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 was unchanged today. By the end of trading, Dunkin Brands Group rose $0.75 (1.8%) to $42.15 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 1,609,943 shares of Dunkin Brands Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 992,200 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $41.14-$42.83 after having opened the day at $41.35 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $41.40. Other companies within the Leisure industry that increased today were: Flanigan's ( BDL), up 10.1%, Empire Resorts ( NYNY), up 7.4%, Century Casinos ( CNTY), up 6.7% and MTR Gaming Group ( MNTG), up 5.0%.
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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. Dunkin Brands Group has a market cap of $4.3 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 43.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 22.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Dunkin Brands Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 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 revenue growth, notable return on equity and growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, generally higher debt management risk and premium valuation.

On the negative front, Pizza Inn Holdings ( PZZI), down 7.5%, Chanticleer Holdings ( HOTR), down 5.2%, Renren ( RENN), down 5.0% and Country Style Cooking Restaurant Chain ( CCSC), down 3.7% , were all laggards within the leisure industry with Wynn Resorts ( WYNN) being today's leisure industry laggard.

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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