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|Bid||75.00 x 2200|
|Ask||80.33 x 800|
|Day's Range||77.27 - 78.48|
|52 Week Range||74.19 - 93.98|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.25|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||17.48|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.60 (2.04%)|
|1y Target Est||N/A|
Kim Kardashian posted a cryptic tweet about Jack in the Box and the internet is buzzing. This coming as Jack in the Box is being forced to raise wages for workers and reduce jobs postings at more than half of its restaurants, according to research company ThinkNum. Dan Howley, Melody Hahm, Dan Roberts join Seana Smith on ‘The Ticker’ to discuss.
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The fundamentals supporting fast food stocks are healthy today, and project to remain healthy for the foreseeable future. That's why I'm bullish on a select list of fast food stocks here and now.Favorable fundamentals will drive out-sized profit growth for these companies, and that growth will push their stocks higher over the next several months and years.Here's the fundamental backdrop. You have a healthy U.S. economy with low unemployment, big wage gains, low borrowing rates, and high consumer confidence. Putting all that together, the U.S. consumer today is about as healthy and as prone to spend as ever.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsMeanwhile, consumers are increasingly fixated with elevated convenience and fast service, so they are increasingly drawn to fast food chains. These fast food chains are simultaneously re-inventing their menus to be more relevant, including incorporating healthier and trendier items like plant-based burgers. They are also improving the ordering process to be more convenient, and those improvements center around pairing up with online food ordering and delivery services.All in all, the fundamentals supporting fast food stocks are quite favorable. Stronger consumers coupled with smarter menu innovation and a strong delivery buildout equals strong growth for fast food chains. * 7 U.S. Stocks to Buy With Limited Trade War Exposure With that in mind, let's take a look at 6 fast food stocks to buy for healthy gains over the next several quarters. Fast Food Stocks to Buy: McDonald's (MCD)Source: Shutterstock At the top of this list, we have McDonald's (NYSE:MCD), the king of the fast food industry that has been king for a long time, and projects to remain king for a lot longer thanks to its continued market-leading innovation.On the menu front, McDonald's has refreshed its menu from head to toe over the past several years. The company pioneered the All-Day Breakfast trend. They then introduced more chicken items onto the menu and more premium meat offerings.They've run promotions such as 2-for-$5, which have been huge successes. They've also incorporated bacon into their classic offerings. The company has also dabbled in the plant-based meat craze, offering the plant-based Big Vegan TS in 1,500 restaurants in Germany in April.Meanwhile, on the convenience front, McDonald's has rapidly scaled its presence in the delivery world. By most metrics, McDonald's now has one of the biggest delivery presences of any fast food chain. Also, McDonald's has integrated technology into its ordering processes. Many in-store ordering kiosks are now touch-screen, self-order kiosks.All in all, McDonald's has continued to improve its menu and service over the past the several months and years. These improvements put the company in a favorable position to grow for the foreseeable future as the U.S. consumer economy picks up steam. Yum (YUM)Source: Mike Mozart via FlickrNext, we have Yum (NYSE:YUM), the parent company of KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut.With respect to menu innovation, Yum has done very well. Taco Bell is perhaps the market leader in menu innovation, seemingly rolling out a new, millennial-focused food item every few weeks.Taco Bell has also created ad campaigns to accompany those menu adds (see this Nacho Fries ad), and those campaigns only add to their appeal. KFC and Pizza Hut have been relatively light on the menu innovation front but have still kept their menus up-to-date with current consumption trends. KFC is also thinking about incorporating plant-based options on its menu, too.On the convenience front, Yum has also rapidly expanded its delivery capability through a big partnership with GrubHub (NYSE:GRUB). Those delivery efforts for Taco Bell and KFC are still in their early days, with positive early reception and momentum. As such, the delivery expansion tailwind should remain vigorous for the foreseeable future. * 7 High-Quality Cheap Stocks to Buy With $10 In sum, Yum's unique marketing and menu innovation, coupled with delivery build-out at Taco Bell and KFC, should help drive healthy sales and profit growth over the next several quarters. Jack in the Box (JACK)Source: Rojer via Flickr (modified)The third fast food stock which looks ready to rally is Jack in the Box (NASDAQ:JACK).On the menu front, Jack in the Box has taken a unique and strategic approach to wallet share expansion and promotions. With respect to winning wallet share, Jack in the Box didn't just invent new menu items - they invented an entire new mealtime, which they dub "late-night". This late-night menu caters to those who get hungry well past dinner hours, and in creating this