Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) had its target price hoisted by Credit Suisse Group AG from $51.00 to $52.00 in a research report released on Tuesday morning. They currently have an outperform rating on the stock.

Analyst Recommendations for Dunkin` Brands Group (NASDAQ:DNKN)

DNKN has been the subject of a number of other research reports. Credit Agricole SA lowered Dunkin’ Brands Group from an outperform rating to an underperform rating and cut their price target for the stock from $53.00 to $49.00 in a research note on Thursday, July 28th. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. increased their price target on Dunkin’ Brands Group from $46.00 to $47.00 and gave the stock a neutral rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 20th. Longbow Research reiterated an underperform rating and issued a $34.00 price target on shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group in a research note on Monday, August 15th. Citigroup Inc. increased their price target on Dunkin’ Brands Group from $51.00 to $57.00 and gave the stock a buy rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 13th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reiterated a hold rating and issued a $46.00 price target on shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group in a research note on Friday, July 22nd. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have given a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $47.87.

Dunkin’ Brands Group (NASDAQ:DNKN) traded up 0.54% on Tuesday, hitting $48.55. The stock had a trading volume of 102,676 shares. The firm has a market cap of $4.45 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 36.89 and a beta of 0.17. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $47.80 and its 200 day moving average price is $46.36. Dunkin’ Brands Group has a 52-week low of $36.44 and a 52-week high of $50.64.

Dunkin’ Brands Group (NASDAQ:DNKN) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 21st. The company reported $0.57 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.56 by $0.01. Dunkin’ Brands Group had a negative return on equity of 106.20% and a net margin of 15.13%. The business earned $216.30 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $219.88 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.50 EPS. Dunkin’ Brands Group’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.3% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts expect that Dunkin’ Brands Group will post $2.21 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, August 31st. Stockholders of record on Monday, August 22nd were given a dividend of $0.30 per share. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.48%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, August 18th. Dunkin’ Brands Group’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 90.91%.

In related news, insider John H. Costello sold 12,782 shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $45.15, for a total transaction of $577,107.30. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 19,671 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $888,145.65. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, insider William M. Mitchell sold 5,648 shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, August 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $45.87, for a total transaction of $259,073.76. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 5,648 shares in the company, valued at $259,073.76. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 2.90% of the company’s stock.

A number of institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of DNKN. IFP Advisors Inc raised its position in shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group by 43.9% in the second quarter. IFP Advisors Inc now owns 2,663 shares of the company’s stock valued at $116,000 after buying an additional 812 shares during the last quarter. Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc. raised its position in shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group by 10.1% in the second quarter. Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc. now owns 2,714 shares of the company’s stock valued at $118,000 after buying an additional 250 shares during the last quarter. CT Financial Advisors LLC raised its position in shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group by 600.0% in the second quarter. CT Financial Advisors LLC now owns 3,150 shares of the company’s stock valued at $137,000 after buying an additional 2,700 shares during the last quarter. Advisor Group Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group during the second quarter valued at about $171,000. Finally, Auxier Asset Management acquired a new position in shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group during the second quarter valued at about $209,000. 97.42% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

About Dunkin’ Brands Group

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 its business through four segments, which include Dunkin’ Donuts-U.S., Dunkin’ Donuts International, Baskin-Robbins International and Baskin-Robbins-U.S.

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