Bloomin' Brands Inc (BLMN) EVP Sells $190,065.33 in Stock

Bloomin' Brands Inc (NASDAQ:BLMN) EVP Donagh Herlihy sold 9,081 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $20.93, for a total transaction of $190,065.33. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link.

Bloomin' Brands Inc (NASDAQ BLMN) traded up $0.15 on Tuesday, hitting $21.30. 731,400 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,522,743. Bloomin' Brands Inc has a 52-week low of $16.11 and a 52-week high of $22.47. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 31.17, a quick ratio of 0.29 and a current ratio of 0.36. The firm has a market cap of $1,904.80, a P/E ratio of 16.70, a PEG ratio of 1.25 and a beta of 0.65.

Bloomin' Brands (NASDAQ:BLMN) last released its quarterly earnings results on Friday, November 3rd. The restaurant operator reported $0.12 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.16 by ($0.04). Bloomin' Brands had a return on equity of 94.30% and a net margin of 1.93%. The company had revenue of $948.90 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $944.30 million. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.19 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 5.6% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts expect that Bloomin' Brands Inc will post 1.33 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, November 22nd. Investors of record on Monday, November 13th were given a dividend of $0.08 per share. This represents a $0.32 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.50%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, November 10th. This is an increase from Bloomin' Brands’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.06. Bloomin' Brands’s dividend payout ratio is 41.56%.

Several equities research analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Bloomin' Brands from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 26th. Raymond James Financial lowered shares of Bloomin' Brands from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and set a $24.00 target price on the stock. in a research note on Wednesday, December 6th. Citigroup lowered shares of Bloomin' Brands to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 6th. BMO Capital Markets lowered their target price on shares of Bloomin' Brands from $25.00 to $24.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research note on Monday, November 6th. Finally, Barclays lowered their target price on shares of Bloomin' Brands from $23.00 to $22.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, October 18th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Bloomin' Brands currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $21.00.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Jana Partners LLC acquired a new position in shares of Bloomin' Brands during the 3rd quarter worth about $73,480,000. California Public Employees Retirement System raised its holdings in Bloomin' Brands by 29.9% in the 3rd quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 90,272 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $1,589,000 after acquiring an additional 20,772 shares during the last quarter. Earnest Partners LLC raised its holdings in Bloomin' Brands by 1.7% in the 3rd quarter. Earnest Partners LLC now owns 4,023,699 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $70,817,000 after acquiring an additional 68,511 shares during the last quarter. Cornerstone Capital Management Holdings LLC. raised its holdings in Bloomin' Brands by 11.2% in the 3rd quarter. Cornerstone Capital Management Holdings LLC. now owns 244,881 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $4,309,000 after acquiring an additional 24,600 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Boothbay Fund Management LLC acquired a new stake in Bloomin' Brands in the 3rd quarter valued at about $181,000.

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About Bloomin' Brands

Bloomin’ Brands, Inc is a holding company. The Company owns and operates casual, upscale casual and fine dining restaurants. The Company operates through two segments: U.S. and International. The U.S. segment includes all brands operating in the United States. The International segment includes brands operating outside the United States.

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