After Today’s Bearish Options Activity, Is Dunkin Brands Group Inc’s Near-Term Analysis Positive?

 After Today's Bearish Options Activity, Is Dunkin Brands Group Inc's Near Term Analysis Positive?

In today’s session Dunkin Brands Group Inc (DNKN) recorded an unusually high (352) contracts volume of put trades. Someone, most probably a professional was a very active buyer of the November, 2016 put, expecting serious DNKN decrease. With 352 contracts traded and 5374 open interest for the Nov, 16 contract, it seems this is a quite bearish bet. The option with symbol: DNKN161118P00050000 closed last at: $0.45 or 18.2% down. About 61,880 shares traded hands. Dunkin Brands Group Inc (NASDAQ:DNKN) has risen 4.00% since April 18, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.43% the S&P500.

Dunkin Brands Group Inc (NASDAQ:DNKN) Ratings Coverage

Out of 22 analysts covering Dunkin Brands (NASDAQ:DNKN), 9 rate it a “Buy”, 1 “Sell”, while 12 “Hold”. This means 41% are positive. Dunkin Brands has been the topic of 40 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Buy” on Tuesday, September 13. Williams Capital Group maintained the shares of DNKN in a report on Thursday, October 8 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Dunkin Brands Group Inc (NASDAQ:DNKN) has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, October 26 by UBS. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, September 27 by Maxim Group. The firm has “Buy” rating by Maxim Group given on Tuesday, February 2. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, October 2 by UBS. On Wednesday, July 29 the stock rating was maintained by Williams Capital Group with “Buy”. Wedbush maintained Dunkin Brands Group Inc (NASDAQ:DNKN) rating on Friday, April 29. Wedbush has “Neutral” rating and $47 price target. Zacks upgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Wednesday, August 26 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, October 28 by CLSA.

According to Zacks Investment Research, “Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. owns, operates, and franchises quick service restaurants worldwide. It serves hot and cold coffee and baked goods, as well as ice cream. Its brands include Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins. Dunkin’ Brands Group is headquartered in Canton, Massachusetts.”

Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment decreased to 0.84 in Q2 2016. Its down 0.21, from 1.05 in 2016Q1. The ratio dived, as 39 funds sold all Dunkin Brands Group Inc shares owned while 88 reduced positions. 34 funds bought stakes while 99 increased positions. They now own 85.63 million shares or 4.38% less from 89.55 million shares in 2016Q1.
Pnc Gru last reported 0% of its portfolio in the stock. Rhumbline Advisers reported 158,838 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Ngam Advsrs Ltd Partnership has invested 0.05% of its portfolio in Dunkin Brands Group Inc (NASDAQ:DNKN). Ls Investment Advsr Ltd Co has 5,594 shares for 0.02% of their US portfolio. Brown Brothers Harriman holds 0% of its portfolio in Dunkin Brands Group Inc (NASDAQ:DNKN) for 10 shares. Jackson Square holds 0.64% or 3.48M shares in its portfolio. Oak Ridge Ltd Liability Company accumulated 0.08% or 74,898 shares. First Manhattan last reported 73 shares in the company. Wells Fargo & Mn reported 329,259 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Price T Rowe Md holds 1.29 million shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Barclays Public Ltd Llc has 95,813 shares for 0.01% of their US portfolio. Halsey Associates Ct holds 1.87% or 192,643 shares in its portfolio. Hudock Grp last reported 101 shares in the company. Trexquant Investment L P accumulated 0.2% or 34,528 shares. Bb&T holds 224,833 shares or 0.21% of its portfolio.

Insider Transactions: Since August 1, 2016, the stock had 0 buys, and 9 selling transactions for $3.81 million net activity. 10,500 shares with value of $507,780 were sold by Raskopf Karen on Thursday, October 27. Murphy Scott had sold 18,750 shares worth $885,563. $259,074 worth of shares were sold by Mitchell William M on Friday, August 5. $478,241 worth of Dunkin Brands Group Inc (NASDAQ:DNKN) was sold by Clare John L. on Monday, October 31. CARBONE PAUL C also sold $179,701 worth of Dunkin Brands Group Inc (NASDAQ:DNKN) shares. $236,650 worth of Dunkin Brands Group Inc (NASDAQ:DNKN) was sold by EMMETT RICHARD J on Wednesday, November 2. VARUGHESE JOHN sold $348,365 worth of Dunkin Brands Group Inc (NASDAQ:DNKN) on Friday, October 28.

Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. is a franchisor of quick service restaurants serving hot and cold coffee and baked goods, as well as hard serve ice cream. The company has a market cap of $4.71 billion. The Firm franchises restaurants under its Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins brands. It has a 35.7 P/E ratio. The Firm operates its business through four divisions, which include Dunkin’ Donuts-U.S., Dunkin’ Donuts International, Baskin-Robbins International and Baskin-Robbins-U.S.

DNKN Company Profile

Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc., incorporated on November 22, 2005, is a franchisor of quick service restaurants (QSRs) serving hot and cold coffee and baked goods, as well as hard serve ice cream. The Firm franchises restaurants under its Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins brands. The Firm operates its business through four divisions, which include Dunkin’ Donuts-U.S., Dunkin’ Donuts International, Baskin-Robbins International and Baskin-Robbins-U.S. The Firm has over 18,000 points of distribution in approximately 60 countries across the world. It has over 11,750 Dunkin’ Donuts points of distribution, of which approximately 8,430 are in the United States and over 3,320 are international, and approximately 7,610 Baskin-Robbins points of distribution, of which over 5,104 are international and approximately 2,500 are in the United States.

More important recent Dunkin Brands Group Inc (NASDAQ:DNKN) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “January 2019 Options Now Available For Dunkin’ Brands Group (DNKN)” on September 12, 2016, also Nasdaq.com published article titled: “Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (DNKN) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for November 17, 2016”, Wsj.com published: “Dunkin’ Brands Franchisees Slowing on Store Openings” on October 20, 2016. More interesting news about Dunkin Brands Group Inc (NASDAQ:DNKN) was released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Dunkin’ Brands Poised for Long-Term Growth, Risks Remain” with publication date: November 17, 2016.

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