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Which Restaurants Have the Best Earnings Charts This Week?

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This is the busiest week of the earnings season with over 1000 companies expected to report.

There are still many big cap, well-known companies expected to report but we’ll also start hearing from many small and mid-cap names. They will be coming at you in waves.

One industry, in particular, will see a lot of action this week: the restaurants. It’s been tough in the industry with rising costs due to the tight labor market, as well as rising food and commodity prices.

Which restaurants have the best earnings track records?

5 Restaurant Stocks to Watch this Week

1.    Yum China (YUMC - Free Report) is the largest restaurant operator in China. It has only missed once since it was spun-off of Yum Brands in 2016. But with the trade and tariff issues heating up, it finds itself in the center of the tensions. But is it a buying opportunity?

2.    Yum (YUM - Free Report) has beat 6 quarters in a row since it spun off its Chinese restaurants into a separate company. Will Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and KFC still have the mojo?

3.    Shake Shack (SHAK - Free Report) hasn’t missed since its 2015 IPO. That’s an impressive streak. Shares have soared off their lows and are up 42% year-to-date. But is it too hot to handle? The stock now trades with a forward P/E of 116.

4.    El Pollo Loco (LOCO - Free Report) has beat 2 quarters in a row and shares are off their recent lows. But long-term shareholders are still in a world of pain.

5.    Wingstop (WING - Free Report) has been one of the best performing restaurant stocks over the past 2 years. Shares are up 64% during that time. It also has a perfect earnings surprise track record. It hasn’t missed since its 2015 IPO.

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