Dave & Buster’s Entertainment Inc (NASDAQ:PLAY) has been assigned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the fourteen analysts that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, one has assigned a hold recommendation and eleven have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price target among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $64.30.

PLAY has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Gordon Haskett initiated coverage on shares of Dave & Buster’s Entertainment in a research report on Thursday, October 18th. They set a “buy” rating and a $70.00 price objective for the company. BidaskClub cut shares of Dave & Buster’s Entertainment from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, October 19th. Loop Capital began coverage on shares of Dave & Buster’s Entertainment in a research report on Wednesday, October 24th. They set a “buy” rating and a $70.00 price objective for the company. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Dave & Buster’s Entertainment from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, December 6th. Finally, Maxim Group upped their price target on shares of Dave & Buster’s Entertainment from $71.00 to $76.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, December 7th.

PLAY stock traded up $0.91 during trading on Friday, reaching $48.81. 1,900 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 821,977. The stock has a market cap of $1.85 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.67, a P/E/G ratio of 1.06 and a beta of 1.03. Dave & Buster’s Entertainment has a twelve month low of $37.85 and a twelve month high of $67.05. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.87, a current ratio of 0.45 and a quick ratio of 0.33.

Dave & Buster’s Entertainment (NASDAQ:PLAY) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, December 11th. The restaurant operator reported $0.30 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.24 by $0.06. The business had revenue of $282.14 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $277.28 million. Dave & Buster’s Entertainment had a net margin of 9.97% and a return on equity of 26.28%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 12.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.27 EPS. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Dave & Buster’s Entertainment will post 2.82 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other news, SVP John Mulleady sold 7,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, December 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $45.11, for a total value of $338,325.00. Following the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 17,004 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $767,050.44. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, SVP J Michael Plunkett sold 1,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, December 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $46.98, for a total transaction of $46,980.00. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 2,671 shares in the company, valued at $125,483.58. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders sold 37,500 shares of company stock valued at $1,886,915. Corporate insiders own 3.40% of the company’s stock.

Large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Quantamental Technologies LLC bought a new stake in shares of Dave & Buster’s Entertainment in the 4th quarter valued at $84,000. Meeder Asset Management Inc. bought a new position in Dave & Buster’s Entertainment during the fourth quarter worth $127,000. Cerebellum GP LLC bought a new position in Dave & Buster’s Entertainment during the fourth quarter worth $192,000. Pitcairn Co. bought a new position in Dave & Buster’s Entertainment during the third quarter worth $201,000. Finally, Greenwood Capital Associates LLC bought a new position in Dave & Buster’s Entertainment during the third quarter worth $227,000.

Dave & Buster’s Entertainment Company Profile

Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc owns and operates entertainment and dining venues for adults and families. Its venues offer a menu of entrées and appetizers, as well as a selection of non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages; and an assortment of entertainment attractions centered on playing games and watching live sports, and other televised events.

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