DNKN Dropping Coverage as Acquisition Closes

By Mark Kalinowski Published on December 15, 2020 at 12:00 AM

With this report, we drop coverage of Dunkin’ Brands Group (former ticker symbol DNKN) as its acquisition by privately-held Inspire Brands closed earlier today. Our former rating, EPS estimates, same-store sales forecasts, and other projections/ opinions should no longer be relied upon. (We drop all of our prior EPS estimates and target price with this report.)

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DNKN The New York Times Reports Dunkin’ Could be Acquired by Inspire Brands

By Mark Kalinowski Published on October 25, 2020 at 12:00 AM

Multiple media reports suggest that Dunkin’ Brands Group (DNKN; Neutral, $88.79) could be acquired by privately-held Inspire Brands, with an announcement possible as soon as tomorrow (Monday) morning. Expect DNKN shares to open in Monday’s regular trading session at roughly +20% higher than Friday’s closing price of $88.79.

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Tidbits re DNKN, Burger King (owned by QSR), PZZA, & Inspire Brands CAKE

By Mark Kalinowski Published on December 7, 2018 at 12:00 AM

We briefly note the following tidbits regarding Dunkin’ (owned by Dunkin’ Brands Group [DNKN; Neutral]), Burger King (owned by Restaurant Brands International [QSR; Not Rated]), Papa John’s (PZZA; Buy), and privately-held Inspire Brands as it relates to The Cheesecake Factory (CAKE; Neutral):

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