Krispy Kreme (DNUT) Gets a Buy Rating from J.P. Morgan

J.P. Morgan analyst John Ivankoe maintained a Buy rating on Krispy Kreme (DNUTResearch Report) on February 23 and set a price target of $18.00. The company’s shares closed last Friday at $14.58.

According to TipRanks.com, Ivankoe is a 5-star analyst with an average return of 12.1% and a 69.2% success rate. Ivankoe covers the Services sector, focusing on stocks such as F45 Training Holdings, Domino’s Pizza, and Planet Fitness.

The word on The Street in general, suggests a Strong Buy analyst consensus rating for Krispy Kreme with a $20.25 average price target, representing a 40.4% upside. In a report issued on February 23, Evercore ISI also maintained a Buy rating on the stock with a $20.00 price target.

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Based on Krispy Kreme’s latest earnings release for the quarter ending December 31, the company reported a quarterly revenue of $371 million and net profit of $1.36 million. In comparison, last year the company earned revenue of $326 million and had a GAAP net loss of $25.3 million.

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Krispy Kreme Inc is a sweet treat brand. It is an omnichannel business operating through a network of doughnut shops, partnerships with leading retailers, and a growing e-Commerce and delivery business. It earns maximum revenues from the company shops, branded sweet treat line, and DFD; followed by mix and equipment revenue from franchisees; and franchise royalties, and others.

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