Blue Fin Capital Inc. held its stake in shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 6,285 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock at the end of the second quarter. Blue Fin Capital Inc.’s holdings in Dunkin’ Brands Group were worth $346,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other large investors have also made changes to their positions in the company. Barrett Asset Management LLC increased its stake in shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group by 0.8% in the first quarter. Barrett Asset Management LLC now owns 103,335 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $5,650,000 after buying an additional 825 shares during the last quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund increased its stake in shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group by 1.3% in the first quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund now owns 32,282 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $1,765,000 after buying an additional 400 shares during the last quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. increased its stake 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 worth $167,000 after buying an additional 109 shares during the last quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC increased its stake in shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group by 6.5% in the first quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC now owns 25,482 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $1,393,000 after buying an additional 1,550 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Sit Investment Associates Inc. increased its stake in shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group by 7.1% in the first quarter. Sit Investment Associates Inc. now owns 116,450 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $6,367,000 after buying an additional 7,750 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 96.88% of the company’s stock.

Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (DNKN) opened at 53.06 on Friday. Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. has a 52 week low of $46.55 and a 52 week high of $59.70. The stock has a market capitalization of $4.79 billion, a PE ratio of 23.27 and a beta of 0.21. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $53.94 and its 200-day moving average is $54.89.

Dunkin’ Brands Group (NASDAQ:DNKN) last released its earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The restaurant operator reported $0.64 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 period in the prior year, the business earned $0.57 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 1.0% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts forecast that Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. will post $2.43 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, September 6th. Investors of record on Monday, August 28th will be paid a dividend of $0.3225 per share. This represents a $1.29 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.43%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 24th. Dunkin’ Brands Group’s dividend payout ratio is presently 56.33%.

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A number of equities research analysts recently commented on the stock. Argus upgraded shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and raised their price objective for the company from $58.84 to $68.00 in a research report on Tuesday, June 6th. Mizuho assumed coverage on shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group in a research report on Thursday, June 8th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $56.00 price objective for the company. Barclays PLC raised their price objective on shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group from $62.00 to $65.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 31st. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, June 10th. Finally, Bank of America Corporation restated a “neutral” rating and issued a $62.00 price objective (up previously from $60.00) on shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group in a research report on Tuesday, June 13th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $56.47.

In related news, SVP Karen Raskopf sold 33,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $52.80, for a total transaction of $1,742,400.00. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 33,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,742,400. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 3.10% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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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