Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. (RRGB) Running Into Trouble Today

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. (NASDAQ:RRGB) is in the list of top stocks to avoid today as the company shares are trading 3.78% or 1.23 points down from last closing price of $32.54, reaching $31.31 at last check. The RRGB share price has dropped in 2 of the last 5 days and is down -3.34% over the past week. It will be exciting to see whether the stock manages to continue decreasing or take a minor break for the next few days. The move came on weak volume too with far less shares changing hands than in a normal session. Trading activity as of this writing weakened by -437,733 shares, and in total 82967 shares valued at $2.598 million were seen changing hands compared with 520700 shares valued at $16.944 million recorded at the previous session. You should take into consideration that a falling volume on lower prices shows the bearish trend but this is an early indication which means that the RRGB stock is near its bottom.

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. (RRGB) shares have notched a 3-month decline of about -3.34%, but has still advanced 21.33% year to date. By comparison, the stock sank -13.89% over the past 12 months, while it jumped 4.51% over the 1 month. The company’s market cap is around $420.39M, with its short interest ratio standing at 7.28%.

In the current trading session for RRGB, the stock witnessed two major price actions, it rose to a high of $32.25 and was down as much as $31.14 at one point. The high recorded is very low when compared to their 52-week high which is $24.57. The 52-week high is now at -26.42 distance from current price. Their recent low of $42.5 represents a 27.27% recovery. This data is quite important for investors who look to benefit from the recent rise of the company’s stock. The price target currently for RRGB is $32.78, this is below the recent high that the stock attained. Taking a look at the overall sentimental views of financial analysts, the trading pattern of this stock recently is very clear.

The stock of Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. earned $-0.78 per share in the trailing 12 months and has a P/E ratio of -40.14. You can compare it with that of similar companies in its industry to get a sense of whether the stock you’re looking to purchase is overvalued or undervalued. Its current price to earnings ratio is lower than the ones recorded by the industry which is 78.44 and lower compared to the sector’s average of 18.75. When the P/E ratio is low let’s say below 1.0, then the stock price is considered a good value. RRGB also has P/S multiple of 0.31. This is smaller versus the 12 month P/S ratios of other companies in the same indutry. The peer average price to sales ratio is 2.42x.

The company recorded an interesting insider purchase transaction by the Director on Jun 12, 2019. A Securities and Exchanges Commission filings show that Glenn B Kaufman bought a total of 2,000 RRGB shares that day for a sum of around $52,000. The filings show that the insider stake has now grown to 29,733 shares, currently worth $930,940. Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. (RRGB) insiders have acquired 235,095 shares in the stock within the past three months. The total insider sales reported to the SEC in that time frame amounted to 632 shares. In total, individual insiders traded 235,727 shares in the business, which makes up 74.285% of 317,326 shares that were traded over a year. In the past 12 months, insiders have purchased 313,009 shares while the seller parted with 4,317 shares.

RRGB‘s last price was down -0.04% as compared to the average trading price of 50 days recorded at $31.32 while enlarging the period to 200 trading days, the average closing price was $31.24. At present, there are 12.97 million in the total number of common shares owned by the public and among those 12.77 million shares have been available to trade. The percentage of shares being held by the company management was 1.9% while institutions stake was 0%. The company has generated negative returns on equity over the last 12 months (-2.6%). It managed to keep its gross profit margin at 20% over the past 12 months.

When assessing the full upside of the RRGB stock, there is another set of technicals that should be looked into and considered. Its -5.72% decline from moving average of $33.21 has brought about a negative sentiment when calculated over the last 20 days. The market has allocated a beta of 1.22 to the stock. With the beta been greater than one, this implies that the company shares are theoretically more volatile than the market, something that the traders definitely are keeping an eye on.

Most of the analysts surveyed by Thomson/First Call think quite highly of Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. — 2 analysts rate the stock as a buy with another 0 rating it strong buy. There are 8 analysts who maintain a hold rating for the stock, with 0 giving it a sell rating. Analysts arrived at a 12-month price target of $37.75 on shares of Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. (NASDAQ:RRGB), which corresponds to 20.72% upside potential than its current market price of $31.31 and implies potential despite the recent drop in the price. However, their current target price has fallen from $42.7 a month ago and is down handily from the consensus target of $41.5 a quarter ago.

In the last five years, the EPS of the company has been roughly -17.3%. Though the percentage looks disappointing, extra tailwinds are emerging as looking out over a next 5-year period, with analysts estimating that their earnings will increase annually by 10%. The revenue of the company has risen at an average annualized rate of about 5.6 over the last five years. The company recently recorded a drop of -2.8%, but this figure is rather unattractive.