The Cheesecake Factory (NASDAQ: CAKE) recently received a number of ratings updates from brokerages and research firms:

  • 9/26/2017 – The Cheesecake Factory was downgraded by analysts at Wedbush from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating. They now have a $44.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $52.00.
  • 9/20/2017 – The Cheesecake Factory had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at BTIG Research. They now have a $50.00 price target on the stock.
  • 9/12/2017 – The Cheesecake Factory had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Maxim Group. They now have a $57.00 price target on the stock.
  • 9/8/2017 – The Cheesecake Factory had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Robert W. Baird. They now have a $49.00 price target on the stock.
  • 9/7/2017 – The Cheesecake Factory had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. They now have a $46.00 price target on the stock.
  • 8/25/2017 – The Cheesecake Factory was downgraded by analysts at TheStreet from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating.
  • 8/9/2017 – The Cheesecake Factory had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Maxim Group. They now have a $57.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $65.00.
  • 8/9/2017 – The Cheesecake Factory had its “neutral” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Instinet. They now have a $44.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $50.00.
  • 8/9/2017 – The Cheesecake Factory had its “equal weight” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Barclays PLC. They now have a $48.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $53.00.
  • 8/9/2017 – The Cheesecake Factory had its “equal weight” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Stephens. They now have a $48.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $55.00.
  • 8/9/2017 – The Cheesecake Factory had its “neutral” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Robert W. Baird. They now have a $49.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $57.00.
  • 8/4/2017 – The Cheesecake Factory had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Canaccord Genuity.
  • 8/3/2017 – The Cheesecake Factory had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Maxim Group. They now have a $57.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $65.00.
  • 8/3/2017 – The Cheesecake Factory had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies. They now have a $49.00 price target on the stock.
  • 8/3/2017 – The Cheesecake Factory had its price target lowered by analysts at Nomura from $50.00 to $44.00. They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock.
  • 8/3/2017 – The Cheesecake Factory had its “equal weight” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Barclays PLC. They now have a $48.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $53.00.
  • 8/3/2017 – The Cheesecake Factory was given a new $49.00 price target on by analysts at Robert W. Baird. They now have a “hold” rating on the stock.
  • 8/3/2017 – The Cheesecake Factory had its “neutral” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Instinet. They now have a $44.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $50.00.

The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated (NASDAQ CAKE) opened at 42.20 on Thursday. The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated has a 12 month low of $38.34 and a 12 month high of $67.14. The stock has a market cap of $1.94 billion, a PE ratio of 14.76 and a beta of 0.34. The company’s 50 day moving average is $42.34 and its 200 day moving average is $53.85.

The Cheesecake Factory (NASDAQ:CAKE) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. The restaurant operator reported $0.78 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.76 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $569.87 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $573.12 million. The Cheesecake Factory had a net margin of 6.10% and a return on equity of 22.92%. The business’s revenue was up 2.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.78 EPS. On average, analysts anticipate that The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated will post $2.66 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, August 29th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, August 16th were issued a $0.29 dividend. This represents a $1.16 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.81%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, August 14th. This is a positive change from The Cheesecake Factory’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.24. The Cheesecake Factory’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 40.70%.

The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated is engaged in the restaurant and bakery business. As of March 2, 2017, the Company operated 208 Company-owned restaurants: 194 under The Cheesecake Factory mark, 13 under the Grand Lux Cafe mark and one under the Rock Sugar Pan Asian Kitchen mark. The Company’s segments include The Cheesecake Factory restaurants, and other.

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