NEW YORK, December 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
This morning, Stock-Callers.com navigates the Restaurants industry to see how some equities have fared over the last few trading sessions. Under assessment are Yum! Brands Inc. (NYSE: YUM), McDonald's Corp. (NYSE: MCD), The Wendy's Co. (NASDAQ: WEN), and Brinker International Inc. (NYSE: EAT). On December 06th, 2016, NPD Group said that traffic at US fast food restaurants fell 1% in the third quarter, marking the sector's first traffic decline in five years. According to the industry tracker, total restaurant visits were also down 1%, hurt by the higher costs of eating out, changing consumer behavior, and higher bills for items such as rent and prescriptions. Download the free research reports on these stocks today:
Louisville, Kentucky headquartered Yum! Brands Inc.'s shares gained 0.34%, closing Tuesday's trading session at $64.03. The stock recorded a trading volume of 1.39 million shares. The Company's shares have advanced 1.09% in the last month and 24.80% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading 2.36% and 4.82% above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages, respectively. Additionally, shares of Yum! Brands, which through its subsidiaries, operates quick service restaurants, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 56.15.
On December 21st, 2016, Yum! Brands' Board of Directors declared the Company's first dividend since separation of its China business of $0.30 per share of common stock. The quarterly dividend will be distributed February 03rd, 2017 to shareholders of record at the close of business on January 13th, 2017. See our free and comprehensive research report on YUM at:
On Tuesday, shares in Oak Brook, Illinois-based McDonald's Corp. recorded a trading volume of 1.92 million shares. The stock declined 0.06%, ending the day at $123.07. The Company's shares have advanced 2.79% in the last month, 6.11% in the previous three months, and 7.38% year-to-date. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 5.33% and 3.52%, respectively. Furthermore, shares of McDonald's, which operates and franchises McDonald's restaurants in the US, Europe, the Asia/Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, Canada, and Latin America, have an RSI of 68.88.
On December 02nd, 2016, McDonald's announced that it has selected Lionhorn Pte Ltd as the Developmental Licensee (DL) for its Malaysia and Singapore markets. Lionhorn is led by Sheik Fahd and Abdulrahman Alireza, who bring 20 years of experience as the DL for the nearly 100 McDonald's restaurants in the Western and Southern regions of Saudi Arabia. The new DL assumed ownership of the McDonald's business in Malaysia and Singapore on December 01st, 2016, which includes a total of 390 restaurants.
On December 05th, 2016, research firm Nomura upgraded the Company's stock rating from 'Neutral' to 'Buy'. MCD free research report PDF is just a click away at:
Dublin, Ohio headquartered The Wendy's Co.'s stock finished the day 0.36% higher at $13.83 with a total trading volume of 1.59 million shares. The Company's shares have advanced 7.00% in the last one month, 28.58% over the previous three months, and 31.44% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 13.84% and 29.40%, respectively. Additionally, shares of Wendy's, which through its subsidiaries, operates as a quick-service restaurant company in the hamburger sandwich segment worldwide, have an RSI of 71.67.
On November 30th, 2016, Wendy's announced that it has joined EPA's ENERGY STAR program as an ENERGY STAR partner. Wendy's®, will work to improve energy efficiency through a strategic, corporate energy management program that will enhance the company's energy strategy. Earlier this year, Wendy's joined the US Department of Energy's Better Buildings Challenge and made a commitment to reduce energy consumption in US company-owned restaurants by 20% per transaction by 2025.
On December 01st, 2016, research firm Guggenheim downgraded the Company's stock rating from 'Buy' to 'Neutral'. Sign up for your complimentary report on WEN at:
Shares in Dallas, Texas-based Brinker International Inc. ended yesterday's session 0.30% higher at $50.49. The stock recorded a trading volume of 711,366 shares. The Company's shares have advanced 8.11% since the start of this year. The stock is trading 4.40% above its 200-day moving average. Moreover, shares of Brinker International, which together with its subsidiaries, owns, develops, operates, and franchises casual dining restaurants worldwide, have an RSI of 42.29.
As per a SEC filing dated November 16th, 2016, Brinker's Annual Meeting of Shareholders was held on November 16th, 2016. In the meeting, each of the management's nominees was elected a director to hold office until the next Annual Meeting of Shareholders or until his or her successor is elected and qualified. The proposal to ratify the appointment of KPMG LLP as Independent Auditors for FY17 was approved. The proposal on executive compensation was approved. Register for free on Stock-Callers.com and download the latest research report on EAT at:
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