Dunkin Brands Group Inc’s Trend Down, Especially After This Options Activity

 Dunkin Brands Group Inc's Trend Down, Especially After This Options Activity

In today’s session Dunkin Brands Group Inc (DNKN) recorded an unusually high (6,020) contracts volume of put trades. Someone, most probably a professional was a very active buyer of the December, 2016 put, expecting serious DNKN decrease. With 6,020 contracts traded and 64774 open interest for the Dec, 16 contract, it seems this is a quite bearish bet. The option with symbol: DNKN161216P00050000 closed last at: $0.3 or 14.3% down. About 37,398 shares traded hands. Dunkin Brands Group Inc (NASDAQ:DNKN) has risen 14.37% since April 28, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 8.44% the S&P500.

Analysts await Dunkin Brands Group Inc (NASDAQ:DNKN) to report earnings on February, 2. They expect $0.61 earnings per share, up 17.31% or $0.09 from last year’s $0.52 per share. DNKN’s profit will be $56.03M for 22.35 P/E if the $0.61 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.60 actual earnings per share reported by Dunkin Brands Group Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 1.67% EPS growth.

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. $62 is the highest target while $42 is the lowest. The $50.07 average target is -8.20% below today’s ($54.54) stock price. Dunkin Brands has been the topic of 41 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The rating was initiated by Nomura on Wednesday, April 20 with “Neutral”. The stock of Dunkin Brands Group Inc (NASDAQ:DNKN) earned “Buy” rating by Maxim Group on Tuesday, September 27. The firm earned “Sector Perform” rating on Monday, October 17 by RBC Capital Markets. The company was maintained on Friday, October 2 by UBS. CLSA upgraded the shares of DNKN in a report on Wednesday, October 28 to “Buy” rating. The rating was upgraded by Credit Agricole on Wednesday, October 28 to “Buy”. The firm earned “Sell” rating on Tuesday, April 5 by Evercore. The company was maintained on Friday, October 2 by Maxim Group. The stock of Dunkin Brands Group Inc (NASDAQ:DNKN) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, October 2 by Credit Suisse. William Blair downgraded the stock to “Market Perform” rating in Tuesday, January 19 report.

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 dropped, 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.
Thrivent For Lutherans accumulated 0% or 13,120 shares. Train Babcock Limited Liability last reported 65,315 shares in the company. Peapack Gladstone Financial Corporation accumulated 9,160 shares or 0% of the stock. Caxton Lp accumulated 160,000 shares or 0.19% of the stock. Cornerstone holds 519 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Montag Caldwell Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 19,887 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Ny State Common Retirement Fund last reported 0.03% of its portfolio in the stock. Vontobel Asset Mgmt holds 391,425 shares or 0.14% of its portfolio. State Street accumulated 0.01% or 2.32M shares. Dimensional Fund Advisors L P, a Texas-based fund reported 461,961 shares. Tiaa Cref Inv Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company last reported 197,202 shares in the company. Jackson Square Prtn Limited Liability holds 0.64% of its portfolio in Dunkin Brands Group Inc (NASDAQ:DNKN) for 3.48 million shares. Osborn Rohs Williams And Donohoe Ltd owns 5,700 shares or 0.05% of their US portfolio. Jpmorgan Chase last reported 0% of its portfolio in the stock. Checchi Advisers Ltd last reported 0% of its portfolio in the stock.

Insider Transactions: Since August 1, 2016, the stock had 0 buys, and 9 sales for $3.81 million net activity. $885,563 worth of shares were sold by Murphy Scott on Friday, November 4. Another trade for 3,804 shares valued at $179,701 was made by CARBONE PAUL C on Friday, November 4. Raskopf Karen also sold $507,780 worth of Dunkin Brands Group Inc (NASDAQ:DNKN) on Thursday, October 27. $236,650 worth of shares were sold by EMMETT RICHARD J on Wednesday, November 2. Another trade for 5,648 shares valued at $259,074 was sold by Mitchell William M. 12,782 shares were sold by COSTELLO JOHN H, worth $577,107 on Monday, August 1. 7,095 shares with value of $348,365 were sold by VARUGHESE JOHN 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 $5.01 billion. The Firm franchises restaurants under its Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins brands. It has a 38.54 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 recent Dunkin Brands Group Inc (NASDAQ:DNKN) news were published by: Forbes.com which released: “Ex-Dividend Reminder: Dunkin’ Brands Group, Ormat Technologies and Southern” on November 15, 2016. Also Prnewswire.com published the news titled: “Dunkin’ Donuts Announces Plans For Nine New Restaurants In Greenville And …” on November 14, 2016. Prnewswire.com‘s news article titled: “Dunkin’ Donuts Celebrates National Espresso Day with $1.99 Medium Hot or Iced …” with publication date: November 23, 2016 was also an interesting one.

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