Fulton Breakefield Broenniman LLC Buys 615 Shares of Dunkin Brands Group Inc (NASDAQ:DNKN)

Fulton Breakefield Broenniman LLC increased its stake in Dunkin Brands Group Inc (NASDAQ:DNKN) by 13.9% in the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 5,050 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock after acquiring an additional 615 shares during the period. Fulton Breakefield Broenniman LLC’s holdings in Dunkin Brands Group were worth $381,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. increased its position in Dunkin Brands Group by 53.5% during the first quarter. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. now owns 191,380 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $14,372,000 after purchasing an additional 66,737 shares during the last quarter. Northern Trust Corp increased its position in Dunkin Brands Group by 0.8% during the second quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 688,264 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $54,827,000 after purchasing an additional 5,505 shares during the last quarter. MML Investors Services LLC increased its position in Dunkin Brands Group by 51.0% during the second quarter. MML Investors Services LLC now owns 8,130 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $648,000 after purchasing an additional 2,746 shares during the last quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC increased its position in Dunkin Brands Group by 16.1% during the second quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 146,453 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $11,666,000 after purchasing an additional 20,332 shares during the last quarter. Finally, US Bancorp DE increased its position in Dunkin Brands Group by 33.2% during the second quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 8,882 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $707,000 after purchasing an additional 2,216 shares during the last quarter. 86.65% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

NASDAQ DNKN opened at $78.01 on Wednesday. The firm has a 50 day simple moving average of $75.74 and a 200-day simple moving average of $78.35. Dunkin Brands Group Inc has a one year low of $64.11 and a one year high of $84.74. The firm has a market cap of $6.44 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 26.90, a PEG ratio of 2.15 and a beta of 0.39.

Dunkin Brands Group (NASDAQ:DNKN) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 31st. The restaurant operator reported $0.90 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.81 by $0.09. Dunkin Brands Group had a net margin of 17.54% and a negative return on equity of 38.96%. The business had revenue of $355.90 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $357.91 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.83 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.7% compared to the same quarter last year. As a group, analysts forecast that Dunkin Brands Group Inc will post 3.13 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other news, CFO Katherine D. Jaspon sold 15,198 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $75.99, for a total value of $1,154,896.02. Company insiders own 1.70% of the company’s stock.

Several research analysts have weighed in on DNKN shares. Royal Bank of Canada started coverage on shares of Dunkin Brands Group in a research note on Monday, December 9th. They set a “sector perform” rating and a $79.00 target price for the company. Longbow Research reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Dunkin Brands Group in a research note on Tuesday, September 24th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Dunkin Brands Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $79.00 target price for the company in a research note on Wednesday, November 27th. Guggenheim raised shares of Dunkin Brands Group from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $83.00 target price for the company in a research note on Friday, December 20th. Finally, Wedbush reaffirmed a “positive” rating on shares of Dunkin Brands Group in a research note on Friday, November 1st. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have assigned a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $80.61.

About Dunkin Brands Group

Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, develops, franchises, and licenses quick service restaurants worldwide. The company operates through five segments: Dunkin' U.S., Dunkin' International, Baskin-Robbins International, Baskin-Robbins U.S., and U.S. Advertising Funds.

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