Dave & Buster’s Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ:PLAY) CEO Stephen M. King sold 7,500 shares of the company’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 $337,575.00. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 1 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $45.01. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

Dave & Buster’s Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ:PLAY) opened at 45.40 on Thursday. The firm has a market cap of $1.91 billion, a P/E ratio of 24.51 and a beta of 0.58. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $40.96 and a 200-day moving average price of $42.92. Dave & Buster’s Entertainment Inc. has a 12-month low of $29.54 and a 12-month high of $49.90.

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

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

A number of institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. RS Investment Management Co. LLC boosted its position in shares of Dave & Buster’s Entertainment by 3.3% in the second quarter. RS Investment Management Co. LLC now owns 599,832 shares of the company’s stock worth $28,066,000 after buying an additional 19,220 shares during the period. Quantbot Technologies LP bought a new position in shares of Dave & Buster’s Entertainment during the second quarter worth about $784,000. Sanders Morris Harris Inc. bought a new position in shares of Dave & Buster’s Entertainment during the second quarter worth about $281,000. William Blair Investment Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Dave & Buster’s Entertainment during the second quarter worth about $12,127,000. Finally, BlackRock Group LTD boosted its position in shares of Dave & Buster’s Entertainment by 69.8% in the first quarter. BlackRock Group LTD now owns 31,427 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,218,000 after buying an additional 12,918 shares during the period.

A number of analysts have commented on PLAY shares. TheStreet raised shares of Dave & Buster’s Entertainment from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, October 10th. BMO Capital Markets set a $48.00 target price on Dave & Buster’s Entertainment and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, October 1st. Canaccord Genuity initiated coverage on Dave & Buster’s Entertainment in a report on Monday, August 22nd. They issued a “buy” rating and a $52.00 target price on the stock. Jefferies Group reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $50.00 target price on shares of Dave & Buster’s Entertainment in a report on Wednesday, September 7th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus downgraded Dave & Buster’s Entertainment from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and dropped their target price for the company from $50.00 to $45.00 in a report on Tuesday, July 26th. One equities research 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. Dave & Buster’s Entertainment currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $47.29.

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