Consumers have been very fickle about how they are spending their income recently. They were inclined to invest in experience with cruise line plays acting well but that is beginning to peter out, although CCL still looks decent (NCLH and RCL are below their 50 day SMAs). Traditional retail brick and mortar names we all know have succumbed to AMZN and just poor overall sales numbers. Below are a couple of dining plays and how they were presented in our Tuesday 4/4 Game Plan and they both are still relevant and align themselves with the very round 20 number, as they peel away their teenager status.
Stocks that can be bought as they take out the round numbers decisively are RUTH. RUTH is a casual diner play higher by 9% YTD and 8% over last one year period and sports a dividend yield of 1.8%. Earnings have been mixed but energetic with gains of 10.7 and 2.6% on 10/28 and 7/29 and losses of 1.4 and 8% on 2/17 and 4/28. The stock on current 4 week winning streak which rose by a combined 18% and prior action saw the name take out a weekly cup base trigger of 18.88 week ending 12/9 in an 8 month pattern. RUTH is having issues pushing above very round 30 number as four of last five sessions CLOSED precisely at 20. Enter with buy stop above 20.40.