Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, nonalcoholic beverage specialist Dr Pepper Snapple Group
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Dr Pepper Snapple and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Dr Pepper Snapple facts
|Headquarters (founded)||Plano, Texas (2007)|
|Market Cap||$9.3 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$5.9 billion|
|Management||CEO Larry Young (since 2007)
CFO Martin Ellen (since 2010)
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||21%|
|Cash/Debt||$203.0 million / $2.7 billion|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 93% of the 419 members who have rated Dr Pepper Snapple believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
A healthy dividend, among the highest yielding among competitors, along with a number of strong brand names should see this creep up with the others either at or ahead of the market pace. I would expect that if the market does begin to head downward, [Dr Pepper Snapple] will buffer against it and not tremendously drop.
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