Dunkin Brands Group (NASDAQ: DNKN) recently received a number of ratings updates from brokerages and research firms:

  • 2/12/2018 – Dunkin Brands Group was upgraded by analysts at BMO Capital Markets from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating. They now have a $69.00 price target on the stock.
  • 2/9/2018 – Dunkin Brands Group had its price target lowered by analysts at Robert W. Baird from $78.00 to $74.00. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock.
  • 2/9/2018 – Dunkin Brands Group had its price target lowered by analysts at Wells Fargo & Co from $56.00 to $54.00. They now have a “market perform” rating on the stock.
  • 2/8/2018 – Dunkin Brands Group had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Wedbush. They now have a $60.00 price target on the stock.
  • 2/8/2018 – Dunkin Brands Group was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Dunkin’ Brands’ fourth-quarter adjusted earnings surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 1.6% but remained flat year over year. Quarterly revenues increased 5.3% year over year and outpaced the consensus mark by 1.8%. The upside was driven by a rise in franchise fees owing to additional renewal income, offset by a decline in gross openings. Going forward, the company’s top line is likely to gain from menu innovation and unit expansion plans. Various sales initiatives like product launches, increased focus on its beverage portfolio, ongoing loyalty program along with enhanced digital offerings also bode well. Shares have also outperformed the industry over the past six months. Earnings estimates too have gone up over the last 60 days. Yet, intense competition and a soft industry backdrop raise concerns. Moreover, challenging comps growth in international markets at both its divisions remains a potent headwind.”
  • 2/7/2018 – Dunkin Brands Group had its price target lowered by analysts at Bank of America Corp from $68.00 to $65.00. They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock.
  • 2/6/2018 – Dunkin Brands Group had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Maxim Group. They now have a $71.00 price target on the stock. They wrote, “Dunkin’ Brands (DNKN) announced 4Q17 (December) pro forma EPS of $0.64, which were in line with our $0.64 estimate and above the $0.63 Street mean.””
  • 2/5/2018 – Dunkin Brands Group had its price target raised by analysts at Stephens from $54.00 to $66.00. They now have a “weight” rating on the stock.
  • 2/3/2018 – Dunkin Brands Group was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating.
  • 2/2/2018 – Dunkin Brands Group had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Cowen Inc. They now have a $62.00 price target on the stock.
  • 1/30/2018 – Dunkin Brands Group had its price target raised by analysts at Nomura from $52.00 to $55.00. They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock.
  • 1/29/2018 – Dunkin Brands Group had its price target raised by analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies from $55.00 to $59.00. They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock.
  • 1/22/2018 – Dunkin Brands Group was upgraded by analysts at William Blair from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating.
  • 1/16/2018 – Dunkin Brands Group had its “overweight” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Barclays PLC. They now have a $70.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $63.00.
  • 1/12/2018 – Dunkin Brands Group was given a new $64.00 price target on by analysts at BMO Capital Markets. They now have a “hold” rating on the stock.
  • 1/9/2018 – Dunkin Brands Group was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • 1/4/2018 – Dunkin Brands Group was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $74.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Dunkin’ Brands’ licensing deals with KeurigGreenMountain and J.M. Smucker to sell Dunkin' K-Cup pods to retailers as well as online customers continue to expand Dunkin’s brand reach. The topline should gain from menu innovation and unit expansion plans. Also, the company’s franchised business model, sales initiatives like product launches, loyalty program along with enhanced digital offerings also bode well. Increased focus on establishing itself as a beverage leader should aid sales, going forward. Estimates are stable ahead of its third-quarter earnings release. The company’s shares also outperformed its industry in the last year. Yet, intense competition, soft consumer spending environment and a shift in ice cream consumption in the United States raise concerns. Challenging comps growth in international markets at both its divisions is a potent headwind too.”
  • 1/2/2018 – Dunkin Brands Group had its price target raised by analysts at Maxim Group from $64.00 to $71.00. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 12/30/2017 – Dunkin Brands Group was upgraded by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC from an “underperform” rating to a “hold” rating. They now have a $56.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $48.00.
  • 12/22/2017 – Dunkin Brands Group was upgraded by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC from an “underperform” rating to a “hold” rating. They now have a $56.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $48.00.
  • 12/21/2017 – Dunkin Brands Group had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Credit Suisse Group AG. They now have a $68.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $61.00.
  • 12/21/2017 – Dunkin Brands Group was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating.

Dunkin Brands Group Inc (DNKN) traded down $0.59 on Monday, reaching $58.57. The company had a trading volume of 2,807,800 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,122,076. The stock has a market capitalization of $5,340.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.37, a P/E/G ratio of 1.47 and a beta of 0.21. Dunkin Brands Group Inc has a 12 month low of $50.89 and a 12 month high of $68.45. The company has a current ratio of 2.79, a quick ratio of 1.43 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 361.71.

Dunkin Brands Group (NASDAQ:DNKN) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February 6th. The restaurant operator reported $0.64 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.63 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $227.10 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $220.54 million. Dunkin Brands Group had a negative return on equity of 190.44% and a net margin of 40.77%. The firm’s revenue was up 5.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.64 earnings per share. analysts predict that Dunkin Brands Group Inc will post 2.82 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, March 21st. Shareholders of record on Monday, March 12th will be given a dividend of $0.3475 per share. This represents a $1.39 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.37%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, March 9th. This is a positive change from Dunkin Brands Group’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.32. Dunkin Brands Group’s payout ratio is 33.86%.

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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