Press coverage about Dave & Buster’s Entertainment (NASDAQ:PLAY) has been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Dave & Buster’s Entertainment earned a coverage optimism score of 0.80 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave media stories about the restaurant operator an news buzz score of 0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Dave & Buster’s Entertainment’s score:
- Dave & Buster’s Entertainment (NASDAQ:PLAY) Given Media Impact Rating of 0.80 (americanbankingnews.com)
- Dave & Buster’s Entertainment Inc (NASDAQ:PLAY) Sees Significant Growth in Short Interest (americanbankingnews.com)
- 3 Stocks You Really Should Have Bought 2 Months Ago (finance.yahoo.com)
- Dave & Buster’s Entertainment Inc. Announces Partial Exercise of Over-Allotment Option (finance.yahoo.com)
- Dave & Buster’s Entertainment Inc. Announces Partial Exercise of Over-Allotment Option (marketwatch.com)
A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on the stock. Loop Capital dropped their price target on shares of Dave & Buster’s Entertainment from $40.00 to $12.00 and set a “hold” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, April 3rd. BMO Capital Markets cut shares of Dave & Buster’s Entertainment from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and dropped their price target for the company from $53.00 to $13.00 in a research report on Friday, April 3rd. SunTrust Banks dropped their price target on shares of Dave & Buster’s Entertainment from $42.00 to $13.00 and set a “hold” rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, April 1st. BidaskClub cut shares of Dave & Buster’s Entertainment from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 14th. Finally, Longbow Research dropped their price target on shares of Dave & Buster’s Entertainment from $50.00 to $18.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Monday, April 6th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $32.01.
Dave & Buster’s Entertainment (NASDAQ:PLAY) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April 2nd. The restaurant operator reported $0.80 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.69 by $0.11. Dave & Buster’s Entertainment had a net margin of 7.40% and a return on equity of 44.38%. The company had revenue of $347.16 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $344.46 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.75 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 4.6% on a year-over-year basis. As a group, research analysts anticipate that Dave & Buster’s Entertainment will post -4.67 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
Dave & Buster’s Entertainment Company Profile
Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc owns and operates entertainment and dining venues for adults and families. Its venues offer a menu of entrees and appetizers, as well as a selection of non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages; and an assortment of entertainment attractions centered on playing games and watching live sports, and other televised events.
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