News headlines about Denny's (NASDAQ:DENN) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Denny's earned a media sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the restaurant operator an impact score of 44.7994930075347 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.
Shares of Denny's (NASDAQ:DENN) traded down $0.22 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $14.99. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 159,863 shares, compared to its average volume of 311,022. The company has a current ratio of 0.40, a quick ratio of 0.36 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -2.95. The stock has a market cap of $964.43, a PE ratio of 28.83 and a beta of 0.67. Denny's has a 12 month low of $10.87 and a 12 month high of $15.56.
DENN has been the subject of a number of research reports. BidaskClub raised Denny's from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, January 13th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Denny's from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 7th. Finally, TheStreet raised Denny's from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Monday, October 16th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Denny's presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $12.67.
In related news, VP Timothy E. Flemming sold 37,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $12.54, for a total transaction of $463,980.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 161,741 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,028,232.14. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, EVP F Mark Wolfinger sold 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $12.57, for a total value of $125,700.00. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 677,697 shares in the company, valued at approximately $8,518,651.29. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders sold 118,620 shares of company stock worth $1,540,087. Corporate insiders own 5.20% of the company’s stock.
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Denny’s Corporation (Denny’s) operates a franchised full-service restaurant chain. The Company, through its subsidiary, Denny’s, Inc, owns and operates the Denny’s brand. As of December 28, 2016, the Denny’s brand consisted of 1,733 franchised, licensed and Company-operated restaurants around the world, including 1,610 restaurants in the United States and 123 international locations.
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