Brinker International (EAT) was Reiterated by Maxim Group to “Buy” according to the research note released today. The brokerage firm has raised the Price Target to $ 58 from a previous price target of $55 . Maxim Group advised their investors in a research report released on Aug 12, 2016.
Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Brinker International. Company shares were Reiterated by Telsey Advisory Group on Aug 12, 2016 to “Outperform”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 60 from a previous price target of $56 .Company shares were Reiterated by Telsey Advisory Group on Jul 7, 2016 to “Outperform”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 56 from a previous price target of $52 .Shares were Reiterated by Maxim Group on Jun 7, 2016 to “Buy” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 55 from a previous price target of $58 .
On the company’s financial health, Brinker International reported $1.24 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.01 according to the earnings call on Aug 11, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $1.23. The company had revenue of $881.70 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $881.19 million. The company’s revenue was up 15.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.94 EPS.
Brinker International closed down -0.28 points or -0.60% at $46.37 with 16,19,099 shares getting traded on Monday. Post opening the session at $46.11, the shares hit an intraday low of $45.31 and an intraday high of $46.47 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Monday session in Red.
In a different news, on May 5, 2016, Joseph G Taylor (VP, Corp. Affairs & Inv. Rel.) sold 2,500 shares at $46.87 per share price. According to the SEC, on Apr 28, 2016, Thomas Jr. Edwards (CFO) purchased 5,500 shares at $45.50 per share price. On Feb 10, 2016, George R Jr Mrkonic (director) sold 5,584 shares at $46.98 per share price, according to the Form-4 filing with the securities and exchange commission.
Brinker International Inc. (Brinker) owns develops operates and franchises the Chilis Grill & Bar (Chilis) and Maggianos Little Italy (Maggianos) restaurant brands. At September 24 2014 the Company owned operated or franchised 1622 restaurants in the United States and 29 countries and two territories outside of the United States. Chilis operates in the Bar and Grill category of casual dining. The Company has operations around the world with locations in 32 foreign countries and two United States territories. Maggianos is a full-service casual dining Italian restaurant brand. Its Maggianos restaurants feature individual and family-style menus and its restaurants also have banquet facilities designed to host party business or social events.