Analyst Ratings for Brinker International Inc. (EAT)

Updated: 2017-07-29

Brinker International Inc. (NYSE:EAT) was awarded an average rating of Hold from investment analysts following the stock. Last month, EAT received an average rating of Hold.

A buy rating was issued by 2 analysts, 0 issued an overweight rating, 14 gave a hold rating, 1 gave an underweight rating, and 1 issued a sell rating. Today, there are 1 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has decreased by 1.

Several price targets were given for EAT by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 54, implying a possible profit of 54.11 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 37, implying potential capital losses of 5.59 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -0.48 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -0.94 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -0.16 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -0.16 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 3 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 2 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

EAT has an estimated earnings growth rate of -1.22 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of EAT is -9.33.

In the trailing 52-weeks, EAT hit 55.84 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 34.92. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 0.34 percent, and 37.25 percent lower than its 52-week high. EAT has a P/E ratio of 11.38. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The EAT value stock report compares EAT to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of EAT is $1.78 billion. EAT will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.