Equities research analysts expect Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) to report sales of $219.85 million for the current quarter, Zacks reports. Six analysts have issued estimates for Dunkin’ Brands Group’s earnings, with estimates ranging from $216.56 million to $223.47 million. Dunkin’ Brands Group posted sales of $216.31 million during the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year-over-year growth rate of 1.6%. The company is scheduled to issue its next earnings report before the market opens on Thursday, July 27th.

On average, analysts expect that Dunkin’ Brands Group will report full year sales of $219.85 million for the current fiscal year, with estimates ranging from $836.10 million to $850.35 million. For the next year, analysts forecast that the company will post sales of $885.49 million per share, with estimates ranging from $875.47 million to $897.06 million. Zacks Investment Research’s sales averages are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that follow Dunkin’ Brands Group.

Dunkin’ Brands Group (NASDAQ:DNKN) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 4th. The restaurant operator reported $0.54 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.48 by $0.06. The business had revenue of $190.70 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $192.36 million. Dunkin’ Brands Group had a net margin of 24.81% and a negative return on equity of 133.92%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up .5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.44 EPS.

Several equities research analysts have issued reports on DNKN shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 12th. BMO Capital Markets lifted their target price on shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group from $46.00 to $52.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a research report on Friday, May 5th. Citigroup Inc. dropped their target price on shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group from $64.00 to $61.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Tuesday, April 11th. Royal Bank Of Canada upgraded shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group from a “sector perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and lifted their target price for the company from $54.00 to $64.00 in a research report on Monday, May 1st. Finally, Credit Suisse Group reiterated an “outperform” rating and set a $61.00 target price on shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group in a research report on Monday, March 27th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $55.89.

Dunkin’ Brands Group (DNKN) traded down 0.93% during trading on Thursday, reaching $53.03. 177,176 shares of the company were exchanged. The company has a market capitalization of $4.89 billion, a P/E ratio of 23.89 and a beta of 0.22. Dunkin’ Brands Group has a one year low of $43.81 and a one year high of $59.70. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $55.99 and its 200 day moving average is $54.76.

Large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Janus Capital Management LLC raised its stake in Dunkin’ Brands Group by 8.4% in the first quarter. Janus Capital Management LLC now owns 9,701,300 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $530,467,000 after buying an additional 754,740 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. increased its position in Dunkin’ Brands Group by 13,874.6% in the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 7,169,364 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $392,023,000 after buying an additional 7,118,061 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its position in Dunkin’ Brands Group by 4.6% in the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 7,161,989 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $391,619,000 after buying an additional 317,076 shares during the last quarter. State Street Corp increased its position in Dunkin’ Brands Group by 2.8% in the first quarter. State Street Corp now owns 2,321,477 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $126,937,000 after buying an additional 63,426 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Bank of New York Mellon Corp increased its position in Dunkin’ Brands Group by 4.7% in the first quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 1,169,157 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $63,929,000 after buying an additional 52,786 shares during the last quarter. 94.26% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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Dunkin’ Brands Group Company Profile

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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