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R.J. Hottovy

R.J. Hottovy, CFA, is a consumer strategist for Morningstar.

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We’re modestly raising our fair value estimate after the restaurant giant reported better-than-expected U.S. sales and showed signs it is overcoming its execution issues, writes Morningstar’s R.J. Hottovy.

As the retailer hits a profitability inflection point, we're increasing our fair value estimate of the shares, writes Morningstar's R.J. Hottovy.

The restaurant’s ability to raise prices to offset higher costs supports our thesis that the narrow-moat company benefits from strong brand intangible assets, writes Morningstar analyst R.J. Hottovy.