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Route One Investment Company LP Has Boosted Its Post Holdings (POST) Holding; Dunkin Brands Group (DNKN) Stake Boosted by Waddell & Reed Financial Inc

Waddell & Reed Financial Inc increased its stake in Dunkin Brands Group Inc (DNKN) by 4.74% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Waddell & Reed Financial Inc bought 89,999 shares as the company’s stock rose 1.24% with the market. The institutional investor held 1.99M shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $105.59M, up from 1.90 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Waddell & Reed Financial Inc who had been investing in Dunkin Brands Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $5.60B market cap company. The stock increased 1.09% or $0.67 during the last trading session, reaching $61.98. About 1.23 million shares traded or 20.65% up from the average. Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) has risen 27.29% since February 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.59% the S&P500.

William Duhamel increased its stake in Post Holdings Inc. (POST) by 2.88% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Route One Investment Company Lp bought 120,000 shares as the company’s stock declined 1.97% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund run by William Duhamel held 4.29 million shares of the consumer non-durables company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $378.51M, up from 4.17M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Route One Investment Company Lp who had been investing in Post Holdings Inc. for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $5.12 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.76% or $1.35 during the last trading session, reaching $78.11. About 605,133 shares traded. Post Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POST) has risen 11.46% since February 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 5.24% the S&P500.

Since February 6, 2018, it had 2 insider purchases, and 0 sales for $299,691 activity. VITALE ROBERT V had bought 2,720 shares worth $200,514 on Tuesday, February 6.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.09 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.04, from 1.05 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 33 investors sold POST shares while 77 reduced holdings. 38 funds opened positions while 82 raised stakes. 71.70 million shares or 1.02% more from 70.98 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Smithfield Communications has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Post Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POST). State Street invested in 1.73M shares. Ratan Capital Ltd Partnership accumulated 202,969 shares or 10.8% of the stock. Pnc Fincl Services Group Inc Inc has 0.01% invested in Post Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POST) for 92,779 shares. Pacific Inv Mngmt Communications holds 0.21% or 10,746 shares. Gemmer Asset Mngmt Limited Com invested 0% in Post Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POST). Swiss Financial Bank reported 110,900 shares. Argent Mngmt Lc has 2.87% invested in Post Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POST). Tributary Cap Limited Com holds 0.16% or 20,900 shares in its portfolio. Moreover, Garrison Financial Corporation has 0.12% invested in Post Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POST) for 2,495 shares. Morgan Stanley invested 0% of its portfolio in Post Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POST). First Trust Advisors Ltd Partnership holds 0.03% or 113,166 shares. Metropolitan Life Ins Com Ny holds 62,202 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. St Johns Invest Mngmt Ltd Liability Corporation has 0% invested in Post Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POST). Diamond Hill Cap Mgmt reported 1.34M shares or 0.62% of all its holdings.

Among 13 analysts covering Post (NYSE:POST), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 92% are positive. Post had 31 analyst reports since August 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. SunTrust maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, November 16 report. Pivotal Research maintained Post Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POST) rating on Friday, November 17. Pivotal Research has “Buy” rating and $105.0 target. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, September 19 by BMO Capital Markets. The rating was downgraded by Vertical Research to “Hold” on Wednesday, April 19. TheStreet upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Monday, August 17 report. The rating was upgraded by Suntrust Robinson to “Buy” on Wednesday, September 30. KeyBanc Capital Markets initiated the shares of POST in report on Thursday, May 26 with “Overweight” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Monday, October 23. Pivotal Research maintained the shares of POST in report on Friday, February 2 with “Buy” rating. As per Friday, August 4, the company rating was maintained by Pivotal Research.

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. JMP Securities maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Wednesday, September 6 report. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Friday, October 2 by Barclays Capital. The stock of Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, February 7 by Bank of America. The stock has “Sell” rating by Jefferies on Thursday, July 27. The company was maintained on Monday, October 26 by UBS. The rating was maintained by Wedbush with “Neutral” on Friday, February 10. On Tuesday, September 5 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Hold”. On Thursday, February 8 the stock rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Tuesday, October 10 with “Sell”. The stock of Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) earned “Buy” rating by Argus Research on Tuesday, June 6.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.17 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.25, from 1.42 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 31 investors sold DNKN shares while 93 reduced holdings. 53 funds opened positions while 92 raised stakes. 80.37 million shares or 2.04% less from 82.04 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) invested 0% in Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN). Stevens Capital Lp has invested 0.02% in Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN). Webster Bank N A has invested 0.12% in Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN). Brown Brothers Harriman And holds 0% in Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) or 10 shares. Utah Retirement holds 16,475 shares. Oregon Employees Retirement Fund accumulated 33,975 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Cetera Advisors Lc invested in 5,271 shares. Thrivent For Lutherans reported 19,400 shares stake. Nj State Employees Deferred Compensation Plan invested in 20,000 shares. Gsa Cap Partners Ltd Liability Partnership accumulated 12,847 shares. Tower Research Limited Liability Com (Trc) has 0% invested in Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN). Lpl Fin Limited Liability Company invested in 8,833 shares. Peak6 Invests Lp holds 0% or 10,567 shares. Moreover, Bancorporation Of Mellon has 0.02% invested in Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) for 1.16 million shares. Tudor Corp Et Al holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) for 17,623 shares.

Since February 14, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 4 sales for $7.03 million activity. TRAVIS NIGEL sold $3.62 million worth of Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) on Friday, February 16. Mitchell William M sold $2.83 million worth of stock or 46,180 shares. Murphy Scott sold $293,693 worth of Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) on Wednesday, February 21.

Waddell & Reed Financial Inc, which manages about $14.31 billion and $44.98 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Sensient Technologies Corp (NYSE:SXT) by 64,700 shares to 411,524 shares, valued at $31.65M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Texas Instrs Inc (NASDAQ:TXN) by 1.21M shares in the quarter, leaving it with 405,000 shares, and cut its stake in Pepsico Inc (NYSE:PEP).

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