Train Babcock Advisors Cut Its Dunkin’ Brands Group (DNKN) Stake; Meta Financial Group (CASH) Has 1.16 Sentiment

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Meta Financial Group Inc (CASH) investors sentiment increased to 1.16 in Q4 2017. It’s up 0.04, from 1.12 in 2017Q3. The ratio is more positive, as 67 hedge funds opened new and increased holdings, while 58 sold and trimmed stakes in Meta Financial Group Inc. The hedge funds in our database reported: 7.20 million shares, up from 6.87 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of hedge funds holding Meta Financial Group Inc in top ten holdings was flat from 5 to 5 for the same number . Sold All: 16 Reduced: 42 Increased: 44 New Position: 23.

Train Babcock Advisors Llc decreased Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc. (DNKN) stake by 9.2% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Train Babcock Advisors Llc sold 4,970 shares as Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc. (DNKN)’s stock declined 8.30%. The Train Babcock Advisors Llc holds 49,060 shares with $3.16 million value, down from 54,030 last quarter. Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc. now has $4.91B valuation. The stock decreased 0.20% or $0.12 during the last trading session, reaching $59.69. About 966,969 shares traded. Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) has risen 6.77% since March 31, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.78% the S&P500.

Analysts await ETFS-E Fund MSCI China A GO ETF (NASDAQ:CASH) to report earnings on April, 25. They expect $4.13 EPS, up 0.49% or $0.02 from last year’s $4.11 per share. CASH’s profit will be $39.98 million for 6.61 P/E if the $4.13 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.85 actual EPS reported by ETFS-E Fund MSCI China A GO ETF for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 385.88% EPS growth.

Patriot Financial Partners Gp Lp holds 18.93% of its portfolio in ETFS-E Fund MSCI China A GO ETF for 397,069 shares. Second Curve Capital Llc owns 348,132 shares or 12.69% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Ashford Capital Management Inc has 4.93% invested in the company for 341,617 shares. The Michigan-based Northpointe Capital Llc has invested 1.92% in the stock. Nantahala Capital Management Llc, a Connecticut-based fund reported 447,952 shares.

Meta Financial Group, Inc. operates as the holding firm for MetaBank that offers various banking services and products to individuals, small businesses, financial institutions, and other businesses. The ETF has market cap of $1.06 billion. It provides various deposit products, such as statement savings accounts, money market savings accounts, and NOW and regular checking accounts, as well as deposits related to prepaid cards, which primarily include checking accounts and certificate accounts. It has a 21.42 P/E ratio. The companyÂ’s loan portfolio comprises one-to-four family residential mortgage, commercial and multi-family real estate, agricultural activities and real estate, construction, consumer, commercial operating, and premium finance loans.

The ETF decreased 0.23% or $0.25 during the last trading session, reaching $109.2. About 66,465 shares traded. ETFS-E Fund MSCI China A GO ETF (CASH) has risen 24.64% since March 31, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 13.09% the S&P500.

Among 31 analysts covering Dunkin Brands (NASDAQ:DNKN), 15 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 48% are positive. Dunkin Brands has $78.0 highest and $42 lowest target. $58.96’s average target is -1.22% below currents $59.69 stock price. Dunkin Brands had 86 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Tuesday, June 13 with “Hold”. On Friday, October 2 the stock rating was upgraded by CLSA to “Outperform”. The stock has “Hold” rating by Piper Jaffray on Monday, January 29. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Hold” on Tuesday, September 5. On Tuesday, October 27 the stock rating was downgraded by Tigress Financial to “Buy”. Argus Research upgraded Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) on Tuesday, June 6 to “Buy” rating. The company was maintained on Friday, February 10 by Wedbush. The stock of Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) earned “Neutral” rating by Goldman Sachs on Friday, July 22. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, October 26 by UBS. Robert W. Baird maintained Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) on Thursday, February 8 with “Buy” rating.

Analysts await Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) to report earnings on May, 3. They expect $0.52 earnings per share, down 3.70% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.54 per share. DNKN’s profit will be $42.77 million for 28.70 P/E if the $0.52 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.64 actual earnings per share reported by Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -18.75% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.13 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.04, from 1.17 in 2017Q3. It is negative, as 45 investors sold DNKN shares while 91 reduced holdings. 59 funds opened positions while 95 raised stakes. 77.82 million shares or 3.17% less from 80.37 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Edge Wealth Management Ltd Liability Corp invested in 0.01% or 450 shares. Chicago Equity Prtnrs Ltd Co holds 0.07% or 34,055 shares in its portfolio. Capstone Financial Inc reported 50,502 shares. Weaver C Barksdale Inc reported 77 shares. Nomura owns 173,837 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. 294,215 were reported by Ahl Prtnrs Llp. Boston Advsrs Limited Company accumulated 3,945 shares or 0.01% of the stock. 460 were accumulated by Atlantic Gp Lc. The Illinois-based Hightower Limited Liability has invested 0% in Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN). Metropolitan Life Insurance Co Ny invested 0.03% in Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN). Mutual Of America Capital Mgmt Limited Company accumulated 73,087 shares or 0.07% of the stock. Brown Advisory holds 0% or 12,947 shares. Colorado-based Denver Invest Advsrs has invested 0.05% in Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN). Point72 Asset LP reported 60,600 shares. Bradley Foster And Sargent Ct, Connecticut-based fund reported 7,365 shares.

Since February 14, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 10 insider sales for $28.02 million activity. On Friday, February 23 the insider TRAVIS NIGEL sold $12.75 million. 28,500 shares valued at $1.73M were sold by EMMETT RICHARD J on Tuesday, February 27. Mitchell William M also sold $2.83 million worth of Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) on Wednesday, February 14. Another trade for 13,388 shares valued at $830,324 was sold by Clare John L.. On Wednesday, February 21 Murphy Scott sold $293,693 worth of Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) or 4,750 shares.

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