Restaurant stocks stumble in 2017

Weak overall sales and casual-dining worries weigh on sector, though big players fare better than most

Most restaurant company stocks have fallen so far in 2017 amid weak sales and concerns about casual-dining chains in particular. The median stock price for the group has fallen by more than 6 percent so far this year.

Struggling casual-dining operators dominate the year’s biggest decliners. Seven of the 10 weakest restaurant stocks so far this year are in the casual-dining segment.

But a number of companies have easily outperformed the median mark, especially the large, well-established, fast-food chains whose sales have done better than most.

Here’s a look at some notable restaurant company stocks.

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