Dunkin Brands Group Inc (NASDAQ:DNKN) CFO Katherine D. Jaspon sold 1,900 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $73.28, for a total transaction of $139,232.00. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 4,411 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $323,238.08. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this link.

DNKN stock traded down $0.26 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $74.51. The stock had a trading volume of 722,605 shares, compared to its average volume of 916,097. The stock has a market capitalization of $6.18 billion, a P/E ratio of 30.66, a PEG ratio of 2.10 and a beta of 0.33. Dunkin Brands Group Inc has a 12-month low of $55.81 and a 12-month high of $77.13.

Dunkin Brands Group (NASDAQ:DNKN) last released its earnings results on Thursday, October 25th. The restaurant operator reported $0.83 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.73 by $0.10. The firm had revenue of $350.01 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $344.17 million. Dunkin Brands Group had a net margin of 30.28% and a negative return on equity of 41.14%. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Dunkin Brands Group Inc will post 2.84 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, December 5th. Shareholders of record on Monday, November 26th will be issued a $0.3475 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, November 23rd. This represents a $1.39 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.87%. Dunkin Brands Group’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 57.20%.

A number of research analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. BMO Capital Markets raised their price objective on shares of Dunkin Brands Group from $69.00 to $78.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, July 27th. Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “buy” rating and set a $75.00 price objective on shares of Dunkin Brands Group in a research note on Friday, July 27th. TheStreet raised shares of Dunkin Brands Group from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a research note on Friday, July 27th. Robert W. Baird reissued a “buy” rating and set a $80.00 price objective on shares of Dunkin Brands Group in a research note on Thursday, July 26th. Finally, BidaskClub raised shares of Dunkin Brands Group from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Friday, August 17th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have issued a hold rating and twelve have given a buy rating to the company. Dunkin Brands Group currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $70.17.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in DNKN. Smithfield Trust Co. boosted its holdings in shares of Dunkin Brands Group by 2,018.5% in the 3rd quarter. Smithfield Trust Co. now owns 1,377 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $102,000 after purchasing an additional 1,312 shares during the last quarter. First Hawaiian Bank acquired a new position in shares of Dunkin Brands Group in the 3rd quarter valued at $110,000. Fort L.P. acquired a new position in shares of Dunkin Brands Group in the 2nd quarter valued at $123,000. Advisors Preferred LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Dunkin Brands Group by 797.1% in the 2nd quarter. Advisors Preferred LLC now owns 1,857 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $128,000 after purchasing an additional 1,650 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Stratos Wealth Partners LTD. acquired a new position in shares of Dunkin Brands Group in the 3rd quarter valued at $169,000. Institutional investors own 99.10% of the company’s stock.

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Dunkin Brands Group 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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