Capstone Financial Advisors Upped Dunkin Brands Group (DNKN) Position; As Graco Com (GGG) Share Value Declined, World Asset Management Has Increased Position

May 20, 2018 - By Henry Gaston

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Capstone Financial Advisors Inc increased its stake in Dunkin Brands Group Inc (DNKN) by 16.24% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Capstone Financial Advisors Inc bought 7,056 shares as the company’s stock declined 8.30% with the market. The institutional investor held 50,502 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $3.26M, up from 43,446 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Capstone Financial Advisors Inc who had been investing in Dunkin Brands Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $5.47B market cap company. The stock increased 0.12% or $0.08 during the last trading session, reaching $65.91. About 586,075 shares traded. Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) has risen 6.77% since May 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.78% the S&P500.




World Asset Management Inc increased its stake in Graco Inc Com (GGG) by 182.96% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. World Asset Management Inc bought 7,507 shares as the company’s stock declined 0.59% with the market. The institutional investor held 11,610 shares of the fluid controls company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $525,000, up from 4,103 at the end of the previous reported quarter. World Asset Management Inc who had been investing in Graco Inc Com for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $7.76B market cap company. The stock increased 0.39% or $0.18 during the last trading session, reaching $46.27. About 386,358 shares traded. Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) has risen 44.03% since May 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 32.48% the S&P500.

Since February 14, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 15 insider sales for $33.61 million activity. Shares for $48,068 were sold by EMMETT RICHARD J on Thursday, May 10. Another trade for 205,665 shares valued at $12.75 million was sold by TRAVIS NIGEL. On Tuesday, May 8 the insider Jaspon Katherine D. sold $99,205. Murphy Scott also sold $769,680 worth of Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) shares. $2.83 million worth of Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) was sold by Mitchell William M on Wednesday, February 14.

More notable recent Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Should You Be Shorting Dunkin’ Donuts or Burger King Parent QSR?” on May 07, 2018, also Fool.com with their article: “Dunkin’ Donuts Comps Fall Amid “Intense” Competition” published on May 02, 2018, Nasdaq.com published: “McDonald’s Stays on Top With Industry-Leading Sales Growth” on May 02, 2018. More interesting news about Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Dunkin’ Brands reports negative comp in US” published on April 26, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Key Takeaways From Dunkin’s Earnings Call” with publication date: May 07, 2018.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.13 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.04, from 1.17 in 2017Q3. It dived, as 45 investors sold DNKN shares while 91 reduced holdings. 59 funds opened positions while 95 raised stakes. 77.82 million shares or 3.17% less from 80.37 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. The New York-based Millennium Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0.04% in Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN). Boston Limited Liability Co reported 0.01% stake. Hudson Bay Lp reported 65,285 shares. Vident Invest Advisory Ltd Liability reported 0.03% of its portfolio in Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN). Evercore Wealth Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0% in Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) or 500 shares. Brown Brothers Harriman And reported 25 shares stake. Guggenheim Ltd Liability Com invested in 8,034 shares or 0% of the stock. Schroder Gru reported 4,900 shares. Asset Management Inc reported 0% of its portfolio in Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN). Howe And Rusling Incorporated, New York-based fund reported 20 shares. Vantage Invest Advsrs Limited Liability Company has invested 0% in Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN). Earnest Prtn Ltd Liability, Georgia-based fund reported 27 shares. Martingale Asset LP accumulated 19,712 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Laurion Capital Management LP owns 6,600 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Benin Mgmt holds 2.47% or 95,425 shares in its portfolio.

Among 32 analysts covering Dunkin Brands (NASDAQ:DNKN), 15 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 47% are positive. Dunkin Brands had 91 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Mizuho maintained Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) rating on Wednesday, February 7. Mizuho has “Sell” rating and $57.0 target. The stock has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, October 23. The stock has “Outperform” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Monday, February 12. RBC Capital Markets downgraded the shares of DNKN in report on Monday, October 17 to “Sector Perform” rating. Bank of America maintained Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) on Wednesday, February 7 with “Neutral” rating. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Credit Suisse given on Tuesday, November 29. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, August 31 by Cowen & Co. On Friday, April 27 the stock rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Buy”. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, October 2 by Credit Suisse. Evercore initiated the shares of DNKN in report on Tuesday, April 5 with “Sell” rating.

World Asset Management Inc, which manages about $17.12 billion and $2.99 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Visa Inc Com Cl A Stk (NYSE:V) by 14,180 shares to 163,935 shares, valued at $18.69 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Alphabet Inc Cl C by 2,066 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 27,140 shares, and cut its stake in Occidental Petroleum Corp (NYSE:OXY).

Among 15 analysts covering Graco Inc (NYSE:GGG), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 13% are positive. Graco Inc had 36 analyst reports since September 15, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Underperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Wednesday, January 27. Deutsche Bank initiated it with “Hold” rating and $83 target in Wednesday, September 7 report. As per Monday, June 5, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Alembic on Thursday, September 17. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, October 26 by Robert W. Baird. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, November 3 by SunTrust. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, April 14 by SunTrust. RBC Capital Markets maintained Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) on Friday, September 15 with “Hold” rating. The company was maintained on Tuesday, January 30 by SunTrust. On Monday, January 22 the stock rating was maintained by Seaport Global with “Hold”.

More recent Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) news were published by: Gurufocus.com which released: “Graco Inc (GGG) President and CEO Patrick J Mchale Sold $10 million of Shares” on May 09, 2018. Also Seekingalpha.com published the news titled: “Graco (GGG) Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” on April 26, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Graco Inc. 2018 Q1 – Results – Earnings Call Slides” with publication date: April 26, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Investors sentiment increased to 9.88 in 2017 Q4. Its up 8.92, from 0.96 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 25 investors sold GGG shares while 7 reduced holdings. 59 funds opened positions while 257 raised stakes. 278.85 million shares or 493.55% more from 46.98 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Cambridge Inv Research Advsrs owns 14,238 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Metropolitan Life Insur Ny has 55,725 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Arizona State Retirement System owns 121,203 shares. Credit Suisse Ag holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) for 204,234 shares. Gsa Cap Partners Llp has 33,476 shares. Navellier Assoc owns 84,441 shares or 0.71% of their US portfolio. Virtus Advisers stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG). Massachusetts-based Fmr Limited Liability Co has invested 0% in Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG). Nelson Van Denburg & Campbell Wealth Management Limited Liability Corp holds 10,686 shares. Morgan Stanley invested 0.01% in Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG). Chicago Equity Prtnrs Limited Liability Company owns 189,090 shares or 0.26% of their US portfolio. 46 are owned by Huntington National Bank. Renaissance Limited Company invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG). 30,534 are owned by Utah Retirement System. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc has 18,324 shares.

Since December 13, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 8 insider sales for $18.82 million activity. 27,000 shares were sold by GALLIVAN KAREN PARK, worth $1.31M on Tuesday, January 23. 221,670 shares valued at $10.01M were sold by MCHALE PATRICK J on Monday, May 7. $1.24M worth of stock was sold by CARROLL WILLIAM J on Monday, March 12. Shares for $657,476 were sold by Etchart Eric on Tuesday, May 1. The insider Rothe Christian E sold $1.68 million.

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