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Below is a list of The Street’s Key analysts outlook for Key issues for Thursday follows:
Brinker International Inc. (NYSE:EAT) was raised to Outperform from Market Perform at Telsey Advisory, with the firm talking about potential upside from the Chili’s parent’s partnership with restaurant delivery service DoorDash.
Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (NYSE:CMG) was started as Outperform at Evercore ISI, based on a general acceleration in fast food and a decline in casual dining. Shares trade in a 52-wk range of 383.20 – 730.41 and with a consensus target price of 683.00.
Dine Brands Global Inc. (NYSE:DIN) is maintaining an Outperform rating on the stock, it now sees a less attractive risk/reward profile at current levels. Shares have moved up 20.4% since 1 February 2019. The firm continues to view the Dine Brands primarily franchised model as underappreciated and believes the current discount to franchised peers could narrow over the next 6 to 12 months as fears around the sustainability of Applebee’s turnaround are addressed.
McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE:MCD): Analysts started MCD with an Outperform rating and assigned a 225 price target at Evercore ISI, with the firm noting an acceleration in fast food and a decline in casual dining. Shares trade in a 52-wk range of 153.13 – 206.39 and with a consensus target price at 215.00.
Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT) was reiterated as Outperform with a $155 price target at Wedbush. The firm believes that Microsoft remains in an enviable position heading into the rest of Y 2019 and Y 2020 due to the company’s cloud success and with the company firing on all cylinders around its Office 365 and Azure strategic vision. Microsoft hit a 52-wk and all-time high at 134.24 Tuesday, with a consensus target price of 143.16.
Restaurant Brands International Inc. (NYSE:QSR) was started with an Outperform rating at Evercore ISI.
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