4 Consumer Stock Stories for Wednesday Investment Shopping

Dunkin’ Brands (NASDAQ:DNKN): Current price $35.96

On Tuesday, UBS raised its 2013 and 2014 earnings estimates on Dunkin’ Brands from $1.51 and $1.78 to $1.53  and $1.82. At the same time, the shares got a boost in their price target from $36 to $40. Also, UBS reiterated its Buy, whose analyst commented that, ”Our new estimates and target inch us closer to our original upside case. With our new target, we assume an 18% EPS growth rate over the next 3 years due to accelerated unit growth and impending customer loyalty/ mobile payment initiatives. We continue to believe investors will be willing to pay a premium multiple for companies that exhibit such highly visible and consistent EPS growth.”