Moon Capital Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Dunkin Brands Group Inc (NASDAQ:DNKN) during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor bought 3,000 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock, valued at approximately $193,000.

Other large investors have also modified their holdings of the company. IHT Wealth Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Dunkin Brands Group in the 2nd quarter worth about $104,000. FNY Partners Fund LP increased its stake in Dunkin Brands Group by 13,233.3% during the 2nd quarter. FNY Partners Fund LP now owns 2,000 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $110,000 after buying an additional 1,985 shares during the period. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank increased its stake in Dunkin Brands Group by 8.5% during the 2nd quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 3,315 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $183,000 after buying an additional 259 shares during the period. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI acquired a new position in Dunkin Brands Group during the 2nd quarter valued at about $209,000. Finally, Alps Advisors Inc. acquired a new position in Dunkin Brands Group during the 3rd quarter valued at about $224,000. 90.66% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Dunkin Brands Group Inc (DNKN) traded down $0.75 during trading hours on Wednesday, hitting $63.64. 570,700 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 779,000. Dunkin Brands Group Inc has a 12 month low of $50.26 and a 12 month high of $66.44. The company has a market capitalization of $5,750.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 27.79, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.83 and a beta of 0.30. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -13.82, a quick ratio of 1.43 and a current ratio of 1.43.

Dunkin Brands Group (NASDAQ:DNKN) last announced its quarterly earnings data 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 analyst estimates 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 was up 8.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.60 EPS. research analysts expect that Dunkin Brands Group Inc will post 2.42 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Dunkin Brands Group announced that its board has authorized a share buyback program on Thursday, October 26th that allows the company to buyback $650.00 million in outstanding shares. This buyback authorization allows the restaurant operator to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are usually a sign that the company’s board of directors believes its shares are undervalued.

DNKN has been the topic of several research analyst reports. BMO Capital Markets set a $58.00 target price on shares of Dunkin Brands Group and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Robert W. Baird reissued a “buy” rating and set a $63.00 target price on shares of Dunkin Brands Group in a research note on Friday, October 20th. Maxim Group restated a “buy” rating and set a $64.00 price objective on shares of Dunkin Brands Group in a research report on Thursday, October 26th. Credit Suisse Group restated a “buy” rating and set a $68.00 price objective (up previously from $61.00) on shares of Dunkin Brands Group in a research report on Thursday, December 21st. Finally, Mizuho lowered shares of Dunkin Brands Group from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating and set a $56.00 price objective for the company. in a research report on Thursday, October 26th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Dunkin Brands Group presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $60.47.

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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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