Dunkin Brands Group (NASDAQ:DNKN) Is a Company that William Blair Seems to Like as Upgrade in Given

January 23, 2018 - By Michael Collier

  Dunkin Brands Group (NASDAQ:DNKN) Is a Company that William Blair Seems to Like as Upgrade in Given

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.17 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.25, from 1.42 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 31 investors sold Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. shares while 93 reduced holdings. 53 funds opened positions while 92 raised stakes. 80.37 million shares or 2.04% less from 82.04 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.

50,850 are held by Skylands Capital. Pnc Services Group Inc owns 6,378 shares. Hanson Mcclain Inc reported 0% in Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN). Vigilant Cap Limited Liability Company holds 0% or 500 shares. Griffin Asset Mgmt invested in 37,415 shares. Mark Sheptoff Fincl Planning Limited Liability Com holds 0.08% or 2,110 shares in its portfolio. Moreover, Lpl Limited Co has 0% invested in Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) for 8,833 shares. Ascend Capital Ltd has invested 0.31% of its portfolio in Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN). State Treasurer State Of Michigan has 33,900 shares. Teacher Retirement Of Texas invested in 0% or 7,619 shares. Principal Financial Gp reported 0.02% stake. M Holding Secs Incorporated has invested 0.06% in Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN). 388,929 were reported by Schwab Charles Inv Management. Brinker Cap stated it has 8,638 shares. Vaughan Nelson Invest Mngmt L P invested 0.51% in Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN).

Since August 2, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $1.74 million activity.

Dunkin Brands Group (NASDAQ:DNKN) Stock Upgrade

In a research note revealed to clients on 22 January, William Blair upgraded shares of Dunkin Brands Group (NASDAQ:DNKN) to a Outperform. The previous rating for DNKN was a Market Perform.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.17 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.25, from 1.42 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 31 investors sold Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. shares while 93 reduced holdings. 53 funds opened positions while 92 raised stakes. 80.37 million shares or 2.04% less from 82.04 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.

50,850 are held by Skylands Capital. Pnc Services Group Inc owns 6,378 shares. Hanson Mcclain Inc reported 0% in Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN). Vigilant Cap Limited Liability Company holds 0% or 500 shares. Griffin Asset Mgmt invested in 37,415 shares. Mark Sheptoff Fincl Planning Limited Liability Com holds 0.08% or 2,110 shares in its portfolio. Moreover, Lpl Limited Co has 0% invested in Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) for 8,833 shares. Ascend Capital Ltd has invested 0.31% of its portfolio in Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN). State Treasurer State Of Michigan has 33,900 shares. Teacher Retirement Of Texas invested in 0% or 7,619 shares. Principal Financial Gp reported 0.02% stake. M Holding Secs Incorporated has invested 0.06% in Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN). 388,929 were reported by Schwab Charles Inv Management. Brinker Cap stated it has 8,638 shares. Vaughan Nelson Invest Mngmt L P invested 0.51% in Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN).

Since August 2, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $1.74 million activity.

Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) Ratings Coverage

Among 29 analysts covering Dunkin Brands (NASDAQ:DNKN), 14 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 48% are positive. Dunkin Brands has $78.0 highest and $42 lowest target. $56.86’s average target is -12.20% below currents $64.76 stock price. Dunkin Brands had 75 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Hold” rating by Cowen & Co on Thursday, August 31. The firm has “Neutral” rating by UBS given on Friday, October 2. Robert W. Baird maintained the shares of DNKN in report on Tuesday, October 31 with “Outperform” rating. The stock of Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, October 2 by Maxim Group. Zacks upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Monday, September 7 report. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, July 28 with “Market Perform”. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Overweight” on Friday, October 2. The stock of Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) earned “Neutral” rating by CL King on Thursday, February 18. As per Monday, October 17, the company rating was downgraded by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, February 2 by Maxim Group.

The stock increased 0.31% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $64.76. About 799,095 shares traded. Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) has risen 27.29% since January 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.59% the S&P500.

Analysts await Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) to report earnings on February, 8. They expect $0.63 EPS, down 1.56 % or $0.01 from last year’s $0.64 per share. DNKN’s profit will be $56.90M for 25.70 P/E if the $0.63 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.61 actual EPS reported by Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 3.28 % EPS growth.

DunkinÂ’ Brands Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops, franchises, and licenses quick service restaurants under the DunkinÂ’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins brands worldwide. The company has market cap of $5.85 billion. The firm operates through four divisions: DunkinÂ’ Donuts U.S., DunkinÂ’ Donuts International, Baskin-Robbins International, and Baskin-Robbins U.S. It has a 28.4 P/E ratio. The Company’s restaurants offer hot and cold coffee, baked goods, donuts, bagels, muffins, breakfast sandwiches, hard-serve ice cream, soft serve ice cream, frozen yogurt, shakes, malts, floats, and cakes.

More notable recent Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) news were published by: Prnewswire.com which released: “Dunkin’ Brands Promotes Scott Murphy To COO Dunkin’ US And Hires Restaurant …” on January 08, 2018, also Investorplace.com with their article: “Dunkin Brands Group Inc Stock Has Soared, and There’s More Upside” published on January 23, 2018, Benzinga.com published: “Dunkin Brands Gets An Upgrade Ahead Of Q4 Earnings” on January 22, 2018. More interesting news about Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) were released by: Benzinga.com and their article: “Dunkin’ Brands Is 2018’s First Go-Private Rumor; Shares Benefit” published on January 02, 2018 as well as Investorplace.com‘s news article titled: “Dunkin’: 11 Things You’ll See at Dunkin’ Donuts Next-Gen Stores” with publication date: January 17, 2018.

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