Media coverage about Dunkin’ Brands Group (NASDAQ:DNKN) has been trending positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Dunkin’ Brands Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.39 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the restaurant operator an impact score of 46.108594036499 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

Shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group (NASDAQ DNKN) traded down $0.12 on Friday, hitting $56.23. The stock had a trading volume of 517,589 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,287,099. The firm has a market cap of $5,089.69, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.19, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.75 and a beta of 0.30. The company has a current ratio of 1.43, a quick ratio of 1.43 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -13.82. Dunkin’ Brands Group has a one year low of $50.26 and a one year high of $60.66.

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

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, December 6th. Investors of record on Monday, November 27th will be issued a $0.322 dividend. This represents a $1.29 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.29%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, November 24th. Dunkin’ Brands Group’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 56.33%.

Dunkin’ Brands Group announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a stock repurchase plan on Thursday, October 26th that allows the company to buyback $650.00 million in outstanding shares. This buyback authorization allows the restaurant operator to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are generally a sign that the company’s board of directors believes its shares are undervalued.

A number of equities analysts have recently commented on DNKN shares. BMO Capital Markets set a $58.00 price objective on Dunkin’ Brands Group and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, October 27th. JMP Securities raised their price objective on Dunkin’ Brands Group from $59.00 to $62.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Wednesday, September 6th. Cowen Inc restated a “hold” rating and issued a $55.00 price objective on shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group in a report on Friday, September 1st. Robert W. Baird restated a “buy” rating and issued a $63.00 price objective on shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group in a report on Friday, October 20th. Finally, Maxim Group restated a “buy” rating and issued a $64.00 price objective on shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group in a report on Thursday, October 26th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company. Dunkin’ Brands Group presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average 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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