Wingstop (WING) Receives a Hold from Barclays

In a report issued on May 7, Jeff Bernstein from Barclays maintained a Hold rating on Wingstop (WING), with a price target of $69. The company’s shares opened today at $78.07, close to its 52-week high of $79.67.

According to, Bernstein is a 5-star analyst with an average return of 8.3% and a 72.3% success rate. Bernstein covers the Services sector, focusing on stocks such as Restaurant Brands International, Jack In The Box Inc, and Cheesecake Factory.

Currently, the analyst consensus on Wingstop is a Moderate Buy with an average price target of $78.40, a 0.4% upside from current levels. In a report released yesterday, Morgan Stanley also reiterated a Hold rating on the stock with a $73 price target.

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Based on Wingstop’s latest earnings release for the quarter ending March 31, the company reported a quarterly net profit of $6.61 million. In comparison, last year the company had a net profit of $6.17 million.

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Wingstop, Inc. is a franchisor and operator of restaurants, which engages in the provision of cooked-to-order, hand-sauced, and tossed chicken wings. It operates through Franchise and Company segments. The Franchise segment consists of domestic and international franchise restaurants. The Company segment comprises company-owned restaurants.

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