4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Dr Pepper Snapple

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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 SnappleGroup (NYS: DPS) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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 Snapplefacts

Headquarters (founded)Plano, Texas (2007)
Market Cap$9.3 billion
IndustrySoft drinks
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$5.9 billion
ManagementCEO 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
Dividend Yield3.1%
CompetitorsCoca-Cola
Monster Beverage
PepsiCo

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 few months ago, one of those bulls, hend6, tapped the stock as a refreshing income opportunity:

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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At the time this article was published Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. The Motley Fool owns shares of Coca-Cola and PepsiCo. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of Coca-Cola, Monster, and PepsiCo, as well as creating a diagonal call position in PepsiCo. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days.We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.

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