menu, Jack in the Box has won consumer wallet-share. Meanwhile, Jack in the Box is finally figuring out how to create discounted combos which offer great value to the consumer without cutting into margins.Meanwhile, like many of the other chains on this list, Jack in the Box has rapidly scaled out its delivery capabilities over the past few years. At the end of last quarter, roughly 90% of all Jack in the Box locations were serviced by at least one delivery service. Thus, as the delivery market gains traction over the next several years, Jack in the Box will be fully levered to that growth, and consequently grow with the market.Overall, Jack in the Box's unique approach to menu additions and promotions, on top of its already huge delivery network, gives the stock a healthy growth outlook over the next several quarters. Shake Shack (SHAK)Source: Abdullah AlBargan via Flickr (Modified)Next up, we have rapidly expanding premium fast casual chain Shake Shack (NYSE:SHAK).Shake Shack seems to really understand the importance of menu innovation. The company actually has a dedicated kitchen - dubbed the Innovation Kitchen - for testing and developing new products and LTOs (limited time only offerings). This Innovation Kitchen has cooked up some big new menu adds over the past few months, including Chick'n Bites and new unique shake flavors like tiramisu. So long as Shake Shack keeps pouring resources into the Innovation Kitchen - and so long as that Innovation Kitchen keeps pumping out exciting, new menu adds - Shake Shack's comparable sales performance should remain healthy.With respect to elevated convenience, the delivery business is rapidly scaling, and the company is doing everything it can to optimize that delivery business. Shake Shack is refreshing many of its stores to allow for a more streamlined and efficient pick-up process. All the new units are also being built with this in mind, too. * 7 Dividend Stocks That Are Worth Your Money Broadly, Shake Shack continues to put menu innovation and digital convenience at the forefront of its growth narrative, and in so doing, exposes itself to big growth potential over the next several years. Domino's Pizza (DPZ)Source: Shutterstock One of the more interesting fast food stocks on this list is Domino's Pizza (NYSE:DPZ).On the menu front, Domino's - like many of its peers on this list - is one of the more innovative chains in the fast food world. Domino's started off as a pizza parlor. They are so much more than that now. The menu today includes pasta, chicken, sandwiches, and more. Further, Domino's has been very innovative with its marketing, including doing things like fixing pot holes so consumers don't drop their pizzas. In sum, these menu adds and marketing have kept Domino's atop the pizza game by a wide margin.The convenience story is a bit different. Unlike the other chains on this list, Domino's didn't just build out its delivery business. Domino's has been a delivery business for a long time. As such, the macro-delivery tailwind isn't really a tailwind at all for Domino's. Instead, it translates into more competition in the delivery space.Nonetheless, DPZ's sustained dominance atop the pizza market has enabled it to offset increased delivery competition, and the company has reported healthy comps for the past several years. So long as this remains true, DPZ stock should march higher. Restaurant Brands International (QSR)Source: Shutterstock Last, but not least, on this list of fast food stocks to buy is Restaurant Brands International (NASDAQ:QSR), the parent company of Tim Hortons, Popeye's, and Burger King.Menu innovation has been core to each three of QSR's big chains. Tim Hortons introduced multiple new items to its menu in 2018, including several new hot and cold beverages. Tim Hortons also rolled out Breakfast Anytime. Over at Popeye's, management has relied on LTOs and promotions to drive continued positive comps, such as the $5 tackle box and $5 shrimp offer. Meanwhile, Burger King is on the cutting edge of plant-based meat, and has already launched Impossible Whoppers, which have created a huge traffic surge at participating locations.With respect to convenience, QSR has invested in all the right things to maximize consumer convenience. The company has built out its delivery network to span about half of all its U.S. restaurants. The company has also invested big into self-order kiosks, mobile app ordering, and digital menu boards. * 7 Stocks to Buy for the Coming Recession Net net, QSR has done everything right over the past several quarters on the menu innovation and consumer convenience fronts, and those right moves lay the groundwork for QSR stock to rally over the next several quarters.As of this writing, Luke Lango was long MCD, GRUB and DPZ. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 7 High-Quality Cheap Stocks to Buy With $10 * 7 U.S. Stocks to Buy With Limited Trade War Exposure * 6 Growth Stocks That Could Be the Next Big Thing Compare Brokers The post 6 Mouth-Watering Fast Food Stocks for Growth Investors appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Shares of Dave & Buster's (NASDAQ:PLAY) dropped sharply in mid-June after the arcade and themed dining owner reported first-quarter numbers that fell well short of expectations. At the same time, management reduced its full-year revenue and profit guides. Investors were disappointed. PLAY stock dropped more than 20%.Source: Shutterstock This big sell-off, though, is overdone, and with PLAY stock hovering around $40, the medium- to long-term bull thesis looks very compelling here.To be sure, the first quarter numbers weren't good. Comparable sales growth was negative. Revenue growth dropped below 10% for the first time in a long while. Margins compressed meaningfully. Profits growth came in at a multi-quarter low.