Restaurants Stocks on Investors' Radar -- Dunkin' Brands, Brinker Intl., Chipotle Mexican Grill, and Dave & Buster's Entertainment

Aug 24, 2016, 07:50 ET from Chelmsford Park SA

NEW YORK, August 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, takes a closer look at four U.S. Restaurants stocks, namely: Dunkin' Brands Group Inc. (NASDAQ: DNKN), Brinker International Inc. (NYSE: EAT), Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (NYSE: CMG), and Dave & Buster's Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ: PLAY). According to The National Restaurant Association's annual industry outlook, moderate growth is expected for the segment in 2016, and sales should reach $783 billion by year-end. Learn more about these stocks by downloading their comprehensive and free reports at:

Dunkin' Brands Group  

Shares in Canton, Massachusetts headquartered Dunkin' Brands Group Inc. ended Tuesday's session at $48.94, climbing 0.87%. The stock recorded a trading volume of 1.87 million shares, which was above its three months average volume of 1.55 million shares. The Company's shares have gained 2.91% in the last one month, 12.43% in the previous three months, and 17.18% since the start of this year. The stock is trading 7.97% and 12.14% above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages, respectively. Moreover, shares of Dunkin' Brands Group, which together with its subsidiaries, develops, franchises, and licenses quick service restaurants under the Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins brands worldwide,  have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 71.25.

On July 28th, 2016, research firm CLSA downgraded the Company's stock rating from 'Outperform' to 'Underperform'.

On August 16th, 2016, Dunkin' Donuts announced the signing of a multi-unit store development agreement with new franchise group, Eliasco, LLC, to develop 15 new restaurants in the Minneapolis-St. Paul South Metro area including the surrounding cities of Apple Valley, Burnsville, Eagan, Lakeville, St. Paul, West St. Paul, Woodbury, and other communities south of the Metro area. DNKN complete research report is just a click away and free at:

Brinker Intl. 

Dallas, Texas-based Brinker International Inc.'s stock saw a slight decline of 0.09%, closing the day at $53.97 and with a total volume of 927,259 shares traded. The Company's shares have advanced 9.38% in the last month, 22.70% in the previous three months, and 14.09% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading 12.75% above its 50-day moving average and 15.96% above its 200-day moving average. Additionally, shares of Brinker International, which together with its subsidiaries, engages in the ownership, development, operation, and franchise of casual dining restaurants worldwide, have an RSI of 70.56.

On August 11th, 2016, Brinker International reported that on a GAAP basis, earnings per diluted share increased 20.7% to $1.11 in Q4 2016 compared to $0.92 for Q4 FY15. Earnings per diluted share, excluding special items, increased 31.9% to $1.24 compared to $0.94 for Q4 FY15. Brinker International total Q4 FY16 revenues increased 15.4% to $881.7 million compared to the year ago period.

On August 12th, 2016, research firm Telsey Advisory Group reiterated its 'Outperform' rating on the Company's stock with an increase of the target price from $56 a share to $60 a share. The complimentary report on EAT can be downloaded at:

Chipotle Mexican Grill  

On Tuesday, Denver, Colorado-based Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc.'s stock recorded a trading volume of 787,282 shares and ended the day 0.24% higher at $397.00. Shares of the Company, which together with its subsidiaries, develops and operates fast-casual fresh Mexican food restaurants, are trading below their 50-day moving average by 1.86%. The stock has an RSI of 45.51.

On July 26th, 2016, research firm Stifel downgraded the Company's stock rating from 'Hold' to 'Sell', issuing a target price of $215 per share.

On August 15th, 2016, Bloomberg reported that Chipotle Mexican Grill is looking for another director to round out its nine-person board. "We are interviewing for a new board member now and considering additional board changes to meet longer-term needs," Chris Arnold, a company spokesman, said in an e-mail, as per the article. Sign up for your complimentary research report on CMG at:

Dave & Buster's Entertainment  

Dallas, Texas-based Dave & Buster's Entertainment Inc.'s stock rose 1.74%, finishing yesterday's session at $45.11 and with a total volume of 409,499 shares traded. The Company's shares have advanced 17.54% in the previous three months and 8.07% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading above its 200-day moving average by 11.98%. Additionally, shares of Dave & Buster's Entertainment, which owns and operates venues that combine dining and entertainment in North America for adults and families, have an RSI of 53.11.

On July 26th, 2016, research firm Stifel downgraded the Company's stock rating from 'Buy' to 'Hold'.

On August 23rd, 2016, Dave & Buster's Entertainment announced that it will report financial results for Q2 2016 on September 6th, 2016, after the market close. Management will hold a conference call to discuss these results that same day at 4:00 p.m. Central Time. Get free access to your research report on PLAY at:

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