Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Latest Buy: DPS

Today I put some capital to work. The last time I bought something was back in July. The market pulled back the last few sessions due to the debt ceiling soap opera. The cheaper stocks get, the happier I am, because cheap stocks mean great future returns.

Today's buy:
  • 35 shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. (DPS) @ $43.70
This purchase will add $53.20 to my annual dividend income.

I already had a position in DPS, and decided to average down. The stock seems fairly valued. Management is expecting 2013 EPS to hit the $3.04 - $3.12 range. That means a forward PE between 14 and 14.4 which seems fair for this company. DPS is one a the few consumer staples that doesn't seem fully valued at the moment. The whole sector has been quite expensive the last few months.

On a different note, Coca-Cola's stock also pulled back. Buying now gives me an 3% entry yield which is something you don't get to often with Coke shares. I might pick up some shares of this great company in the near future. I'd love to have a position in Coca-Cola!

Thanks for reading. 


  1. Hey, it looks like your timing was great!

    1. Nerd Finance,

      Thanks for the article. Looks like I'm not the only one who thinks DPS is an attractive buy now!

      Thanks for stopping by

  2. I've owned KO for awhile, just started a position for my progress blog portfolio.
    My problem with DPS is they own limited rights to their carbonated beverage drinks. I believe its only North America they can sell it in as Nestle or Cadbury (Now owned by mondelez) owns the rights elsewhere.
    Not sure about the non carbonated drinks. It seems like DPS has limited growth potential long term. Granted I haven't looked at them too closely though I could well be wrong.