What’s Dunkin Brands Group Inc (NASDAQ:DNKN) Upside After This Short Interest Decrease?

April 25, 2018 - By Adrian Mccoy

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Investors sentiment decreased to 1.13 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.04, from 1.17 in 2017Q3. It fall, as 45 investors sold Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. shares while 91 reduced holdings. 59 funds opened positions while 95 raised stakes. 77.82 million shares or 3.17% less from 80.37 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.
Glenmede Na has invested 0% in Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN). Piedmont Advsrs Ltd Liability Co, a North Carolina-based fund reported 25,055 shares. Skylands Limited Liability Co reported 0.48% in Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN). First Personal Financial Svcs has 84 shares. Envestnet Asset Mgmt holds 0% of its portfolio in Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) for 8,965 shares. Trust Co Of Vermont reported 0% in Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN). Deprince Race Zollo owns 323,099 shares or 0.46% of their US portfolio. Wagner Bowman Management Corp invested in 8,747 shares or 0.15% of the stock. Hudson Bay Cap Management Limited Partnership has 0.09% invested in Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN). Martingale Asset Mgmt Ltd Partnership reported 0.02% of its portfolio in Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN). Loring Wolcott And Coolidge Fiduciary Advisors Limited Liability Partnership Ma has invested 0% in Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN). Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund reported 33,975 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Schroder Inv Management Group holds 0% or 4,900 shares in its portfolio. L & S Advsrs has 0.08% invested in Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN). Bancorp Of America Corp De reported 0.01% in Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN).

Since February 14, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 10 insider sales for $28.02 million activity. On Thursday, February 22 EMMETT RICHARD J sold $277,110 worth of Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) or 4,500 shares. The insider Murphy Scott sold $293,693. Mitchell William M had sold 46,180 shares worth $2.83M on Wednesday, February 14. $830,324 worth of Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) shares were sold by Clare John L..

The stock of Dunkin Brands Group Inc (NASDAQ:DNKN) registered a decrease of 4.42% in short interest. DNKN’s total short interest was 12.18M shares in April as published by FINRA. Its down 4.42% from 12.74M shares, reported previously. With 1.24M shares average volume, it will take short sellers 10 days to cover their DNKN’s short positions. The short interest to Dunkin Brands Group Inc’s float is 13.55%.

The stock increased 1.08% or $0.66 during the last trading session, reaching $61.88. About 764,467 shares traded. Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) has risen 6.77% since April 25, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.78% the S&P500.

DunkinÂ’ Brands Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops, franchises, and licenses quick service restaurants under the DunkinÂ’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins brands worldwide. The company has market cap of $5.12 billion. The firm operates through four divisions: DunkinÂ’ Donuts U.S., DunkinÂ’ Donuts International, Baskin-Robbins International, and Baskin-Robbins U.S. It has a 16.28 P/E ratio. 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.

Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) Ratings Coverage

Among 16 analysts covering Dunkin Brands Group (NASDAQ:DNKN), 7 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 44% are positive. Dunkin Brands Group had 25 analyst reports since October 27, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Buy” on Tuesday, January 16. The firm has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Thursday, December 21. The firm has “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Tuesday, January 2. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Equal-Weight” on Monday, March 26. As per Wednesday, February 7, the company rating was maintained by Mizuho. Piper Jaffray maintained Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) on Monday, January 29 with “Hold” rating. Jefferies upgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Friday, December 22 report. The rating was downgraded by Mizuho to “Underperform” on Friday, October 27. As per Thursday, October 26, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co. The firm has “Hold” rating by Cowen & Co given on Friday, February 2.

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