News headlines about Dunkin’ Brands (NASDAQ:DNKN) have trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Dunkin’ Brands earned a news sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the restaurant operator an impact score of 45.6116094960428 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:
- Dunkin’ Donuts unveils donut to celebrate royal wedding (kristv.com)
- Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (DNKN): Stock in Featured List: (stockquote.review)
- Dunkin’ Brands (DNKN) Receives Consensus Rating of “Buy” from Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com)
- A Simplified Menu Didn't Bulk Up Customer Traffic at Dunkin' Donuts (finance.yahoo.com)
- Short Interest in Dunkin’ Brands (DNKN) Increases By 14.5% (americanbankingnews.com)
A number of research firms have commented on DNKN. Bank of America reduced their price objective on shares of Dunkin’ Brands from $68.00 to $65.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, February 7th. TheStreet cut shares of Dunkin’ Brands from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 26th. BTIG Research reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Dunkin’ Brands in a report on Sunday, April 29th. Wells Fargo dropped their target price on Dunkin’ Brands from $56.00 to $54.00 and set a “market perform” rating for the company in a report on Friday, February 9th. Finally, BidaskClub raised Dunkin’ Brands from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, February 16th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating, eleven have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $64.37.
Dunkin’ Brands (NASDAQ:DNKN) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April 26th. The restaurant operator reported $0.62 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.52 by $0.10. The company had revenue of $301.30 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $303.72 million. Dunkin’ Brands had a negative return on equity of 75.12% and a net margin of 36.40%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 1.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.54 earnings per share. equities analysts forecast that Dunkin’ Brands will post 2.74 EPS for the current year.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, June 6th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, May 29th will be issued a dividend of $0.3475 per share. This represents a $1.39 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.12%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, May 25th. Dunkin’ Brands’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 57.20%.
In related news, insider Richard J. Emmett sold 4,500 shares of the company’s 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 sale, 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 accessible through this hyperlink. Also, COO Scott Murphy sold 4,750 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, February 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $61.83, for a total value of $293,692.50. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 470,931 shares of company stock worth $29,318,170 over the last quarter. 3.00% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
Dunkin’ Brands Company Profile
Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, develops, franchises, and licenses quick service restaurants worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Dunkin' Donuts U.S., Dunkin' Donuts International, Baskin-Robbins International, and Baskin-Robbins U.S. Its restaurants offer hot and cold coffee, baked goods, donuts, bagels, muffins, breakfast sandwiches, hard and soft serve ice creams, frozen yogurts, shakes, malts, floats, and cakes.
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