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NEW YORK (
TheStreet) -- The following stocks go ex-dividend Thursday, meaning an investor must purchase the shares Wednesday to qualify for the next dividend payment:
Dr. Pepper Snapple Group(DPS - Get Report),
DTE Energy(DTE - Get Report),
Federal Realty Investment Trust(FRT - Get Report) and
Rogers Communications(RCI - Get Report).
Each of the stocks received a buy rating from
Dr. Pepper Snapple Group
The beverage company reported last month fourth-quarter earnings of $166 million, or 78 cents a share, up from year-ago earnings of $112 million, or 49 cents.
"Coming out of the [Consumer Analyst Group of New York] presentation we continue to believe management is executing well against a good strategy for growing a relatively mature business," Wells Fargo analysts wrote in a Feb. 23 report. "However, given the lingering impact of higher commodity prices and lack of near-term catalysts we see limited opportunity for share price appreciation from the current level. We maintain our Market Perform rating and $36-38 valuation range."
Forward Annual Dividend Yield: 3.6%
Rated "B+ (Buy)" by TheStreet Ratings: The company's fourth-quarter gross profit margin was basically the same as last year.
Dr. Pepper Snapple Group has weak liquidity. Its Quick Ratio is 0.70, which demonstrates a lack of ability to meet its short-term cash needs.
In the fourth quarter, stockholders' net worth decreased 7.97% from the prior year.
TheStreet Ratings' price target is
$43.54. The stock closed Tuesday at $38.93 and has fallen 1.39% year to date.