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UPDATE: Goldman Sachs Reiterates Neutral Rating, Raises PT on DineEquity

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Longbow Research Downgrades DineEquity To Neutral

In a report published Friday, Goldman Sachs Group reiterated its Neutral rating on DineEquity (NYSE: DIN), and raised its price target from $58.00 to $66.00.

Goldman Sachs noted, “Marcato Capital Management filed a 13-D indicating a 5.5% active stake in DIN shares. It presented its views on capital allocation to the company; to which DIN management formally responded. We have reevaluated our own views on the topic, and now expect DIN to transition from debt pay-down to a 50/50 mix of dividends/buybacks as a base case. We raise our 12-month price target as a result, but this is still below the current share price. Remain Neutral.”

DineEquity closed on Thursday at $69.68.

Latest Ratings for DIN

DateFirmActionFromTo
Jul 2015Longbow ResearchDowngradesBuyNeutral
Feb 2015JP MorganDowngradesOverweightNeutral
Feb 2015JP MorganMaintainsNeutral

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