Buffalo Wild Wings

  • No Longer Just Winging It

    By Chad Henage - August 16, 2013 | Tickers: EAT, BWLD, CMG, PNRA

    I have to admit, I didn’t see this one coming. I’m willing to admit when a company shocks me with an outstanding earnings report. Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ: BWLD) just reported blowout earnings, and they also seem to have solved one of the biggest problems facing the company at the same time.

    The Trouble With Being Chicken
    I found out about Buffalo Wild Wings from multiple articles on more »

  • This Growth Story Has 3 Big Problems

    By Chad Henage - August 16, 2013 | Tickers: BWLD, CMG, PNRA, YUM

    I’ve admittedly been a skeptic of Chipotle (NYSE: CMG) over the last year or so. The company has given shareholders quite the ride as shares have both risen and fallen based on how the current quarter’s results were perceived. I would argue that Chipotle is probably one of the easiest businesses to understand, yet the stock is a bit of a mystery. The company shows strength in a more »

  • Noodles, we have a problem

    By Jon Quast - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: BWLD, CMG, NDLS

    Noodles & Company (NASDAQ: NDLS) is a newcomer to the fast-casual restaurant sector. Even before the IPO I had hoped this company - on the top-ten growth list for several years - would go public so I could have a piece of the action. But since going public my outlook has been cautious, and a 16% drop from recent highs may confirm this company's ongoing stock problem: valuation. Why is this company more »

  • How Does Buffalo Wild Wings Revenue Growth Compare?

    By Art Crabtree - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: BJRI, BWLD, DIN, TXRH

    How does Buffalo Wild Wings revenue growth compare to other casual dining restaurant chains? Of the four restaurant chains; Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ: BWLD), Texas Roadhouse (NASDAQ: TXRH), BJ’s Restaurants (NASDAQ: BJRI), and DineEquity Inc. (NYSE: DIN); which one has the superior future revenue growth prospects?

    All four casual dining restaurant chains have recently reported their second-quarter earnings for 2013. The table below compares several revenue and growth metrics more »

  • This Company’s Higher Top Line Impacted Its Quarterly Earnings

    By Naomi Warmate-Igwe - August 12, 2013 | Tickers: BWLD, DPZ, PZZA

    Papa John’s (NASDAQ: PZZA) operates in the Retail Restaurants industry and has been making waves with its pizza restaurant chain. The company operates and also franchises pizza delivery and restaurants under its trademark with approximately 4, 252 restaurants in 34 countries as at June 30, 2013. The company’s stock is currently trading within the $70 range with a market cap of $1.5 billion. Recently, Papa John’s more »

  • Cash In On Eating Out

    By Jason Hall - August 10, 2013 | Tickers: BWLD, CHUY, DRI | Editor's Choice

    The U.S. restaurant industry contracted for three years, over the recession. However, the National Restaurant Association's Restaurant Performance Index, or RPI, has shown two years of steady industry growth since the recovery started. In 2013, the RPI has been at or above 100 (indicating expansion) in every month except February, continuing the trend of positive momentum after a stumble last fall. While it's been bumpy, the trend more »

  • I'm Sure Glad I Bought These 2 Stocks

    By Mark Morelli - August 7, 2013 | Tickers: SAM, BWLD, COHR, VRTS

    Last year, I had some extra cash that I wanted to put to work in the growth portion of my portfolio.

    I use the following criteria for deciding which stocks to pick:

    1. Buy what you know (be familiar with either the company or their products),
    2. Solid earnings growth (15%-25% per year over the last three years is a good rule of thumb), P/E ratio not too more »

  • This Company’s Scale Ensures the Freshness of Its Products

    By Mark Lin - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: EAT, BWLD, DRI

    If you ever had a meal at a restaurant that did not meet your expectations, don’t be quick to blame the chef. The lack of scale in delivery could have contributed to slower delivery of food supplies and a lower quality of the final product. But the restaurant about which I'm going to speak is different.

    Darden Restaurants (NYSE: DRI) is one of the largest full-service restaurant companies more »

  • A High Growth Restaurant Chain With Decent Profitability

    By Anh HOANG - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: BWLD, DNKN, NATH

    Recently, Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ: BWLD) experienced a 2% decline in after-hours trading despite the fact that its second-quarter earnings results exceeded analysts’ expectations. Since the beginning of the year, Buffalo Wild Wings has gained more than 31.5%, outperforming the S&P 500’s return of more than 18.2%. Should investors buy Buffalo Wild Wings after its rising second-quarter earnings results? Let’s take a closer look.

    Impressive more »

  • Why Sit-Down Dining Is Good for Your Portfolio

    By Gretchen Stone - August 2, 2013 | Tickers: BWLD, CMG, LBY

    Has American casual dining bounced back and can we expect even bigger returns soon? Libbey’s (NYSEMKT: LBY) story is one of small gains and a steadier future outlook, while companies such as Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ: BWLD) and Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) are doing well with a winning formula of quality food and more locations.

