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October 24, 2013
06:20 EDTDNKNDunkin' Brands reports Q3 adjusted EPS 41c, consensus 43c
Reports Q3 revenue $186.3M, consensus $183.19M. Reports Q3 U.S. comparable store sales up 4.2%. Reports Q3 Baskin-Robins revenue $11.9M.
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July 24, 2015
10:39 EDTDNKNStarbucks hits 52-week high after results top expectations
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July 23, 2015
18:21 EDTDNKNOn The Fly: Top stock stories for Thursday
Stocks began the session mixed on the heels of weak earnings reports from both Caterpillar (CAT) and 3M (MMM). The Nasdaq managed to spend most of the day in positive territory but joined the other averages in negative territory by mid-afternoon. Selling picked up momentum towards late afternoon, and by day’s end each of the averages were lower by more than 0.4%, with the Dow losing nearly 0.7%. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., initial jobless claims fell to 255,000 in the week ended July 18, below the 278,000 first-time claims that were expected. The Leading Economic Indicators advanced 0.6% in June, exceeding expectations for a 0.3% increase. In Asia, the Shanghai Composite index advanced for a sixth straight session, adding another 2.4%. In Europe, the Greek Parliament voted to accept creditor terms for a new bailout, though a decision on when to reopen Greek financial markets was deferred to next week. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of General Motors (GM) finished the session up 3.96% to $31.50 after reporting earnings per share above analyst expectations. Other notable names rising following earnings reports include SanDisk (SNDK), Under Armour (UA), Southwest (LUV)... Caterpillar, meanwhile, dropped $2.86, or 3.59%, to $76.90 after cutting its yearly guidance during this morning's earnings report, with the company noting a "relatively stagnant" global economy. Also lower following earnings were Comcast (CMCSA, CMCSK), Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY), Dunkin Brands (DNKN), and Boston Scientific (BSX). MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Cigna (CI), which rose $3.29, or 2.18%, to $154.36 after the Wall Street Journal reported last night that Anthem (ANTM) is nearing a deal to acquire the company for roughly $187, representing a total transaction value of over $48B. Adding to that report, CNBC's David Faber said on Thursday morning that Anthem will announce an agreement Friday to purchase Cigna for $188 per share, at a 45% equity, 55% cash split. Also higher were shares of numerous IT security companies, with FireEye (FEYE) advancing 4.53% and Palo Alto Networks (PANW) adding 2.33% after earnings reports from security firms Fortinet (FTNT) and F5 Networks (FFIV) beat on both top and bottom lines. Fortinet and F5, meanwhile, finished Thursday's session up 10.71% and 7.75% to $46.83 and $127.68, respectively. Among the noteworthy losers following earnings was McDonald's (MCD), which edged down 0.52% to $97.10 after noting that Q2 global comparable sales fell 0.7% for the quarter, including a 2% decline in U.S. same-store sales. Also lower was Hertz (HTZ), which declined 8.53% to $16.45 following a downgrade to Underweight at Morgan Stanley, with the research firm citing increased competition from Uber and similar mobility services. INDEXES: The Dow fell 119.12, or 0.67%, to 17,731.92, the Nasdaq lost 25.36, or 0.49%, to 5,146.41, and the S&P 500 declined 12.00, or 0.57%, to 2,102.15.
15:29 EDTDNKNDunkin' CEO says NY fast food wage hike proposal 'clearly an outrageous number'
15:22 EDTDNKNDunkin' CEO: 'Don't think we need to respond' if McDonald's expands breakfast
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10:05 EDTDNKNHigh option volume stocks
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06:08 EDTDNKNDunkin' Brands continues to see 410-440 net new Dunkin' Donuts U.S. restaurants
Expects Baskin-Robbins U.S. will add between 5-10 net new restaurants in FY15. Internationally, the company continues to target opening 200-300 net new restaurants across the two brands. It continues to expect net income of equity method investments to be approximately $13M.
06:07 EDTDNKNDunkin' Brands backs FY15 EPS view of $1.87-$1.91, consensus $1.91
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06:04 EDTDNKNDunkin' Brands reports Q2 Dunkin' Donuts U.S. SSS up 2.9%
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06:04 EDTDNKNDunkin' Brands reports Q2 adjusted EPS 50c, consensus 48c
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July 22, 2015
15:26 EDTDNKNNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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July 20, 2015
10:00 EDTDNKNOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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09:05 EDTDNKNDunkin' Donuts plans for 26 new restaurants in Fresno and San Francisco
Dunkin' Donuts announced the signing of multi-unit store development agreements with two franchise groups for a total commitment of 26 new restaurants in Fresno and San Francisco over the next several years. The two franchise groups and their development plans include: Existing franchisee Aharon Aminpour plans to develop 17 restaurants in Fresno and the surrounding cities including Clovis, Visalia and Tulare. Aminpour currently owns and operates one Dunkin' Donuts restaurant in Encino, and last November signed a development agreement for 10 new restaurants throughout the San Fernando Valley. His next restaurant under this new agreement is planned to open in 2017. New franchise group Shiva Developments, plan to develop nine new restaurants in San Francisco and the surrounding cities. Nick Bhatt currently owns one Dunkin' Donuts restaurant in Springfield, IL. The group's first restaurant in California is planned to open in 2017.
08:39 EDTDNKNDunkin' Brands checks indicate positive momentum, says Credit Suisse
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08:17 EDTDNKNDunkin' Brands downgraded to Underperform on valuation at CLSA
As previously reported, CLSA downgraded Dunkin' Brands to Underperform from Outperform. The firm downgraded shares based on full valuation and maintained its $56 price target on shares.
06:11 EDTDNKN, DNKNDunkin' Brands downgraded to Underperform from Outperform at CLSA
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July 16, 2015
10:00 EDTDNKNOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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July 15, 2015
16:20 EDTDNKNDunkin' Brands initiated with a Neutral at BTIG
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