Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A. purchased a new position in Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm purchased 9,000 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock, valued at approximately $478,000.

Other large investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. IHT Wealth Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group in the second quarter worth about $104,000. FNY Partners Fund LP lifted its stake 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 worth $110,000 after buying an additional 1,985 shares in the last quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc. lifted its stake 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 worth $172,000 after buying an additional 336 shares in the last quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank lifted its stake 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 worth $183,000 after buying an additional 259 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Boston Advisors LLC purchased a new position in shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group in the second quarter worth about $202,000. 93.05% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

DNKN has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. Maxim Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $64.00 target price on shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $63.00 target price on shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group in a research note on Friday, October 20th. Stephens reaffirmed an “equal weight” rating and set a $54.00 target price on shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group in a research note on Wednesday, July 26th. BidaskClub raised shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, August 5th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group in a research note on Wednesday, September 6th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $58.58.

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Shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ DNKN) opened at $57.18 on Tuesday. Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. has a 12-month low of $50.26 and a 12-month high of $60.66. The company has a market cap of $5,190.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.66, a P/E/G ratio of 1.79 and a beta of 0.30. 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 (NASDAQ:DNKN) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The restaurant operator reported $0.61 EPS for the quarter, missing the 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 analysts’ expectations of $214.60 million. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.60 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 8.3% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts forecast that Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. will post 2.42 earnings per share for the current year.

Dunkin’ Brands Group declared that its Board of Directors has initiated a stock repurchase plan on Thursday, October 26th that permits the company to repurchase $650.00 million in outstanding shares. This repurchase authorization permits the restaurant operator to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are often a sign that the company’s board believes its stock is undervalued.

The company also recently disclosed 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. The ex-dividend date is Friday, November 24th. This represents a $1.29 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.25%. Dunkin’ Brands Group’s dividend 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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Dunkin` Brands Group (NASDAQ:DNKN)

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