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Dunkin' Brands (DNKN)

  • Thu, Feb. 26, 10:42 AM
    • Shares of J.M. Smucker (SJM +1%) and Dunkin Brands' (DNKN +2.9%) are both higher after the two companies sign a deal to broaden distribution for Dunkin' Donuts K-cups.
    • J.M. Smucker is handling distribution to grocery stores and club chains, while Keurig Green Mountain (GMCR -0.1%) will cover office supply stores and specialty stores.
    • Perhaps the most important aspect of the new distribution deal is that Dunkin' K-Cup packs will now be sold online.
    • The K-cup shakeup isn't expected by most analysts to have a major impact on Starbucks (SBUX +0.2%) which is also a Keurig partner. Smaller coffee brands could suffer though.
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  • Jul. 24, 2014, 7:55 AM
    • Dunkin Brands (NASDAQ:DNKN) -5.1% premarket after Q2 revenues came in below expectations, weighed by bad weather and other consumer challenges.
    • Q2 U.S. same-store sales rose 1.8% at Dunkin' Donuts shops and climbed 4.2% at Baskin-Robbins; international same-store sales fell 3.1% at Dunkin' shops and slipped 1.6% at Baskin-Robbins locations.
    • DNKN cites unseasonably cold and rainy start to the spring season as the main reason for the disappointing growth figures, but says same-store sales gradually improved throughout the quarter with June average weekly sales reaching the highest volume on record.
    • However, DNKN cuts its FY 2014 sales targets, now seeing EPS of $1.73-$1.77 from prior guidance of $1.73-$1.83 and $1.80 analyst consensus estimate and revenue growth of 5%-7% from prior 6%-8% to ~$749.5M-$763.8M and $770M consensus.
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  • Feb. 6, 2014, 8:34 AM
    • Dunkin' Brands (DNKN) reports comparable-store sales growth of 3.5% in Q4 as its chains performed better in the U.S. than internationally. The growth rate is roughly halfway between what rivals Starbucks and McDonald's showed for overlapping periods.
    • The company had 149 net store opening during the quarter.
    • DNKN +2.0% premarket
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  • Jul. 26, 2013, 2:08 PM
    The coffee trade is doing quite well today with shares of Starbucks (SBUX +7%), Dunkin' Brands (DNKN +6%), and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR +2.3%) all lively. Though at one time, Starbucks was pegged as a GMCR-killer (via Verismo) and thought to be a thorn to DNKN's expansion plans, the prevailing thought is that the coffee market might be big enough for quite a few players. The very last thing people want to give up is a cup of coffee," notes Lazard Capital.
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  • Jul. 16, 2013, 1:11 PM
    Dunkin Brands (DNKN -1.4%) slips on a couple of tepid ratings calls today: JPMorgan reiterates its Neutral rating on the stock, however it did raise its price target to $45 from $40. Also, Stifel Nicolaus initiates coverage with a Hold.
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  • Apr. 25, 2013, 12:40 PM
    More on Dunkin Brands' (DNKN +3.1%) Q1: Comps growth came in at 1.7% overall driven by larger guest checks as customers bought more units per sale. Baskin-Robbins saw negative U.S. comps during the period however as the ice cream seller's same store sales faced a particularly tough compare with the unseasonably warm 2012 Q1. A refinancing charge also weighed on results. (PR)
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  • Jan. 31, 2013, 9:38 AM
    Dunkin' Brands (DNKN +4.2%) opens up trading with a bang after its narrow EPS beat and reiterated profit guidance is just enough to keep sentiment positive. After its dividend hike, shares now trade with a juicier 2.1% yield.
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  • Dec. 5, 2012, 5:30 PM
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  • Dec. 4, 2012, 9:09 AM
    The restaurant sector is on watch after a profit warning from Darden Restaurants points to weakness, not in Europe or China, but at home in the U.S. While increased promotional activity in the sector is behind part of the slip from Darden, the bigger question is why are sales so weak for big players if consumer confidence is supposedly bouncing back?
  • Oct. 31, 2012, 11:25 AM
    Fast-food restaurant operators such as Dunkin' Brands (DNKN +0.6%), Chipotle (CMG +0.1%), and McDonald's (MCD -0.1%)) could ride out Hurricane Sandy a bit better than some of the forecasts calling for a significant drop in Q4 sales, according to analysis from Miller Tabak. Lost revenue from the past week in affected areas could be offset by evacuation route stores picking up extra traffic and relief workers coming in with few dining options. Names to watch: Ruby Tuesday (RT +1.4%) with close to 44% of its outlets in the hurricane zone, Brinker International (EAT -1.2%) at 32.6%, Panera Bread (PNRA -1.6%) with 32.6%, and Cheesecake Factor (CAKE +0.3%) sitting at 28.2%.
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  • Oct. 25, 2012, 8:05 AM
    Dunkin' Brands (DNKN) issues solid numbers for Q3 (I,II) as it was able to cut costs faster than the pace of growth slowed, but trips up some analysts by trimming its outlook for 2012 revenue to a rise of 6% to 7% from a prior range of 7% to 8%. Shares +3.1% premarket as traders focus on profits over the growth track.
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  • Sep. 24, 2012, 10:04 AM
    Dunkin' Brands (DNKN -2.3%) trades lower after ITG Research estimates Q3 revenue for the firm will fall $3M short of estimates. Shares briefly dipped below $30, marking the first time in two weeks they dipped below that level.
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  • Aug. 10, 2012, 1:08 PM
    Jennison Associates boosted its stake in Dunkin Brands (DNKN -1.6%) to 10.08%, adding close to 2.38M shares during Q2 according to a filing with the SEC. (13G)
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  • Aug. 9, 2012, 5:04 PM
    Dunkin' Brands (DNKN) -1.8% AH after announcing insiders will sell 21M shares (more than 1/6 of outstanding shares) through a secondary offering, and that the company will buy back another 15M shares from insiders. It looks as if the coffee chain's P-E investors are cashing out. (PR)
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Company Description
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 franchise restaurants under its Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins brands.
Sector: Services
Industry: Restaurants
Country: United States