Quantum Capital Management increased its stake in Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) by 0.7% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 24,535 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock after purchasing an additional 171 shares during the quarter. Quantum Capital Management’s holdings in Dunkin’ Brands Group were worth $1,352,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. FNY Partners Fund LP grew its position in shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group by 13,233.3% in the second quarter. FNY Partners Fund LP now owns 2,000 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $110,000 after purchasing an additional 1,985 shares in the last quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. grew 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 purchasing an additional 109 shares in the last quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc. grew its position in shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group by 12.1% in the second quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc. now owns 3,114 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $172,000 after purchasing an additional 336 shares in the last quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank grew its position in shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group by 8.5% in the second quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 3,315 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $183,000 after purchasing an additional 259 shares in the last quarter. Finally, US Bancorp DE grew 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 purchasing an additional 63 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 92.73% of the company’s stock.

In other Dunkin’ Brands Group news, SVP Karen Raskopf sold 33,000 shares of the firm’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 completion of the sale, the senior vice president now owns 33,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,742,400. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 3.10% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on DNKN shares. Cowen and Company reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $55.00 price target on shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group in a research report on Friday, September 1st. JMP Securities lifted their price objective on Dunkin’ Brands Group from $59.00 to $62.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 6th. Zacks Investment Research raised Dunkin’ Brands Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $60.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Monday, July 17th. BidaskClub raised Dunkin’ Brands Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 24th. Finally, Bank of America Corporation reissued a “neutral” rating and set a $62.00 price objective (up previously 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 issued a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $57.95.

Shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) traded down 1.42% during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $52.79. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 178,082 shares. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $52.57 and its 200-day moving average price is $54.69. The company has a market cap of $4.76 billion, a PE ratio of 23.15 and a beta of 0.23. Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. has a 12 month low of $46.55 and a 12 month high of $59.70.

Dunkin’ Brands Group (NASDAQ:DNKN) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 27th. The restaurant operator reported $0.64 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.62 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $218.50 million during 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% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.57 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. will post $2.43 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, September 6th. Shareholders of record on Monday, August 28th were paid a $0.3225 dividend. This represents a $1.29 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.41%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, August 24th. Dunkin’ Brands Group’s payout ratio is currently 56.33%.

Dunkin’ Brands Group 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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