Restaurant Stocks

Restaurant stocks are a stock market subsector of chain-foodservice companies. Included in restaurant stocks are large franchise fast food companies, chain restaurants of all varieties, and take-out food establishments.


In a slow-growth world, finding dividend-paying stocks that also offer the potential for decent capital gains is a task. As dividends are typically paid by mature enterprises, growth rates are often led by less-than-traditional growth stocks. But this doesn’t mean…

Restaurant stocks, which I’ve discussed in previous editorials, often attract the favor of institutional investors and stock investing. For these kinds of companies, this is a risk-capital endeavor. But when there is a material price retrenchment in a growing restaurant…

Calendar first-quarter earnings reports are hitting the stock market and already a couple of trends have emerged. As previously mentioned, currency translation with the stronger U.S. dollar is having a material effect on corporate performance, but domestic-operating companies have been…

With weak oil prices having taken the wind out of investor sentiment, you might wonder which stocks might still have upward price momentum. The answer: restaurants stocks. Many restaurant operations are reporting a material improvement in business conditions, and their…

As incredible as it may be, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (CMG) recently spiked above $600.00 a share and is now closing in on $700.00. This position could no doubt benefit from a share split. The stock is trading with a…

The stock market has an underlying strength to it, seemingly only to be undone by geopolitical events. Fed action always has the potential to shock the system. Negative economic news isn’t fazing this market. On the back of a pretty…

Every stock market portfolio should consider restaurant stocks if the risk tolerance allows for it. This industry sector has a long track record of delivering good capital gains to investors, recognizing, of course, that all restaurant chains experience periods of…

Stocks are churning without any notable trend, influenced by geopolitical events, the lack of corporate reporting, and a recent change in investor sentiment regarding valuations. The fact is that a lot of stocks are ahead of themselves, and this is…

Retail is a tough business to be in and always difficult as an investor. Williams-Sonoma Inc. (WSM) took off after the company beat Wall Street consensus and increased its quarterly dividend by six percent on the back of 4.3 million…

Lots of companies are reporting their earnings results at this time, and there is some resilience to the numbers. A hard winter definitely is apparent in corporate earnings and economic data. Spring can’t come soon enough. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc.…

“Outback Steakhouse,” “Carrabba’s Italian Grill,” “Bonefish Grill,” “Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar,” and “Roy’s” are all owned by Bloomin’ Brands, Inc. (BLMN). With 1,500 restaurants in the U.S. and 21 other countries, business for the company is solid. Fourth-quarter…

Quite a bit of speculative fervor has been zapped out of this market, which is helpful for the longer-run trend. With the exception of biotechnology stocks, trading action has softened in initial public offerings (IPOs), 3D (three-dimensional) printer stocks, cloud…

When it comes specifically to dealing with stocks, creating a portfolio does not need to be complicated. Depending on your goals, any equity market portfolio is well served by a handful of anchor positions. These are stocks representing underlying businesses…

The great thing about noodles is that they’re cheap—and this is also what makes a restaurant chain selling noodles a very good investment opportunity. Restaurant stocks should always be on any speculative investor’s radar. Consumers’ tastes change, disposable incomes change,…