Mid (MAA) Stake Maintained by Baker Ellis Asset Management Llc; Baskin Financial Services Lowered Its Holding in Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS) as Stock Value Rose

June 19, 2018 - By Ellis Scott

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Baskin Financial Services Inc decreased its stake in Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS) by 40.99% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Baskin Financial Services Inc sold 44,061 shares as the company’s stock rose 3.79% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 63,443 shares of the consumer non-durables company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $7.51 million, down from 107,504 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Baskin Financial Services Inc who had been investing in Dr Pepper Snapple Group for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $21.92B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.17% or $0.21 during the last trading session, reaching $121.59. About 193,017 shares traded. Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. (NYSE:DPS) has risen 29.00% since June 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.43% the S&P500. Some Historical DPS News: 14/05/2018 – S&PGR Equalizes Dr Pepper Snapple & Keurig Rtgs; Otlk Stable; 17/05/2018 – DR PEPPER SNAPPLE GROUP INC – EXCHANGE OFFER WILL EXPIRE AT 11:59 P.M., NEW YORK CITY TIME, ON JUNE 14, 2018, UNLESS EXTENDED; 19/03/2018 – DR PEPPER SNAPPLE GROUP INC DPS.N : RBC RAISES TARGET PRICE TO $135 FROM $125; 09/03/2018 – LACERA: 3-15-18 Agendas: BOR, DPS, IBL, and OOC; 25/04/2018 – FAR EAST HOSPITALITY TRUST 1Q DPS S$0.0094; 09/03/2018 – LACERA: 3-9-18 DPS 3-15-18 Agenda; 26/04/2018 – Dr Pepper Snapple Group Partners with The Nature Conservancy on Watershed Protection Initiative in California; 13/04/2018 – DR PEPPER SNAPPLE GROUP – CURRENT PLANS ARE THAT THE GRUPO PEÑAFIEL & CANADA DRY MOTT’S ENTITY NAMES TO REMAIN UNCHANGED FROM KEURIG DEAL – SEC FILING; 20/04/2018 – DJ Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (DPS); 15/05/2018 – DPS GROUP – VALUE OF CONTRACT NOT BEEN DISCLOSED, EXPECTED THAT OVER 100 DPS ENGINEERING PERSONNEL WILL BE WORKING ON ASTRAZENECA PROJECTS

Baker Ellis Asset Management Llc increased its stake in Mid (MAA) by 122.04% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Baker Ellis Asset Management Llc bought 6,895 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.30% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 12,545 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $1.15M, up from 5,650 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Baker Ellis Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Mid for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $11.37B market cap company. The stock increased 0.44% or $0.42 during the last trading session, reaching $96.44. About 201,918 shares traded. Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc. (NYSE:MAA) has declined 9.18% since June 19, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 21.75% the S&P500. Some Historical MAA News: 08/03/2018 – MELINTA: MENARINI GROUP SUBMITS MAA TO EMA FOR DELAFLOXACIN; 26/04/2018 – CRESCENT WINS IRAQ ENERGY RIGHTS FOR KHIDER AL-MAA AREA: AMEEDI; 30/04/2018 – JPMorgan Realty Income Adds Mid-America, Cuts HCP; 07/05/2018 – MAA Announces Pricing of Senior Unsecured Notes Offering; 26/04/2018 – Lowder Remains Director of Mid-America Apartment Communities; 21/03/2018 – Pilot Flying J Announces 2018 Mid-America Trucking Show Booth Lineup; 09/05/2018 – New York Post: University of `Maa’ deploys heard of therapy goats; 20/03/2018 – DAT Unveils Upgrades to Popular Load Board at Mid-America Trucking Show; 09/03/2018 – ARADIGM SUBMITS MAA TO EMA FOR LINHALIQ EU MARKETING APPROVAL; 05/04/2018 – Consolidated Research: 2018 Summary Expectations for Cabot Microelectronics, Mid-America Apartment Communities, Hovnanian Enter

