Ruby Tuesday, Inc.

  • There's Usually Something for Everyone in Restaurant Stocks

    By Bob Chandler - July 29, 2013 | Tickers: CBRL, DRI, RT

    The restaurant sector is fascinating to follow. There are usually plenty of interesting stories and even an occasional bargain stock to be found. Plus, the basics of the industry are fairly simple to understand; offer a good product, at a fair price, in an attractive setting with acceptable service. But as simple as it sounds, success in the sector never ends up being that easy. Here are three restaurant stocks more »

  • Are These Restaurant Chains Satisfying Investors' Appetites?

    By Brian Hill - July 10, 2013 | Tickers: EAT, DPZ, RT

    Weak economic growth in the U.S. has dampened sales prospects for many restaurant chains, which now must fight intensely for each customer they get. Although the industry continues to recover in terms of sales growth, the cloudy jobs picture remains troublesome for restaurant chains' management. The labor force participation rate remains at historically low levels. Those without jobs or who have given up looking for work are forced to more »

  • Buy These Great Casual Dining Stocks

    By Michael Douglass - June 14, 2013 | Tickers: DRI, RRGB, RT

    Darden Restaurants (NYSE: DRI) and Red Robin Gourmet Burgers (NASDAQ: RRGB) both have a compelling investment story to tell. Red Robin needs no further explanation beyond its name; Darden operates a portfolio of casual dining concepts, including Longhorn Steakhouse, Red Lobster, and Olive Garden.

    Both of these companies would make excellent additions to your portfolio based on your investing preference – Darden is slower-growing but safer (and it pays a dividend more »

  • What restaurant chain will be next to deploy the kitchen of the future?

    By DJ Krieger - May 10, 2013 | Tickers: BLMN, EAT, DRI, MIDD, RT, CAKE

    In the beginning, there was the griddle.

    And the fryer. And the charbroiler, of course.

    The chef standing over the griddle monitored the burgers or the eggs. The chef standing over the charbroiler monitored the chicken or the steak. The chef standing over the fryer shook up the fries and onion rings.

    This is basically how American restaurants have operated for a long time. Until Middleby (NASDAQ: MIDD) decided to more »

  • Two Reasons to Pay Attention to this Blooming Stock

    By Austin Higgins - April 18, 2013 | Tickers: BJRI, BLMN, RT

    The restaurant industry has seen a lot of growth but there are challenges ahead. Consumers have been hit with a new payroll tax this January. In response, many have scaled back on dining out. So investors need to be extra careful when looking at this industry for investment opportunities. There may be one that still fits the bill.

    Bloomin’ Brands (NASDAQ: BLMN) operates a variety of restaurants in the United more »

  • Ruby Tuesday Bouncing, Not So Fast

    By Zach Carvalho - April 9, 2013 | Tickers: DRI, RT

    The casual diner chain has fallen substantially from its 2006 high of $33 per share with an April 1 closing price at $7.79. To turn the company around, J.J. Buettgen (a former Darden executive) is looking to reposition the company through a new brand and a bit of balance sheet restructuring.

    The plan is simple; sell-off secondary brands and focus on developing Ruby Tuesday (NYSE: RT), reduce prices more »

  • ShouId We Buy Into This Casual Dining Chain's Turnaround?

    By Anh HOANG - April 2, 2013 | Tickers: DRI, DIN, RT

    If investors grabbed shares of Ruby Tuesday (NYSE: RT) at its low in 2009 at nearly $1 per share, they must be quite happy to see it has risen to nearly $7.40 per share by now. The shares seem to have a lot of more potential upside as the casual dining chain is turning itself around. Let’s take a closer look to see whether or not Ruby Tuesday more »

  • A Taste of the Restaurant Business

    By Matthew Frankel - March 11, 2013 | Tickers: BWLD, DRI, RT, RUTH, CAKE

    Restaurant stocks don’t always make the best investments. And even those endorsed by analysts are often fast-food or quick service companies such as McDonald's or Chipotle. But there are plenty of honest-to-goodness, full-service restaurants that can still provide great long-term investments. Let's see which of these dining stocks can pass our Foolish inspection.

    Darden Restaurants (NYSE: DRI
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    Darden is the parent company of Red Lobster, Olive Garden more »

  • A Cannibal That Charlie Munger Would Love

    By Ted Cooper - January 17, 2013 | Tickers: CEC, FRS, MCD, RT

    During a recent interview with The Motley Fool, Mohnish Pabrai shared some advice given to him by Charlie Munger. According to Pabrai, Munger mentioned cannibals -- companies repurchasing a significant amount of stock over time -- as a good source of investment returns.

    One such company is CEC Entertainment (NYSE: CEC), the owner of Chuck E. Cheese restaurants. Since 2002, the company has reduced its share count from over 41 million to more »

  • Q4 Earnings This Week

    By Peri Appollo - January 7, 2013 | Tickers: AA, APOL, STZ, DRI, MON, RT, WFC

    The markets closed at five-year highs on Friday thanks to the Fiscal Cliff deal and economic data that fueled investor confidence.  This week, we're likely to see corporate earnings play more of a role as fourth quarter results begin being reported.

