GrubHub price target raised to $140 from $94 at Guggenheim
Guggenheim analyst Matthew DiFrisco raised his price target for GrubHub (GRUB) to $140 after conducting a survey of 1,000 domestic consumers that used food delivery in the last month to better assess the current delivery consumer. The stock closed yesterday up $1.03 to $109.59. The survey findings "heavily supported" Grubhub's model, which offers the consumer a wide choice of restaurants at a moderate premium for the incremental delivery service but with a consistent experience, DiFrisco tells investors in a research note. He believes Grubhub's restaurant network has a lot of headroom to grow as it currently has 80,000 restaurants across its platforms, and with the Yum! Brands (YUM) partnership, he sees that approaching 100,000 restaurants during 2019. DiFrisco says his new price target reflects an upwardly revised outlook for GrubHub's total addressable market in light of its strategic shift to partner with national chains. The analyst keeps a Buy rating on the shares.