Media headlines about Dunkin Brands Group (NASDAQ:DNKN) have trended positive recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Dunkin Brands Group earned a news impact score of 0.38 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the restaurant operator an impact score of 45.2155749899099 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.
These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
- American Red Cross Blood Drive At Southbury Dunkin’ Donuts (patch.com)
- Dunkin Brands Group Inc (DNKN) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.63 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com)
- Dunkin’ Donuts Testing a New Store Concept (finance.yahoo.com)
- Dunkin’ Donuts Offers Guests Complimentary Tea Sachet on January 19 (finance.yahoo.com)
- Dunkin' Donuts Opens First-Next Generation Concept Store (finance.yahoo.com)
DNKN has been the topic of several recent research reports. Barclays reissued an “overweight” rating and set a $70.00 price objective (up previously from $63.00) on shares of Dunkin Brands Group in a report on Tuesday, January 16th. Maxim Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $64.00 price target on shares of Dunkin Brands Group in a research note on Tuesday, October 17th. Zacks Investment Research raised Dunkin Brands Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, October 16th. Jefferies Group raised Dunkin Brands Group from an “underperform” rating to a “hold” rating and boosted their price target for the company from $48.00 to $56.00 in a research note on Saturday, December 30th. Finally, Robert W. Baird set a $66.00 price target on Dunkin Brands Group and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, October 30th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $61.05.
Dunkin Brands Group (NASDAQ DNKN) opened at $64.56 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -13.82, a current ratio of 1.43 and a quick ratio of 1.43. Dunkin Brands Group has a 52-week low of $50.54 and a 52-week high of $66.44. The stock has a market capitalization of $5,879.12, a price-to-earnings ratio of 28.19, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.61 and a beta of 0.30.
Dunkin Brands Group (NASDAQ:DNKN) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The restaurant operator reported $0.61 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.63 by ($0.02). Dunkin Brands Group had a net margin of 24.91% and a negative return on equity of 140.12%. The business had revenue of $224.20 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $214.60 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.60 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 8.3% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts expect that Dunkin Brands Group will post 2.42 earnings per share for the current year.
Dunkin Brands Group declared that its Board of Directors has initiated a stock buyback plan on Thursday, October 26th that allows the company to repurchase $650.00 million in shares. This repurchase authorization allows the restaurant operator to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are generally an indication that the company’s board believes its stock is undervalued.
About Dunkin Brands Group
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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