NASDAQ:RUTH - Ruth's Hospitality Group Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $25.55 +0.47 (+1.87 %) (As of 03/25/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$25.08Today's Range$24.85 - $25.7952-Week Range$21.70 - $33.95Volume168,711 shsAverage Volume196,894 shsMarket Capitalization$775.21 millionP/E Ratio18.38Dividend Yield2.07%Beta0.55 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Ruth'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 February 22, 2019, the company had approximately 150 company-owned and franchisee-owned restaurants worldwide. Ruth's Hospitality Group, Inc. was founded in 1965 and is headquartered in Winter Park, Florida. Receive RUTH News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for RUTH and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NASDAQ Industry Eating places Sub-IndustryRestaurants SectorRetail/Wholesale Current SymbolNASDAQ:RUTH Previous Symbol CUSIP78333210 CIK1324272 Webwww.rhgi.com Phone407-333-7440Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.45 Current Ratio0.38 Quick Ratio0.28Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio18.38 Forward P/E Ratio17.62 P/E Growth1.21 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$452.33 million Price / Sales1.71 Cash Flow$2.0055 per share Price / Cash Flow12.74 Book Value$2.93 per share Price / Book8.72Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.39 Net Income$41.68 million Net Margins9.21% Return on Equity47.40% Return on Assets17.53%Miscellaneous Employees5,408 Outstanding Shares30,341,000Market Cap$775.21 million Next Earnings Date5/3/2019 (Estimated) OptionableOptionable 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 announced a quarterly dividend on Monday, February 25th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, March 7th will be paid a dividend of $0.13 per share on Thursday, March 21st. This represents a $0.52 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.04%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, March 6th. This is a boost from Ruth's Hospitality Group's previous quarterly dividend of $0.11. 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 approved a stock buyback program on Saturday, November 4th 2017, which allows the company to repurchase $60,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization allows the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are usually a sign that the company's board believes its stock is undervalued. How were Ruth's Hospitality Group's earnings last quarter? Ruth's Hospitality Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:RUTH) posted its quarterly earnings data on Friday, February, 22nd. The restaurant operator reported $0.50 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.49 by $0.01. The restaurant operator had revenue of $127.16 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $126.83 million. Ruth's Hospitality Group had a return on equity of 47.40% and a net margin of 9.21%. The firm's revenue was up 2.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.44 earnings per share. 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, May 3rd 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Ruth's Hospitality Group. What price target have analysts set for RUTH? 2 analysts have issued 12 month target prices for Ruth's Hospitality Group's shares. Their forecasts range from $28.00 to $28.00. On average, they anticipate Ruth's Hospitality Group's stock price to reach $28.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 9.6% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Ruth's Hospitality Group. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Ruth's Hospitality Group? 2 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Ruth's Hospitality Group in the last year. There are currently 2 hold ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Ruth's Hospitality Group. Has Ruth's Hospitality Group been receiving favorable news coverage? News stories about RUTH stock have trended somewhat negative on Monday, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Ruth's Hospitality Group earned a news impact score of -1.1 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news stories about the restaurant operator a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near term. Who are some of Ruth's Hospitality Group's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Ruth's Hospitality Group include Main Street Capital (MAIN), Wingstop (WING), Cheesecake Factory (CAKE), Jack in the Box (JACK), Dave & Buster's Entertainment (PLAY), Bloomin' Brands (BLMN), Arcos Dorados (ARCO), Brinker International (EAT), Papa John's Int'l (PZZA), Sonic (SONC), Dine Brands Global (DIN), MITCHELLS &BUTLERS (MBPFF), Denny's (DENN), BJ's Restaurants (BJRI) and Bojangles (BOJA). What other stocks do shareholders of Ruth's Hospitality Group own? Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Ruth's Hospitality Group investors own include Viper Energy Partners (VNOM), Twitter (TWTR), Boeing (BA), Enterprise Products Partners (EPD), Weyerhaeuser (WY), NVIDIA (NVDA), Home Depot (HD), Micron Technology (MU), Netflix (NFLX) and Caterpillar (CAT). 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, Exec. Chairman (Age 63)Ms. Cheryl Janet Henry, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 45)Mr. Arne G. Haak, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 51)Ms. Susan L. Mirdamadi, Exec. VP & Chief Admin. Officer (Age 57)Michael Hynes, VP of Accounting Who are Ruth's Hospitality Group's major shareholders? Ruth's Hospitality Group's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (14.77%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (5.46%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (5.46%), Principal Financial Group Inc. (2.30%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.64%) and Bank of America Corp DE (1.54%). 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 institutional investors are selling Ruth's Hospitality Group stock? RUTH stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including WINTON GROUP Ltd, Principal Financial Group Inc., Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Foresters Investment Management Company Inc., Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Timpani Capital Management LLC and SG Americas Securities LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Ruth's Hospitality Group. Which institutional investors are buying Ruth's Hospitality Group stock? RUTH stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including American Century Companies Inc., Phocas Financial Corp., Millennium Management LLC, BlackRock Inc., Two Sigma Investments LP, Two Sigma Advisers LP, ClariVest Asset Management LLC and Squarepoint Ops LLC. 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 $25.55. How big of a company is Ruth's Hospitality Group? Ruth's Hospitality Group has a market capitalization of $775.21 million and generates $452.33 million in revenue each year. The restaurant operator earns $41.68 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.39 on an earnings per share basis. Ruth's Hospitality Group employs 5,408 workers across the globe. What is Ruth's Hospitality Group's official website? The official website for Ruth's Hospitality Group is http://www.rhgi.com. 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 ( )Outperform Votes: 259 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 262 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 521MarketBeat'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 3/25/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: Why is cost of goods sold important?