Press coverage about DineEquity (NYSE:DIN) has trended somewhat positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. DineEquity earned a media sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the restaurant operator an impact score of 46.6027762307039 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Several analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Maxim Group reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $55.00 price objective on shares of DineEquity in a research note on Monday, October 30th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of DineEquity from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, October 16th. ValuEngine raised shares of DineEquity from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st. Finally, TheStreet cut shares of DineEquity from a “c” rating to a “d+” rating in a research note on Friday, November 10th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating, three have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $57.64.

Shares of DineEquity (NYSE:DIN) opened at $52.60 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 1.39, a quick ratio of 1.39 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -6.40. The company has a market cap of $946.18, a price-to-earnings ratio of -2.40 and a beta of 0.51. DineEquity has a 1 year low of $36.71 and a 1 year high of $77.09.

DineEquity (NYSE:DIN) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The restaurant operator reported $0.91 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.90 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $144.67 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $146.92 million. DineEquity had a negative net margin of 64.74% and a positive return on equity of 64.43%. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 7.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $1.46 earnings per share. equities research analysts expect that DineEquity will post 4.06 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other DineEquity news, Director Larry Alan Kay sold 778 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $45.14, for a total transaction of $35,118.92. Following the sale, the director now owns 8,513 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $384,276.82. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Corporate insiders own 2.15% of the company’s stock.

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About DineEquity

DineEquity, Inc, through its subsidiaries, owns and franchises the Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar (Applebee’s) concept in the bar and grill segment within the casual dining category of the restaurant industry, and owns, franchises and operates the International House of Pancakes (IHOP) concept in the family dining category of the restaurant industry.

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