Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) SVP Karen Raskopf sold 33,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $52.80, for a total value of $1,742,400.00. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 33,000 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,742,400. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) opened at 54.93 on Friday. Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. has a 52-week low of $43.81 and a 52-week high of $59.70. The stock has a market capitalization of $5.02 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.09 and a beta of 0.21. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $54.64 and a 200 day moving average price of $54.85.

Dunkin’ Brands Group (NASDAQ:DNKN) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 27th. The restaurant operator reported $0.64 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.62 by $0.02. Dunkin’ Brands Group had a net margin of 25.48% and a negative return on equity of 141.72%. The business had revenue of $218.50 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $220.77 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.57 EPS. Dunkin’ Brands Group’s quarterly revenue was up 1.0% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts predict that Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. will post $2.43 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, September 6th. Investors of record on Monday, August 28th will be paid a $0.3225 dividend. This represents a $1.29 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.35%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 24th. Dunkin’ Brands Group’s payout ratio is presently 56.33%.

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Several large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. US Bancorp DE boosted its position in shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group by 1.8% in the first quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 3,505 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $191,000 after buying an additional 63 shares during the last quarter. Proficio Capital Partners LLC boosted its position in shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group by 0.7% in the first quarter. Proficio Capital Partners LLC now owns 10,459 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $593,000 after buying an additional 73 shares during the last quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. boosted its position in shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group by 3.7% in the first quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 3,061 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $167,000 after buying an additional 109 shares during the last quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas boosted its position in shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group by 1.9% in the second quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas now owns 7,333 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $404,000 after buying an additional 134 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Creative Planning boosted its position in shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group by 1.6% in the first quarter. Creative Planning now owns 8,954 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $490,000 after buying an additional 140 shares during the last quarter. 94.31% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

A number of research analysts have weighed in on DNKN shares. Maxim Group reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group in a research note on Monday, April 10th. Citigroup Inc. reduced their price target on Dunkin’ Brands Group from $64.00 to $61.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, April 11th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Dunkin’ Brands Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 12th. Royal Bank Of Canada raised Dunkin’ Brands Group from a “sector perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and increased their price target for the stock from $54.00 to $64.00 in a research note on Monday, May 1st. Finally, Wedbush reissued a “hold” rating and set a $54.00 price target on shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group in a research note on Friday, May 5th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $56.47.

Dunkin’ Brands Group Company Profile

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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