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Dunkin' Brands

$53.58

0.29 (0.54%)

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Speculators gobble up Dunkin calls on unconfirmed deal chatter

Speculators gobble up Dunkin calls on unconfirmed deal chatter. Shares spiked nearly 4.6% in six minutes this morning with call buyers lining up for 55 strike calls that expire in less than 6 hours. Early burst was a 15c buyer of 400 hundred contracts at 10:19ET, followed by trades as high as $1.40 over the next ten minutes. Total volume near 12K contracts is 20x normal for the name, with nearly all the flow hitting in the past 19 minutes.

DNKN Dunkin' Brands
$53.58

0.29 (0.54%)

11/29/16
FBCO
11/29/16
NO CHANGE
Target $57
FBCO
Outperform
Dunkin' Brands price target to $57 on sales momentum at Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analyst Jason West said US franchisee checks indicted continued sales momentum thru Q4 driven by continued strength from Cold Brew, premium sandwiches, and easy comps. West said a shift towards higher quality products, which is more difficult for c-stores to replicate, is helping sales. The analyst raised his Q4 US same-store-sales estimate to +3% from +2.5% and raised Outperform rated Dunkin's price target to $57 from $53.
12/13/16
COWN
12/13/16
INITIATION
Target $55
COWN
Market Perform
Dunkin' Brands initiated with a Market Perform at Cowen
Cowen analyst Andrew Charles initiated Dunkin' Brands with a Market Perform and a $55 price target.
12/14/16
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INITIATION

On The Fly: Top five analyst initiations
Catch up on today's top five analyst initiations with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Dunkin' Brands (DNKN) initiated with a Market Perform at Cowen. 2. Sonic (SONC) initiated with a Market Perform at Cowen. 3. Advance Auto Parts (AAP) was initiated with an Overweight at Atlantic Equities while the firm initiated AutoZone (AZO), Genuine Parts (GPC), and O'Reilly Automotive (ORLY) with a Neutral. 4. Blackhawk (HAWK) initiated with a Buy at Craig-Hallum. 5. Evercore Partners (EVR) initiated with a Neutral at BofA/Merrill. This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
12/15/16
MAXM
12/15/16
NO CHANGE
Target $61
MAXM
Buy
Dunkin' Brands price target raised to $61 from $57 at Maxim
Maxim analyst Stephen Anderson said his recent round of channel checks lead him to believe the launch of Dunkin' Donuts locations inside BJ's clubs is off to a solid start. He also thinks cold brew coffee platform extension can possibly drive comp sales in 2017 and that a reversal in coffee prices should reduce pressure on franchisees to raise menu prices. He raised his price target on Dunkin' shares to $61 from $57 and keeps a Buy rating on the stock.

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