Dunkin’ Brands Gets a Hold Rating from Jefferies

By Ryan Adsit

In a report issued on July 12, Andy Barish from Jefferies reiterated a Hold rating on Dunkin’ Brands (NASDAQ: DNKN), with a price target of $65. The company’s shares closed yesterday at $71.43, close to its 52-week high of $71.85.

According to TipRanks.com, Barish is a 4-star analyst with an average return of 5.6% and a 51.7% success rate. Barish covers the Services sector, focusing on stocks such as Dave & Busters Entertainment, Cheesecake Factory, and Domino’s Pizza.

The word on The Street in general, suggests a Moderate Buy analyst consensus rating for Dunkin’ Brands with a $69.83 average price target, a -2.2% downside from current levels. In a report issued on July 9, Longbow Research also upgraded the stock to Hold.

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Based on Dunkin’ Brands’ latest earnings release for the quarter ending March 31, the company reported a quarterly net profit of $50.15 million. In comparison, last year the company had a net profit of $55.7 million.

Based on the recent corporate insider activity of 29 insiders, corporate insider sentiment is negative on the stock. Most recently, in May 2018, Scott Murphy, the COO, DD US of DNKN sold 12,000 shares for a total of $769,680.

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Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. operates as a franchisor of quick service restaurants, which engages in the service of hot and cold coffee, baked goods, and ice cream. It operates through the following segments: Dunkin’ Donuts U.S., Dunkin’ Donuts International, Baskin-Robbins International, and Baskin-Robbins U.S. The company was founded on November 22, 2005 and is headquartered in Canton, MA.