A Director at Dr Pepper (NYSE: DPS) is Selling Shares

By Carrie Williams

Today, a Director at Dr Pepper (NYSE: DPS), Ronald G. Rogers, sold shares of DPS for $1.04M.

In addition to Ronald G. Rogers, 69 other DPS executives reported Sell trades in the last month. This is Rogers’ first Sell trade following 4 Buy transactions.

Based on Dr Pepper’s latest earnings report for the quarter ending December 31, the company posted quarterly revenue of $1.58 billion and quarterly net profit of $165 million. In comparison, last year the company earned revenue of $1.55 billion and had a net profit of $185 million. The company has a one year high of $98.80 and a one year low of $81.05. DPS’s market cap is $17.34B and the company has a P/E ratio of 20.89.

Based on 7 analyst ratings, the analyst consensus is Moderate Buy with an average price target of $99.29, reflecting a -4.6% downside. Four different firms, including Merrill Lynch and BTIG, currently also have a Sell rating on the stock.

The insider sentiment on Dr Pepper has been negative according to 94 insider trades in the past three months. This sentiment is lower than the average sentiment of company insiders in this sector.

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Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. engages in the manufacturing, marketing and distribution of non-alcoholic beverages with a portfolio of flavored carbonated soft drinks and non-carbonated beverages. It operates through the following segments: Beverage Concentrates, Packaged Beverages, and Latin America Beverages. The Beverage Concentrates segment involves in manufacturing and selling carbonated soft drinks and other branded concentrates and syrup. The Packaged Beverages segment offers manufacturing and distribution of packaged beverages and other products through both direct store delivery system and warehouse direct delivery system. The Latin America Beverages segment includes manufacturing and distribution of concentrates, syrup and finished beverages. The company was founded on May 7, 2008 and is headquartered in Plano, TX.