Texas Roadhouse price target raised to $70 from $65 at Stifel » 12:0502/2102/21/20
Stifel analyst Chris…
Stifel analyst Chris O'Cull called Texas Roadhouse's (TXRH) Q4 results "better than expected," noting the company reported EPS of 61c, better than Stifel's 54c estimate and the Street's 52c estimate, driven by lower than expected labor and food costs. The analyst added that the company reaffirmed all aspects of its guidance, except for raising its FY20 capex guidance by $20M. O'Cull maintained a Hold rating on Texas Roadhouse, and raised his price target on shares to $70 from $65, saying that while EPS and sales estimates remain achievable, his view remains tempered by the stock's current valuation.
Texas Roadhouse price target raised to $55 from $45 at BMO Capital » 09:0602/2102/21/20
BMO Capital analyst…
BMO Capital analyst Andrew Strelzik raised his price target on Texas Roadhouse to $55 after its Q4 earnings beat, with strong restaurant margins and favorable G&A. The analyst expects solid margin performance and comp momentum to continue through the first half of 2020 but warns about slowing traffic and waning labor efficiencies in the second half of the year, keeping his Underperform rating on the shares.
Manchester United enters global partnership with Mondelez » 09:0402/2102/21/20
Manchester United (MANU)…
Manchester United (MANU) has entered into a global partnership with Mondelez (MDLZ). As part of the agreement, the two organisations will create dual-branded products as well as interactive and engaging campaigns for their global fan base. The partnership will commence around United's game against Watford this weekend, with activity to support Cadbury's 'Donate Your Words' campaign. 'Donate Your Words' is a UK initiative to highlight the issue of loneliness amongst the older generation.
Ruth's Hospitality reports Q4 adj. EPS 52c, consensus 50c » 07:0502/2102/21/20
Reports Q4 revenue…
Reports Q4 revenue $135.03M, consensus $134.76M. Reports Q4 SSS up 1.4%. Cheryl Henry, president and CEO of Ruth's Hospitality, stated, "I'm proud of what our team was able to accomplish in both the fourth quarter and the full year of 2019 in the face of a year of record beef prices. For the full year, we grew revenues and earnings, successfully integrated three new franchise locations into the Company system and opened two new Company-operated restaurants. We also continued our evolution of the brand through remodels, enhanced experiences and compelling product offerings for our guests."
BJ's Restaurants downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel » 05:0102/2102/21/20
Stifel analyst Chris…
Stifel analyst Chris O'Cull downgraded BJ's Restaurants to Hold from Buy with an unchanged price target of $45. The analyst cites valuation for the downgrade with the shares nearing his price target. Further, earnings upside may be limited without stronger same-restaurant-sales performance, O'Cull tells investors in a research note. To show meaningful appreciation from the current stock price, BJ's needs to demonstrate "durable" SRS gains of at least 2.5%, says the analyst.
Consumer Analyst Group of New York to hold a conference » 04:5502/2102/21/20
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CAGNY Conference 2020…
CAGNY Conference 2020 will be held in Boca Raton, FL on February 17-21.
Fly Intel: After Hours Movers » 19:0302/2002/20/20
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Texas Roadhouse up 7% after reporting Q4 earnings 17:0102/2002/20/20
VICI Properties sees 2020 adjusted FFO $1.50-$1.54, consensus $1.66 » 16:2502/2002/20/20
VICI said, "The…
VICI said, "The Company is providing estimated net income, FFO and AFFO guidance for the full year 2020. The Company estimates that net income attributable to common stockholders for the year ending December 31, 2020 will be between $631.0 million and $653.0 million, or between $1.30 and $1.35 per diluted share, which does not include any pending acquisitions. The Company estimates AFFO for the year ending December 31, 2020 will be between $728.0 million and $748.0 million, or between $1.50 and $1.54 per diluted share, which does not include any pending acquisitions. These per share estimates reflect the dilutive impact of the additional 50,000,000 shares of common stock issued on June 28, 2019, as well as an estimate of the additional shares from the unsettled forward sale agreements that are required to be included in the dilutive earnings per share calculation under the treasury stock method."
VICI Properties reports Q4 EPS adjusted FFO 37c, consensus 32c » 16:2302/2002/20/20
Reports Q4 revenue…
Reports Q4 revenue $237.5M, consensus $236.2M. The company said, "In 2019, through the great work of our team and through the unstinting support of our stockholders, VICI continued to transform itself and its sector. We announced $4.9 billion of acquisitions, representing all arms-length gaming net-lease transactions among publicly-traded companies, and we raised $2.6 billion of equity, including the largest-ever REIT follow-on offering of primary shares. VICI completed its inaugural unsecured notes issuance in November 2019, enhancing our balance sheet and laddering our maturities while replacing the Caesars Palace CMBS secured debt with unsecured debt, marking a key step on our path to an investment grade rating. We increased adjusted EBITDA by over 17%, or $124 million, to $847 million, yielding 100% flow-through on our 2019 adjusted revenue growth of approximately $124 million. We also raised our dividend for the second consecutive year, maintained a solid, low-levered balance sheet and doubled our roster of best-in-class gaming operators by adding Hard Rock International and Century Casinos Inc. as tenants. Our 2019 total return performance of 43.2% puts VICI in the top position amongst gaming net lease REITs and top three amongst all triple net lease REITs for 2019 total return. We increased our total enterprise value by over 45%, to $15.5 billion on December 31, 2019, meaning that in just over two years we have become the third largest American Triple Net REIT by enterprise value"