Dunkin’ Shares Drop on News Insiders Plan to Dump Shares

Dunkin’ Donuts parent company Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc.’s (NASDAQ:DNKN) shares fell more than 6% today after the company announced that insiders plan to sell 22 million shares on the open market.  The company went through an IPO in July that raised about $480 million.

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Following is some information about the company’s stock price performance, along with that of some of its competitors.

  • Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN): The shares recently traded at $27.57, down $0.32, or 1.15%, on the day.  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $24.97 to $31.94 and its market capitalization is $3.31 billion.  About the company: The company is the owner of Dunkin’ Donuts-Baskin Robbins and has more than 14,800 points of distribution in 44 countries, and approximately 120 years of combined history.
  • Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX): The shares recently traded at $41.61, down $0.89, or 2.09%, on the day.  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $28.44 to $43.43 and its market capitalization is $31.05 billion.  About the company: Starbucks Corporation retails, roasts, and provides its own brand of specialty coffee.  The Company operates retail locations worldwide and sells whole bean coffees through its sales group, direct response business, supermarkets, and on the World Wide Web.  Starbucks also produces and sells bottled coffee drinks and a line of ice creams.
  • Krispy Kreme Doughnuts (NYSE:KKD): The shares recently traded at $6.90, down $0.43, or 5.87%, on the day.  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $5.10 to $10.08 and its market capitalization is $468.73 million.   About the company: Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. owns, operates, and franchises retail stores that sell doughnuts.  The Company operates its stores under the Krispy Kreme name and specializes in making doughnuts, including their Hot Original Glazed.  Krispy Kreme fully displays the production process, also known as the doughnut making theater.
  • Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM): The shares recently traded at $53, down $1.13, or 2.09%, on the day.  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $46.27 to $57.75 and its market capitalization is $24.14 billion.   About the company: Yum! Brands, Inc., owns and franchises quick-service restaurants worldwide.  The Company develops, operates, franchises and licenses a worldwide system of restaurants which prepare, package and sell a menu of food items.
  • DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE:DIN):  The shares recently traded at $45.70, down $3.24, or 6.62%, on the day.  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $35.20 to $60.11 and its market capitalization is $847.91 million.  About the company: DineEquity, Inc. and its subsidiaries develop, operate, and franchise family restaurants.  The Company’s restaurants feature pancakes, omelets, and other breakfast specialties, as well as lunch and dinner items.  The restaurants are primarily located by franchisees in the United States, Canada, and Japan.

(Note: Selected financial data are sourced from Google Finance.  All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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