Ruth’s Hospitality Group, Inc.

  • Billionaire Michael Price’s Long Term Stock Picks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - July 21, 2013 | Tickers: BDX, C, GLF, MHFI, RUTH

    One of the most common objections to incorporating 13F filings into an investment process is that the information in these filings is a bit out of date; the most recent round of filings discloses many of a hedge fund’s or other major investor’s long equity positions as of the end of March. However, at Insider Monkey we’ve actually found that the most popular small cap stocks among more »

  • Are Restaurant Chains Serving Up an Earnings Feast?

    By Brian Hill - July 5, 2013 | Tickers: DRI, DIN, RUTH

    Americans love to eat out, which makes restaurant companies' financial results a useful barometer of the state of the general economy. The National Restaurant Association reported that the average household spent $2,620 on food outside the home in 2011. But when consumers' budgets are tight, they don't dine out as often. By taking a look at how restaurant chains are doing, we can get some clues about how more »

  • Del Frisco's Restaurant Group: A Solid Small-Cap Stock

    By Sammy Pollack - June 25, 2013 | Tickers: DRI, DFRG, RUTH

    Since coming public in 2012, shares of Del Frisco's Restaurant Group (NASDAQ: DFRG) are up more than 50%.

    Brands

    Del Frisco's operates three distinct but similar restaurant concepts: Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse, Del Frisco's Grille, and Sullivan's Steakhouse. To better understand Del Frisco's as a whole, let's take a closer look at each of Del Frisco's three concepts:

    Del Frisco's more »

  • Treat Your Portfolio With a Little Sizzle

    By Mark Yagalla - June 17, 2013 | Tickers: DFRG, RUTH, TXRH

    As Father's Day came and went away, we were reminded of the great American steakhouse. It seems there's no better place these days to celebrate an event than with a great steak. America's love affair with red meat continues and this has benefited meat purveyors. As the global economic recovery continues, more people are opting to eat out and that is also benefiting the overall restaurant group more »

  • These Steakhouse Chains Are Serving Up Profits and Great Food

    By Robert Hanley - June 7, 2013 | Tickers: BLMN, RUTH, TXRH

    As economic growth picks up steam and consumer confidence rises, Americans are stepping out of the kitchen and hitting the road to their favorite dining establishment. The industry’s major trade group, the National Restaurant Association, estimates that restaurant sales were roughly $661 billion in 2012, a 3.8% gain over the prior year. While Americans are trying to eat healthier, given the rising incidence of obesity, they still like more »

  • These 2 Restaurants Can Offer Beefy Returns

    By Leo Sun - May 7, 2013 | Tickers: DRI, RUTH, TXRH

    For many investors, restaurants are a tricky industry to navigate. Conservative fast food giants such as McDonald’s and Yum! Brands can be too heavily exposed to weak international markets, while full-service diner companies such as Darden Restaurants (NYSE: DRI) and Brinker International can own strong brands (LongHorn Steakhouse, Maggiano’s), whose gains are offset by weaker ones (Red Lobster, Chili’s).

    The rise of bistro restaurants, such as Panera more »

  • Secure Your Portfolio With These "Food Chain" Companies

    By Steve Van - April 11, 2013 | Tickers: ADM, MON, RUTH, SYY, KR

    With market indexes hovering near all-time highs after significant advances this year, investing in defensive stocks is one way to protect your investments if a significant correction takes a bite out of stocks. One defensive theme that I like is “food chain” stocks because food is essential for human life and therefore these companies generate recurring revenues from constant consumer demand. From seed companies to food processors and the food more »

  • Secure Your Portfolio With These 'Food Chain' Stocks

    By Steve Van - April 8, 2013 | Tickers: ADM, MON, RUTH, SYY, KR

    With market indexes hovering near all-time highs after significant advances this year, investing in defensive stocks is one way to protect your investments if a significant correction takes a bite out of stocks. One defensive theme that I like is “food chain” stocks because food is essential for human life and therefore these companies generate recurring revenues from constant consumer demand. From seed companies to food processors and the food 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 »

  • Setting the Table for a Strong 2013

    By Delian Naydenov - January 11, 2013 | Tickers: BJRI, DFRG, IRG, RUTH

    Ruth's Hospitality Group (NASDAQ: RUTH) is a company that cleaned up its balance sheet in 2012 and has (compared to its peers) solid fundamentals, a well-balanced growth plan, and management that is relatively new but experienced and motivated. Due to these factors, the company's stock could increase substantially in the next several months and it might even be considered an acquisition target by a larger restaurant chain or more »

  • Risky Business: Del Frisco's

    By Jon Quast - November 5, 2012 | Tickers: DRI, DFRG, RUTH

    I know that you're probably tired of hearing about Hurricane Sandy effecting the economy.  But this must be mentioned yet again in Del Frisco's case.  In Del Frisco's prospectus, they had an interesting statement in the risk section:

    "Our New York Del Frisco’s location represented approximately 19%, 20% and 18% of our revenues in 2009, 2010 and 2011, respectively...any natural disaster...in or around New York City could...lead to a decrease in revenues."

  • Darden's Profits Gored by Longhorn

    By Jon Quast - November 4, 2012 | Tickers: DRI, DFRG, RUTH

    Quite a few companies have been effected, one way or another, by fluctuating food prices lately.  A lot of the food inflation has been brought on by the super-drought the United States experienced this year.  Tyson Foods has been effected from an increase in chicken feed prices.  Buffalo Wild Wings has seen the prices of chicken wings spike 70% since last year.  This has cost both companies profits they would more »

  • Is Recession Still on the Menu?

    By Brian Hill - September 6, 2012 | Tickers: DRI, DPZ, DNKN, LUB, RUTH

    The restaurant industry is definitely sending us mixed signals regarding what direction the economy is going. The National Restaurant Association -- the leading trade association for the restaurant industry -- publishes a monthly survey of restaurant operators called the Restaurant Performance Index (RPI). The July results revealed some good signs. Operators reported positive same store sales for the 14th month in a row. On the other hand only 22 percent of restaurant more »