Jefferies & Co Reports Dunkin Brands Group (NDAQ:DNKN) Upgrade and $56.00 Target; Crane Co (CR)’s Sentiment Is 1.08

Crane Co. manufactures and sells engineered industrial products in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, and internationally. The company has market cap of $5.29 billion. The companyÂ’s Fluid Handling segment provides process valves and related products, such as on/off valves and related products for critical and demanding applications in the chemical, gas and oil, power, non-residential construction, and general industrial end markets; and pumps and related products for water and wastewater applications in the industrial, municipal, commercial, and military markets. It has a 39.36 P/E ratio. This segment offers its products under the Crane, Saunders, Jenkins, Pacific, Xomox, Krombach, DEPA, ELRO, REVO, Flowseal, Centerline, Resistoflex, Duochek, Barksdale, WTA, Deming, Weinman, Burks, and Barnes trade names.

Among 4 analysts covering Dunkin Brands Group (NDAQ:DNKN), 3 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. Dunkin Brands Group has $64 highest and $61 lowest target. $63’s average target is -2.79% below currents $64.81 stock price. Dunkin Brands Group had 5 analyst reports since March 29, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Sell” rating on Wednesday, March 29 by Goldman Sachs. The stock has “Buy” rating by Maxim Group on Monday, May 1. The company was maintained on Tuesday, April 11 by Maxim Group. RBC Capital Markets upgraded it to “Outperform” rating and $64 target in Monday, May 1 report.

The stock decreased 1.54% or $1.39 during the last trading session, reaching $89.07. About 223,126 shares traded. Crane Co. (CR) has risen 42.66% since December 23, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 25.96% the S&P500.

Analysts await Crane Co. (NYSE:CR) to report earnings on January, 29. They expect $1.17 EPS, up 14.71% or $0.15 from last year’s $1.02 per share. CR’s profit will be $69.44M for 19.03 P/E if the $1.17 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.13 actual EPS reported by Crane Co. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 3.54% EPS growth.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider buys, and 6 sales for $3.10 million activity.

Mesirow Financial Investment Management holds 1.46% of its portfolio in Crane Co. for 277,440 shares. Broadview Advisors Llc owns 124,475 shares or 1.45% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Wilen Investment Management Corp. has 1.34% invested in the company for 27,650 shares. The New York-based Gamco Investors Inc. Et Al has invested 1.3% in the stock. Quantum Capital Management, a California-based fund reported 68,734 shares.

Ratings analysis reveals 20% of Crane’s analysts are positive. Out of 5 Wall Street analysts rating Crane, 1 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 4 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $69.0 while the high is $85.0. The stock’s average target of $74 is -16.92% below today’s ($89.07) share price. CR was included in 5 notes of analysts from October 26, 2016. On Wednesday, October 26 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold”. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, October 26 by Canaccord Genuity. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, December 2 by Aegis Capital. The rating was initiated by Oppenheimer on Thursday, November 17 with “Perform”. The rating was downgraded by Seaport Global Securities to “Neutral” on Wednesday, February 1.

The stock decreased 0.31% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $64.81. About 729,034 shares traded. Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NDAQ:DNKN) has risen 27.29% since December 23, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.59% the S&P500.

Analysts await Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) to report earnings on February, 8. They expect $0.63 earnings per share, down 1.56% or $0.01 from last year’s $0.64 per share. DNKN’s profit will be $56.91 million for 25.72 P/E if the $0.63 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.61 actual earnings per share reported by Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 3.28% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.17 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.25, from 1.42 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 31 investors sold Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. 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. Jpmorgan Chase accumulated 192,841 shares. Louisiana State Employees Retirement Systems owns 24,100 shares. Hemenway Tru Ltd Llc holds 5,674 shares. Raymond James & Assocs owns 0% invested in Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) for 46,062 shares. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement System holds 0.02% or 129,081 shares in its portfolio. Vident Advisory Ltd Company holds 0.01% or 5,151 shares in its portfolio. Peak6 Invests L P invested in 10,567 shares. 4,165 were accumulated by Bb&T Securities Limited Liability Company. Cls Invests Ltd Liability Com holds 22,675 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Paloma owns 18,818 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Mason Street Advisors Limited Liability Company accumulated 44,790 shares. Hanson Mcclain invested 0% of its portfolio in Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN). 33,400 were accumulated by Gotham Asset Management Ltd Limited Liability Company. Denali Advisors Limited Liability invested 1.34% of its portfolio in Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN). Teacher Retirement Sys Of Texas accumulated 0% or 7,619 shares.

Since August 2, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $1.74 million activity. Raskopf Karen also sold $1.74 million worth of Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) on Wednesday, August 2.