Dunkin’ Brands Group (DNKN) Getting Very Favorable News Coverage, Study Shows

News headlines about Dunkin’ Brands Group (NASDAQ:DNKN) have trended very positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Dunkin’ Brands Group earned a coverage optimism score of 0.56 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the restaurant operator an impact score of 61 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat likely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Dunkin` Brands Group (NASDAQ:DNKN)

Dunkin’ Brands Group (DNKN) opened at 54.85 on Friday. Dunkin’ Brands Group has a 1-year low of $41.29 and a 1-year high of $59.70. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $56.93 and a 200 day moving average of $54.64. The stock has a market cap of $5.05 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.71 and a beta of 0.23.

Dunkin’ Brands Group (NASDAQ:DNKN) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, May 4th. The restaurant operator reported $0.54 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.48 by $0.06. The business had revenue of $190.70 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $192.36 million. Dunkin’ Brands Group had a negative return on equity of 133.92% and a net margin of 24.81%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up .5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.44 EPS. Equities analysts expect that Dunkin’ Brands Group will post $2.43 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, June 14th. Shareholders of record on Monday, June 5th were issued a $0.3225 dividend. This represents a $1.29 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.35%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, June 1st. Dunkin’ Brands Group’s dividend payout ratio is presently 57.85%.

Several research analysts have weighed in on the stock. Bank of America Corporation reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and set a $62.00 target price (up previously from $60.00) on shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group in a research note on Tuesday, June 13th. Maxim Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group in a research note on Monday, April 10th. Cowen and Company reaffirmed a “market perform” rating on shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group in a research note on Friday, March 24th. Barclays PLC increased their target price on shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group from $62.00 to $65.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 31st. Finally, Argus raised shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and increased their target price for the stock from $58.84 to $68.00 in a research note on Tuesday, June 6th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $55.59.

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About Dunkin’ Brands Group

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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