Dave & Buster’s Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ:PLAY) SVP Jay L. Tobin sold 2,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $45.01, for a total transaction of $112,525.00. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 104,571 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $4,706,740.71. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link.

Shares of Dave & Buster’s Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ:PLAY) opened at 45.28 on Wednesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.90 billion, a PE ratio of 24.45 and a beta of 0.58. Dave & Buster’s Entertainment Inc. has a 52-week low of $29.54 and a 52-week high of $49.90. The company has a 50 day moving average of $40.80 and a 200 day moving average of $42.90.

Dave & Buster’s Entertainment (NASDAQ:PLAY) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, September 6th. The company reported $0.50 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.44 by $0.06. Dave & Buster’s Entertainment had a net margin of 8.59% and a return on equity of 22.08%. The company earned $244.30 million during the quarter. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.40 earnings per share. Dave & Buster’s Entertainment’s revenue was up 12.4% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts anticipate that Dave & Buster’s Entertainment Inc. will post $1.94 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Dave & Buster`s Entertainment (NASDAQ:PLAY)

Large investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Montag A & Associates Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Dave & Buster’s Entertainment during the second quarter worth $1,009,000. Quantbot Technologies LP acquired a new stake in shares of Dave & Buster’s Entertainment during the second quarter worth $784,000. Columbus Circle Investors increased its stake in shares of Dave & Buster’s Entertainment by 11.2% in the second quarter. Columbus Circle Investors now owns 716,239 shares of the company’s stock worth $33,513,000 after buying an additional 72,220 shares during the last quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System increased its stake in shares of Dave & Buster’s Entertainment by 64.6% in the second quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System now owns 79,495 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,720,000 after buying an additional 31,210 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Bank of New York Mellon Corp increased its stake in shares of Dave & Buster’s Entertainment by 7.1% in the second quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 371,988 shares of the company’s stock worth $17,404,000 after buying an additional 24,541 shares during the last quarter.

Several research firms have weighed in on PLAY. Wells Fargo & Co. began coverage on shares of Dave & Buster’s Entertainment in a report on Wednesday, October 12th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $47.50 target price for the company. TheStreet upgraded shares of Dave & Buster’s Entertainment from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, October 10th. BMO Capital Markets set a $48.00 price target on shares of Dave & Buster’s Entertainment and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, October 1st. Canaccord Genuity reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $52.00 price target on shares of Dave & Buster’s Entertainment in a report on Thursday, September 8th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Dave & Buster’s Entertainment from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, September 8th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $47.29.

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