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 7 High-Quality Cheap Stocks to Buy With $10 But, if you zoom out, the long term trends here remain favorable. The shift towards an experience economy resonates well for Dave & Buster's comparable sales growth going forward.The unit growth trajectory remains favorable, and Dave & Buster's still projects to grow its unit base by 10% per year over the next several years. Margin compression is moderating and margins should ultimately stabilize.All in all, then, while the near term trends are negative, the long term trends are still positive. Against that backdrop, PLAY stock is trading at its cheapest valuation in recent memory. That combination ultimately paves the way for a huge rebound rally in PLAY stock over the next several months. The Near Term Is UglyThe situation at Dave & Buster's can broadly be summed up in one phrase: it's ugly right now, but it's pretty in the big picture.Right now, things are ugly for the themed dining restaurant and arcade. Comparable sales dropped 0.3% in the quarter, on top of a 4.9% drop last year, so comps are down more than 5% on a two-year basis. That's not good.Further, comps are expected to drop 0.5% this year, versus a 1.6% drop last year, so down more than 2% on a two year basis. That's not good, either. At the same time, margins are compressing, as the adjusted EBITDA margin has fallen by more than 100 basis points year-over-year for three straight quarters.The net result? Profit growth is being muted. A few years back, this was a consistent 20%-plus profit grower. Last quarter, D&B reported just 8.8% profit growth. The Long Term Is PrettyBut, if you zoom out, things are still pretty in the big picture.Most importantly, the experience economy continues to gain mainstream traction, and consumers are increasingly upping spend on experiences.This pivot towards experience-focused consumption benefits Dave & Buster's, since going to D&B is broadly seen by consumers as a fun experience that combines dining and gaming for a fun night out.That's why D&B comps were up 7.3% in 2014, 8.9% in 2015, and 3.3% in 2016. Comps did fall flat in 2017, and have retreated ever since, but that appears to just be normalization after a red hot streak in the middle of the decade.As the laps get easier, the comparable sales growth trend will improve, because the company is aligned with the secular shift towards an experience economy.Further, Dave & Buster's still only operates 127 stores. Management thinks the long term opportunity is 230 to 250 stores. Thus, this company can and will continue to grow its store base by 10% per year for the next several years.Meanwhile, margins are falling, but by less and less each quarter, so margin stabilization seems to be coming in the near future. Once comps improve, margins should improve, too.Overall, then, while negative comps and margin compression is the norm today, it won't be the norm forever. The long term norm here is positive comps and stable margins. D&B will get back to that soon, and when they do, PLAY will rally in a big way. Dave & Buster's Stock Has Big Upside PotentialFollowing the huge post-earnings slide, PLAY now trades at its cheapest valuation in recent memory with a mere 13-times forward earnings multiple.That's dirt cheap for the restaurant sector. The average forward earnings multiple in the restaurant sector is 25. McDonald's (NYSE:MCD) trades at 25-times forward earnings. Yum (NYSE:YUM) trades at 28-times forward earnings. Jack in the Box (NASDAQ:JACK) trades at 20-times forward earnings.More importantly, this valuation discrepancy has nothing to do with growth potential. The average long term earnings growth rate across the restaurant sector is just over 10%. Dave & Buster's will drive 10% unit growth alone over the next several years.Assuming comps come back into slightly positive territory and margins stabilize, that 10% unit growth will produce profit growth well in excess of 10%.Thus, Dave & Buster's has a bigger forward growth trajectory than the average restaurant company, and yet PLAY trades at a huge discount to the average restaurant stock.This disconnect makes no sense and won't last forever. But, while it does last, investors should take advantage of it. This stock has tremendous upside potential from here in the medium to long term. Bottom Line on PLAY StockDave & Buster's had a bad quarter. But, the long term growth trajectory here remains favorable. As such, with PLAY stock plunging and trading at its cheapest valuation in recent memory, now seems like a good time to take advantage of near term weakness.In the medium to long term, PLAY stock will head considerably higher from here.As of this writing, Luke Lango was long PLAY and MCD. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 7 High-Quality Cheap Stocks to Buy With $10 * 7 U.S. Stocks to Buy With Limited Trade War Exposure * 6 Growth Stocks That Could Be the Next Big Thing Compare Brokers The post Dave & Buster's Is Coming Back, so Buy the Dip in PLAY Stock appeared first on InvestorPlace.
