Denny's (DENN) Getting Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Study Finds

Media stories about Denny's (NASDAQ:DENN) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Denny's earned a coverage optimism score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the restaurant operator an impact score of 44.3991752415472 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

A number of equities analysts have issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Denny's from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday. BidaskClub raised Denny's from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, January 13th. Finally, TheStreet raised Denny's from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Monday, October 16th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $12.67.

Denny's (NASDAQ:DENN) opened at $14.99 on Thursday. The company has a current ratio of 0.40, a quick ratio of 0.36 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -2.95. Denny's has a 12-month low of $10.87 and a 12-month high of $15.56. The firm has a market capitalization of $978.59, a P/E ratio of 28.83 and a beta of 0.58.

Denny's (NASDAQ:DENN) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The restaurant operator reported $0.14 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.14. Denny's had a negative return on equity of 52.30% and a net margin of 7.21%. The company had revenue of $132.38 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $133.58 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.13 earnings per share. Denny's’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.1% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts predict that Denny's will post 0.55 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other news, VP Timothy E. Flemming sold 37,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $12.54, for a total transaction of $463,980.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 161,741 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,028,232.14. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, VP Pelt Jill A. Van sold 21,200 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $13.05, for a total value of $276,660.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 118,620 shares of company stock worth $1,540,087 over the last ninety days. 5.20% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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About Denny's

Denny’s Corporation (Denny’s) operates a franchised full-service restaurant chain. The Company, through its subsidiary, Denny’s, Inc, owns and operates the Denny’s brand. As of December 28, 2016, the Denny’s brand consisted of 1,733 franchised, licensed and Company-operated restaurants around the world, including 1,610 restaurants in the United States and 123 international locations.

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