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Ruth's Hospitality Group, Inc is a restaurants business based in the US. Ruths Hospitality Group shares (RUTH) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Ruths Hospitality Group employs 5,740 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$335.4 million.

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  3. Search for Ruths Hospitality Group. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: RUTH. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
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  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$16.6, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Ruths Hospitality Group, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Ruths Hospitality Group. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Ruths Hospitality Group share price

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Ruths Hospitality Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-01.
Latest market closeUSD$16.6
52-week rangeUSD$2.315 - USD$24.2236
50-day moving average USD$12.9277
200-day moving average USD$10.1269
Wall St. target priceUSD$12.5
PE ratio 9.1667
Dividend yield USD$0.6 (8.28%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.848

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Is it a good time to buy Ruths Hospitality Group stock?

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Ruths Hospitality Group price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $16.6 from 2020-12-09

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Is Ruths Hospitality Group under- or over-valued?

Valuing Ruths Hospitality Group stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Ruths Hospitality Group's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Ruths Hospitality Group's P/E ratio

Ruths Hospitality Group's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 9x. In other words, Ruths Hospitality Group shares trade at around 9x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Ruths Hospitality Group's PEG ratio

Ruths Hospitality Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.32. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Ruths Hospitality Group's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Ruths Hospitality Group's EBITDA

Ruths Hospitality Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$24.3 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Ruths Hospitality Group's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Ruths Hospitality Group financials

Revenue TTM USD$335.4 million
Operating margin TTM 0.51%
Gross profit TTM USD$125.7 million
Return on assets TTM 0.21%
Return on equity TTM -12.82%
Profit margin -3.66%
Book value $3.058
Market capitalisation USD$543.4 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Ruths Hospitality Group shares

There are currently 3.2 million Ruths Hospitality Group shares held short by investors – that's known as Ruths Hospitality Group's "short interest". This figure is 14.9% down from 3.8 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Ruths Hospitality Group shares can be evaluated.

Ruths Hospitality Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Ruths Hospitality Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Ruths Hospitality Group shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Ruths Hospitality Group shares traded daily (recently around 958321.23893805). Ruths Hospitality Group's SIR currently stands at 3.39. In other words for every 100,000 Ruths Hospitality Group shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3390 shares are currently held short.

However Ruths Hospitality Group's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Ruths Hospitality Group shares, or, against the total number of tradable Ruths Hospitality Group shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Ruths Hospitality Group's short interest could be expressed as 0.09% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Ruths Hospitality Group shares in existence, roughly 90 shares are currently held short) or 0.1156% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Ruths Hospitality Group shares, roughly 116 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Ruths Hospitality Group.

Find out more about how you can short Ruths Hospitality Group stock.

Ruths Hospitality Group share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 166.67% of net profits

Recently Ruths Hospitality Group has paid out, on average, around 166.67% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 8.28% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Ruths Hospitality Group shareholders could enjoy a 8.28% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Ruths Hospitality Group's case, that would currently equate to about $0.6 per share.

Ruths Hospitality Group's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Ruths Hospitality Group's most recent dividend payout was on 20 March 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 5 March 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Ruths Hospitality Group share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Ruths Hospitality Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $2.315 up to $24.2236. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

RUTH.US volatility(beta: 2.17)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Ruths Hospitality Group's is 2.1697. This would suggest that Ruths Hospitality Group's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Ruths Hospitality Group overview

Ruth's Hospitality Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops, operates, and franchises fine dining restaurants under the Ruth's Chris Steak House name. The company's restaurants offer food and beverage products to special occasion diners and frequent customers, as well as business clientele. As of February 28, 2020, it had approximately 150 company-owned and franchisee-owned restaurants worldwide. The company was formerly known as Ruth's Chris Steak House, Inc. and changed its name to Ruth's Hospitality Group, Inc. in May 2008. Ruth's Hospitality Group, Inc. was founded in 1965 and is headquartered in Winter Park, Florida.

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