Dunkin Brands Group (DNKN) Earns Daily Coverage Optimism Rating of 0.56

Headlines about Dunkin Brands Group (NASDAQ:DNKN) have been trending very positive recently, Alpha One Sentiment reports. The research group, a unit of Accern, rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Alpha One ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Dunkin Brands Group earned a news impact score of 0.56 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also assigned news articles about the restaurant operator an impact score of 91 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

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A number of research firms have weighed in on DNKN. Wedbush restated a “hold” rating and issued a $54.00 target price on shares of Dunkin Brands Group in a research report on Monday, May 15th. BMO Capital Markets upped their target price on Dunkin Brands Group from $46.00 to $52.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a research report on Monday, May 15th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Dunkin Brands Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, May 5th. Maxim Group increased their price objective on Dunkin Brands Group from $61.00 to $64.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, May 1st. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada upgraded Dunkin Brands Group from a “sector perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and increased their price objective for the company from $54.00 to $64.00 in a research report on Monday, May 1st. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Dunkin Brands Group presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $53.93.

Dunkin Brands Group (NASDAQ:DNKN) opened at 55.69 on Friday. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $55.07 and a 200-day moving average of $53.55. The firm has a market capitalization of $5.13 billion, a P/E ratio of 25.09 and a beta of 0.20. Dunkin Brands Group has a 1-year low of $41.29 and a 1-year high of $58.43.

Dunkin Brands Group (NASDAQ:DNKN) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 4th. The restaurant operator reported $0.54 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.48 by $0.06. Dunkin Brands Group had a net margin of 23.59% and a negative return on equity of 108.58%. The firm had revenue of $190.70 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $192.36 million. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.44 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was up .5% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Dunkin Brands Group will post $2.43 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, June 14th. Shareholders of record on Monday, June 5th will be paid a $0.3225 dividend. This represents a $1.29 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.32%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 1st. Dunkin Brands Group’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 56.60%.

In other Dunkin Brands Group news, VP John Varughese sold 9,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, February 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $54.58, for a total value of $491,220.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 4,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $218,320. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. 2.90% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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Dunkin Brands Group Company Profile

Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc is a franchisor of quick service restaurants (QSRs) serving hot and cold coffee and baked goods, as well as hard serve ice cream. The Company franchises restaurants under its Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins brands. The Company operates through four segments: Dunkin’ Donuts-U.S., Dunkin’ Donuts International, Baskin-Robbins International and Baskin-Robbins-U.S.

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