NASDAQ:RUTH - Ruth's Hospitality Group Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$31.55 +0.60 (+1.94 %)
(As of 08/21/2018 03:43 PM ET)
Previous Close$30.90
Today's Range$30.90 - $31.65
52-Week Range$17.95 - $33.95
Volume5,428 shs
Average Volume291,801 shs
Market Capitalization$944.81 million
P/E Ratio28.23
Dividend Yield1.43%
RuthRuth's Hospitality Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops, operates, and franchises fine dining restaurants under the Ruth's Chris Steak House name. Its restaurants offer food and beverage products to special occasion diners and frequent customers, as well as business clientele. As of December 31, 2017, the company had 155 Ruth's Chris Steak House restaurants, including 77 company-owned restaurants; 2 restaurant operating under a contractual agreement; and 76 franchisee-owned restaurants comprising 21 international franchisee-owned restaurants in Aruba, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Panama, Singapore, Taiwan, and the United Arab Emirates. Ruth's Hospitality Group, Inc. was founded in 1965 and is headquartered in Winter Park, Florida.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Industry Eating places


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.57
Current Ratio0.37
Quick Ratio0.25


Trailing P/E Ratio28.23
Forward P/E Ratio22.70
P/E Growth1.55

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$414.82 million
Price / Sales2.33
Cash Flow$1.6032 per share
Price / Cash19.68
Book Value$2.54 per share
Price / Book12.42


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.10
Net Income$30.13 million
Net Margins7.92%
Return on Equity45.99%
Return on Assets17.12%


Outstanding Shares30,680,000
Market Cap$944.81 million

Ruth's Hospitality Group (NASDAQ:RUTH) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Ruth's Hospitality Group's stock symbol?

Ruth's Hospitality Group trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "RUTH."

How often does Ruth's Hospitality Group pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Ruth's Hospitality Group?

Ruth's Hospitality Group declared a quarterly dividend on Monday, August 13th. Investors of record on Thursday, August 23rd will be paid a dividend of $0.11 per share on Thursday, September 6th. This represents a $0.44 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.39%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 22nd. View Ruth's Hospitality Group's Dividend History.

How will Ruth's Hospitality Group's stock buyback program work?

Ruth's Hospitality Group announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a share buyback program on Saturday, November 4th 2017, which authorizes the company to repurchase $60,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are generally an indication that the company's leadership believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Ruth's Hospitality Group's earnings last quarter?

Ruth's Hospitality Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:RUTH) issued its quarterly earnings data on Friday, August, 10th. The restaurant operator reported $0.32 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.30 by $0.02. The restaurant operator earned $109.70 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $111.72 million. Ruth's Hospitality Group had a net margin of 7.92% and a return on equity of 45.99%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 9.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.25 EPS. View Ruth's Hospitality Group's Earnings History.

When is Ruth's Hospitality Group's next earnings date?

Ruth's Hospitality Group is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Friday, November, 2nd 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Ruth's Hospitality Group.

What price target have analysts set for RUTH?

4 brokerages have issued 12 month price targets for Ruth's Hospitality Group's stock. Their predictions range from $20.00 to $31.00. On average, they anticipate Ruth's Hospitality Group's share price to reach $26.00 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 17.6%. View Analyst Price Targets for Ruth's Hospitality Group.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Ruth's Hospitality Group?

4 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Ruth's Hospitality Group in the last year. There are currently 4 hold ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Ruth's Hospitality Group.

Who are some of Ruth's Hospitality Group's key competitors?

Who are Ruth's Hospitality Group's key executives?

Ruth's Hospitality Group's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Michael P. O'Donnell, Chairman & CEO (Age 62)
  • Ms. Cheryl Janet Henry, Pres & COO (Age 44)
  • Mr. Arne G. Haak, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 50)
  • Ms. Susan Mirdamadi, Sr. VP & Chief Services Officer (Age 55)
  • Michael Hynes, VP of Accounting

Has Ruth's Hospitality Group been receiving favorable news coverage?

News stories about RUTH stock have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Ruth's Hospitality Group earned a news impact score of 0.19 on Accern's scale. They also gave media headlines about the restaurant operator an impact score of 49.71 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near term. View Recent Headlines for Ruth's Hospitality Group.

Who are Ruth's Hospitality Group's major shareholders?

Ruth's Hospitality Group's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (13.70%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (5.59%), Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc. (2.88%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.54%), Wells Fargo & Company MN (1.37%) and Bank of America Corp DE (1.30%). Company insiders that own Ruth's Hospitality Group stock include Alan Vituli, Carla Cooper, Cheryl Janet Henry, Kevin W Toomy, Michael P Odonnell and Susan Mirdamadi. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Ruth's Hospitality Group.

Which major investors are selling Ruth's Hospitality Group stock?

RUTH stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc., Bank of America Corp DE, Renaissance Technologies LLC, LSV Asset Management, Wells Fargo & Company MN, California Public Employees Retirement System and WINTON GROUP Ltd. Company insiders that have sold Ruth's Hospitality Group company stock in the last year include Cheryl Janet Henry, Kevin W Toomy and Susan Mirdamadi. View Insider Buying and Selling for Ruth's Hospitality Group.

Which major investors are buying Ruth's Hospitality Group stock?

RUTH stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including TD Asset Management Inc., Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc., BlackRock Inc., Spark Investment Management LLC, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Schroder Investment Management Group, Millennium Management LLC and Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Ruth's Hospitality Group.

How do I buy shares of Ruth's Hospitality Group?

Shares of RUTH can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Ruth's Hospitality Group's stock price today?

One share of RUTH stock can currently be purchased for approximately $31.55.

How big of a company is Ruth's Hospitality Group?

Ruth's Hospitality Group has a market capitalization of $944.81 million and generates $414.82 million in revenue each year. The restaurant operator earns $30.13 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.10 on an earnings per share basis. Ruth's Hospitality Group employs 4,915 workers across the globe.

How can I contact Ruth's Hospitality Group?

Ruth's Hospitality Group's mailing address is 1030 W. CANTON AVENUE SUITE 100, WINTER PARK FL, 32789. The restaurant operator can be reached via phone at 407-333-7440 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for Ruth's Hospitality Group (NASDAQ RUTH)

Community Ranking:  2.5 out of 5 (star star half star)
Outperform Votes:  225 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  233 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  458
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Ruth's Hospitality Group and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe RUTH will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe RUTH will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 8/21/2018 by Staff

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