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Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. (NASDAQ: KDP) Has Yet To Impress Analysts?

Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. (NASDAQ:KDP) traded at $37.74 at close of the session on Wednesday, September 21, made an upward move of 0.81% on its previous day’s price.

Looking at the stock we see that its previous close was $37.43 and the beta (5Y monthly) reads 0.54 with the day’s price range being $37.161 – $37.70. The company has a trailing 12-month PE ratio of 24.54. In terms of its 52-week price range, KDP has a high of $41.31 and a low of $32.44. The company’s stock has lost about -6.33% over that past 30 days.

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Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. has a market cap of $53.09 billion and is expected to release its quarterly earnings report on Apr 27, 2022 – May 02, 2022. With its Forward Dividend at 0.80 and a yield of 2.14%, the company’s investors could be anxious for the KDP stock to gain ahead of the earnings release. Estimates by analysts give the company expected earnings per share (EPS) of $0.47, with the EPS growth for the year raised at $1.69 for 2022 and $1.84 for next year. These figures represent 5.60% and 8.90% growth in EPS for the two years respectively.

Analysts tracking the company’s growth have also given it a consensus growth in revenue estimated at $3.58 billion, with a low of $3.48 billion and a high of $3.64 billion. The median projection represents growth squeezing down to 13.00% compared to sales growth for the corresponding quarter a year ago. According to analyst consensus estimates figures, the company’s yearly revenue forecast for 2022 is expected to hit $13.86 billion, or 9.20% up from figures reported last year.

There have been no upward and no downward revisions for the stock’s EPS in last 7 days, something that reflects the nature of company’s price movement in short term. On the other hand, looking at the outlook for the KDP stock, short term indicators assign the stock an average of Hold, while medium term indicators assign it an average of 50% Buy. Long term indicators on average place the stock in the category of 50% Buy.

Based on estimates by 19 analysts, where scores have ranged from 1.00 for a strong buy to 5.00 for a strong sell, 9 have rated the Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. (KDP) stock as a Hold, while 7 rate it as a Buy. 2 analyst(s) rate it as overweight while 1 of them rated it as underweight, whereas 0 suggest the stock as a Sell. The stock has an overall rating of Overweight and investors could take advantage and scoop up stock of the company.

Looking further, we note that the PEG ratio for the KDP stock currently stands at 3.46, and the current price level is -1.48% off its SMA20 and -1.27% from its 50-day simple moving average. The RSI (14) is pointing at 45.59 while the volatility over the past week is 2.06% and jumps to 1.81% over the past one month. The beta value is 0.65, while the average true range (ATR) is currently pointing at 0.73. The average price target for the stock over the next 12 months is $41.62, with the estimates having a low of $36.00 and a high of $47.00. These price ends are 4.61% and -24.54% off the current price level respectively, although investors could be excited at the prospect of a -11.29% if the KDP share price touches on the median price of $42.00.

Let’s briefly compare Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. (KDP) stock to its peers. We find that current price change of 0.81% and 9.06% over the past 12 months for KDP competes that of The Coca-Cola Company (KO), which has seen its stock price rise 0.92% in the last trading session and was 10.80% over the last one year. Another of its peers PepsiCo Inc. (PEP) has gained 1.03% previous session, and was 9.97% up over the past year. Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. has a P/E ratio of 24.54 compared to The Coca-Cola Company’s 27.23 and PepsiCo Inc.’s 24.91. In contrast to these companies, both the S&P 500 Index and the Dow Jones Industrial were at 0.57% and 0.58%, respectively, at close of the trading.

Coming back to Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. (NASDAQ:KDP), we note that the average 3-month trading volume was 7.36 million, while that of the preceding 10-day period stands at 8.91 million. Current shares outstanding are 1.42 billion.

The insiders hold 5.70% of the company’s shares while institutions hold 54.60%. The data shows that short shares as of Jul 14, 2022, stood at 16.78 million at a short ratio of 1.1. This represents a 1.18% short interest in shares outstanding on Jul 14, 2022. Shares short rose in July from the previous month at 10.26 million. Investors should be excited about this stock as its upside potential is great, with current price pushing the stock 1.55% up in year-to-date price movement.

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