Ruby Tuesday Receives Average Recommendation of “Hold” from Analysts (NYSE:RT)
Ruby Tuesday (NYSE:RT) has received an average recommendation of “Hold” from the eleven analysts that are covering the stock, AR Network reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price target among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $6.43.
Shares of Ruby Tuesday (NYSE:RT) traded up 1.25% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $5.67. 147,446 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Ruby Tuesday has a one year low of $5.14 and a one year high of $9.90. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $5.67 and a 200-day moving average of $6.25. The company’s market cap is $342.1 million.
Ruby Tuesday (NYSE:RT) last released its earnings data on Wednesday, January 8th. The company reported ($0.43) EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of ($0.26) by $0.17. The company had revenue of $276.20 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $271.93 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted ($0.07) earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 8.0% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that Ruby Tuesday will post $-0.81 EPS for the current fiscal year.
A number of research firms have recently commented on RT. Analysts at Wunderlich cut their price target on shares of Ruby Tuesday from $6.50 to $6.00 in a research note on Tuesday. They now have a “hold” rating on the stock. Separately, analysts at Longbow Research initiated coverage on shares of Ruby Tuesday in a research note on Friday, February 7th. They set a “buy” rating on the stock. Finally, analysts at Zacks downgraded shares of Ruby Tuesday from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 9th. They now have a $5.70 price target on the stock.
Ruby Tuesday, Inc, including its wholly-owned subsidiaries, owns and operates Ruby Tuesday, Lime Fresh Mexican, GrillMarlin & Ray’s, and Wok Hay casual dining restaurants.
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