News articles about Dunkin Brands Group (NASDAQ:DNKN) have trended positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing 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. Dunkin Brands Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.36 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the restaurant operator an impact score of 45.1385114047447 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.
These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
Shares of Dunkin Brands Group (NASDAQ:DNKN) traded up $1.19 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $64.39. 579,165 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 715,570. Dunkin Brands Group has a twelve month low of $50.54 and a twelve month high of $66.44. The firm has a market cap of $5,815.90, a PE ratio of 26.50, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.64 and a beta of 0.30. The company has a quick ratio of 1.43, a current ratio of 1.43 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -13.82.
Dunkin Brands Group (NASDAQ:DNKN) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The restaurant operator reported $0.61 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates 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 company had revenue of $224.20 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $214.60 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.60 EPS. Dunkin Brands Group’s revenue was up 8.3% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts forecast that Dunkin Brands Group will post 2.42 EPS for the current year.
Dunkin Brands Group declared that its Board of Directors has authorized a share 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 reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are often a sign that the company’s board believes its stock is undervalued.
A number of research analysts have recently commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Dunkin Brands Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $74.00 price target on the stock in a report on Thursday, January 4th. Jefferies Group upgraded shares of Dunkin Brands Group from an “underperform” rating to a “hold” rating and increased their target price for the stock from $48.00 to $56.00 in a report on Friday, December 22nd. Maxim Group increased their price target on shares of Dunkin Brands Group from $64.00 to $71.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 2nd. BidaskClub lowered shares of Dunkin Brands Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets set a $64.00 price target on shares of Dunkin Brands Group and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $60.79.
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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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