Dave & Buster’s Entertainment (NASDAQ:PLAY) Getting Critical Press Coverage, Analysis Shows

Press coverage about Dave & Buster’s Entertainment (NASDAQ:PLAY) has been trending negative recently, according to InfoTrie. The research group rates the sentiment of news 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 closest to five being the most favorable. Dave & Buster’s Entertainment earned a daily sentiment score of -2.20 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned news coverage about the restaurant operator an news buzz score of 0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Dave & Buster’s Entertainment’s ranking:

Several brokerages have recently issued reports on PLAY. Deutsche Bank set a $45.00 price target on shares of Dave & Buster’s Entertainment and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Sunday, September 15th. Raymond James downgraded shares of Dave & Buster’s Entertainment from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Wednesday, September 11th. SunTrust Banks lowered their price target on shares of Dave & Buster’s Entertainment from $45.00 to $41.00 and set a “hold” rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, September 11th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Dave & Buster’s Entertainment from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, October 12th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Dave & Buster’s Entertainment from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $45.00 price target for the company. in a report on Monday, September 2nd. Twelve analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Dave & Buster’s Entertainment presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $46.81.

NASDAQ PLAY opened at $41.01 on Thursday. The company has a market capitalization of $1.27 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.00, a PEG ratio of 0.99 and a beta of 0.84. Dave & Buster’s Entertainment has a twelve month low of $37.21 and a twelve month high of $61.75. The stock has a fifty day simple moving average of $40.37 and a 200 day simple moving average of $44.81. The company has a quick ratio of 0.20, a current ratio of 0.30 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 6.73.

Dave & Buster’s Entertainment (NASDAQ:PLAY) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, September 10th. The restaurant operator reported $0.90 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.86 by $0.04. The business had revenue of $344.60 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $345.27 million. Dave & Buster’s Entertainment had a return on equity of 32.64% and a net margin of 8.78%. Research analysts expect that Dave & Buster’s Entertainment will post 2.81 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a 0.15000 dividend, which will be paid on Monday, November 11th. Stockholders of record on Friday, October 11th will be paid a dividend of $0.16 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 10th. This represents a dividend yield of 1.6%. Dave & Buster’s Entertainment’s payout ratio is currently 21.84%.

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 entrées 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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