Dunkin Brands Group (DNKN) Receives Coverage Optimism Score of 0.38

Headlines about Dunkin Brands Group (NASDAQ:DNKN) have trended positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Dunkin Brands Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.38 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the restaurant operator an impact score of 45.2155749899099 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

Shares of Dunkin Brands Group (NASDAQ:DNKN) opened at $64.56 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $5,879.12, a PE ratio of 28.19, a P/E/G ratio of 1.61 and a beta of 0.30. The company has a quick ratio of 1.43, a current ratio of 1.43 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -13.82. Dunkin Brands Group has a fifty-two week low of $50.54 and a fifty-two week high of $66.44.

Dunkin Brands Group (NASDAQ:DNKN) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The restaurant operator reported $0.61 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.63 by ($0.02). The company had revenue of $224.20 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $214.60 million. Dunkin Brands Group had a net margin of 24.91% and a negative return on equity of 140.12%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 8.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.60 EPS. equities analysts expect that Dunkin Brands Group will post 2.42 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Dunkin Brands Group announced that its board has approved a share repurchase plan on Thursday, October 26th that authorizes the company to repurchase $650.00 million in shares. This repurchase authorization authorizes the restaurant operator to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are typically a sign that the company’s management believes its stock is undervalued.

A number of research firms have recently weighed in on DNKN. BidaskClub upgraded Dunkin Brands Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, December 21st. Cowen restated a “hold” rating and set a $55.00 target price on shares of Dunkin Brands Group in a research report on Friday, October 27th. BMO Capital Markets set a $58.00 target price on Dunkin Brands Group and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Maxim Group boosted their target price on Dunkin Brands Group from $64.00 to $71.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 2nd. Finally, Mizuho downgraded Dunkin Brands Group from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating and set a $56.00 target price for the company. in a research report on Thursday, October 26th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $61.05.

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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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