Dave & Buster’s Entertainment, Inc. (PLAY) Analysts See $0.54 EPS; Bluefin Trading Lowered Gnc Hldgs (Put) (GNC) Position

August 11, 2017 - By Clifton Ray

Analysts expect Dave & Buster’s Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLAY) to report $0.54 EPS on September, 5.They anticipate $0.04 EPS change or 8.00% from last quarter’s $0.5 EPS. PLAY’s profit would be $22.58M giving it 28.01 P/E if the $0.54 EPS is correct. After having $0.87 EPS previously, Dave & Buster’s Entertainment, Inc.’s analysts see -37.93% EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.88% or $0.54 during the last trading session, reaching $60.5. About shares traded. Dave & Buster’s Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLAY) has risen 74.20% since August 11, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 57.50% the S&P500.

Bluefin Trading Llc decreased Gnc Hldgs Inc (Put) (GNC) stake by 97.61% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Bluefin Trading Llc sold 534,400 shares as Gnc Hldgs Inc (Put) (GNC)’s stock declined 4.71%. The Bluefin Trading Llc holds 13,100 shares with $544,000 value, down from 547,500 last quarter. Gnc Hldgs Inc (Put) now has $627.85 million valuation. The stock decreased 4.48% or $0.43 during the last trading session, reaching $9.17. About shares traded. GNC Holdings Inc (NYSE:GNC) has declined 70.69% since August 11, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 87.39% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.75 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.18, from 0.93 in 2016Q3. It dropped, as 46 investors sold GNC shares while 59 reduced holdings. 26 funds opened positions while 53 raised stakes. 49.22 million shares or 8.64% less from 53.88 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Ubs Asset Americas holds 16,097 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Geode Management has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in GNC Holdings Inc (NYSE:GNC). Stonebridge Management holds 0.09% or 20,195 shares. Blackrock holds 0% of its portfolio in GNC Holdings Inc (NYSE:GNC) for 6,349 shares. Glg Partners Lp has 84,127 shares. Panagora Asset Management invested in 0% or 61,442 shares. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft Fi has 21,809 shares. Fuller Thaler Asset Mngmt reported 3.34 million shares. Meeder Asset Mgmt reported 0% stake. Quantitative Mngmt Ltd Liability Com reported 377,600 shares. Daiwa Secs Gru has 0% invested in GNC Holdings Inc (NYSE:GNC) for 34,100 shares. New York State Common Retirement Fund has 155,974 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Northern Tru reported 0% stake. Numeric Investors Limited Company holds 0% or 11,700 shares. 7,300 were reported by Natl Bank Of Montreal Can.

Among 10 analysts covering GNC Holdings (NYSE:GNC), 2 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 20% are positive. GNC Holdings had 22 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Friday, September 23. The rating was maintained by JP Morgan on Monday, November 2 with “Neutral”. Wedbush initiated GNC Holdings Inc (NYSE:GNC) rating on Thursday, April 21. Wedbush has “Outperform” rating and $40 target. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Monday, November 2 with “Overweight”. Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of GNC in report on Friday, October 28 with “Hold” rating. Goldman Sachs maintained GNC Holdings Inc (NYSE:GNC) on Wednesday, April 6 with “Buy” rating. The company was downgraded on Friday, October 28 by Piper Jaffray. The rating was downgraded by Bank of America to “Underperform” on Friday, October 28. The company was upgraded on Friday, October 30 by Stephens. On Friday, October 23 the stock rating was downgraded by Sterne Agee CRT to “Neutral”.

Bluefin Trading Llc increased Cabot Microelectronics Corp (NASDAQ:CCMP) stake by 58,986 shares to 169,986 valued at $10.74M in 2016Q4. It also upped Chevron Corp New (NYSE:CVX) stake by 58,333 shares and now owns 63,333 shares. General Mtrs Co was raised too.

Since February 21, 2017, it had 9 insider purchases, and 0 sales for $9.05 million activity. MORAN ROBERT F had bought 300,000 shares worth $2.01 million. 30,000 shares were bought by Berger Jeffrey Paul, worth $209,472. 3,000 shares were bought by LANE AMY B, worth $22,830 on Thursday, June 8. The insider Ramanathan Guru bought 29,500 shares worth $227,870. $201,514 worth of GNC Holdings Inc (NYSE:GNC) was bought by MALLOTT PHILIP E on Monday, February 27. HINES MICHAEL F bought $1.02 million worth of GNC Holdings Inc (NYSE:GNC) on Tuesday, February 21. Shares for $108,209 were bought by Mantel Tim on Wednesday, May 24.

Among 7 analysts covering Dave & Buster's Entertainment (NASDAQ:PLAY), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 86% are positive. Dave & Buster's Entertainment had 15 analyst reports since September 9, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by Stifel Nicolaus to “Hold” on Tuesday, July 26. Jefferies maintained the shares of PLAY in report on Wednesday, June 7 with “Buy” rating. BMO Capital Markets maintained Dave & Buster’s Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLAY) on Tuesday, June 6 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, June 7 by Canaccord Genuity. The firm has “Buy” rating by Jefferies given on Wednesday, September 9. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, December 7 by Canaccord Genuity. Maxim Group maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, June 2 report. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Buy” rating and $45 target in Wednesday, September 9 report.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.22 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.04, from 1.18 in 2016Q3. It increased, as 29 investors sold Dave & Buster’s Entertainment, Inc. shares while 66 reduced holdings. 62 funds opened positions while 54 raised stakes. 44.20 million shares or 0.43% less from 44.39 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. State Street has invested 0% in Dave & Buster’s Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLAY). Prudential Fin Incorporated invested in 63,440 shares. Ameriprise stated it has 436,041 shares. Citadel Advsr Ltd Liability Corporation invested in 0% or 61,417 shares. California State Teachers Retirement Systems has 0.01% invested in Dave & Buster’s Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLAY). Morgan Stanley holds 0.01% or 292,705 shares in its portfolio. Parametric Portfolio Associate Ltd Co reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Dave & Buster’s Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLAY). Allianz Asset Mngmt Ag invested 0.02% in Dave & Buster’s Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLAY). Osterweis Cap Mgmt Inc holds 0.22% or 54,444 shares in its portfolio. Raymond James & Assoc has invested 0.01% in Dave & Buster’s Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLAY). Voloridge Inv Mngmt Ltd Liability Corp stated it has 133,379 shares. Ftb Advsrs reported 0% of its portfolio in Dave & Buster’s Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLAY). Ig Invest Limited holds 29,300 shares. 4,072 were reported by Natixis. Fiera Corporation reported 846,253 shares stake.

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