Headlines about Dunkin’ Brands Group (NASDAQ:DNKN) have trended positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Dunkin’ Brands Group earned a news impact score of 0.34 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the restaurant operator an impact score of 45.3706738441257 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

A number of equities analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Argus upgraded shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and increased their price objective for the company from $58.84 to $68.00 in a research note on Tuesday, June 6th. Mizuho assumed coverage on shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group in a research note on Thursday, June 8th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $56.00 price objective on the stock. Barclays PLC increased their price objective on shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group from $62.00 to $65.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 31st. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, June 10th. Finally, Bank of America Corporation reiterated a “neutral” rating and set a $62.00 price objective (up from $60.00) on shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group in a research note on Tuesday, June 13th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have assigned a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $57.95.

Shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group (NASDAQ:DNKN) opened at 51.33 on Friday. Dunkin’ Brands Group has a 1-year low of $46.55 and a 1-year high of $59.70. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $52.75 and its 200 day moving average is $54.83. The firm has a market capitalization of $4.63 billion, a P/E ratio of 22.51 and a beta of 0.23.

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 firm had revenue of $218.50 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $220.77 million. Dunkin’ Brands Group had a net margin of 25.48% and a negative return on equity of 141.72%. Dunkin’ Brands Group’s quarterly revenue was up 1.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.57 EPS. Equities analysts predict that Dunkin’ Brands Group will post $2.43 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, September 6th. Investors of record on Monday, August 28th were paid a dividend of $0.3225 per share. This represents a $1.29 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.51%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, August 24th. Dunkin’ Brands Group’s dividend payout ratio is currently 56.33%.

In other news, SVP Karen Raskopf sold 33,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on 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 completion of the sale, the senior vice president now owns 33,000 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,742,400. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. 3.10% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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Dunkin’ Brands Group Company Profile

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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