News headlines about Dunkin’ Brands Group (NASDAQ:DNKN) have trended positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Dunkin’ Brands Group earned a daily sentiment score of 0.36 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the restaurant operator an impact score of 45.9582064022009 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

Dunkin’ Brands Group (DNKN) traded down $0.31 on Monday, reaching $57.18. 657,627 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,297,956. 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 twelve month low of $50.26 and a twelve month high of $60.66. The stock has a market cap of $5,190.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.66, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.79 and a beta of 0.30.

Dunkin’ Brands Group (NASDAQ:DNKN) last released its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The restaurant operator reported $0.61 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.63 by ($0.02). Dunkin’ Brands Group had a negative return on equity of 140.12% and a net margin of 24.91%. The business had revenue of $224.20 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $214.60 million. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.60 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 8.3% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts forecast that Dunkin’ Brands Group will post 2.42 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, December 6th. Shareholders of record on Monday, November 27th will be paid a $0.322 dividend. This represents a $1.29 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.25%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, November 24th. Dunkin’ Brands Group’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 56.33%.

Dunkin’ Brands Group announced that its board has approved a stock buyback plan on Thursday, October 26th that permits the company to buyback $650.00 million in outstanding shares. This buyback authorization permits the restaurant operator to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are generally an indication that the company’s board believes its shares are undervalued.

A number of equities research analysts have recently commented on DNKN shares. Maxim Group restated a “buy” rating and set a $64.00 target price on shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group in a research report on Tuesday, October 17th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Dunkin’ Brands Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, October 16th. BidaskClub upgraded Dunkin’ Brands Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 5th. Wedbush restated a “hold” rating and set a $56.00 target price on shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Finally, Robert W. Baird set a $66.00 target price on Dunkin’ Brands Group and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, October 30th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $58.58.

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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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