New York State Teachers Retirement System Buys 12,526 Shares of Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc. (PLAY)

New York State Teachers Retirement System increased its stake in Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLAY) by 379.6% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 15,826 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 12,526 shares during the period. New York State Teachers Retirement System’s holdings in Dave & Buster's Entertainment were worth $891,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other large investors also recently modified their holdings of the company. Sei Investments Co. increased its stake in shares of Dave & Buster's Entertainment by 61.9% in the third quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 3,446 shares of the company’s stock valued at $135,000 after buying an additional 1,318 shares during the period. Proficio Capital Partners LLC bought a new stake in shares of Dave & Buster's Entertainment during the third quarter valued at $196,000. Stevens Capital Management LP bought a new stake in shares of Dave & Buster's Entertainment during the third quarter valued at $245,000. Chicago Equity Partners LLC bought a new stake in shares of Dave & Buster's Entertainment during the third quarter valued at $259,000. Finally, Affinity Wealth Management bought a new stake in shares of Dave & Buster's Entertainment during the third quarter valued at $275,000.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Dave & Buster's Entertainment (NASDAQ:PLAY)

Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLAY) opened at 60.94 on Friday. Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc. has a 52-week low of $36.83 and a 52-week high of $61.58. The firm has a market capitalization of $2.56 billion, a PE ratio of 30.50 and a beta of 0.71. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $57.59 and its 200 day moving average price is $49.90.

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Several equities research analysts have weighed in on the company. Nomura assumed coverage on Dave & Buster's Entertainment in a report on Wednesday. They set a “buy” rating on the stock. Canaccord Genuity restated a “buy” rating and set a $67.00 price target on shares of Dave & Buster's Entertainment in a report on Thursday, March 2nd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Dave & Buster's Entertainment from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $64.00 price target on the stock in a report on Friday, December 9th. Jefferies Group LLC restated a “buy” rating on shares of Dave & Buster's Entertainment in a report on Friday, January 6th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets set a $64.00 price target on Dave & Buster's Entertainment and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, March 16th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $60.61.

In related news, VP Joseph Benjamin Deprospero sold 2,000 shares of Dave & Buster's Entertainment stock in a transaction on Friday, February 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $57.30, for a total value of $114,600.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 16,032 shares in the company, valued at $918,633.60. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, SVP Margo Lynn Manning sold 9,000 shares of Dave & Buster's Entertainment stock in a transaction on Monday, January 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $54.23, for a total value of $488,070.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 9,001 shares in the company, valued at approximately $488,124.23. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 108,000 shares of company stock worth $6,035,070 in the last quarter. 5.60% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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