Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Dunkin Brands Group (NASDAQ:DNKN) Stock Price

News articles about Dunkin Brands Group (NASDAQ:DNKN) have trended positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Dunkin Brands Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.37 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the restaurant operator an impact score of 47.2065985041725 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Several research analysts have recently commented on the company. Wells Fargo & Co reduced their price target on Dunkin Brands Group from $56.00 to $54.00 and set a “market perform” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, February 9th. BidaskClub lowered Dunkin Brands Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, February 3rd. BMO Capital Markets set a $64.00 target price on Dunkin Brands Group and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, January 12th. Stephens boosted their price target on Dunkin Brands Group from $54.00 to $66.00 and gave the company a “weight” rating in a research note on Monday, February 5th. Finally, Wedbush reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $60.00 price target on shares of Dunkin Brands Group in a research note on Thursday, February 8th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $63.20.

Dunkin Brands Group (DNKN) traded down $0.53 during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $59.21. The company had a trading volume of 565,962 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,150,577. Dunkin Brands Group has a 12 month low of $50.89 and a 12 month high of $68.45. The firm has a market cap of $4,952.75, a PE ratio of 15.68, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.67 and a beta of 0.29. The company has a quick ratio of 2.79, a current ratio of 2.79 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 361.71.

Dunkin Brands Group (NASDAQ:DNKN) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, February 6th. The restaurant operator reported $0.64 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.63 by $0.01. Dunkin Brands Group had a negative return on equity of 190.44% and a net margin of 40.77%. The business had revenue of $227.10 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $220.54 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.64 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 5.3% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts anticipate that Dunkin Brands Group will post 2.7 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, March 21st. Shareholders of record on Monday, March 12th will be issued a dividend of $0.3475 per share. The ex-dividend date is Friday, March 9th. This represents a $1.39 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.35%. This is a boost from Dunkin Brands Group’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.32. Dunkin Brands Group’s dividend payout ratio is presently 36.48%.

In related news, insider Richard J. Emmett sold 4,500 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, February 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $62.84, for a total value of $282,780.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 16,542 shares in the company, valued at $1,039,499.28. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, insider William M. Mitchell sold 46,180 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, February 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $61.30, for a total value of $2,830,834.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 33,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,022,900. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders sold 455,581 shares of company stock valued at $28,320,199. Insiders own 3.10% of the company’s stock.

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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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