DineEquity (DIN) Earns Media Sentiment Rating of 0.18

News articles about DineEquity (NYSE:DIN) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. DineEquity earned a news sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the restaurant operator an impact score of 45.9517375715261 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

DineEquity (DIN) traded up 2.35% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $40.99. 652,303 shares of the stock traded hands. The company has a 50-day moving average of $41.46 and a 200 day moving average of $50.49. DineEquity has a 1-year low of $36.71 and a 1-year high of $88.00. The firm has a market capitalization of $737.74 million, a P/E ratio of 9.13 and a beta of 0.39.

DineEquity (NYSE:DIN) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 10th. The restaurant operator reported $1.30 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.20 by $0.10. The business had revenue of $155.20 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $155.33 million. DineEquity had a return on equity of 38.34% and a net margin of 13.02%. The company’s revenue was down 3.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $1.59 earnings per share. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that DineEquity will post $4.38 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 6th. Stockholders of record on Monday, September 18th will be paid a $0.97 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, September 15th. This represents a $3.88 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 9.47%. DineEquity’s payout ratio is 86.61%.

Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. Vetr lowered shares of DineEquity from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $58.82 price objective on the stock. in a research report on Wednesday, April 26th. Maxim Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $77.00 price target on shares of DineEquity in a research report on Friday, April 28th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of DineEquity from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 2nd. Instinet increased their price objective on shares of DineEquity from $55.00 to $58.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 4th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded shares of DineEquity from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, June 2nd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating, three have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $56.47.

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In related news, Director Msd Capital L. P purchased 39,689 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 16th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $39.23 per share, with a total value of $1,556,999.47. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, Director Stephen P. Joyce purchased 2,265 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, June 15th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $44.07 per share, with a total value of $99,818.55. Following the acquisition, the director now owns 5,488 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $241,856.16. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Corporate insiders own 2.15% of the company’s stock.

About DineEquity

DineEquity, Inc, through its subsidiaries, owns and franchises the Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar (Applebee’s) concept in the bar and grill segment within the casual dining category of the restaurant industry, and owns, franchises and operates the International House of Pancakes (IHOP) concept in the family dining category of the restaurant industry.

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