Dunkin Brands Group Inc (DNKN): Today's Featured Leisure Winner

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Dunkin Brands Group ( DNKN) pushed the Leisure industry higher today making it today's featured leisure winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.2%. By the end of trading, Dunkin Brands Group rose 39 cents (1.1%) to $37.12 on average volume. Throughout the day, one million shares of Dunkin Brands Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $36.83-$37.87 after having opened the day at $36.87 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $36.73. Other companies within the Leisure industry that increased today were: Orbitz Worldwide ( OWW), up 5.5%, PokerTek ( PTEK), up 4.3%, Wendy's ( WEN), up 3.6%, and Premier Exhibitions ( PRXI), up 3.1%.
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Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, owns, operates, and franchises quick service restaurants under the Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins brands worldwide. It restaurants offer coffee, donuts, bagels, ice cream, frozen beverages, baked goods, and related products. Dunkin Brands Group has a market cap of $3.88 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 39.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 10% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Dunkin Brands Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and eight rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Dunkin Brands Group as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and premium valuation.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the leisure industry could consider PowerShares Dynamic Leisure&Entert ( PEJ) while those bearish on the leisure industry could consider ProShares Ultra Sht Consumer Services ( SCC).

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