Auxier Asset Management maintained its position in shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 4,800 shares of the company’s stock at the end of the third quarter. Auxier Asset Management’s holdings in Dunkin’ Brands Group were worth $250,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Tocqueville Asset Management L.P. increased its position in shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group by 483.1% in the second quarter. Tocqueville Asset Management L.P. now owns 76,683 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,345,000 after buying an additional 63,533 shares in the last quarter. BB&T Corp increased its position in shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group by 13.0% in the second quarter. BB&T Corp now owns 224,833 shares of the company’s stock worth $9,807,000 after buying an additional 25,865 shares in the last quarter. New Jersey Better Educational Savings Trust bought a new position in shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group during the second quarter worth approximately $523,000. Mcrae Capital Management Inc. increased its position in shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group by 3.1% in the second quarter. Mcrae Capital Management Inc. now owns 148,645 shares of the company’s stock worth $6,484,000 after buying an additional 4,500 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Emerald Acquisition Ltd. bought a new position in shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group during the second quarter worth approximately $256,000. 97.53% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Dunkin` Brands Group (NASDAQ:DNKN)

Shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) opened at 54.95 on Friday. Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. has a 1-year low of $41.29 and a 1-year high of $56.30. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $52.25 and its 200 day moving average price is $50.61. The stock has a market cap of $5.06 billion, a PE ratio of 26.04 and a beta of 0.20.

Dunkin’ Brands Group (NASDAQ:DNKN) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 9th. The company reported $0.64 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.61 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $215.70 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $215.66 million. Dunkin’ Brands Group had a negative return on equity of 108.58% and a net margin of 23.59%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 5.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.52 EPS. Equities analysts forecast that Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. will post $2.39 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, March 22nd. Stockholders of record on Monday, March 13th will be issued a $0.3225 dividend. This represents a $1.29 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.35%. This is an increase from Dunkin’ Brands Group’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.30. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 9th. Dunkin’ Brands Group’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 56.60%.

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A number of equities analysts have recently commented on DNKN shares. BMO Capital Markets set a $46.00 price objective on Dunkin’ Brands Group and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 20th. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “hold” rating and set a $45.00 price objective on shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group in a research report on Sunday, October 23rd. Argus reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group in a research report on Thursday, October 27th. Credit Suisse Group reissued a “buy” rating and set a $53.00 price objective on shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group in a research report on Thursday, November 10th. Finally, Cowen and Company reissued a “market perform” rating and set a $55.00 price objective on shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group in a research report on Tuesday, December 13th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have issued a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $51.75.

In other news, SVP Karen Raskopf sold 9,600 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, February 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $55.32, for a total value of $531,072.00. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 9,600 shares in the company, valued at approximately $531,072. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, SVP Weldon W. Spangler sold 35,438 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, February 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $55.43, for a total value of $1,964,328.34. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 1,396 shares in the company, valued at $77,380.28. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders sold 121,038 shares of company stock worth $6,660,960. Company insiders own 2.90% of the company’s stock.

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 its business through four segments, which include Dunkin’ Donuts-U.S., Dunkin’ Donuts International, Baskin-Robbins International and Baskin-Robbins-U.S.

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