Dunkin' Brands

  • Coffee Picks for Even the Grumpiest of Investors

    By John Casteele - August 19, 2013 | Tickers: DNKN, GMCR, SBUX

    I'll admit it... I'm a fan of Tardar Sauce, aka "Grumpy Cat." I love cats in general, and something about that frowning face just gets to me. When I found out about the recently-launched "Grumppuccino" themed coffee drink, I even found myself tempted to forgo my usual "don't buy trendy themed items" stance for the sheer novelty of having one of those bottles on my desk.

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  • These 3 Trends Should Worry Investors

    By Chad Henage - August 19, 2013 | Tickers: DNKN, GMCR, PNRA, SBUX

    How many “smart” investors warned against missing the opportunity in Green Mountain Coffee (NASDAQ: GMCR) when the stock was going up? Yet those same “smart” investors were screaming for investors to get out of the stock when it started its freefall. Now this same group is saying the old Green Mountain is back. The truth is, the company is exhibiting three trends that should worry investors that are holding shares more »

  • This Kreme Is a Rising Star

    By Robert Hanley - August 19, 2013 | Tickers: DNKN, KKD, SBUX

    Krispy Kreme Doughnuts (NYSE: KKD) looks like it is once again on the right track with rising international store counts in places like India and Russia and a sharply higher stock price over the past twelve months.  Despite heavy competition in the quick serve category for the morning crowd, especially from Dunkin’ Brands (NASDAQ: DNKN) and Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX), the company has strong brand loyalty to its signature doughnuts.  It more »

  • 3 Reasons to Buy This Growth Story

    By Chad Henage - August 19, 2013 | Tickers: DNKN, GMCR, PNRA, SBUX

    Don’t make the same mistake that many investors have with Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX). For years, skeptics have watched the stock climb, and assumed that this well-known company couldn’t possibly be a great investment. Though Starbucks is very well known, there are at least three reasons for investors to keep buying shares.

    Just like the old days
    Here’s a company that’s so successful that most Americans are more »

  • For an Investment in Coffee and Donuts, Head North?

    By Mark Yagalla - August 19, 2013 | Tickers: DNKN, KKD, THI

    When Americans think of coffee and donuts, Dunkin' Brands (NASDAQ: DNKN) and Krispy Kreme Doughnuts (NYSE: KKD) typically come to mind. But for Canadians, the first think they think of is Tim Hortons (NYSE: THI). Tim Hortons is the largest quick-service restaurant chain in Canada and has achieved iconic-brand status among Canadians. The chain serves always-fresh coffee, baked goods and home-style lunches. At the end of the first quarter of more »

  • The Big Business Of Breakfast

    By Timothy Green - August 16, 2013 | Tickers: DNKN, MCD, YUM

    Americans spend an estimated $42 billion on breakfast at restaurants each year, makign this a highly lucrative and competitive market. Fast food behemoth McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) has long held an enviable position in this market, with iconic items such as the Egg McMuffin remaining extremely popular for over 40 years. Breaking into the breakfast market in a significant way can be difficult, and many companies have tried and failed more »

  • What Are the Problems that a Debt-Fueled Stock Buyback Won't Solve?

    By Mike Thiessen - August 15, 2013 | Tickers: DNKN, SBUX, THI

    Beloved Canadian fast-food giant Tim Hortons (NYSE: THI) has announced plans to expand the scope of its recent buyback initiative amid widespread griping by rank-and-file shareholders. The move comes on the heels of rumors that the company's CEO is fighting for his job and could presage further announcements from the profitable but debt-burdened purveyor of coffee, donuts and breakfast sandwiches.

    Tim Hortons's volatile shares have lagged the broader more »

  • Grab the Green Mountain Opportunity

    By Eshna De - August 15, 2013 | Tickers: DNKN, GMCR, SBUX

    The fact that Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (NASDAQ: GMCR) could not meet analyst expectations on revenue in the recently reported third quarter hasn't gone down well with investors. This completely overshadowed the significant earnings beat and positive takeaways like decent growth in the U.S. business, opportunity in new segments, and more importantly, the solid strength of the 36 excellent brands that have tied up with the company. The more »

  • Why I'm Buying Starbucks

    By Michael Douglass - August 15, 2013 | Tickers: DNKN, KKD, MCD, SBUX

    America runs on caffeine, and Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX)) has done a great job of tapping into that need for over a decade. Even though the stock is at all-time highs, now is a great time to get in.

    Accretive investments

    The MyStarbucks Rewards program showed 30% growth year-over-year in the past quarter. The Starbucks Card also continues to impress, with 38% more dollars loaded on Starbucks' cards compared to the more »

  • Dunkin' Is on the Rise

    By Eshna De - August 12, 2013 | Tickers: DNKN, MCD, SBUX

    Dunkin' Brands (NASDAQ: DNKN) is the parent of Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, two well-loved chains in the US and in many other parts of the world. The company is performing well as reflected in its second quarter results and has embarked on an aggressive expansion plan. It is keeping the excitement alive with constant product news and a new store layout called “Fresh Brew.”   