    The food service industry follows the same predictable, downward path each time the more »

  • Hot Food and Hot Growth From Three Restaurant Companies

    By Shweta Dubey - July 30, 2013 | Tickers: BWLD, DNKN, WEN

    According to the U.S. National Restaurant Association, restaurant sales will reach $660.5 billion this year with 3.8% year-over-year growth. The recovery in the U.S. economy provides good prospects for the restaurant industry. The relative increase in customer confidence that comes with economic recovery has encouraged these companies to accelerate unit expansion and remodeling initiatives. Will these three restaurant companies find success in adopting strategies like unit more »

  • Take a Ride on the Wild Side

    By Dan Moskowitz - July 24, 2013 | Tickers: BWLD, MCD, YUM

    How do you feel about wings, beer, and sports? If you enjoy watching a game with friends, you might think it sounds heavenly. Even if this type of environment doesn’t interest you, think about the appeal it has for millions of Americans.

    High demand

    Of course, you can find this combination in many places, but Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ: BWLD) offers higher quality, a better presentation, and a superb more »

  • This Company Is On a Blazing Run

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - July 23, 2013 | Tickers: BJRI, BWLD, YUM

    A pleasant part of due diligence can be actually visiting a business worth investigating. It had been a while since I ate at Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ: BWLD). I wanted to see how busy it was, menu prices, and customer mix on an early Saturday evening around dinnertime, as opposed to a major sporting event.

    Wings.beer.sports

    The company has 407 company-owned and operated restaurants and 525 franchised ones more »

  • Noodles Paying Down Debt Instead of Buying Growth

    By Jon Quast - July 10, 2013 | Tickers: BJRI, BWLD, CMG, NDLS, PNRA

    The exciting IPO is back baby! It seems like a galaxy far far away since the thrill of LinkedIn's opening day. After a string of other lackluster initial public offerings, Noodles & Company (NASDAQ: NDLS) stole the show last week by nearly tripling in price. Some bulls say Noodles is the next Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG). Some bears say the company is overpriced. Either way, I say the company more »

  • What Are You Willing to Pay for Noodles?

    By Jon Quast - July 10, 2013 | Tickers: BLMN, BWLD, CMG, DRI, NDLS

    Noodles & Company (NASDAQ: NDLS) ignited the IPO scene last week by nearly tripling in value its very first week of public trading. Investors are buzzing about the opportunity to get in on a serious growth prospect. How big is the growth potential here though? The company currently operates 345 restaurants. Well, the plan management drafted calls for 2,500 - an increase of nearly 700%.

    This projected store count is simply more »

  • Can This Red Hot Restaurant Stock Keep Soaring?

    By Leo Sun - July 7, 2013 | Tickers: BWLD, CMG, PNRA

    Shares of Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ: BWLD) recently hit an all-time high north of $100 recently, after Miller Tabak analyst Stephen Anderson upgraded the stock from Hold to Buy, raising his price target from $98 to $110. Despite Buffalo Wild Wings’ impressive 30% rally over the past six months, Anderson believes that the stock could continue surging on lower corn and chicken wing costs in 2014.

    Could these positive catalysts more »

  • Two Small-Cap Restaurant Stocks Making Big Bets

    By Tom Winner - July 2, 2013 | Tickers: ARKR, BJRI, BWLD, IRG

    While most restaurant stocks grow earnings by increasing the number of locations, Ark Restaurants Corp (NASDAQ: ARKR) and Ignite Restaurant Group (NASDAQ: IRG) are two small-cap companies that have taken a different approach. Ark is betting that a casino will eventually be built in Northern New Jersey, and has negotiated for rights to manage food operations at the planned site. Ignite recently purchased Romano’s Macaroni Grill, a brand that more »

  • Are These 2 Stocks Overvalued?

    By David Gould - July 2, 2013 | Tickers: BWLD, MCD, WEN

    If you are interested in investing in burger chains, McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) and Wendy's (NASDAQ: WEN) are two obvious choices to start looking at. They are in remarkably different situations: the former is looking to milk new revenue segments after saturating domestic markets; the latter is looking to turnaround its business. Will they succeed? Below, I present my outlook on the two companies.

    Expansion is the key for more »

  • Don't Miss Out on These Specialty Diners

    By Mark Yagalla - June 28, 2013 | Tickers: BJRI, BWLD, RRGB

    The trend in the restaurant industry is toward fast, casual specialty diners with great food and a great atmosphere. Restaurants that serve beer, pizza, hamburgers and wings represent the flavors of America that diners keep coming back for. These restaurants have developed their own unique concept and have tremendous growth potential.

    A restaurant and a brewhouse together

    BJ's Restaurants (NASDAQ: BJRI) is a chain of casual-dining restaurants that offers more »

  • Tapping the Investment Opportunity in Fast Casual Restaurants

    By harsha lohia - June 19, 2013 | Tickers: BWLD, CMG, PNRA

    Fast casual restaurants have been one of the fastest growing concepts in the food industry, gaining popularity every year. With people becoming aware of the unhealthy consequences of eating fast food, they are looking for healthier options- but with the ability to eat on the go. With the improving economy, increasing discretionary consumer spending, and growing preference for healthy food, fast casual restaurants are primed for profits: Investors should grab more »

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