SFE Investment Counsel Grows Holdings in DineEquity Inc (NYSE:DIN)

SFE Investment Counsel grew its stake in DineEquity Inc (NYSE:DIN) by 13.6% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 7,763 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock after acquiring an additional 932 shares during the quarter. SFE Investment Counsel’s holdings in DineEquity were worth $394,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other large investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. lifted its position in DineEquity by 14.1% during the 2nd quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 116,813 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $5,146,000 after acquiring an additional 14,391 shares during the period. Swiss National Bank lifted its position in DineEquity by 6.3% during the 2nd quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 28,600 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $1,260,000 after acquiring an additional 1,700 shares during the period. Teachers Advisors LLC lifted its position in DineEquity by 5.4% during the 2nd quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 31,381 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $1,382,000 after acquiring an additional 1,597 shares during the period. Ameriprise Financial Inc. lifted its position in DineEquity by 4.7% during the 2nd quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 105,438 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $4,655,000 after acquiring an additional 4,713 shares during the period. Finally, Nationwide Fund Advisors lifted its position in DineEquity by 74.6% during the 2nd quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors now owns 17,927 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $790,000 after acquiring an additional 7,661 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 92.89% of the company’s stock.

DIN has been the subject of several analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded DineEquity from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, January 15th. TheStreet lowered DineEquity from a “c” rating to a “d+” rating in a research note on Friday, November 10th. Maxim Group reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $55.00 price objective on shares of DineEquity in a research note on Monday, October 30th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered DineEquity from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating, three have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. DineEquity presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $59.80.

DineEquity Inc (NYSE DIN) traded down $0.29 on Friday, reaching $54.67. The company had a trading volume of 395,478 shares, compared to its average volume of 258,493. DineEquity Inc has a 12-month low of $36.71 and a 12-month high of $65.99. The firm has a market capitalization of $971.00, a PE ratio of -2.48 and a beta of 0.51. The company has a quick ratio of 1.39, a current ratio of 1.39 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -6.40.

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DineEquity Company Profile

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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for DineEquity (NYSE:DIN)

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