    Quarter Results

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  • The Cheesecake Factory: A Tasty Investment

    By Adrian Campos - August 12, 2013 | Tickers: DNKN, KKD, CAKE

    The Cheesecake Factory (NASDAQ: CAKE) is up 27% since early January, yet this could be only the beginning: even tastier returns for Cheesecake Factory's shareholders could be on their way. With humble origins, this company that started in 1978 with one restaurant in Beverly Hills (and opened its fourth restaurant only by 1990),  the company now operates more than 170 restaurants and has plenty of room for growth nationally more »

  • Fast Food Trends to Help You Make Money

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - August 8, 2013 | Tickers: AFCE, DNKN, WEN

    There are always new food trends coming along and this year, three flavors are big hits: anything pretzel, salted caramel, or chicken and waffles (that counts as one flavor).

    Quick serve restaurant chains are cooking up these trendy flavors to some success. Wendy's (NASDAQ: WEN) has its runaway hit, the pretzel bacon cheeseburger, AFC Enterprises (NASDAQ: AFCE) its chicken waffle tenders, and Dunkin' Brands Group (NASDAQ: DNKN) a pretzel more »

  • A Hot Coffee Deal in Town

    By Waqar Saif - August 6, 2013 | Tickers: DNKN, GMCR, SBUX

    Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (NASDAQ: GMCR) has yielded year-over-year capital appreciation of 260% to its investors. Thanks to a remarkable growth in its K-Cup packs and Keurig brewers, it has shown a great deal of promise during the last few months. However, the real question is: Will it keep on doing wonders in the future as well?

    Recent developments:  Lipton K-Cup packs

    After enjoying great success in coffees, Green Mountain more »

  • Starbucks Brewing Great Returns for Investors

    By Zain Raza - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: DNKN, MCD, SBUX

    Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX), apart from its perfect coffee and food, gives me more reasons to love it; the coffeehouse chain sells an experience which keeps bringing its customers back. Meanwhile, McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) also introduced its coffee line at its outlets in the US, which includes cappuccinos and lattes, with smoothies and ice-blended frappes in the line as well, which at times are a disappointment for me due to more »

  • A High Growth Restaurant Chain With Decent Profitability

    By Anh HOANG - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: BWLD, DNKN, NATH

    Recently, Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ: BWLD) experienced a 2% decline in after-hours trading despite the fact that its second-quarter earnings results exceeded analysts’ expectations. Since the beginning of the year, Buffalo Wild Wings has gained more than 31.5%, outperforming the S&P 500’s return of more than 18.2%. Should investors buy Buffalo Wild Wings after its rising second-quarter earnings results? Let’s take a closer look.

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  • Starbucks Is Still a Good Deal

    By Amal Singh - August 4, 2013 | Tickers: DNKN, MCD, SBUX

    Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX), the marketer, retailer and roaster of specialty beverages worldwide, recently released its third-quarter results. Performance affirmed remarkable growth in sales including an increase in revenue as compared to the previous year. 

    The improvement in performance was due to the fact that the company employs robust strategies to grow its business and has a strong management team, while continually increasing its footprint globally. An expansion strategies in China more »

  • Starbucks Is a Safe Haven for Investors

    By Eshna De - August 4, 2013 | Tickers: DNKN, MCD, SBUX

    Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) knows what it is doing. The excellent third-quarter performance is a testimony to that. The company has several ongoing initiatives from evolving its menu offerings to developing new channels and brands to scaling up its digital presence, and much more.

    Fantastic numbers

    Starbucks grew its net earnings by over 25% to $417.8 million, or $0.55 per share. This beat analysts' expectations of $0.53 per more »

  • Who Says Premium Quality Is Going out of Fashion?

    By Naomi Warmate-Igwe - August 2, 2013 | Tickers: DNKN, MCD, SBUX

    After coffee giant Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) reported its third-quarter earnings at the close of business on July 25, the company’s stock surged higher. This stems from the fact that the company’s top- and bottom-line growth was on a par with analyst estimates. Starbucks reported total net revenues of $3.7 billion, a 13% increase when compared to the same quarter of the previous fiscal year. The shares rose more »

  • Coffee Roasts, Explosive Growth

    By George Liu - August 1, 2013 | Tickers: DNKN, GMCR, SJM, SBUX

    In a saturated coffee market filled with heavyweights such as Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) and Dunkin' Donuts (NASDAQ: DNKN), Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (NASDAQ: GMCR) continues to carve out a niche for itself, posting stratospheric growth in the process.

    In the past three years, Green Mountain's annual earnings have grown an average of 77% and most recently, for its second fiscal quarter of 2013, it reported EPS of $0.93 more »

  • 6 Reasons Starbucks Will Continue Being a Stock Star

    By BA McKenna - August 1, 2013 | Tickers: DNKN, GMCR, SBUX

    Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) closed 8% higher on July 26 after beating earnings estimates when it announced its fiscal third-quarter results the day before. Given its size and valuation, some wonder whether the rock star among coffee retailers still has room to run. I'm going to cover six reasons why its star should continue to shine.

    First, a brief recap of its quarterly results:

    • Revenue increased 13% to $3.7 more »
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