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  • tanassej tanassej Nov 12, 2011 7:49 AM Flag

    SONC revenue per employee ranks in top 3

    Highest Revenue Per Employee in the Restaurants Industry Detected for DineEquity (DIN, SONC, RUTH)
    3 days 20 hours 19 minutes ago - Financial News Network Online - News Corner via Comtex
    Below are the three companies in the Restaurants industry with the highest Revenue Per Employee (RPE). Analysts use RPE as a measure to compare the productivity of companies in the same industry.DineEquity (NYSE:DIN) is highest with an RPE of $1.7 million. DineEquity, Inc. and its subsidiaries develop, operate, and franchise family restaurants. The Company's restaurants feature pancakes, omelets, and other breakfast specialties, as well as lunch and dinner items. The restaurants are primarily operated by franchisees in the United States, Canada, and Japan. DineEquity (NYSE:DIN) has potential upside of 23.5% based on a current price of $44.34 and analysts' consensus price target of $54.75. DineEquity shares should encounter resistance at the 200-day moving average (MA) of $49.07 and support at the 50-day MA of $41.53.

    Sonic (NASDAQ:SONC) is next with an RPE of $1.6 million. Sonic has traded 70,000 shares thus far today, vs. average volume of 695,000 shares per day. The stock has underperformed the Dow (-0.8% to the Dow's -0.0%) and underperformed the S&P 500 (-0.8% to the S&P's 0.2%) during today's trading.

    Finishing up the top three is Ruth's Hospitality (NASDAQ:RUTH), with an RPE of $702,000. In the past 52 weeks, shares of Ruth's Hospitality have traded between a low of $3.79 and a high of $7.10 and are now at $5.14, which is 36% above that low price. In the last five trading sessions, the 50-day moving average (MA) has climbed 0.3% while the 200-day MA has remained constant.

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