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  • I'm a Pepper - You're a Pepper -- DPS 0 comments
    Mar 22, 2010 11:38 AM | about stocks: DPS
    Financial Tides found one of the fastest rising S&P 500 stocks -- Dr Pepper Snappel Group -- DPS. The company is one of the largest beverage companies in the Americas. They manufacture, market and distribute more than 50 brands of carbonated soft drinks, juices, ready to drink teas, mixers and other premium beverages across the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.

    Recently the stock has gotten a 96% buy rating on Barchart by having a buy signal on 12 of Barchart's 13 technical indicators. The stock has had a price appreciation on 13 of the last 20 trading sessions and was 3 for 5 recently. The stock has enjoyed a 28.59% price appreciation in the last 30 days.

    Analysts like this stock too with 9 buy recommendations and no sell signals. They expect sales to increase 4.3% this year and 3.0% next year. Good growth in earnings per share are predicted to be 18.3% increase this year, 11.2% increase next year and a continued increase of 9% per year for at least 5 years.

    Investor sentiment is high over on Motley Fool with the Fool CAPS members voting that the stock will out perform the market by a vote of 309 to 23 with the All Stars in agreement 134 to 11. The Wall Street columnists Fool follows like it 8 to 1.

    The stock enjoys:
    • Recent and consistent price appreciation
    • Positive Wall Street sales and earnings estimates
    • Very positive investor sentiment

    The stock is selling around 36.60 with a 50 day moving average of 30.

    As always before adding any stock to your portfolio, please do your due diligence and make sure there is a proper place in your portfolio before you press the buy button.

    Jim Van Meerten is an investor who uses Barchart screening tools and writes on financial matters here and on Financial Tides. Please leaved a comment below or email JimVanMeerten@gmail.com



    Disclosure: No positions in DPS at the time of publication
    Stocks: DPS
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