Blair William & Co. IL lowered its stake in Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) by 10.0% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 100,692 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock after selling 11,205 shares during the period. Blair William & Co. IL owned approximately 0.11% of Dunkin’ Brands Group worth $5,550,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in the company. US Bancorp DE boosted its position in shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group by 1.8% in the first quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 3,505 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $191,000 after buying an additional 63 shares during the last quarter. Proficio Capital Partners LLC boosted its position in shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group by 0.7% in the first quarter. Proficio Capital Partners LLC now owns 10,459 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $593,000 after buying an additional 73 shares during the last quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. boosted its position 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 valued at $167,000 after buying an additional 109 shares during the last quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas boosted its position in shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group by 1.9% in the second quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas now owns 7,333 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $404,000 after buying an additional 134 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Creative Planning boosted its position in shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group by 1.6% in the first quarter. Creative Planning now owns 8,954 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $490,000 after buying an additional 140 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 97.91% of the company’s stock.

Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) opened at 52.50 on Tuesday. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $53.58 and a 200 day moving average of $55.00. Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. has a 12 month low of $46.55 and a 12 month high of $59.70. The company has a market capitalization of $4.74 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.03 and a beta of 0.21.

Dunkin’ Brands Group (NASDAQ:DNKN) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The restaurant operator reported $0.64 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.62 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $218.50 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $220.77 million. Dunkin’ Brands Group had a net margin of 25.48% and a negative return on equity of 141.72%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 1.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.57 EPS. Equities analysts anticipate that Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. will post $2.43 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, September 6th. Investors of record on Monday, August 28th will be issued a $0.3225 dividend. This represents a $1.29 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.46%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 24th. Dunkin’ Brands Group’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 56.33%.

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Several research analysts recently commented on the stock. Wedbush restated a “hold” rating and set a $54.00 target price on shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group in a report on Monday, May 15th. BMO Capital Markets increased their price target on shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group from $46.00 to $52.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a research note on Monday, May 15th. Stephens reiterated an “equal weight” rating and issued a $54.00 price target on shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group in a research note on Wednesday, July 26th. BidaskClub cut shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 17th. Finally, Maxim Group increased their price target on shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group from $61.00 to $64.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, May 1st. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Dunkin’ Brands Group has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $57.72.

In related news, SVP Karen Raskopf sold 33,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $52.80, for a total value of $1,742,400.00. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 33,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,742,400. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. 3.10% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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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