    As usual, Alcoa (NYSE: AA) unofficially kicks things off after the bell on Tuesday.  The aluminum producer reported a loss for the third quarter as the sluggish global more »

  • How a Bag of Fries Can Save McDonald’s

    By Luke Pinkney - January 3, 2013 | Tickers: BKW, DIN, MCD, RT, WEN | Editor's Choice

    Working as a regional airline pilot, I have the advantage of a more random sampling of fast food franchises than the average french fry connoisseur.  In an admittedly informal survey I have been taking of McDonald’s (NYSE: MCD) restaurants over the last few months, a common theme seems to be occurring.  Out of ten purchases, from stores ranging from Wilmington, Delaware to Houston, Texas, eight of them included orders more »

  • This Sector Bucks the High Unemployment Trend

    By Gerelyn Terzo - December 13, 2012 | Tickers: BLMN, DRI, DIN, RT

    If monetary policymakers are right, high U.S. unemployment will persist until 2015. Don't look to the restaurant industry for signs of that weakness because for the most part you're likely to come up empty. Restaurants have been steadily adding jobs at more than twice the pace of the broader U.S. jobs market. That trend is expected to extend into 2013.

    Restaurant Jobs vs. U.S. Employment more »

  • Earnings Review: Bloomin' Brands

    By Jon Quast - November 23, 2012 | Tickers: BLMN, CBRL, DRI, RT

    In my article entitled Earnings Preview: Bloomin' Brand I shared with you the one thing that I would be looking for in Bloomin' Brands (NASDAQ: BLMN) latest earnings report.  We'll take a look at that in a bit, but right now let's take a look at how they did overall.

    Beat the Street

    First off, lets talk about something I wasn't looking for specifically.  I am typically more »

  • You Can Have Your Cake and Eat it Too

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - November 13, 2012 | Tickers: EAT, DRI, DIN, RT, CAKE | Editor's Choice

    In the financial world, individual investors must often wonder how "big shot" hedge fund managers like Ken Griffin and Steven Cohen are able to consistently generate solid returns while managing portfolios the size of a small country's GDP. With your positions constantly in the public spotlight (at least on the long side), wouldn't one think that it might be more difficult to find investment ideas to generate that more »

  • Earnings Preview: Bloomin' Brands

    By Jon Quast - November 1, 2012 | Tickers: BLMN, CBRL, DRI, RT

    Bloomin' Brands ) is home to several restaurant favorites in the casual dining sector.  In fact, according to some surveys, they have 3 of the top 10 casual dining restaurants in their portfolio, including top dog Bonefish Grill.  Other restaurants in their quiver include Outback Steakhouse and Carrabba's.

    Since Bloomin' Brands just went public a couple of months ago, the internet isn't completely saturated with financial reports and more »

  • This Restaurant is Not Tasty Now

    By Anh HOANG - October 29, 2012 | Tickers: BWLD, CMG, DRI, RT

    Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ: BWLD) got crushed in the stock market after its Q3 earnings announcement. The share plunged nearly 12% in a day, from $83.50 to $74.70 per share. It lost nearly $164 million in market capitalization with that single drop. It sounds scary for investors, but the drop is nothing compared to the 485% gain BWLD experienced from Nov 08 – Mar 12. Will this stock soar more »

  • This Restaurant Stock is Highly Undervalued

    By Anjali Paliwal - October 11, 2012 | Tickers: DRI, MCD, RT

    A lot has been happening in the restaurant sector lately. McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) which has been a darling of defensive investors over the last 2 decades announced a 10% increase in its quarterly cash dividend to 77 cents a share. The announcement of the dividend raise has brought the company’s 2012 anticipated total cash return to stakeholders to more than $5.5 billion via share repurchases and dividends more »

  • Harkening to the Einhorn

    By Jon Quast - October 8, 2012 | Tickers: BJRI, BWLD, CMG, RT, TXRH, YUM

     A sound is heard on yonder knoll.  It is the sound of an Einhorn, signaling to all that the end is near.  The time of Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) has come.  Sell Chipotle and move on.  Two days after Einhorn's recommendation the stock fell $6.66.  Coincidence?  Outrageous—there are no coincidences.  It's the end of the world.

    Ok, maybe not.  What happened is simply that David more »

  • Is La Dolce Vita in Sight for Bravo Brio?

    By Jonathan Lim - August 30, 2012 | Tickers: BBRG, DRI, RT, CAKE

    The American palate is evolving and becoming more adventurous, a trend that’s apparent when you consider the culinary terms that have entered our lexicon over the last few years. While semifreddo (a semi-frozen dessert) and sfogliatelle (a shell-shaped pastry) are foreign to most everyone save for Food Network devotees and professional chefs, terms such as panini and pesto aren’t anymore. You can find panini at Olive Gardens nationwide more »

  • The Cheesecake Factory is a Delightfully Delicious Investment

    By Soroush Pour - August 24, 2012 | Tickers: EAT, DRI, DIN, RT, CAKE

    As a favorite dining spot of dessert devotees everywhere, Cheesecake Factory (NASDAQ: CAKE) has been one of the restaurant industry’s highest flyers in recent years.  Since the recession, shares of CAKE have returned an average of 25.3% per year, outpacing the industry average (7.7%) and culinary competitors like Darden Restaurants (NYSE: DRI) at 22.8%, and Brinker International (NYSE: EAT) at 8.9%.  This stock is a more »

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