UBS Group set a $76.00 price target on Dunkin Brands Group (NASDAQ:DNKN) in a report released on Friday, www.stocktargetadvisor.com reports. The brokerage currently has a hold rating on the restaurant operator’s stock.

DNKN has been the subject of a number of other research reports. Robert W. Baird boosted their price target on shares of Dunkin Brands Group from $80.00 to $82.00 and gave the stock a positive rating in a research note on Monday, October 8th. BidaskClub raised shares of Dunkin Brands Group from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research note on Friday, September 7th. Royal Bank of Canada cut shares of Dunkin Brands Group from an outperform rating to a sector perform rating and set a $76.02 price target for the company. in a research note on Friday, September 14th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Jefferies Financial Group reissued a hold rating and issued a $65.00 price target on shares of Dunkin Brands Group in a research note on Friday, July 13th. Finally, Morgan Stanley boosted their price target on shares of Dunkin Brands Group from $67.00 to $70.00 and gave the stock an equal weight rating in a research note on Monday, July 16th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have assigned a hold rating and twelve have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Dunkin Brands Group currently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average price target of $70.00.

Shares of NASDAQ:DNKN opened at $72.74 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $6.09 billion, a P/E ratio of 29.93, a PEG ratio of 2.07 and a beta of 0.35. Dunkin Brands Group has a 12 month low of $54.31 and a 12 month high of $77.13.

Dunkin Brands Group (NASDAQ:DNKN) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 25th. The restaurant operator reported $0.83 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.73 by $0.10. Dunkin Brands Group had a net margin of 30.28% and a negative return on equity of 41.14%. The business had revenue of $350.01 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $344.17 million. As a group, equities analysts forecast that Dunkin Brands Group will post 2.83 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, December 5th. Stockholders of record on Monday, November 26th will be issued a $0.3475 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, November 23rd. This represents a $1.39 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.91%. Dunkin Brands Group’s payout ratio is 57.20%.

In related news, Chairman Nigel Travis sold 255,427 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, July 31st. The shares were sold at an average price of $69.20, for a total transaction of $17,675,548.40. Following the completion of the sale, the chairman now directly owns 530,808 shares in the company, valued at approximately $36,731,913.60. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, SVP Jason Maceda sold 7,103 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, August 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $71.89, for a total transaction of $510,634.67. Following the sale, the senior vice president now owns 3,771 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $271,097.19. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders sold 711,830 shares of company stock valued at $49,955,172. Company insiders own 3.00% of the company’s stock.

A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Victory Capital Management Inc. raised its holdings in Dunkin Brands Group by 1,645.7% during the 2nd quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 839,389 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $57,976,000 after buying an additional 791,307 shares during the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its holdings in Dunkin Brands Group by 7.8% during the 2nd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 569,154 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $39,312,000 after buying an additional 41,318 shares during the last quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. raised its holdings in Dunkin Brands Group by 7.9% during the 2nd quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 436,919 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $30,178,000 after buying an additional 32,045 shares during the last quarter. Sei Investments Co. raised its holdings in Dunkin Brands Group by 8.8% during the 2nd quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 390,811 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $26,994,000 after buying an additional 31,593 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Macquarie Group Ltd. raised its holdings in Dunkin Brands Group by 1.5% during the 2nd quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. now owns 348,820 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $24,093,000 after buying an additional 5,025 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 98.83% 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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