Not that DPS has an energy drink, but would it make sense for PEP to buy them and that is why they are up today? There would be synergy since PEP already distributes DPS soft drinks. Plus PEP doesn't want to keep falling behind KO. Adding that if PEP were to split bev/snacks, their bev offering would be much more robust with all the DPS brands.
Firstly, DPS has an energy drink. It is called Venom. But I think the bigger picture in my mind is that either coke or pepsi should buy DPS. Or at least take a run at it. For the dollars KO would have to spend to buy MNST, they could buy up DPS's entire flavor portfolio. And with KO already owning the International distribution of DPS, that would be a natural fit. I just think DPS will eventually get gobbled up by either KO or PEP at some point. The only question is: which one?