DNKN stock: buy or sell?
September 20th, 2019
Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops, franchises, and licenses quick service restaurants under the Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins brands worldwide.
Should I buy DNKN stock?Even if you are a experienced or a novel trader, best trading results come from using an investing strategy that never leaves to random or subjective opinions when is the best moment to buy or sell stocks. Having a trading strategy helps to make decisions easier, quicker and with less hesitations. At Stocks2.com, we use very simple but trusted and powerful trend following trading strategies. Simple things usually work the best.
Currently, Dunkin' Brands stock doesn't match any of these trading strategies, so our recommendation is not to buy.
|New all-time high||No|
|New 52 week high||No|
|Price crossing up 200d MA||No|
|100d MA crossing up 200d MA||No|
Is Dunkin' Brands stock a buy?
Financial institutions and banks publish stock ratings everyday.At Stocks2.com, we gathered 15 ratings published for DNKN stock in the last month.
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Previous rating||Current rating|
|2019-8-2||Morgan Stanley||n/a||Equal Weight|
|2019-7-29||Goldman Sachs Group||n/a||Neutral|
|2019-7-15||Wells Fargo & Co||n/a||Market Perform|
|2019-6-28||JPMorgan Chase & Co.||n/a||Neutral|
|2019-6-25||Credit Suisse Group||n/a||Underperform|
|2019-4-3||BMO Capital Markets||Outperform||Market Perform|
DNKN stock analysis
Dunkin' Brands closed yesterday at $80.91 and depreciated an unpleasant -0.55%.
Dunkin' Brands depreciated an unpleasant -0.55% and closed at $80.91. From a daily perspective, DNKN is in a short term uptrend after plotting its last bottom ($79.42, on Tuesday) higher than the previous bottom, and its last top ($81.81, on September 19th) also over the previous top. Now trading in between its last bottom and last top DNKN might consolidate in a plain range, waiting to break out over $81.81 or down under $79.42. Since May when SMA100d and SMA200d crossed up, DNKN price gained $6.89 per share (9.31%). In this session, Dunkin' Brands stock crossed down the SMA50d line. If you are using SMA50d line as stop loss trigger, double check your position in this stock. On September/5, DNKN hit new all time highs, pushing higher previous ATH of $84.39 recorded on September/4. New ATHs are usual entry points for many trading setups as there aren't higher resistences.
Dunkin' Brands shares raised 0.55% this week, ending at $80.91.
Not so far away is the last price record Dunkin' Brands marked early September. Since mid May when SMA20w and SMA40w crossed up, DNKN price gained $7.35 per share (9.99%). Since mid February when DNKN stock price broke up the SMA40w line, it gained $12.18 (17.72%).
DNKN stock price history
DNKN IPO was on July 27th, 2011 at $21.10 per share1. Since then, DNKN stock grew a 283.50%, with a yearly average of 35.40%. If you had invested $1,000 in DNKN stock in 2011, it would worth $2,835.00 today.
1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.
DNKN stock historical price chart
DNKN stock reached all-time highs on September 5th with a price of $84.74.
DNKN stock price target is $80.00How much a stock will be priced tomorrow or next week is quite unpredictable However, financial institutions invest time and resources to provide the most accurated estimations to help investors to make their decisions. The accuracy of these stock price predictions is not very high, and you should not blindly believe and make decisions only based on what this ratings or price target predictions say. We detected 12 price predictions for DNKN stock released in the last 30 days:
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Action||Previous target||Current target||Diff|
|2019-8-2||Morgan Stanley||Raises Target||$74.00||$77.00||4.1%|
|2019-7-29||Goldman Sachs Group||Initiates||n/a||$85.00||-|
|2019-7-15||Wells Fargo & Co||Reiterates||$68.00||$78.00||14.7%|
|2019-6-28||JPMorgan Chase & Co.||Lowers Target||$74.00||$73.00||-1.4%|
|2019-6-25||Credit Suisse Group||Initiates||n/a||$70.00||-|
|2019-2-8||UBS Group||Set Price Target||n/a||$72.00||-|
|2019-2-8||Mizuho||Set Price Target||n/a||$61.00||-|
Financials and fundamental analysis
Earnings date and Earnings per ShareOn February, Dunkin' Brands reported its latest financial data, posting a fine climb for the Earnings per Share (EPS) ratio. Analyst were expecting $0.62 per share, but Dunkin' Brands posted $0.68.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsIn 2018, Dunkin' Brands annual sales stepped up a tiny 2.92% to $828.03 M USD from $804.57 marked in 2017. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, nevertheless, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) eased a -5.94% to 27.77%.
|2013||$714 M||-||$147 M20.6%||-|
|2014||$749 M||4.88%||$176 M23.6%||20.05%|
|2015||$811 M||8.31%||$105 M13.0%||-40.33%|
|2016||$829 M||2.21%||$196 M23.6%||85.86%|
|2017||$805 M||-2.93%||$271 M33.7%||38.67%|
|2018||$828 M||2.92%||$230 M27.8%||-15.23%|
Quarterly financial resultsDunkin' Brands reported $201.05 million in revenues for 2018-Q4, a -7.58% decline compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked $53.19 M with a profit margin of 26.46%. Profit margin slightly fell a -3.91% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 30.37%. When comparing revenues to same quarter last year, Dunkin' Brands sales marked a bloodcurdling loss and collapsed a -21.19%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, Dunkin' Brands posted 2 positive quarters in a row.
|2017-Q1||$191 M||-||$47 M24.9%||-|
|2017-Q2||$219 M||14.61%||$56 M25.5%||17.34%|
|2017-Q3||$224 M||2.59%||$52 M23.3%||-6.19%|
|2017-Q4||$255 M||13.81%||$214 M84.0%||310.25%|
|2018-Q1||$190 M||-25.39%||$50 M26.3%||-76.60%|
|2018-Q2||$219 M||15.11%||$60 M27.6%||20.63%|
|2018-Q3||$218 M||-0.71%||$66 M30.4%||9.21%|
|2018-Q4||$201 M||-7.58%||$53 M26.5%||-19.49%|
Dunkin' Brands ownershipWhen you are planning to invest in shares of a company, it's worth to check its ownership structure.
Dunkin' Brands shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 0.37% of all shares.
Bearish positions for DNKN stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.
The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to Dunkin' Brands:
|Market cap||$6.7 B||$129.6 M||$159.0 B||$109.0 B||$12.3 B|
|Total shares||82.7 M||91.9 M||759.4 M||1,210.0 M||114.1 M|
|Float shares||82.4 M||90.3 M||758.5 M||1,160.0 M||109.4 M|
|- Institutional holdings (%)||94.7%||91.2%||70.0%||75.3%||80.5%|
|- Insider holdings (%)||0.4%||11.5%||0.1%||3.2%||4.5%|
|Shares in short selling||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%|
|Friday, September 20th, 2019|
|Day range||$80.44 - $81.59|
|Average true range||$1.64|
|50d mov avg||$81.14|
|100d mov avg||$78.94|
|200d mov avg||$74.35|
Dunkin' Brands performanceTo better understand Dunkin' Brands performance you must becnhmark its gains with other related stocks in same sector or industry. We compared Dunkin' Brands against Dean Foods, McDonald's, Starbucks, J.M. Smucker and Wendy's in the following table: