Thursday, 13 December, 2018

Dunkin' Donuts to discontinue using foam cups

Dunkin' Donuts to discontinue using foam cups Dunkin' Donuts to discontinue using foam cups
Nellie Chapman | 08 February, 2018, 12:53

Cowen restated a "hold" rating and set a $55.00 price objective on shares of Dunkin Brands Group in a report on Friday, October 27th. Zacks Investment Research raised Dunkin Brands Group from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $74.00 target price for the company in a report on Thursday, January 4th. The company presently has a consensus rating of "Hold" and a consensus target price of $62.35.

Dunkin Brands Group Inc (NASDAQ DNKN) opened at $58.86 on Thursday. The firm has a market cap of $5,320.00, a PE ratio of 15.45, a PEG ratio of 1.47 and a beta of 0.21. The company has a quick ratio of 1.43, a current ratio of 1.43 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -13.82.

Analysts expect Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc.

Dunkin Brands Group (NASDAQ:DNKN) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February 6th. During the same quarter a year ago, the business earned $0.64 earnings per share. The hedge fund held 3.67M shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $194.54M, down from 3.89 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Dunkin Brands Group had a negative return on equity of 140.12% and a net margin of 24.91%. McDonald's move came almost 30 years after the company ditched polystyrene packaging critics said clogged landfills, depleted the ozone layer and became a symbol of a throwaway society, according to The Washington Post's Paul Farhi. This repurchase authorization allows the restaurant operator to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Investors of record on Monday, March 12th will be given a dividend of 0.3475 per share by the restaurant operator on Wednesday, March 21st. The ex-dividend date is Friday, March 9th.

Among 5 analysts covering Benchmark Electronics (NYSE:BHE), 2 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 2 Hold.

Meritage Group Lp decreased its stake in Dunkin Brands Group Inc (DNKN) by 5.82% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Six analysts have issued estimates for Dunkin Brands Group's earnings, with the lowest sales estimate coming in at $217.95 million and the highest estimate coming in at $234.20 million. RI now owns 72,662 shares of the restaurant operator's stock valued at $3,857,000 after buying an additional 1,025 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. grew its stake in Dunkin Brands Group by 1.4% in the 2nd quarter. Institutional investors own 90.99% of the company's stock. Quantum Capital Management increased its holdings in shares of Dunkin Brands Group by 0.7% during the second quarter. Barclays now has a $70.00 price objective on the restaurant operator's stock, up from their previous price objective of $63.00. Dunkin Brands Group makes up about 1.8% of Davis R M Inc.'s investment portfolio, making the stock its 12th largest position. State Street Corp now owns 2,357,509 shares of the restaurant operator's stock valued at $129,945,000 after purchasing an additional 36,032 shares during the period. Vaughan Nelson Investment Management L.P. purchased a new stake in Dunkin Brands Group in the third quarter worth about $43,085,000.

ILLEGAL ACTIVITY WARNING: This piece was originally posted by Week Herald and is the property of of Week Herald. The Company's restaurants offer hot and cold coffee, baked goods, donuts, bagels, muffins, breakfast sandwiches, hard-serve ice cream, soft serve ice cream, frozen yogurt, shakes, malts, floats, and cakes.

· Sustainable Building: In 2014, Dunkin' Donuts launched DD Green™ Achievement, a program created to help franchisees build sustainable, energy-efficient restaurants in the U.S. There are now approximately 186 DD Green Achievement restaurants around the country.

· Sustainable Coffee: In 2017, Dunkin' Donuts expanded its current work with the Rainforest Alliance to have all espresso beverages served at Dunkin' Donuts U.S. restaurants and in approximately 16 worldwide markets made with 100% Rainforest Alliance Certified™ beans.