Shekhar Priyadarshi, CFO at Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP), recently added 10,000 shares. The buy set the CFO back $350,000 and is an initial stake for this particular insider.
This is the first buy at the beverage company since the Chief Supply Chain Officer made a number of buys back in August and September. Since then, the company CEO has been a seller of shares, as well as a company director.
Overall, company insiders own 37.4 percent of shares.
The beverage company has seen share slide 10 percent in the past year, even as revenues have risen by 11 percent. Overall earnings have been down, but shares are now valued at just under 20 times forward earnings compared to 30 times last year.
Action to take: As the owner of several popular beverage brands, the company enjoys pricing power over inflation. Shares are likely to trend higher in time. Today’s investors can get a 2.2 percent dividend yield, and the company recently raised its dividend payout.
For traders, shares are near their 52-week low, but have trended higher in recent sessions. The July $35 calls are an at-the-money trade. Last going for about $2.05, the options can likely deliver mid-double-digit returns on a move higher in shares in the first half of the year.
Disclosure: The author of this article has no position in the company mentioned here, but may trade after the next 72 hours. The author receives no compensation from any of the companies mentioned in this article.