What the Hell Happened at Dave & Buster’s Entertainment, Inc. (PLAY)?

Stay Ahead of Wall Street. Find out what is happening to Dave & Buster’s Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLAY) stock today? Its price is nose-diving -1.04 points, trading at $39.38 levels, and is down -2.56% from its previous close of $40.42. The shares seem to have an active trading volume day with a reported 281447 contracts so far this session. PLAY shares had a relatively better volume day versus average trading capacity of 853.07 thousand shares, but with a 22.27 million float and a 2.15% run over a week, it’s definitely worth keeping an eye on. The one year price forecast for PLAY stock indicates that the average analyst price target is $44.45 per share. This means the stock has a potential increase of 12.87% from where the PLAY share price has been trading recently which is between $39.51 and $40.45. There are some brokerage firms that offer lower targets than the average, with one of them, even setting their price target at $36. Flipping the other side of the coin, an analyst who is fully bullish set a price target as high as $55.

During the recent trading session for Dave & Buster’s Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLAY), the company witnessed their stock rise $0.39 over a week and tumble down $-1.83 from the price 20 days ago. When compared to their established 52-week high of $59.6, the high they recorded in their recent session happens to be lower. Their established 52-week high was attained by the company on 06/05/19. The recent low of $37.21 stood for a -33.92% since 08/15/19, a data which is good for most investors who are looking to take advantage of the stock’s recent rise. A beta of 0.78 is also allocated to the stock. Since the beta is less than one, it implies that the stock is more volatile than the market, a data that traders are keeping close attention to. At the moment, the median target price for PLAY is set at $42, a figure which is below the recent 1-year high the stock witnessed.

Looking at the current readings for Dave & Buster’s Entertainment, Inc., the two-week RSI stands at 44.92. This figure suggests that PLAY stock, for now, is neutral, meaning that the shares are stable in terms of price movement. The stochastic readings, on the other hand, based on the current PLAY readings is similarly very revealing as it has a stochastic reading of 73.61% at this stage. This figure means that PLAY share price today is being oversold.

Technical chart claims that Dave & Buster’s Entertainment, Inc. (PLAY) would settle between $40.74/share to $41.07/share level. However, if the stock price goes below the $39.8 mark, then the market for Dave & Buster’s Entertainment, Inc. becomes much weaker. If that happens, the stock price might even plunge as low as $39.19 for its downside target. The stock is currently in the green zone of MACD, with the indicator reading 0.3. Traders are always alerted for the move of a stock above or below the zero line due to the fact that the reading is an indicator of the position of the short-term average relative to the long-term average. If the MACD is above the zero line, then the short-term average relative is above that of the long-term average, thus implying an upward momentum. Vice versa is the case if the MACD is below the zero line.

Analysts at Stifel, assumed coverage of PLAY assigning Hold rating, according to their opinion released on September 19. William Blair analysts have lowered their rating of Dave & Buster’s Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLAY) stock from Outperform to Mkt Perform in a separate flash note issued to investors on September 11. Analysts at Raymond James lowered the stock to a Mkt Perform call from its previous Outperform recommendation, in a research note that dated back to September 11.

PLAY equity has an average rating of 2.5, with the figure leaning towards a bullish end. 13 analysts who tracked the company were contacted by Reuters. Amongst them, 8 rated the stock as a hold while the remaining 5 were split even though not equally. Some analysts rate the stock as a buy or a strong buy while no rated it as a sell. 5 analysts rated Dave & Buster’s Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLAY) as a buy or a strong buy while not a single analyst advised that investors should desist from purchasing the stock or sell them if they already own the company’s stock.

Moving on, PLAY stock price is currently trading at 13.29X forward 12-month Consensus EPS estimates, and its P/E ratio is 13.1 while for the average stock in the same group, the multiple is 28.3.

Dave & Buster’s Entertainment, Inc. (PLAY)’s current-quarter revenues are projected to climb by nearly 6.7% to hit $296400, based on current consensus estimate. The firm’s full-year revenues are expected to expand by over 6.8% from $1.27 billion to a noteworthy $1.35 billion. At the other end of the current quarter income statement, Dave & Buster’s Entertainment, Inc. is expected to see its adjusted earnings surge by roughly -93.3% to hit $0.02 per share. For the fiscal year, PLAY’s earnings are projected to climb by roughly -3.8% to hit $2.82 per share.