.35. The GAP for this stock, is -0.39%.

The P/E ratio is 19.95, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 18.37. The current EPS for Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc., is 4.38, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 11.50%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to -4.65%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 8.78% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 9.43%. Quarter over quarter is 21.90% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 2.40%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 12.80%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 2.20%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.20% and institutional ownership is 94.20%. Shares outstanding is 186.57, while shares float is at a value of 184.95. Float short for Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. is 3.80% and the short ratio is 6.04.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1.36, while the total debt/equity comes to 1.37. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.1, and the quick ratio is 0.9. The most recent gross margin is 59.80% and their operating margin is 21.80%. The profit margin is 13.00%.

Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. has seen returns on assets of 9.80%, and on investment, 15.80%. Return on equity is 38.50%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 2.12. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 2.56, with Price/book ratio coming to 7.58 and Price/cash is 66.52, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 34.6.

The simple moving averages are -5.30% and -4.60% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -11.10% and the 52 week low is 8.33%.

Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.43%, with a current price of 87.33. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 45.80%. This is in an industry, Beverages – Soft Drinks, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Consumer Goods. Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. is based in USA.

Performance in the Beverages – Soft Drinks industry means that Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. has seen performance for the past week of 0.26%, with performance for the month coming to -3.00%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -9.39%, and for the half year the performance is 6.87%. Volatility for this week is 1.27% and for the month this is 1.28%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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