Blair William & Company Position in Dunkin Brands Group (DNKN) Has Decreased as Market Valuation Declined; Beacon Roofing Supply (BECN) Holding Held by Mark Sheptoff Financial Planning Llc

April 18, 2018 - By Adrian Erickson

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Blair William & Company decreased its stake in Dunkin Brands Group Inc (DNKN) by 15.79% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Blair William & Company sold 7,329 shares as the company’s stock declined 8.30% with the market. The institutional investor held 39,096 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $2.52M, down from 46,425 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Blair William & Company who had been investing in Dunkin Brands Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $5.04 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.53% or $0.32 during the last trading session, reaching $60.88. About 71,360 shares traded. Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) has risen 6.77% since April 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.78% the S&P500.

Mark Sheptoff Financial Planning Llc increased its stake in Beacon Roofing Supply Inc (BECN) by 70.34% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Mark Sheptoff Financial Planning Llc bought 5,100 shares as the company’s stock declined 13.60% with the market. The institutional investor held 12,350 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $787,000, up from 7,250 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Mark Sheptoff Financial Planning Llc who had been investing in Beacon Roofing Supply Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $3.57B market cap company. The stock increased 0.85% or $0.44 during the last trading session, reaching $52.43. About 16,349 shares traded. Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc. (NASDAQ:BECN) has risen 10.99% since April 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.56% the S&P500.

Analysts await Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) to report earnings on April, 26 before the open. They expect $0.52 EPS, down 3.70% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.54 per share. DNKN’s profit will be $43.01M for 29.27 P/E if the $0.52 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.64 actual EPS reported by Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -18.75% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.13 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.04, from 1.17 in 2017Q3. It dropped, 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. Brown Advisory reported 12,947 shares stake. Louisiana-based Louisiana State Employees Retirement has invested 0.07% in Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN). Prudential Fincl reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN). New York-based Metropolitan Life Ins has invested 0.03% in Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN). Capstone Fincl Incorporated holds 1.22% or 50,502 shares in its portfolio. Huntington Comml Bank accumulated 205 shares or 0% of the stock. Employees Retirement System Of Ohio holds 0.01% in Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) or 39,084 shares. Sit Inv Associate reported 0.16% in Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN). Quantum Capital Management, California-based fund reported 23,457 shares. Vaughan Nelson Invest LP invested in 0.66% or 887,675 shares. Glenmede Na holds 629 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Oak Ridge Invs Ltd Liability Corp holds 0.17% of its portfolio in Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) for 53,716 shares. The Georgia-based Atlantic Trust Grp Inc Incorporated Ltd Liability Co has invested 0% in Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN). Coastline Tru reported 6,005 shares or 0.06% of all its holdings. Alliancebernstein Limited Partnership holds 0% or 56,491 shares in its portfolio.

Among 31 analysts covering Dunkin Brands (NASDAQ:DNKN), 15 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 48% are positive. Dunkin Brands had 87 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by Guggenheim to “Hold” on Monday, March 7. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, February 2 by Maxim Group. Credit Suisse maintained Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) on Tuesday, September 20 with “Outperform” rating. On Tuesday, September 27 the stock rating was maintained by Maxim Group with “Buy”. Piper Jaffray downgraded the shares of DNKN in report on Friday, October 23 to “Neutral” rating. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, August 26 by Zacks. The rating was maintained by Bank of America with “Neutral” on Wednesday, February 7. The firm has “Buy” rating by Maxim Group given on Thursday, July 27. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, October 28 by CLSA. Piper Jaffray maintained the shares of DNKN in report on Monday, January 29 with “Hold” rating.

Blair William & Company, which manages about $14.73 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Fleetcor Technologies Inc (NYSE:FLT) by 13,077 shares to 28,442 shares, valued at $5.47 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Lkq Corp (NASDAQ:LKQ) by 114,134 shares in the quarter, for a total of 359,527 shares, and has risen its stake in Citigroup Inc (NYSE:C).

Since February 14, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 10 insider sales for $28.02 million activity. Shares for $2.83M were sold by Mitchell William M on Wednesday, February 14. The insider Clare John L. sold 13,388 shares worth $830,324. Murphy Scott also sold $293,693 worth of Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) shares. $282,780 worth of Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) shares were sold by EMMETT RICHARD J.

Among 18 analysts covering Beacon Roofing Supply (NASDAQ:BECN), 15 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 83% are positive. Beacon Roofing Supply had 47 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Monday, January 11. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, August 25 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, June 19 by RBC Capital Markets. Seaport Global Securities initiated the shares of BECN in report on Wednesday, December 7 with “Buy” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of BECN in report on Monday, February 8 with “Sector Perform” rating. The stock of Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc. (NASDAQ:BECN) earned “Buy” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Friday, November 17. The stock of Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc. (NASDAQ:BECN) earned “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, November 25. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $53.0 target in Tuesday, November 14 report. William Blair upgraded Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc. (NASDAQ:BECN) on Tuesday, January 19 to “Outperform” rating. The rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Buy” on Thursday, October 12.

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