Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Dunkin’ Brands Group (DNKN) Stock Price

News headlines about Dunkin’ Brands Group (NASDAQ:DNKN) have been trending positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Dunkin’ Brands Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.46 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the restaurant operator an impact score of 46.0939711931706 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

Shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group (NASDAQ:DNKN) opened at 56.61 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $5.11 billion, a PE ratio of 24.83 and a beta of 0.24. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $53.63 and a 200 day moving average price of $54.56. Dunkin’ Brands Group has a one year low of $46.55 and a one year high of $59.70.

Dunkin’ Brands Group (NASDAQ:DNKN) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The restaurant operator reported $0.64 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.62 by $0.02. Dunkin’ Brands Group had a net margin of 25.48% and a negative return on equity of 141.72%. The firm had revenue of $218.50 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $220.77 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.57 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.0% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities research analysts predict that Dunkin’ Brands Group will post $2.43 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of equities analysts recently commented on the company. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group in a report on Wednesday, September 6th. Maxim Group reissued a “buy” rating and set a $64.00 price target on shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group in a report on Thursday, July 27th. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued an “outperform” rating and set a $64.00 price target on shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group in a report on Thursday, August 3rd. Zacks Investment Research cut Dunkin’ Brands Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, July 31st. Finally, Stephens reissued an “equal weight” rating and set a $54.00 price target on shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group in a report on Wednesday, July 26th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have assigned a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $58.32.

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In related news, SVP Karen Raskopf sold 33,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $52.80, for a total transaction of $1,742,400.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 33,000 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,742,400. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 3.10% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Dunkin` Brands Group (NASDAQ:DNKN)

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Dunkin` Brands Group (NASDAQ:DNKN)

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