Several brokerages have updated their recommendations and price targets on shares of Wingstop (NASDAQ: WING) in the last few weeks:

  • 12/12/2017 – Wingstop was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating.
  • 12/4/2017 – Wingstop had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Robert W. Baird. They now have a $44.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $30.00.
  • 11/29/2017 – Wingstop had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. They now have a $41.00 price target on the stock.
  • 11/29/2017 – Wingstop was downgraded by analysts at Guggenheim from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating.
  • 11/24/2017 – Wingstop had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Cowen Inc. They now have a $41.00 price target on the stock.
  • 11/14/2017 – Wingstop was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Wingstop Inc. franchises and operates restaurants. The Company’s operating segment consists of Franchise segment and Company segment. It offers cooked-to-order, hand-sauced and tossed chicken wings. Wingstop Inc. is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. “
  • 11/10/2017 – Wingstop had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Robert W. Baird. They now have a $39.00 price target on the stock.
  • 11/7/2017 – Wingstop was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating. They now have a $41.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Wingstop Inc. franchises and operates restaurants. The Company’s operating segment consists of Franchise segment and Company segment. It offers cooked-to-order, hand-sauced and tossed chicken wings. Wingstop Inc. is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. “
  • 11/3/2017 – Wingstop had its price target raised by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC from $28.00 to $29.00. They now have a “hold” rating on the stock.
  • 11/3/2017 – Wingstop was upgraded by analysts at Stifel Nicolaus from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $40.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $35.00.
  • 10/18/2017 – Wingstop was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating. According to Zacks, “Wingstop Inc. franchises and operates restaurants. The Company’s operating segment consists of Franchise segment and Company segment. It offers cooked-to-order, hand-sauced and tossed chicken wings. Wingstop Inc. is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. “

Wingstop Inc (WING) traded up $0.64 on Thursday, hitting $42.72. The stock had a trading volume of 819,600 shares, compared to its average volume of 496,863. The company has a market cap of $1,224.32, a P/E ratio of 58.44, a PEG ratio of 2.97 and a beta of 0.69. Wingstop Inc has a 52 week low of $24.74 and a 52 week high of $43.25. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -2.37, a quick ratio of 0.89 and a current ratio of 0.89.

Wingstop (NASDAQ:WING) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The restaurant operator reported $0.17 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.15 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $26.03 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $25.13 million. Wingstop had a negative return on equity of 32.39% and a net margin of 20.70%. The firm’s revenue was up 19.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.13 EPS. research analysts predict that Wingstop Inc will post 0.73 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a None dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, December 19th. Stockholders of record on Monday, December 4th will be paid a dividend of $0.07 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, December 1st. This represents a dividend yield of 0.77%. Wingstop’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 19.44%.

In related news, Director Michael J. Hislop sold 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, December 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $41.03, for a total transaction of $205,150.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, insider Flynn Dekker sold 16,350 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $35.77, for a total value of $584,839.50. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Corporate insiders own 1.76% of the company’s stock.

Wingstop Inc is franchisor and operator of restaurants that specializes in cooked-to-order, hand-sauced and tossed chicken wings. The Company operates through two segments: Franchise and Company. As of December 31, 2016, the Company offers its guests 11 flavors on bone-in and boneless chicken wings paired with hand-cut, seasoned fries and sides.

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