Analysts expect Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) to announce $213.57 million in sales for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Six analysts have issued estimates for Dunkin’ Brands Group’s earnings, with the highest sales estimate coming in at $216.52 million and the lowest estimate coming in at $210.87 million. Dunkin’ Brands Group reported sales of $207.10 million during the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year-over-year growth rate of 3.1%. The firm is expected to report its next quarterly earnings report on Thursday, October 19th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Dunkin’ Brands Group will report full-year sales of $213.57 million for the current financial year, with estimates ranging from $830.60 million to $845.81 million. For the next financial year, analysts expect that the firm will report sales of $873.90 million per share, with estimates ranging from $865.60 million to $887.75 million. Zacks’ sales averages are a mean average based on a survey of research analysts that cover Dunkin’ Brands Group.

Dunkin’ Brands Group (NASDAQ:DNKN) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The restaurant operator reported $0.64 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ 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 company had revenue of $218.50 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $220.77 million. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.57 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.0% compared to the same quarter last year.

Several equities analysts recently weighed in on the stock. BidaskClub raised shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued an “outperform” rating and issued a $64.00 target price on shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group in a research note on Thursday, August 3rd. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, July 31st. BMO Capital Markets raised their target price on shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group from $52.00 to $58.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a research note on Friday, July 28th. Finally, Maxim Group reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $64.00 target price on shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $56.47.

Shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group (DNKN) opened at 53.48 on Wednesday. Dunkin’ Brands Group has a 52 week low of $45.50 and a 52 week high of $59.70. The firm has a market capitalization of $4.88 billion, a PE ratio of 23.46 and a beta of 0.21. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $54.38 and a 200-day moving average of $54.82.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, September 6th. Stockholders of record on Monday, August 28th will be issued a dividend of $0.3225 per share. This represents a $1.29 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.41%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 24th. Dunkin’ Brands Group’s dividend payout ratio is currently 56.33%.

In other news, SVP Karen Raskopf sold 33,000 shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $52.80, for a total transaction of $1,742,400.00. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now owns 33,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,742,400. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. 3.10% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of DNKN. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund increased its stake in Dunkin’ Brands Group by 1.3% in the first quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund now owns 32,282 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $1,765,000 after buying an additional 400 shares in the last quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. increased its stake in Dunkin’ Brands Group by 3.7% in the first quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 3,061 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $167,000 after buying an additional 109 shares in the last quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC increased its stake in Dunkin’ Brands Group by 6.5% in the first quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC now owns 25,482 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $1,393,000 after buying an additional 1,550 shares in the last quarter. Sit Investment Associates Inc. increased its stake in Dunkin’ Brands Group by 7.1% in the first quarter. Sit Investment Associates Inc. now owns 116,450 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $6,367,000 after buying an additional 7,750 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Navellier & Associates Inc increased its stake in Dunkin’ Brands Group by 5.6% in the first quarter. Navellier & Associates Inc now owns 89,571 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $4,898,000 after buying an additional 4,722 shares in the last quarter. 96.88% of the stock is owned by 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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