Dunkin Brands Group (NASDAQ:DNKN)‘s stock had its “buy” rating restated by analysts at Maxim Group in a report released on Wednesday. They currently have a $83.00 target price on the restaurant operator’s stock. Maxim Group’s price target points to a potential upside of 19.24% from the company’s previous close.

DNKN has been the subject of a number of other research reports. Citigroup lifted their price objective on shares of Dunkin Brands Group from $83.00 to $87.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 30th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Dunkin Brands Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $82.00 price objective for the company in a report on Tuesday, November 20th. BMO Capital Markets boosted their target price on shares of Dunkin Brands Group from $78.00 to $81.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, October 26th. Wells Fargo & Co boosted their target price on shares of Dunkin Brands Group from $66.00 to $67.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 16th. Finally, KeyCorp started coverage on shares of Dunkin Brands Group in a research note on Wednesday, October 3rd. They set a “sector weight” rating for the company. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have assigned a hold rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the company. Dunkin Brands Group currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $70.05.

NASDAQ:DNKN opened at $69.61 on Wednesday. The firm has a market cap of $5.79 billion, a PE ratio of 28.65, a P/E/G ratio of 1.90 and a beta of 0.52. Dunkin Brands Group has a 12 month low of $56.77 and a 12 month high of $77.13.

Dunkin Brands Group (NASDAQ:DNKN) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, October 25th. The restaurant operator reported $0.83 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.73 by $0.10. The company had revenue of $350.01 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $344.17 million. Dunkin Brands Group had a net margin of 30.28% and a negative return on equity of 41.14%. Research analysts predict that Dunkin Brands Group will post 2.84 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other Dunkin Brands Group news, insider Richard J. Emmett sold 30,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, October 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $73.00, for a total value of $2,190,000.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 43,050 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,142,650. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, CFO Katherine D. Jaspon sold 1,900 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $73.28, for a total transaction of $139,232.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 4,411 shares in the company, valued at $323,238.08. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders have sold 524,591 shares of company stock valued at $38,151,848. 3.00% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of DNKN. Russell Investments Group Ltd. boosted its holdings in Dunkin Brands Group by 51.1% in the 2nd quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 54,275 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $3,751,000 after purchasing an additional 18,350 shares during the last quarter. US Bancorp DE lifted its holdings in shares of Dunkin Brands Group by 20.0% in the 2nd quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 9,253 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $639,000 after acquiring an additional 1,541 shares during the last quarter. Brown Advisory Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Dunkin Brands Group in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $208,000. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP lifted its holdings in shares of Dunkin Brands Group by 7.8% in the 2nd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 569,154 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $39,312,000 after acquiring an additional 41,318 shares during the last quarter. Finally, PNC Financial Services Group Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Dunkin Brands Group by 34.8% in the 2nd quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. now owns 9,118 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $629,000 after acquiring an additional 2,354 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 94.72% of the company’s stock.

About Dunkin Brands Group

Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc operates as a franchisor of quick service restaurants, which engages in the service of hot and cold coffee, baked goods, and ice cream. It operates through the following segments: Dunkin’ Donuts U.S., Dunkin’ Donuts International, Baskin-Robbins International, and Baskin-Robbins U.S.

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