Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by research analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada in a research report issued on Friday. They presently have a $64.00 price objective on the restaurant operator’s stock. Royal Bank Of Canada’s price target would suggest a potential upside of 19.36% from the company’s previous close.

Other equities analysts also recently issued reports about the company. Wedbush reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $54.00 target price on shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group in a research report on Monday, May 15th. BMO Capital Markets lifted their target price on Dunkin’ Brands Group from $46.00 to $52.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a research report on Monday, May 15th. Maxim Group lifted their target price on Dunkin’ Brands Group from $61.00 to $64.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, May 1st. BidaskClub downgraded Dunkin’ Brands Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday. Finally, Argus upgraded Dunkin’ Brands Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and lifted their target price for the company from $58.84 to $68.00 in a research report on Tuesday, June 6th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the company. Dunkin’ Brands Group presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $55.89.

Dunkin’ Brands Group (DNKN) traded up 0.49% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $53.62. The company had a trading volume of 1,627,316 shares. The company has a market capitalization of $4.94 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.15 and a beta of 0.22. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $55.84 and its 200 day moving average is $54.75. Dunkin’ Brands Group has a 52 week low of $43.81 and a 52 week high of $59.70.

Dunkin’ Brands Group (NASDAQ:DNKN) last released its earnings results on Thursday, May 4th. The restaurant operator reported $0.54 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.48 by $0.06. The company had revenue of $190.70 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $192.36 million. Dunkin’ Brands Group had a negative return on equity of 133.92% and a net margin of 24.81%. Dunkin’ Brands Group’s quarterly revenue was up .5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.44 earnings per share. On average, equities research analysts predict that Dunkin’ Brands Group will post $2.43 EPS for the current year.

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Several large investors have recently modified their holdings of DNKN. Navellier & Associates Inc boosted its stake in shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group by 5.6% in the first quarter. Navellier & Associates Inc now owns 89,571 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $4,898,000 after buying an additional 4,722 shares during the period. Retirement Systems of Alabama boosted its stake in shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group by 12.2% in the first quarter. Retirement Systems of Alabama now owns 271,175 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $14,828,000 after buying an additional 29,536 shares during the period. State of Alaska Department of Revenue boosted its stake in shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group by 5.2% in the first quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue now owns 18,645 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $1,019,000 after buying an additional 919 shares during the period. Anderson Hoagland & Co. boosted its stake in shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group by 20.7% in the first quarter. Anderson Hoagland & Co. now owns 17,475 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $956,000 after buying an additional 3,000 shares during the period. Finally, Louisiana State Employees Retirement System boosted its stake in shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group by 2.2% in the first quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System now owns 23,200 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $1,269,000 after buying an additional 500 shares during the period. 94.26% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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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