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Jack In The Box Inc NASDAQ/NGS:JACKView full report here! Summary * ETFs holding this stock have seen outflows over the last one-month * Bearish sentiment is moderate and declining * Economic output in this company's sector is contracting Bearish sentimentShort interest | PositiveShort interest is moderate for JACK with between 5 and 10% of shares outstanding currently on loan. However, this was an improvement in sentiment as investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices reduced their short positions on May 30. Money flowETF/Index ownership | NegativeETF activity is negative. Over the last one-month, outflows of investor capital in ETFs holding JACK totaled $328 million. Additionally, the rate of outflows appears to be accelerating. Economic sentimentPMI by IHS Markit | NegativeAccording to the latest IHS Markit Purchasing Managersâ€™ Index (PMI) data, output in the Consumer Servicesis falling. The rate of decline is significant relative to the trend shown over the past year, and is accelerating. Credit worthinessCredit default swapCDS data is not available for this security.Please send all inquiries related to the report to firstname.lastname@example.org.Charts and report PDFs will only be available for 30 days after publishing.This document has been produced for information purposes only and is not to be relied upon or as construed as investment advice. To the fullest extent permitted by law, IHS Markit disclaims any responsibility or liability, whether in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), equity or otherwise, for any loss or damage arising from any reliance on or the use of this material in any way. Please view the full legal disclaimer and methodology information on pages 2-3 of the full report.
While the market driven by short-term sentiment influenced by the accomodative interest rate environment in the US, increasing oil prices and optimism towards the resolution of the trade war with China, many smart money investors kept their cautious approach regarding the current bull run in the first quarter and hedging or reducing many of their […]
Jack in the Box's (JACK) regular menu innovations, robust delivery channel and various sales boosting initiatives bode well for the company.
After escaping a potential PR crisis initiated by Kim Kardashian West on Monday, it appears that things are looking up for the fast-food restaurant. Its recent sales trend improvements are "encouraging," but net unit growth — which has been flat for several years — will need to begin ramping soon to provide visibility on the chain's 2022 targets, Glass said in a Tuesday note.
While minimum wage increases are good news for the average American worker, it’s not always good news for restaurants. And one fast-food chain is even more impacted than the rest, Jack in the Box.
Hey, Jack In The Box I have a serious complaint but I won’t fully put you on blast, check your corporate email inbox or send me a DM with direct person for my team to contact. Jack in the Box is taking advantage of what Stifel views is a valuation dislocation caused by investor uncertainty during the period the company went through a strategic review process — and concerns the long-term guidance would need to be revised lower given recent system sales performance, O'Cull said in the Sunday upgrade note.
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JACK in Q2: Earnings Beat Estimates, Revenues Missed(Continued from Prior Part)Stock performanceAlthough Jack in the Box (JACK) didn’t meet analysts’ revenue estimate in the second quarter, its stock rose ~0.5% in the after-hours of trading on
Jack in the Box's (JACK) comps growth in second-quarter fiscal 2019 can be attributed to an improvement in average check growth.
JACK in Q2: Earnings Beat Estimates, Revenues MissedSecond-quarter performanceJack in the Box (JACK) posted its second-quarter earnings after the market closed on May 15. For the quarter ending on April 14, the company posted an adjusted EPS of
Jack in the Box (NASDAQ:JACK) reported its quarterly earnings results late today, bringing in a profit that surpassed what analysts called for, while revenue was below expectations, resulting in JACK stock not experiencing much movement after Wall Street closed Wednesday.The San Diego, Calif.-based fast food restaurant chain said that for its second quarter of its fiscal 2019, it brought in net income of $25.1 million, which amounted to 96 cents per share. On an adjusted basis when considering restructuring costs and to take into account discontinued operations, the business brought in earnings of 99 cents per share.These results were stronger than what Wall Street projected for Jack in the Box during the period as the average estimate of nine analysts who were polled by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 92 cents per share. Earnings also increased about 23.8% when compared to the company's year-ago profit of 80 cents per share on an adjusted basis.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsThe burger business added that its revenue for the three-month period came in at $215.7 million, which was below the mark. The average guidance of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks was for revenue of $217.4 million, while also topping Jack in the Box's year-ago sales by 3%."Our greater emphasis on bundled value in the second quarter resulted in a sequential improvement in traffic and sales without sacrificing restaurant margins," Jack in the Box CEO Lenny Comma said. "We're pleased that this momentum has accelerated through the first four weeks of our third quarter as same-store sales have increased by more than two percent."JACK stock was unmoved after hours. Shares had gained 0.6% during regular trading hours. More From InvestorPlace * 7 Dividend Stocks to Buy as the Trade War Reignites * 6 Trade War Stocks With a Lot of Risk * 10 Retirement Stocks That Won't Wilt in a Bear Market Compare Brokers The post Jack in the Box Earnings: JACK Stock Unmoved on EPS Beat, Sales Miss appeared first on InvestorPlace.