Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc ( DPS ) will begin trading ex-dividend on June 12, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.41 per share is scheduled to be paid on July 03, 2014. Shareholders who purchased DPS stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 7.89% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $58.42, the dividend yield is 2.81%.
The previous trading day's last sale of DPS was $58.42, representing a -0.4% decrease from the 52 week high of $58.66 and a 35.29% increase over the 52 week low of $43.18.
DPS is a part of the Consumer Non-Durables sector, which includes companies such as Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA ( BUD ) and Coca-Cola Company ( KO ). DPS's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.33. Zacks Investment Research reports DPS's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 8.49%, compared to an industry average of 9.3%.
Interested in gaining exposure to DPS through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have DPS as a top-10 holding:
- Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Consumer Staples ETF ( RHS )
- WisdomTree MidCap Dividend Fund ( DON ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is RHS with an increase of 7.72% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of DPS at 2.6%.
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