L & S Advisors Inc raised its holdings in shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) by 1.7% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 7,765 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock after acquiring an additional 130 shares during the quarter. L & S Advisors Inc’s holdings in Dunkin’ Brands Group were worth $428,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other large investors have also bought and sold shares of DNKN. FNY Partners Fund LP lifted its position in shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group by 13,233.3% in the second quarter. FNY Partners Fund LP now owns 2,000 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $110,000 after acquiring an additional 1,985 shares in the last quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. boosted its stake in shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group by 3.7% in the first quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 3,061 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $167,000 after acquiring an additional 109 shares during the period. Advisors Asset Management Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group by 12.1% in the second quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc. now owns 3,114 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $172,000 after acquiring an additional 336 shares during the period. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank boosted its stake in shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group by 8.5% in the second quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 3,315 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $183,000 after acquiring an additional 259 shares during the period. Finally, US Bancorp DE boosted its stake in shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group by 1.8% in the first quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 3,505 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $191,000 after acquiring an additional 63 shares during the period. 92.73% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

A number of research analysts recently commented on DNKN shares. Cowen and Company reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $55.00 price target on shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group in a report on Friday, September 1st. JMP Securities upped their price target on Dunkin’ Brands Group from $59.00 to $62.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 6th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $60.00 price objective for the company in a report on Monday, July 17th. BidaskClub raised shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, August 24th. Finally, Bank of America Corporation reiterated a “neutral” rating and set a $62.00 price objective (up previously from $60.00) on shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group in a research report on Tuesday, June 13th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Dunkin’ Brands Group has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $57.95.

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Shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) traded down 0.58% during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $53.15. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 108,905 shares. Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. has a one year low of $46.55 and a one year high of $59.70. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $52.52 and its 200 day moving average price is $54.61. The firm has a market cap of $4.80 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.31 and a beta of 0.24.

Dunkin’ Brands Group (NASDAQ:DNKN) last released its earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The restaurant operator reported $0.64 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.62 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $218.50 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $220.77 million. Dunkin’ Brands Group had a net margin of 25.48% and a negative return on equity of 141.72%. The business’s revenue was up 1.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.57 EPS. Analysts predict that Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. will post $2.43 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, September 6th. Stockholders of record on Monday, August 28th were given a $0.3225 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, August 24th. This represents a $1.29 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.41%. Dunkin’ Brands Group’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 56.33%.

In related news, SVP Karen Raskopf sold 33,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $52.80, for a total value of $1,742,400.00. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now owns 33,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,742,400. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. 3.10% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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.

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

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