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January 21, 2014
04:55 EDTAFCE, AFCE, DNKN, DNKN, BAGL, BAGL, EVRY, EVRY, NDLS, NDLSJefferies to host a summit
3rd Annual Winter Consumer Summit is being held in Avon, Colorado on January 20-22.
News For AFCE;DNKN;BAGL;EVRY;NDLS From The Last 14 Days
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April 16, 2014
12:00 EDTEVRYEveryWare Global falls 6.4%
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April 5, 2014
12:45 EDTDNKNDunkin' Brands could fall hard if expectations are missed, Barron's says
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April 4, 2014
12:27 EDTNDLSPotbelly rises after analyst ups rating to Outperform
Shares of casual dining company Potbelly (PBPB) are climbing after research firm William Blair upgraded the stock to Outperform from Market Perform in a note to investors earlier today. WHAT'S NEW: After falling nearly 30% so far this year before the open of trading today, Potbelly is unlikely to drop a great deal further, William Blair analyst Sharon Zackfia wrote. Following the decline in the stock, Potbelly now trades at a multiple that's 30% lower than that of its peer Noodles & Company (NDLS), the analyst stated. Meanwhile, the number of Potbelly's shares that are sold short had "skyrocketed" to 4.8M as of mid-March, with share sold short now representing 15% of the total shares outstanding, she added. Although the analyst expects Potbelly to report slightly lower than expected first quarter revenue, partly due to poor weather, she thinks the Street is well aware of the weather issues. Additionally, the tough weather is unlikely to put much of a dent in the company's profit, she believes. Improving same-store sales trends could make investors more upbeat about the stock, while over the long-term Potbelly can more than triple its restaurant base, added Zackfia. WHAT'S NOTABLE: Potbelly made its debut as a publicly traded company on October 4 of last year. The sandwich shop operator's stock opened for trade at $28.66, after having priced the 7.5M share offering at $14.00. PRICE ACTION: In early afternoon trading, Potbelly rallied 88c, or 5.14%, to $18.00. Accounting for today's advance, Potbelly shares have fallen about 37% from their opening price.
06:44 EDTDNKNMost senators resisting compromise on minimum wage increase, Politico reports
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April 3, 2014
06:34 EDTDNKNStates moving on minimum wage hikes, NY Times says
Since President Obama called for an increase in the federal minimum wage 14 months ago, seven states and Washington, DC have passed such an increase, according to The New York Times. Meanwhile, 34 other state legislatures have started debating the issue and activists in another eight states are looking to get proposals for minimum wage increases on voter ballots, the newspaper stated. Companies that could be affected by minimum wage increases include McDonald's (MCD), Burger King (BKW), Wendy's (WEN), Jack in the Box (JACK), Dunkin Donuts (DNKN), and Sonic Corporation (SONC). Reference Link

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