Headlines about DineEquity (NYSE:DIN) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. DineEquity earned a news impact score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the restaurant operator an impact score of 46.6381009305845 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

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Several equities analysts have commented on the stock. ValuEngine raised shares of DineEquity from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of DineEquity from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, November 13th. TheStreet downgraded shares of DineEquity from a “c” rating to a “d+” rating in a research report on Friday, November 10th. Finally, Maxim Group reissued a “buy” rating and set a $55.00 target price on shares of DineEquity in a research report on Monday, October 30th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating, three have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $57.64.

DineEquity (DIN) opened at $51.46 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 1.39, a quick ratio of 1.39 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -6.40. The company has a market cap of $925.67, a price-to-earnings ratio of -2.35 and a beta of 0.51. DineEquity has a 1 year low of $36.71 and a 1 year high of $78.15.

DineEquity (NYSE:DIN) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The restaurant operator reported $0.91 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.90 by $0.01. DineEquity had a negative net margin of 64.74% and a positive return on equity of 64.43%. The firm had revenue of $144.67 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $146.92 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $1.46 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 7.3% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts anticipate that DineEquity will post 4.06 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other DineEquity news, Director Larry Alan Kay sold 778 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $45.14, for a total transaction of $35,118.92. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 8,513 shares in the company, valued at $384,276.82. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. 2.15% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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About DineEquity

DineEquity, Inc, through its subsidiaries, owns and franchises the Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar (Applebee’s) concept in the bar and grill segment within the casual dining category of the restaurant industry, and owns, franchises and operates the International House of Pancakes (IHOP) concept in the family dining category of the restaurant industry.

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