Cortina Asset Management Decreased J2 Global (JCOM) Stake; Hancock Holding Company Has Boosted Its Dunkin Brands Group (DNKN) Position

December 7, 2017 - By Kurt Siggers

Hancock Holding Company increased Dunkin Brands Group Inc (DNKN) stake by 1930.45% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Hancock Holding Company acquired 205,960 shares as Dunkin Brands Group Inc (DNKN)’s stock

rose 1.24%. The Hancock Holding Company holds 216,629 shares with $11.94 million value, up from 10,669 last quarter. Dunkin Brands Group Inc now has $5.42 billion valuation. The stock decreased 1.61% or $0.98 during the last trading session, reaching $60.02. About 717,765 shares traded. Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) has risen 27.29% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.59% the S&P500.

Cortina Asset Management Llc decreased J2 Global Inc (JCOM) stake by 1.46% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Cortina Asset Management Llc sold 6,084 shares as J2 Global Inc (JCOM)’s stock declined 0.98%. The Cortina Asset Management Llc holds 412,010 shares with $35.06M value, down from 418,094 last quarter. J2 Global Inc now has $3.62B valuation. The stock decreased 0.48% or $0.36 during the last trading session, reaching $74.85. About 255,561 shares traded. j2 Global, Inc. (NASDAQ:JCOM) has risen 30.53% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 13.83% the S&P500.

Among 29 analysts covering Dunkin Brands (NASDAQ:DNKN), 13 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 45% are positive. Dunkin Brands had 68 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Friday, October 2 by UBS. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Friday, October 23 by Piper Jaffray. The firm earned “Sell” rating on Wednesday, March 29 by Goldman Sachs. BMO Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, September 5 report. Credit Suisse downgraded Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) on Monday, October 19 to “Outperform” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by Maxim Group on Friday, October 2. The rating was initiated by Maxim Group with “Buy” on Friday, August 28. The stock of Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, November 29 by Credit Suisse. The stock of Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) earned “Buy” rating by CLSA on Wednesday, October 28. JMP Securities maintained Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) rating on Wednesday, September 6. JMP Securities has “Outperform” rating and $62 target.

Hancock Holding Company decreased Aspen Insurance (NYSE:AHL) stake by 22,508 shares to 24,032 valued at $1.20M in 2017Q2. It also reduced Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE:SNI) stake by 13,260 shares and now owns 172,944 shares. Western Digital Corp Com (NASDAQ:WDC) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.42 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.50, from 0.92 in 2017Q1. It is positive, as 39 investors sold DNKN shares while 73 reduced holdings. 52 funds opened positions while 107 raised stakes. 82.04 million shares or 2.44% less from 84.09 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Martingale Asset Mngmt Lp has invested 0.02% in Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN). California Pub Employees Retirement System holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) for 163,000 shares. Samlyn Ltd Liability Company owns 36,029 shares or 0.05% of their US portfolio. Gotham Asset Mngmt Llc holds 0.01% or 11,260 shares. Bb&T Secs Ltd Liability Corporation reported 3,998 shares. Lpl Financial Ltd Liability Com holds 0% of its portfolio in Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) for 9,192 shares. Keybank National Association Oh has invested 0% in Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN). Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc reported 0% in Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN). Mark Sheptoff Finance Planning Limited owns 2,109 shares or 0.08% of their US portfolio. Kornitzer Capital Management Ks holds 0.01% or 7,850 shares in its portfolio. Navellier Assoc invested in 94,229 shares. Capital Fund Mngmt accumulated 76,034 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Thompson Davis & accumulated 7,800 shares. Synovus Corp has invested 0.01% in Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN). Trexquant Limited Partnership reported 10,600 shares.

Among 5 analysts covering j2 Global (NASDAQ:JCOM), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. j2 Global had 11 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of j2 Global, Inc. (NASDAQ:JCOM) has “Mkt Outperform” rating given on Friday, December 18 by JMP Securities. Susquehanna initiated j2 Global, Inc. (NASDAQ:JCOM) on Monday, August 10 with “Positive” rating. The rating was upgraded by Citigroup to “Buy” on Friday, April 1. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Wednesday, August 31 by Robert W. Baird. The rating was downgraded by Citigroup on Wednesday, January 25 to “Neutral”. The rating was maintained by FBR Capital on Wednesday, August 5 with “Mkt Perform”. Citigroup maintained j2 Global, Inc. (NASDAQ:JCOM) on Wednesday, August 17 with “Buy” rating. As per Monday, August 7, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup. The rating was maintained by FBR Capital with “Mkt Perform” on Wednesday, November 4.

Analysts await j2 Global, Inc. (NASDAQ:JCOM) to report earnings on February, 8. They expect $1.69 EPS, up 14.97% or $0.22 from last year’s $1.47 per share. JCOM’s profit will be $81.80 million for 11.07 P/E if the $1.69 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.27 actual EPS reported by j2 Global, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 33.07% EPS growth.

Since June 12, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $1.29 million activity. BECH DOUGLAS Y sold $1.29M worth of j2 Global, Inc. (NASDAQ:JCOM) on Monday, June 12.

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