Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) had its price target boosted by BMO Capital Markets from $52.00 to $58.00 in a report issued on Friday. BMO Capital Markets currently has a market perform rating on the restaurant operator’s stock.

A number of other research firms also recently commented on DNKN. Maxim Group increased their price objective on shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group from $61.00 to $64.00 and gave the company a buy rating in a report on Monday, May 1st. Royal Bank Of Canada upgraded shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group from a sector perform rating to an outperform rating and increased their price objective for the company from $54.00 to $64.00 in a report on Monday, May 1st. Citigroup Inc. cut their price objective on shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group from $64.00 to $61.00 and set a buy rating for the company in a report on Tuesday, April 11th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded 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. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report on Wednesday, July 19th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $56.47.

Dunkin’ Brands Group (NASDAQ:DNKN) opened at 53.03 on Friday. Dunkin’ Brands Group has a 52-week low of $43.81 and a 52-week high of $59.70. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $54.75 and a 200 day moving average price of $54.84. The stock has a market cap of $4.84 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.26 and a beta of 0.22.

Dunkin’ Brands Group (NASDAQ:DNKN) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 27th. The restaurant operator reported $0.64 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.62 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $218.50 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $220.77 million. Dunkin’ Brands Group had a net margin of 25.48% and a negative return on equity of 141.72%. Dunkin’ Brands Group’s quarterly revenue was up 1.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.57 EPS. On average, analysts expect that Dunkin’ Brands Group will post $2.43 earnings per share for the current year.

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The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, September 6th. Investors of record on Monday, August 28th will be given a dividend of $0.3225 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 24th. This represents a $1.29 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.43%. Dunkin’ Brands Group’s payout ratio is currently 56.33%.

Several institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of DNKN. Russell Investments Group Ltd. acquired a new position in shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $157,000. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its position in shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group by 2.6% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 486,107 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $25,494,000 after buying an additional 12,344 shares in the last quarter. Norges Bank acquired a new position in shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $31,640,000. Teachers Advisors LLC boosted its position in shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group by 5.3% in the fourth quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 85,669 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $4,492,000 after buying an additional 4,291 shares in the last quarter. Finally, CT Financial Advisors LLC boosted its position in shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group by 10.5% in the first quarter. CT Financial Advisors LLC now owns 5,786 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $316,000 after buying an additional 551 shares in the last quarter. 94.31% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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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