NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

Dr Pepper Snapple Group

(NYSE:

DPS

) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $42.28, above its previous 52-week high of $42.27 with 1.7 million shares traded as of 4:01 p.m. ET. Average volume has been two million shares over the past 30 days.

Dr Pepper Snapple Group has a market cap of $9.3 billion and is part of the

consumer goods

sector and

food & beverage

industry. Shares are up 18.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. operates as a brand owner, manufacturer, and distributor of non-alcoholic beverages in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.2, equal to the average food & beverage industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Dr Pepper Snapple Group as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, revenue growth, notable return on equity, increase in net income and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally poor debt management on most measures that we evaluated. You can view the full

Dr Pepper Snapple Group Ratings Report

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