Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. (KDP): A Technical View

As of Friday close, Keurig Dr Pepper Inc.’s (NASDAQ:KDP) stock was up $0.35, moving up 0.95 percent to $37.21. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 10,957,840 shares. 3 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a $0.25 gain in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 8,465,630, while in the previous 50 days, it was 6,880,406.

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Since last month, KDP stock retreated -1.19%. Shares of the company fell to $36.03 on 05/02/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $39.35 was reached on 01/14/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $32.44. Since the beginning of this year, KDP’s stock price has risen by 0.95% or $0.35, and marked a new high 8 times. However, the stock has declined by -5.44% since its 52-week high.

Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. (KDP) last reported insider trading activity 11 days ago on May 03. Whitmore Justin, the Chief Strategy Officer of the company, purchased of 1,611 shares for $37.12 on May 03. It resulted in a $59,808 investment by the insider. Whitmore Justin added 64,000 shares at an average price of $37.52 on May 02. The insider now owns 161,976 shares following the transaction. On May 02, Chief Legal Officer Shoemaker Anthony bought 10,000 shares at $36.41 apiece. The transaction was valued at $364,150.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. (KDP) has a P/E ratio of about 22.04. The stock’s beta is 0.67. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 4.12, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 2.07, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 34.68 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $0.1875 per share was paid out, remained unchanged from last year’s $0.1875. On Tuesday May 25 2021, a $0.0375 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

In the three months ended September 29, Keurig Dr Pepper Inc.’s quick ratio stood at 0.40, while its current ratio was 0.50, showing that the company is not able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending September 29 was 0.48, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.49. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 54.80% percent. In the year ended September 29, operating margins totaled 24.50%. Based on annual data, KDP earned $6.98 billion in gross profit and brought in $12.68 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 5.60%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 9.70%.

In Keurig Dr Pepper Inc.’s quarter-end financial report for September 29, it reported total debt of $11.58 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a lower net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. KDP’s revenue rose 5.72% to $3.39 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $3.08 billion. While analysts expected Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. to report $0.44 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $0.44 per share. During the quarter, the company generated $1.15 billion in EBITDA. The liabilities of Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. were 25.73 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended September 29, and its total debt was $14.08 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $1.42 billion.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Keurig Dr Pepper Inc.’s (KDP) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 14.79%, the RSI 9-day stood at 49.76% on 13 May.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. price is up by +0.68% percent or $0.25. At present, KDP shares trade -0.08% below its 20-day simple moving average and +4.88% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -3.63% below its SMA50 and +6.47% above its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 44.86% and Stochastic coefficient D was 44.25%, while ATR was 0.93. Given the Stochastic reading of 46.72% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 48.89%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at 0.05, while the 14-day reading stands at -0.04.

Analyst Ratings

Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. downgraded its rating on Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. (NASDAQ: KDP) to a Hold in a note to investors on March 22, 2022. The analysts firm previously had a Buy rating on the stock.Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. (KDP) has been rated Overweight by analysts. According to 0 brokerage firms, KDP is a sell, and 10 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 1 analyst who say the stock is underweight. A total of 2 analysts rate Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. stock as buy, with 8 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $42.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $36.00 – $46.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. (KDP) will achieve an average price target of $41.26.


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