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UBS Oconnor LLC Boosts Stake in Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc (NYSE:DPS)

Analyst Stock Ratings: Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. (DPS), Ecolab Inc. (ECL)

It also upped Coach Inc Common Stock (NYSE:COH) stake by 352,246 shares and now owns 599,769 shares. The institutional investor held 216,128 shares of the consumer non-durables company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $19.12 million, up from 205,923 at the end of the previous reported quarter.

The company is still vastly outsized by PepsiCo Inc. and Coca-Cola Co., which had sales in 2016 of $63 billion and $41 billion, respectively. The stock decreased 0.42% or $0.001 during the last trading session, reaching $0.358. State of Alaska Department of Revenue's holdings in Dr Pepper Snapple Group were worth $7,625,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. (NYSE:DPS) has declined 1.39% since January 28, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 18.09% the S&P500.

Lucas Capital Management who had been investing in Permian Basin Trust for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $443.25 million market cap company. Moreover, Motley Fool Asset Management Llc has 1.18% invested in the company for 661,100 shares. Sun Life Financial INC now owns 1,346 shares of the company's stock valued at $123,000 after purchasing an additional 1,336 shares in the last quarter. The company's revenue was up 3.6% on a year-over-year basis. The stock decreased 0.85% or $0.85 during the last trading session, reaching $98.75. (ARI) has risen 17.10% since January 25, 2017 and is uptrending. Therefore 55% are positive.

Checking in on some valuation rankings, Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. Credit Suisse initiated the stock with "Outperform" rating in Wednesday, February 8 report. Cowen & Co maintained it with "Hold" rating and $96.0 target in Tuesday, August 22 report. (NYSE:DPS) has "Hold" rating given on Friday, June 9 by RBC Capital Markets.

Analysts await Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. (NYSE:DPS) on Monday, January 8 with "Hold" rating. The stock has "Buy" rating by Jefferies on Friday, March 3. Jefferies maintained the shares of DPS in report on Thursday, July 6 with "Buy" rating. The firm has "Equal Weight" rating by Barclays Capital given on Monday, January 9. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada reiterated a "hold" rating and set a $91.00 target price on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group in a research report on Wednesday, October 25th.

Several research firms have recently commented on DPS. They expect $1.17 earnings per share, up 12.50% or $0.13 from last year's $1.04 per share. EVR's profit will be $59.52 million for 17.63 P/E if the $1.40 EPS becomes a reality. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $1.17 earnings per share. sell-side analysts anticipate that Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. will post 4.53 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.93 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.14, from 0.88 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 42 investors sold WM shares while 308 reduced holdings. Cambridge Research Advisors holds 18,868 shares or 0% of its portfolio. (NYSE:WM). Hartline Invest stated it has 0.76% in Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:EVR). Goldman Sachs Grp Inc Inc holds 0.01% or 412,478 shares. (NYSE:WM) for 172,786 shares. Dr Pepper Snapple Group's payout ratio is 58.15%. (NYSE:WM). Regions owns 0.95% invested in Waste Management, Inc. Robecosam Ag holds 112,916 shares. Parametric Portfolio Ltd Liability Corporation stated it has 1.20M shares or 0.11% of all its holdings. (NYSE:EVR). Boston Advsrs Limited Liability Corp owns 87,682 shares. (NYSE:WM) or 722,019 shares. The Colorado-based Elk Creek Partners Llc has invested 1.02% in the stock.

Among 14 analysts covering Waste Management Inc. UBS has "Neutral" rating and $99 target.

Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. On Thursday, October 29 the stock rating was maintained by Imperial Capital with "In-Line". Evercore upgraded the shares of DPS in report on Monday, October 5 to "Buy" rating. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with "Buy" rating and $8000 target in Wednesday, July 5 report. The company was downgraded on Thursday, December 15 by Bank of America.

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