Savior LLC acquired a new position in shares of Dunkin Brands Group Inc (NASDAQ:DNKN) during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm acquired 373 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock, valued at approximately $28,000.

A number of other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. increased its stake in Dunkin Brands Group by 53.5% in the first quarter. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. now owns 191,380 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $14,372,000 after purchasing an additional 66,737 shares in the last quarter. US Bancorp DE raised its stake in Dunkin Brands Group by 33.2% during the 2nd quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 8,882 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $707,000 after buying an additional 2,216 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its stake in Dunkin Brands Group by 0.3% during the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 7,482,263 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $596,037,000 after buying an additional 20,772 shares during the period. Marshall Wace North America L.P. bought a new position in Dunkin Brands Group during the second quarter worth about $1,250,000. Finally, AQR Capital Management LLC lifted its holdings in Dunkin Brands Group by 609.4% during the second quarter. AQR Capital Management LLC now owns 78,334 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $6,240,000 after acquiring an additional 67,291 shares in the last quarter. 86.96% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

DNKN stock opened at $78.99 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $6.52 billion, a P/E ratio of 27.81, a P/E/G ratio of 2.19 and a beta of 0.39. Dunkin Brands Group Inc has a fifty-two week low of $64.11 and a fifty-two week high of $84.74. The business has a 50-day moving average of $76.16 and a 200-day moving average of $78.27.

Dunkin Brands Group (NASDAQ:DNKN) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, October 31st. The restaurant operator reported $0.90 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.81 by $0.09. The business had revenue of $355.90 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $357.91 million. Dunkin Brands Group had a negative return on equity of 38.96% and a net margin of 17.54%. Dunkin Brands Group’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.83 EPS. As a group, sell-side analysts anticipate that Dunkin Brands Group Inc will post 3.13 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other news, CFO Katherine D. Jaspon sold 15,198 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $75.99, for a total transaction of $1,154,896.02. Corporate insiders own 1.70% of the company’s stock.

DNKN has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Wedbush restated a “positive” rating on shares of Dunkin Brands Group in a report on Friday, November 1st. Maxim Group lifted their price objective on Dunkin Brands Group from $79.00 to $83.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 22nd. Guggenheim lifted their price objective on Dunkin Brands Group from $83.00 to $86.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday. Robert W. Baird reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $88.00 price objective on shares of Dunkin Brands Group in a research report on Friday, January 10th. Finally, ValuEngine cut Dunkin Brands Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, September 26th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have issued a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $80.44.

Dunkin Brands Group Profile

Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, develops, franchises, and licenses quick service restaurants worldwide. The company operates through five segments: Dunkin' U.S., Dunkin' International, Baskin-Robbins International, Baskin-Robbins U.S., and U.S. Advertising Funds.

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