P.F. Chang’s China Bistro (NASDAQ:PFCB)

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The major US stock indexes opened flat this morning but started to move higher following the better-than-expected ISM report on manufacturing (our coverage here). Construction spending in the US was ...
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P.F. Chang’s Going Private (PFCB, CHUX, JAX, CMG)

Asian food eatery P.F. Chang’s China Bistro Inc. (NASDAQ: PFCB) this morning announced that it is being taken private in a deal worth $1.1 billion. The buyer is private equity ...
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Stocks opened higher this morning following upbeat reports on unemployment claims and new housing starts. With a little more than a half hour left in today’s session, all three indexes ...
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Chipotle Going Asian (CMG, PFCB, MCD)

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (NYSE: CMG) opens its first Asian-themed store today, called ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen, in a move calculated to take advantage of consumer demand for limited-service Asian ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades & Downgrades (MDRX, AMR, ADI, BHP, BYD, CHH, KIOR, LEAP, MRO, MAR, PCS, OSG, PFCB, RDC, SKH, TXN, VLO, YNDX)

These are some of the top analyst upgrades, downgrades, and initiations seen from Wall Street research calls this Wednesday morning. Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDRX) Raised to Buy at ...
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Top Active Trader Alert Stocks (CSCO, ILMN, LVLT, PFCB)

Active traders and day traders have many stocks to choose from this Wednesday morning. We are tracking news and  moves in shares of Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO), Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ: ILMN), Level ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades & Downgrades (BHI, BIIB, BRCD, COF, CLS, CNX, FGP, TFM, INTC, DATE, KOS, MCK, MCP, PCX, PTEN, BTU, PFCB)

These are some of the top analyst upgrades, downgrades, and initiations seen from Wall Street research calls this Monday morning. Baker Hughes Inc. (NYSE: BHI) Reiterated Hold at Argus. Biogen ...
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Food Chains That Will Challenge the McDonald’s Dividend (DRI, EAT, MCD, PFCB, YUM, BAGL)

The world of casual dining and dining is one which has survived bad times and thrived in good times.  It turns out that some of the casual dining segment, particularly ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades & Downgrades (AAPL, ATML, CTXS, CMI, ENZN, HD, HBC, PFCB, PLD, RSH, RS, RIMM, SCCO, S, TXN, XLNX)

These are some of the top analyst upgrades, downgrades, and initiations seen from Wall Street research calls this Tuesday morning. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) Reiterated Buy with $415 target at ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades & Downgrades (BUD, ATML, DOW, EMN, HES, INTC, JASO, LAD, MCD, MU, OPEN, PMI, PFCB, TWX, TRMB)

These are some of the top analyst upgrades, downgrades, and initiations seen from Wall Street research calls this Thursday morning. Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE: BUD) Cut to Neutral at BofA/ML. Atmel Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML) ...
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M&A Watch: Do All Restaurant Chains End Up Private? (MSSR, MRT, RUTH, CAKE, PFCB, CPKI)

Landry's, Lone Star, Capital Grille, Outback, Smith & Wollensky, and on and on... How many public restaurant and dining chains can be taken private?  Apparently many more.  McCormick & Schmick's Seafood ...
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Casual Dining Woes: People Too Cheap To Eat Out (BWLD, PNRA, TXRH, RRGB, CAKE, PFCB, EAT, DRI, CMG)

The economy is getting better.  People are spending more money.  Retail saw a giant March and is expected to have another great same-store sales figure on an individual basis for ...
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The Dividend Hikes Continue (KO, CCE, TIF, PFCB, RIG, KGC, AU, MO, HNZ, DAI, HME)

The Fed has started the end of the near-zero rate cycle cycle, sort of.  But yesterday's sudden discount rate hike to 0.75% from 0.50% is almost certainly a prelude to ...
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Food Investor Alert: Fat & Calorie Displays At Food Chains (MCD, YUM, BWLD, CAKE, PFCB, RRGB, EAT, BKC, WEN, TXRH, SONC, CPKI)

If you like to invest in food chain restaurants, Thursday was a bad day as a group of bipartisan senators are trying to require chains to list calories on their ...
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Top Pre-Market Analyst Upgrades (ASML, ATMI, WFR, PALM, PFCB, PRAA, RAH, TXN, WOOF, XEL)

These are some of the top pre-market analyst calls we have seen this Friday morning.... Friday the 13th: ASML (ASML) Raised to Buy at Deutsche Bank. ATMI (ATMI) Raised to ...
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