More notable recent Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. (NYSE:DPS) news were published by: Prnewswire.com which released: “Dr Pepper Snapple Group Honored as One of the Most Community-Minded Companies in the United States for Sixth …” on June 19, 2018, also Prnewswire.com with their article: “Teamsters: Desperate To Prevent Employees From Exercising Free Speech, American Bottling Resorts To Harassment” published on June 18, 2018, Benzinga.com published: “Benzinga’s Top Upgrades, Downgrades For June 19, 2018” on June 19, 2018. More interesting news about Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. (NYSE:DPS) were released by: Prnewswire.com and their article: “No Bartender. No Problem. 7UP’s New Digital Bartender Turns You Into a Master Mixologist” published on June 18, 2018 as well as 247Wallst.com‘s news article titled: “Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Diamondback Energy, Dr Pepper, Fortinet, KB Home, Netflix, Sirius XM and …” with publication date: June 19, 2018.

Analysts await Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. (NYSE:DPS) to report earnings on July, 26. They expect $1.49 EPS, up 19.20% or $0.24 from last year’s $1.25 per share. DPS’s profit will be $268.55M for 20.40 P/E if the $1.49 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.98 actual EPS reported by Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 52.04% EPS growth.

Baskin Financial Services Inc, which manages about $633.04 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Molson Coors Brewing Cls. B U$ (NYSE:TAP) by 6,058 shares to 106,005 shares, valued at $7.99M in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Royal Bank Of Canada (NYSE:RY) by 12,248 shares in the quarter, for a total of 90,228 shares, and has risen its stake in Blackrock Inc (NYSE:BLK).

Among 21 analysts covering Dr Pepper Snapple (NYSE:DPS), 10 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 48% are positive. Dr Pepper Snapple had 76 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Wednesday, February 8 by Credit Suisse. The stock of Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. (NYSE:DPS) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, February 14 by BMO Capital Markets. The firm has “Hold” rating by Susquehanna given on Friday, May 26. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, September 21 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Friday, October 23 by UBS. As per Wednesday, June 7, the company rating was upgraded by BMO Capital Markets. The stock of Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. (NYSE:DPS) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, January 22 by Credit Agricole. The stock of Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. (NYSE:DPS) earned “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, February 18. Goldman Sachs maintained the stock with “Sell” rating in Wednesday, June 29 report. As per Thursday, August 31, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus.

Among 19 analysts covering Mid-America Apartment Communities (NYSE:MAA), 10 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 53% are positive. Mid-America Apartment Communities had 83 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, November 2 by RBC Capital Markets. The company was maintained on Tuesday, October 3 by SunTrust. On Thursday, August 27 the stock rating was downgraded by Zacks to “Buy”. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, August 25 by BTIG Research. RBC Capital Markets upgraded Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc. (NYSE:MAA) on Tuesday, December 13 to “Outperform” rating. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc. (NYSE:MAA) on Wednesday, February 7 with “Overweight” rating. BTIG Research upgraded Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc. (NYSE:MAA) on Friday, September 8 to “Buy” rating. As per Friday, March 2, the company rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird. The stock of Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc. (NYSE:MAA) has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, February 4 by Oppenheimer. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, December 2 by Robert W. Baird.

More important recent Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc. (NYSE:MAA) news were published by: Prnewswire.com which released: “MAA Announces Regular Quarterly Preferred Dividend” on June 01, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com published article titled: “You Want To Retire Today?”, Seekingalpha.com published: “AvalonBay, Mid-America Apartment Cut by BTIG” on May 31, 2018. More interesting news about Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc. (NYSE:MAA) was released by: Prnewswire.com and their article: “MAA Announces Quarterly Common Dividend” with publication date: May 22, 2018.

Since February 21, 2018, it had 2 buys, and 1 insider sale for $276,355 activity. NIELSEN CLAUDE B also sold $622,403 worth of Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc. (NYSE:MAA) on Wednesday, February 21. $246,167 worth of Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc. (NYSE:MAA) shares were bought by SANDERS WILLIAM REID.

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