December 1, 2016 - By Nellie Frank · 0 Comments
The stock of Dunkin Brands Group Incorporated (NASDAQ:DNKN) registered a decrease of 21.26% in short interest. DNKN’s total short interest was 8.99M shares in December as published by FINRA. Its down 21.26% from 11.41M shares, reported previously. With 1.77 million shares average volume, it will take short sellers 5 days to cover their DNKN’s short positions. The short interest to Dunkin Brands Group Incorporated’s float is 10.5%. About 260,197 shares traded hands. Dunkin Brands Group Inc (NASDAQ:DNKN) has risen 14.37% since April 28, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 8.44% the S&P500.
Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. is a franchisor of quick service restaurants serving hot and cold coffee and baked goods, as well as hard serve ice cream. The company has a market cap of $4.97 billion. The Firm franchises restaurants under its Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins brands. It has a 38.22 P/E ratio. The Firm operates its business through four divisions, which include Dunkin’ Donuts-U.S., Dunkin’ Donuts International, Baskin-Robbins International and Baskin-Robbins-U.S.
Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment decreased to 0.84 in Q2 2016. Its down 0.21, from 1.05 in 2016Q1. The ratio dived, as 39 funds sold all Dunkin Brands Group Inc shares owned while 88 reduced positions. 34 funds bought stakes while 99 increased positions. They now own 85.63 million shares or 4.38% less from 89.55 million shares in 2016Q1.
Security National Trust Co holds 50 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Ny State Teachers Retirement Sys last reported 95,388 shares in the company. Moreover, Lazard Asset Ltd Liability Corp has 0% invested in Dunkin Brands Group Inc (NASDAQ:DNKN) for 210 shares. Proshare Advsr Limited Liability Company has 8,100 shares for 0% of their US portfolio. The New York-based Tocqueville Asset L P has invested 0.04% in Dunkin Brands Group Inc (NASDAQ:DNKN). California Employees Retirement Sys last reported 0.01% of its portfolio in the stock. Parallax Volatility Advisers Limited Partnership accumulated 14,316 shares or 0% of the stock. Moreover, Numeric Ltd Com has 0.01% invested in Dunkin Brands Group Inc (NASDAQ:DNKN) for 26,400 shares. The New York-based Seven Eight Cap Lc has invested 0.02% in Dunkin Brands Group Inc (NASDAQ:DNKN). Renaissance Technology Limited last reported 288,000 shares in the company. Arrowpoint Asset Management Llc last reported 1.56 million shares in the company. The New York-based M&T Financial Bank has invested 0% in Dunkin Brands Group Inc (NASDAQ:DNKN). Alexandria Lc has 200 shares for 0% of their US portfolio. Great West Life Assurance Can, a Manitoba – Canada-based fund reported 9,761 shares. Whittier Trust has 1,400 shares for 0% of their US portfolio.
Insider Transactions: Since August 1, 2016, the stock had 0 insider buys, and 9 selling transactions for $3.81 million net activity. 10,500 shares with value of $507,780 were sold by Raskopf Karen on Thursday, October 27. $179,701 worth of shares were sold by CARBONE PAUL C on Friday, November 4. On Friday, November 4 the insider Murphy Scott sold $885,563. COSTELLO JOHN H sold $577,107 worth of Dunkin Brands Group Inc (NASDAQ:DNKN) on Monday, August 1. Another trade for 9,768 shares valued at $478,241 was sold by Clare John L.. TWOHIG PAUL E sold 7,000 shares worth $340,130. EMMETT RICHARD J had sold 5,000 shares worth $236,650 on Wednesday, November 2.
Out of 22 analysts covering Dunkin Brands (NASDAQ:DNKN), 9 rate it a “Buy”, 1 “Sell”, while 12 “Hold”. This means 41% are positive. Dunkin Brands has been the topic of 41 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. William Blair downgraded the shares of DNKN in a report on Tuesday, January 19 to “Market Perform” rating. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Monday, October 19 by Credit Suisse. As per Friday, October 2, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital. On Friday, October 2 the stock rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Outperform”. As per Tuesday, February 2, the company rating was maintained by Maxim Group. UBS maintained Dunkin Brands Group Inc (NASDAQ:DNKN) rating on Monday, October 26. UBS has “Neutral” rating and $43 price target. The rating was maintained by Wedbush on Friday, April 29 with “Neutral”. The stock has “Outperform” rating given by CLSA on Friday, October 2. The rating was upgraded by Zacks on Monday, September 7 to “Buy”. The rating was downgraded by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, October 17 to “Sector Perform”.
Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc., incorporated on November 22, 2005, is a franchisor of quick service restaurants (QSRs) serving hot and cold coffee and baked goods, as well as hard serve ice cream. The Firm franchises restaurants under its Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins brands. The Firm operates its business through four divisions, which include Dunkin’ Donuts-U.S., Dunkin’ Donuts International, Baskin-Robbins International and Baskin-Robbins-U.S. The Firm has over 18,000 points of distribution in approximately 60 countries across the world. It has over 11,750 Dunkin’ Donuts points of distribution, of which approximately 8,430 are in the United States and over 3,320 are international, and approximately 7,610 Baskin-Robbins points of distribution, of which over 5,104 are international and approximately 2,500 are in the United States.
More recent Dunkin Brands Group Inc (NASDAQ:DNKN) news were published by: Forbes.com which released: “Ex-Dividend Reminder: Dunkin’ Brands Group, Ormat Technologies and Southern” on November 15, 2016. Also Prnewswire.com published the news titled: “Dunkin’ Donuts Announces Plans For Nine New Restaurants In Greenville And …” on November 14, 2016. Prnewswire.com‘s news article titled: “Dunkin’ Donuts Celebrates National Espresso Day with $1.99 Medium Hot or Iced …” with publication date: November 23, 2016 was also an interesting one.
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By Nellie Frank