Media coverage about DineEquity (NYSE:DIN) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. DineEquity earned a daily sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the restaurant operator an impact score of 46.244442973069 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

DineEquity (NYSE DIN) traded up 2.37% on Monday, reaching $38.91. 382,614 shares of the company traded hands. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $43.20 and a 200 day moving average price of $53.06. The stock has a market capitalization of $699.60 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 8.18 and a beta of 0.39. DineEquity has a 52-week low of $37.65 and a 52-week high of $88.00.

Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on DIN shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of DineEquity from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 8th. Nomura reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $55.00 target price on shares of DineEquity in a research report on Monday, April 17th. Instinet raised their target price on shares of DineEquity from $55.00 to $58.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 4th. Maxim Group reissued a “buy” rating on shares of DineEquity in a research report on Monday, April 10th. Finally, Vetr cut shares of DineEquity from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $58.82 target price on the stock. in a research report on Wednesday, April 26th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, five have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $65.12.

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In other news, Director Stephen P. Joyce purchased 2,265 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, June 15th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $44.07 per share, with a total value of $99,818.55. Following the purchase, the director now owns 5,488 shares in the company, valued at approximately $241,856.16. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Insiders own 2.15% of the company’s stock.

DineEquity Company Profile

DineEquity, Inc, through its subsidiaries, owns and franchises the Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar (Applebee’s) concept in the bar and grill segment within the casual dining category of the restaurant industry, and owns, franchises and operates the International House of Pancakes (IHOP) concept in the family dining category of the restaurant industry.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for DineEquity (NYSE:DIN)

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