Train Babcock Advisors Has Cut Dunkin’ Brands Group (DNKN) Holding; 10 Analysts Covering Seagate Technology plc (STX)

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Among 36 analysts covering Seagate Technology Plc (NASDAQ:STX), 10 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 23 Hold. Therefore 28% are positive. Seagate Technology Plc had 145 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Sterne Agee CRT given on Tuesday, September 29. Maxim Group maintained Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ:STX) on Wednesday, October 12 with “Hold” rating. Needham downgraded the shares of STX in report on Friday, October 16 to “Buy” rating. As per Monday, January 18, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Hold” on Monday, October 23. As per Tuesday, January 30, the company rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley. The company was maintained on Wednesday, October 21 by Deutsche Bank. Craig Hallum maintained it with “Buy” rating and $56.0 target in Tuesday, January 9 report. Jefferies maintained Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ:STX) on Thursday, June 2 with “Buy” rating. The rating was initiated by Barclays Capital with “Equalweight” on Wednesday, October 14. See Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ:STX) latest ratings:

02/05/2018 Broker: Cowen & Co Rating: Hold New Target: $55.0000 Maintain
01/05/2018 Broker: CFRA Rating: Hold Maintain
01/05/2018 Broker: FBN Securities Rating: Buy Upgrade
02/05/2018 Broker: Morgan Stanley Old Rating: Overweight New Rating: Overweight Old Target: $72 New Target: $73 Maintain
02/05/2018 Broker: Craig Hallum Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Hold Downgrade
09/04/2018 Broker: Morgan Stanley Rating: Buy New Target: $72.0000 Upgrade
01/04/2018 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $62.0000 Maintain
27/03/2018 Broker: Barclays Capital Old Rating: Underweight New Rating: Underweight Old Target: $45 New Target: $55 Maintain
22/03/2018 Broker: Loop Capital Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Buy Old Target: $65 New Target: $70 Maintain
20/03/2018 Broker: Susquehanna Rating: Hold New Target: $55.0 Maintain

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 $3.16M value, down from 54,030 last quarter. Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc. now has $5.46B valuation. The stock increased 0.49% or $0.32 during the last trading session, reaching $65.83. About 549,167 shares traded. Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) has risen 6.77% since May 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.78% the S&P500.

Since January 8, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 15 selling transactions for $37.90 million activity. Another trade for 11,491 shares valued at $595,004 was made by MORTON DAVID H JR on Tuesday, February 20. On Monday, January 8 BRACE PHILIP G sold $557,280 worth of Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ:STX) or 12,000 shares. $277,200 worth of stock was sold by LUCZO STEPHEN J on Tuesday, April 10. $235,833 worth of Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ:STX) was sold by Geldmacher Jay L on Friday, February 23. On Wednesday, May 9 ZANDER EDWARD J sold $1.35 million worth of Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ:STX) or 23,618 shares. 2,188 shares were sold by Nygaard Jeffrey D., worth $125,701 on Monday, May 14. Another trade for 14,175 shares valued at $781,850 was sold by MURPHY JAMES J.

The stock decreased 0.59% or $0.35 during the last trading session, reaching $59.02. About 2.11 million shares traded. Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ:STX) has risen 27.74% since May 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.19% the S&P500.

Seagate Technology plc provides data storage technology and solutions in Singapore, the United States, the Netherlands, and internationally. The company has market cap of $16.94 billion. The firm makes and distributes hard disk drives, solid state drives and their related controllers, solid state hybrid drives, and storage subsystems. It has a 26.85 P/E ratio. The Company’s products are used in enterprise servers and storage systems applications; client compute applications, primarily for desktop and mobile computing; and client non-compute applications, including various end user devices, such as portable external storage systems, surveillance systems, network-attached storage, digital video recorders, and gaming consoles.

More notable recent Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ:STX) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Seagate: No Longer The Best Memory Stock” on May 02, 2018, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Seagate Technology PLC Stock Drops Despite Strong Q3 Earnings” published on May 01, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Seagate Technology 2018 Q3 – Results – Earnings Call Slides” on May 01, 2018. More interesting news about Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ:STX) were released by: Streetinsider.com and their article: “China approves Toshiba’s sale of $18 billion chip unit to Bain consortium” published on May 17, 2018 as well as Streetinsider.com‘s news article titled: “ValueAct’s 13F Shows New Stake in SLM Corp (SLM), Confirms Increase in Citi (C), Exits Microsoft (MSFT) (more…)” with publication date: May 15, 2018.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.89 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.11, from 0.78 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 52 investors sold Seagate Technology plc shares while 161 reduced holdings. 80 funds opened positions while 109 raised stakes. 244.40 million shares or 5.86% less from 259.60 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Bancshares Of New York Mellon holds 0.03% or 2.90 million shares. Cubist Systematic Strategies Llc owns 17,737 shares or 0.04% of their US portfolio. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) reported 59,218 shares stake. Windward Management Ca has 0.26% invested in Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ:STX). Nuveen Asset Management Ltd Liability Corporation accumulated 6,162 shares or 0% of the stock. Etrade Management Ltd Liability accumulated 18,353 shares. First Manhattan Commerce has 0% invested in Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ:STX) for 80 shares. Tcw Group Incorporated holds 0.11% or 314,149 shares. Guardian Inv Management accumulated 10,300 shares. Rafferty Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Com accumulated 0.12% or 165,053 shares. Juncture Wealth Strategies owns 14,800 shares. Us Bancorp De holds 0% or 10,855 shares. Moreover, Marathon Cap has 0.58% invested in Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ:STX). Alps Advisors reported 1.18 million shares. Sandy Spring Commercial Bank reported 173 shares stake.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.13 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.04, from 1.17 in 2017Q3. It dived, 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. Weaver C Barksdale And reported 77 shares. Amer Interest Gru, a New York-based fund reported 198,566 shares. Wisconsin-based Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management has invested 0% in Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN). 70,200 were reported by Spark Inv Ltd Llc. Howe Rusling reported 20 shares. Hudson Bay Capital Management Ltd Partnership stated it has 0.09% in Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN). Amer & Mgmt Communication holds 0% or 200 shares in its portfolio. Qs Investors Lc reported 79,561 shares. Arrowmark Colorado Limited Company owns 1.70 million shares. Supplemental Annuity Collective Tru Of Nj reported 20,000 shares or 0.54% of all its holdings. Cetera Lc has invested 0.02% in Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN). Mogy Joel R Inv Counsel reported 0.04% in Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN). Retirement Of Alabama has 0.08% invested in Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN). Jackson Square Prtnrs Lc, a California-based fund reported 1.82M shares. Rhumbline Advisers invested 0.03% in Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN).

More notable recent Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Is Dunkin’ Brands A Buy?” on May 07, 2018, also Prnewswire.com with their article: “Dunkin’ Brands to Present at Upcoming Investor Conferences” published on May 17, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Key Takeaways From Dunkin’s Earnings Call” on May 07, 2018. More interesting news about Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Dunkin’ Brands reports negative comp in US” published on April 26, 2018 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Should You Be Shorting Dunkin’ Donuts or Burger King Parent QSR?” with publication date: May 07, 2018.

Analysts await Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) to report earnings on July, 26. They expect $0.74 earnings per share, up 15.63% or $0.10 from last year’s $0.64 per share. DNKN’s profit will be $61.40M for 22.24 P/E if the $0.74 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.62 actual earnings per share reported by Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 19.35% EPS growth.

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