Press coverage about Denny’s Corporation (NASDAQ:DENN) has been trending somewhat negative this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Denny’s Corporation earned a coverage optimism score of -0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the restaurant operator an impact score of 46.4269286542481 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.
Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
- Courtney D. “Denny” Brown Obituary (wkbn.com)
- Denny’s international expansion continues with first Guatemala unit (nrn.com)
- Comparing Denny’s Corporation (DENN) and Potbelly Corporation (PBPB) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Denny’s Opens First Restaurant in Guatemala | Business Wire – Business Wire (press release) (businesswire.com)
- Denny’s Corporation (DENN) EVP Sells $125,700.00 in Stock (americanbankingnews.com)
Denny’s Corporation (DENN) opened at $12.69 on Thursday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.36, a current ratio of 0.40 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -2.95. The firm has a market cap of $815.38, a PE ratio of 21.91 and a beta of 0.57. Denny’s Corporation has a fifty-two week low of $10.87 and a fifty-two week high of $14.25.
Denny’s Corporation (NASDAQ:DENN) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The restaurant operator reported $0.14 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.14. The company had revenue of $132.38 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $133.58 million. Denny’s Corporation had a net margin of 7.21% and a negative return on equity of 52.30%. Denny’s Corporation’s revenue was up 3.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.13 EPS. equities research analysts predict that Denny’s Corporation will post 0.55 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
Several brokerages recently issued reports on DENN. Wedbush reaffirmed an “outperform” rating on shares of Denny’s Corporation in a research note on Tuesday, August 8th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Denny’s Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 7th. TheStreet raised shares of Denny’s Corporation from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Monday, October 16th. Finally, BidaskClub cut shares of Denny’s Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, August 26th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $12.67.
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In other news, EVP F Mark Wolfinger sold 10,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 17th. The shares were 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 sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, VP Timothy E. Flemming sold 37,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $12.54, for a total transaction of $463,980.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now owns 161,741 shares in the company, valued at $2,028,232.14. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 52,111 shares of company stock worth $650,450 over the last quarter. 5.20% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
About Denny’s Corporation
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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