Analysts expect that Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) will post $213.57 million in sales for the current quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Six analysts have provided estimates for Dunkin’ Brands Group’s earnings. The lowest sales estimate is $210.87 million and the highest is $216.52 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 business is expected to announce its next 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 company will post sales of $873.90 million per share, with estimates ranging from $865.60 million to $887.75 million. Zacks Investment Research’s sales averages are a mean average based on a survey of analysts that that provide coverage for Dunkin’ Brands Group.

Dunkin’ Brands Group (NASDAQ:DNKN) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The restaurant operator reported $0.64 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.62 by $0.02. Dunkin’ Brands Group had a negative return on equity of 141.72% and a net margin of 25.48%. The firm had revenue of $218.50 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $220.77 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.57 EPS. The company’s revenue was up 1.0% compared to the same quarter last year.

Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on DNKN shares. Royal Bank Of Canada restated a “buy” rating and issued a $64.00 target price on shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group in a report on Friday, July 21st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $60.00 target price on the stock in a report on Monday, July 17th. Argus upgraded shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and raised their target price for the stock from $58.84 to $68.00 in a report on Tuesday, June 6th. Maxim Group restated a “buy” rating and issued a $64.00 target price on shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group in a report on Thursday, July 27th. Finally, Stephens restated an “equal weight” rating and issued a $54.00 target price 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 issued a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $57.95.

In related news, SVP Karen Raskopf sold 33,000 shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group stock in a transaction on 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 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 filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. 3.10% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. IHT Wealth Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group during the 2nd quarter valued at $104,000. US Bancorp DE lifted its stake in shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group by 1.8% during the 1st quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 3,505 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $191,000 after buying an additional 63 shares in the last quarter. Proficio Capital Partners LLC lifted its stake in shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group by 0.7% during the 1st quarter. Proficio Capital Partners LLC now owns 10,459 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $593,000 after buying an additional 73 shares in the last quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. lifted its stake in shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group by 3.7% during the 1st quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 3,061 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $167,000 after buying an additional 109 shares in the last quarter. Finally, L & S Advisors Inc lifted its stake in shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group by 1.7% during the 2nd quarter. L & S Advisors Inc now owns 7,765 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $428,000 after buying an additional 130 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 92.77% of the company’s stock.

Dunkin’ Brands Group (NASDAQ:DNKN) opened at 51.49 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $4.65 billion, a P/E ratio of 22.58 and a beta of 0.23. Dunkin’ Brands Group has a 52 week low of $46.55 and a 52 week high of $59.70. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $52.60 and a 200-day moving average price of $54.75.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, September 6th. Investors of record on Monday, August 28th were paid a dividend of $0.3225 per share. This represents a $1.29 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.51%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, August 24th. Dunkin’ Brands Group’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 56.33%.

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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.

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