Pennsylvania Trust Co acquired a new position in shares of Dunkin Brands Group Inc (NASDAQ:DNKN) in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor acquired 2,800 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock, valued at approximately $206,000.

Several other hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Victory Capital Management Inc. boosted its position in shares of Dunkin Brands Group by 1,645.7% during the second quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 839,389 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $57,976,000 after buying an additional 791,307 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its position in shares of Dunkin Brands Group by 7.8% during the second quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 569,154 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $39,312,000 after buying an additional 41,318 shares during the period. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. boosted its position in shares of Dunkin Brands Group by 7.9% during the second quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 436,919 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $30,178,000 after buying an additional 32,045 shares during the period. Sei Investments Co. boosted its position in shares of Dunkin Brands Group by 8.8% during the second quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 390,811 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $26,994,000 after buying an additional 31,593 shares during the period. Finally, Macquarie Group Ltd. boosted its position in shares of Dunkin Brands Group by 1.5% during the second quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. now owns 348,820 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $24,093,000 after buying an additional 5,025 shares during the period. 99.25% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

NASDAQ:DNKN opened at $72.00 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -3.72, a quick ratio of 1.53 and a current ratio of 1.53. The company has a market capitalization of $6.18 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 29.63, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.18 and a beta of 0.35. Dunkin Brands Group Inc has a 12-month low of $53.68 and a 12-month high of $77.13.

Dunkin Brands Group (NASDAQ:DNKN) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 26th. The restaurant operator reported $0.77 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.74 by $0.03. The firm had revenue of $350.64 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $343.38 million. Dunkin Brands Group had a negative return on equity of 50.62% and a net margin of 32.48%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.64 earnings per share. Equities research analysts predict that Dunkin Brands Group Inc will post 2.72 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several research analysts have recently weighed in on the company. Barclays upped their price objective on Dunkin Brands Group from $75.00 to $78.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Tuesday. BidaskClub raised Dunkin Brands Group from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Friday, September 7th. Citigroup increased their price target on Dunkin Brands Group from $74.00 to $80.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 19th. BMO Capital Markets increased their price target on Dunkin Brands Group from $69.00 to $78.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Friday, July 27th. Finally, Longbow Research raised Dunkin Brands Group from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $35.00 price target for the company in a research report on Monday, July 9th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have given a hold rating and twelve have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $68.09.

In other Dunkin Brands Group news, insider John L. Clare sold 27,863 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, July 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $69.67, for a total value of $1,941,215.21. Following the sale, the insider now owns 47,510 shares in the company, valued at $3,310,021.70. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, Chairman Nigel Travis sold 255,427 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, July 31st. The shares were sold at an average price of $69.20, for a total value of $17,675,548.40. Following the completion of the sale, the chairman now owns 530,808 shares in the company, valued at approximately $36,731,913.60. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 739,693 shares of company stock worth $51,896,387 in the last 90 days. Corporate insiders own 3.00% of the company’s stock.

Dunkin Brands Group Company Profile

Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, develops, franchises, and licenses quick service restaurants worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Dunkin' Donuts U.S., Dunkin' Donuts International, Baskin-Robbins International, and Baskin-Robbins U.S. Its restaurants offer hot and cold coffee, baked goods, donuts, bagels, muffins, breakfast sandwiches, hard and soft serve ice creams, frozen yogurts, shakes, malts, floats, and cakes.

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