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Meritage Group LP Has Decreased Its Holding in Dunkin Brands Group (DNKN) by $12.01 Million as Market Valuation Rose; Mondelez Intl (MDLZ) Shares Rose While Blb&B Advisors Has Trimmed Its Holding

Blb&B Advisors Llc decreased its stake in Mondelez Intl Inc (MDLZ) by 15.46% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Blb&B Advisors Llc sold 10,743 shares as the company’s stock rose 7.60% with the market. The institutional investor held 58,724 shares of the consumer non-durables company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $2.39M, down from 69,467 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Blb&B Advisors Llc who had been investing in Mondelez Intl Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $64.82 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.16% or $0.07 during the last trading session, reaching $43.58. About 5.46 million shares traded. Mondelez International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDLZ) has risen 5.69% since February 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.01% the S&P500.

Meritage Group Lp decreased its stake in Dunkin Brands Group Inc (DNKN) by 5.82% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Meritage Group Lp sold 226,569 shares as the company’s stock rose 1.24% with the market. The hedge fund held 3.67M shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $194.54 million, down from 3.89M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Meritage Group Lp who had been investing in Dunkin Brands Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $5.61B market cap company. The stock increased 1.23% or $0.755 during the last trading session, reaching $62.065. About 601,647 shares traded. Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) has risen 27.29% since February 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.59% the S&P500.

Among 23 analysts covering Mondelez International Inc (NASDAQ:MDLZ), 18 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 78% are positive. Mondelez International Inc had 61 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, February 2 by Societe Generale. The stock of Mondelez International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDLZ) has “Overweight” rating given on Thursday, February 1 by Morgan Stanley. Susquehanna initiated the stock with “Positive” rating in Monday, October 26 report. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Credit Suisse given on Tuesday, October 31. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Monday, October 23 report. As per Wednesday, June 14, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets. The firm has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Tuesday, October 3. The stock of Mondelez International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDLZ) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, September 1 by RBC Capital Markets. Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of MDLZ in report on Friday, July 31 with “Buy” rating. UBS initiated the shares of MDLZ in report on Wednesday, February 24 with “Buy” rating.

Blb&B Advisors Llc, which manages about $669.27 million and $649.25M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Emerson Elec Co (NYSE:EMR) by 4,934 shares to 67,420 shares, valued at $4.24M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Vanguard Intl Equity Index F (VWO) by 41,995 shares in the quarter, for a total of 412,996 shares, and has risen its stake in Ishares Tr (ITOT).

Since September 12, 2017, it had 1 insider buy, and 1 insider sale for $198,780 activity. The insider Myers Daniel P. sold 7,000 shares worth $286,580.

Analysts await Mondelez International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDLZ) to report earnings on May, 1. They expect $0.61 earnings per share, up 15.09% or $0.08 from last year’s $0.53 per share. MDLZ’s profit will be $907.27 million for 17.86 P/E if the $0.61 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.57 actual earnings per share reported by Mondelez International, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 7.02% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.84 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.15, from 0.99 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 78 investors sold MDLZ shares while 422 reduced holdings. 81 funds opened positions while 339 raised stakes. 1.08 billion shares or 2.31% less from 1.11 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. West Family Investments Inc invested in 0.1% or 20,000 shares. Chevy Chase Tru has 0.25% invested in Mondelez International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDLZ) for 1.33M shares. Tompkins Financial Corporation stated it has 662 shares. Eqis Cap Mngmt holds 20,577 shares. Stifel Fincl Corp holds 969,903 shares. First Interstate Natl Bank owns 161,022 shares. Maryland Capital Mgmt has 0.03% invested in Mondelez International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDLZ). Tudor Inv Corporation Et Al stated it has 0.01% in Mondelez International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDLZ). Polar Asset Mgmt Ptnrs owns 807,700 shares. Dubuque Bancorporation And holds 11,779 shares. 90 were accumulated by Department Mb State Bank N A. Numeric Investors Ltd reported 0.01% stake. Troy Asset Limited accumulated 46,175 shares or 0.08% of the stock. Old Mutual Customised Solutions (Proprietary) Ltd holds 0.34% or 62,332 shares in its portfolio. 111,405 were accumulated by Parsons Cap Management Ri.

Among 30 analysts covering Dunkin Brands (NASDAQ:DNKN), 15 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Dunkin Brands had 85 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Tuesday, September 13 by Citigroup. Williams Capital Group maintained Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) rating on Wednesday, July 29. Williams Capital Group has “Buy” rating and $62 target. Credit Suisse maintained Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) rating on Tuesday, September 20. Credit Suisse has “Outperform” rating and $52 target. On Tuesday, November 29 the stock rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Outperform”. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Market Perform” on Friday, July 28. The stock has “Buy” rating by Williams Capital Group on Thursday, October 8. The company was maintained on Tuesday, January 30 by Nomura. Jefferies maintained Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) on Thursday, July 27 with “Sell” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, February 5 by Stephens. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, February 8 by Robert W. Baird.

Since February 14, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 4 selling transactions for $7.03 million activity. 4,750 shares valued at $293,693 were sold by Murphy Scott on Wednesday, February 21. Mitchell William M sold $2.83 million worth of stock or 46,180 shares. 57,296 Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) shares with value of $3.62 million were sold by TRAVIS NIGEL.

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