Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS) was spun off from Cadbury Schweppes in 2008. It initiated a dividend in 2009, and has managed to consistently raise it, while repurchasing stock.
Analyst expectations are for the company to earn $3.08/share in 2013 and $3.29/share by 2014. I initiated a position in the stock in the prior week,
The company operates under three segments: