DA Davidson Begins Coverage on GrubHub Inc (GRUB)
DA Davidson initiated coverage on shares of GrubHub Inc (NASDAQ:GRUB) in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday. The brokerage set a “neutral” rating on the information services provider’s stock.
Several other brokerages have also issued reports on GRUB. Deutsche Bank AG lowered GrubHub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday. Bank of America Corporation lifted their price target on GrubHub from $54.00 to $64.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 5th. KeyCorp reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $62.00 price target (up from $56.00) on shares of GrubHub in a report on Wednesday, September 6th. Zacks Investment Research lowered GrubHub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 8th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $53.00 price target (up from $50.00) on shares of GrubHub in a report on Wednesday, August 9th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating, thirteen have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $50.87.
GrubHub (NASDAQ GRUB) traded up 0.25% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching $56.18. 3,264,763 shares of the company were exchanged. The company has a market cap of $4.85 billion and a P/E ratio of 82.62. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $53.29 and its 200-day moving average is $43.49. GrubHub has a 12 month low of $32.43 and a 12 month high of $57.61.
GrubHub (NASDAQ:GRUB) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The information services provider reported $0.22 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.21 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $158.79 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $158.13 million. GrubHub had a return on equity of 5.84% and a net margin of 9.29%. Equities analysts expect that GrubHub will post $1.10 earnings per share for the current year.
In other news, COO Stanley Chia sold 837 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, July 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $43.54, for a total transaction of $36,442.98. Following the sale, the chief operating officer now directly owns 1,215 shares in the company, valued at $52,901.10. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, CEO Matthew M. Maloney sold 88,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $55.83, for a total value of $4,913,040.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders have sold 411,568 shares of company stock worth $21,454,308.
Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Geneva Advisors LLC bought a new stake in shares of GrubHub during the second quarter valued at approximately $622,000. Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. bought a new stake in shares of GrubHub during the first quarter valued at approximately $531,000. Tudor Investment Corp ET AL bought a new stake in shares of GrubHub during the first quarter valued at approximately $949,000. EULAV Asset Management increased its position in shares of GrubHub by 35.8% during the first quarter. EULAV Asset Management now owns 220,000 shares of the information services provider’s stock valued at $7,236,000 after purchasing an additional 58,000 shares during the period. Finally, River & Mercantile Asset Management LLP increased its position in shares of GrubHub by 86.1% during the second quarter. River & Mercantile Asset Management LLP now owns 70,814 shares of the information services provider’s stock valued at $3,086,000 after purchasing an additional 32,764 shares during the period.
GrubHub Company Profile
Grubhub Inc provides an online and mobile platform for restaurant pick-up and delivery orders. Its products include Grubhub and Seamless Mobile Applications and Mobile Website, Grubhub and Seamless Websites, Corporate Program, Delivery, Allmenus and MenuPages, Grubhub for Restaurants, and Restaurant Websites.
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