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Dave & Buster’s Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ: PLAY) Could Be Viewed Differently By Investors Because Of These Numbers

After Hours

The risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading may be slightly higher than the regular market hours. The reason is that extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular security due to lower liquidity and higher volatility as issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. After-hours trades for Dave & Buster’s Entertainment Inc. (PLAY) shows that investor sentiment remained intact, with the stock’s consolidated last price rising by $0.85, or 2.29%, to $38.02. The Dave & Buster’s Entertainment Inc. has recorded 22,533 volume in the after hours trading session. Recently, Yahoo Finance discussed the stock, revealing that Dave & Buster’s Reports Third Quarter 2022 Financial Results.

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Stocks Info

The company is listed on the NASDAQ and operates within the Restaurants industry segment. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $37.17 and fluctuated between $37.29 as its day high and $35.60 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Dave & Buster’s Entertainment Inc. is $1.78B. A total of 1.45 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 1.16M shares.

Insider Activity

Furthermore, investors take into consideration insider trades when predicting a stock’s future trajectory. During the recent three months, PLAY has seen 23 BUY and 0 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 529,737 and the disposition of 0 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 60 BUYs and 25 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 749,837 shares during that period but sold 96,803.

In the most recent transaction, Hill Path D Fund LP bought 4,381 shares of PLAY for 34.92 per share on Dec 30. After the transaction, the SEE EXPLANATION OF RESPONSES now owns 1,293,990 company shares. In a previous transaction on Dec 30, Hill Path Capital Partners LP bought 4,381 shares at 34.92 per share. PLAY shares that SEE EXPLANATION OF RESPONSES owns now total 1,293,990.

Among the insiders who bought shares, Hill Path Capital Partners LP acquired of 15,000 shares on Dec 29 at a per-share price of $34.90. This resulted in the SEE EXPLANATION OF RESPONSES holding 1,290,842 shares of PLAY after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Hill Path D Fund LP bought 15,000 shares at $34.90 per share on Dec 29. Company shares held by the SEE EXPLANATION OF RESPONSES now total 1,290,842.


The dividend paying company demonstrates a positive outlook for investors and helps them generate immediate cash. PLAY’s most recent ex-dividend date was 1/9/2020 when it declared a $0.16 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 2/10/2020. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 11/11/2019 with an ex-dividend date of 10/10/2019. The PLAY stock dividend was $0.16 per share in cash.

It has been observed that price targets are rarely accurate, but they can exert some influence from time to time, and are often accepted as valuable in the market. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for PLAY in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $52.88 with high estimates of $62.00 and low estimates of $38.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, PLAY has a high of $52.54 and a low of $29.60.

As of this writing, PLAY has an earnings estimate of $0.07 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 9 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.24 per share and a lower estimate of -$0.03. The company reported an EPS of $1.35 in the last quarter, which was 17.40% higher than expectations of $1.15.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

An equity investor’s investment can be viewed on a balance sheet by looking at what assets and liabilities the company has. Investors can determine the company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information.

Analysts Opinion

There may be slightly higher risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading than during regular market hours. Due to the fact that issuers often announce critical financial information outside of regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities. Currently, 9 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for PLAY is Overweight with a score of 4.71. A total of 8 analysts rated the stock as Buy while 0 rated it as Overweight while 1 rated it as Hold. Among the other participants, 0 thought the stock was Underweight and 0 thought it should be Sold.

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