Q: Pat: What is your recommendation for U.S. restaurant chain Bloomin’ Brands? They own Outback Steakhouse. Thank you.

A: Bloomin’ Brands Inc., $20.07, symbol BLMN on Nasdaq (Shares outstanding: 92.8 million; Market cap: $1.8 billion; www.bloominbrands.com), owns and operates 1,494 restaurants (1,200 company-owned and 294 franchised) in 48 states and 19 countries. Its restaurant brands include Outback Steakhouse, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse, Bonefish Grill… Read More