Texas Roadhouse has better prospects

TEXAS ROADHOUSE $59.73 (Nasdaq symbol TXRH; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk) (502-426-9984; www.texasroadhouse.com; Shares o/s: 71.7 million; Market cap: $4.3 billion; Divd yield: 2.0%) is a full-service, casual-dining chain with 582 locations spread across 49 U.S. states and 10 foreign countries. Its restaurants operate under two… Read More

Here’s our Pick of the Month

TEXAS ROADHOUSE $62.07 (Nasdaq symbol TXRH; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk) (502-426-9984; www.texasroadhouse.com; Shares outstanding: 71.6 million; Market cap: $4.4 billion; Dividend yield: 1.6%) is a full-service, casual-dining restaurant chain with 570 locations spread across 49 U.S. states and eight foreign countries. Its restaurants operate under two banners—Texas… Read More

These two tap into today’s dining trends

TEXAS ROADHOUSE $71.67 (Nasdaq symbol TXRH; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk) (502-426-9984; www.texasroadhouse.com; Shares o/s: 71.5 million; Market cap: $5.2 billion; Divd. yield: 1.4%) is a full-service, casual-dining restaurant chain with 565 locations spread across 49 U.S. states and eight foreign countries. Its restaurants operate under two banners—Texas… Read More

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