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(C) Reuters. Brinker International is our Growth Stock of the Week

Brinker International (NYSE:EAT) is poised to benefit from improving coronavirus trends. Additionally, the stock is quite cheap and has found some new growth drivers during the pandemic. Read on to find out why it’s the growth stock of the week.Though technology stocks receive outsized attention, there are a number of companies in a variety of other sectors with significant earnings growth. One of the most notable examples is restaurant stocks, like Brinker International (EAT).

The pandemic led to a drop in revenues for EAT, which means the company faces easy comps this year. The economy returning to normal also implies increased volume at restaurants. Further, the pandemic led to tougher conditions with rising costs and a shortage of workers, resulting in many restaurant closures.

However, these headwinds are more than offset by the tailwind from the economy reopening as the company delivered 79% revenue growth and 230% earnings growth in its last quarter. While the pandemic has been a net-negative for the restaurant industry, one silver lining for the ones that made it through the pandemic is that they will face less competition. Further, public companies with more resources will be able to withstand cost pressure and invest in technology that could replace some labor.

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Brinker International is our Growth Stock of the Week

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Brinker International is our Growth Stock of the Week