Brinker added to Tactical Outperform List at Evercore ISI » 09:0901/2301/23/20
Evercore ISI analyst…
Evercore ISI analyst David Palmer added Brinker to the firm's Tactical Outperform List as he sees upside to FY20 consensus EPS estimates and believes the company could raise, or at least tighten, its guidance when it reports earnings on January 29. Palmer has an In-Line rating and $47 price target on Brinker shares.
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Brinker upgraded to Positive from Mixed at OTR Global » 09:3401/1601/16/20
OTR Global upgraded…
OTR Global upgraded Brinker to Positive from Mixed citing checks that indicate strong customer demand for delivery, momentum in takeout, and increased marketing of value deals at Chili's.
Gordon Haskett bullish on Wendy's and other franchises, bearish on BJ's » 08:5601/0301/03/20
WEN, WING, EAT, BJRI, TXRH, CBRL
Gordon Haskett analyst…
Gordon Haskett analyst Jeff Farmer noted that franchise restaurant company stocks saw an average return of 22.6% in 2019, while company-owned restaurant company stocks lagged with an average return of only 1.1%. He sees "already healthy franchise valuations" further expanding in 2020 and he is most bullish on franchise restaurant names with same-store sales growth catalysts, such as Wendy's (WEN), Wingstop (WING) and Brinker (EAT). Conversely, Farmer is most bearish on company-owned restaurant names which lack visible same-store sales growth catalysts, such as BJ's Restaurants (BJRI), Texas Roadhouse (TXRH) and Cracker Barrel (CBRL).
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Brinker initiated with a Buy at Goldman Sachs » 05:0912/1212/12/19
Goldman Sachs analyst…
Goldman Sachs analyst Katherine Fogertey initiated coverage of Brinker International with a Buy rating and $50 price target. The analyst expects the company's traffic to accelerate from delivery. Chili's can leverage third party delivery to close the gap in its off premise business, Fogertey tells investors in a research note. Further, she notes Brinker's short interest is the most elevated in her coverage universe at 34% of active shares outstanding.
Netflix, Church & Dwight downgrades among today's top analyst calls » 11:3412/1012/10/19
NFLX, CHD, IP, PKG, VTR, AAPL, QSR, DPZ, MCD, SBUX, WEN, CMG, DNKN, EAT, YUM, TXRH
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Fly Intel: Top five analyst initiations » 10:1912/1012/10/19
QSR, MCD, SBUX, WEN, CMG, DNKN, EAT, DPZ, YUM, TXRH, ARAV, BORR, AAXN, ZM
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Catch up on today's top five analyst initiations with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Restaurant Brands (QSR), Domino's Pizza (DPZ), McDonald's (MCD), and Starbucks (SBUX) were initiated with Outperform ratings at RBC Capital, while Wendy's (WEN), Chipotle (CMG), Dunkin' Brands (DNKN), Brinker (EAT), Yum! Brands (YUM), and Texas Roadhouse (TXRH) were initiated with Sector Perform ratings. 2. Aravive (ARAV) initiated with an Overweight at Cantor Fitzgerald. 3. Borr Drilling (BORR) initiated with a Buy at Goldman Sachs. 4. Axon (AAXN) initiated with an Outperform at JMP Securities. 5. Zoom Video (ZM) initiated with a Neutral at Piper Jaffray. This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
Brinker initiated with a Sector Perform at RBC Capital » 16:4212/0912/09/19
RBC Capital analyst…
RBC Capital analyst Christopher Carril initiated coverage of Brinker with a Sector Perform rating and $45 price target. The analyst notes that the company has recently seen improving sales with "seemingly achievable targets", but he believes that the valuation on the stock is "fair" amid limited upside to comp expectations and "relatively muted" expected unit growth. Carril adds that Brinker's margins, which had been compressed by rising labor costs and sales deleverage in recent years, may "hold some upside."
Fly Intel: Top five analyst upgrades » 10:0510/3110/31/19
LOW, SNE, ENSG, LYFT, EAT
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Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Lowe's (LOW) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays with analyst Karen Short saying total comp expectations for Q3 may be too high due to the expected drag from Canada as well as ongoing weakness in e-commerce, but believe the U.S. comp estimate of 3.6% "is what matters and is more achievable." 2. Sony (SNE) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS. 3. Ensign Group (ENSG) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel with analyst Chad Vanacore saying he sees a potential real estate spin-off or sale on the horizon. 4. Lyft (LYFT) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman Sachs with analyst Heath Terry saying the company reported better than expected Q3 revenue and management noted a trend toward higher prices across the industry, incremental engagement per rider, and a less promotional competitive environment. 5. Brinker (EAT) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray with analyst Nicole Miller Regan saygin the company's return to EBITDA growth should drive a re-rating of the multiple. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
Brinker price target raised to $49 from $44 at Loop Capital » 08:5710/3110/31/19
Loop Capital analyst…
Loop Capital analyst Lynne Collier raised her price target on Brinker to $49 but kept her Hold rating after its Q1 results. The analyst notes that the company saw strong performance in the key markets of California, Texas, and the Northeast, with indications of October tracking at a similar pace, but retains a cautious view on Brinker longer term in light of the "casual dining headwinds".
Brinker price target raised to $55 from $50 at Stephens » 07:1310/3110/31/19
Stephens analyst Will…
Stephens analyst Will Slabaugh noted that Chili's just posted the best two-year same-store sales growth trends the brand has seen in over 5 years and that these trends continued accelerating in October. He also notes that consensus for Chili's parent Brinker is "virtually at the bottom" of the company's fiscal year guidance range, which he sees allowing for "fairly straightforward earnings upside" even if the company simply hits the midpoint of its range. The analyst, who expects a continuation of solid results to help Brinker's multiple, raised his price target on the stock to $55 from $50 and keeps an Overweight rating on the shares.