Brinker International "We expect to see multiple expansion in coming quarters as Brinker is one of the few restaurant companies poised to maintain SSS momentum and deliver margin expansion over the balance of 2012 heading into 2013," Wells Fargo analysts wrote in a May 10 report. Shares of Brinker International hit a 52-week high on Tuesday of $32.96. The stock's 52-week low of $19.50 on Sept. 12. Brinker International's forward P/E is 14.33; the average for restaurant and bar companies is 16.77. For comparison, Panera Bread ( PNRA) has a higher forward P/E is 21.82. Ten of the 18 analysts who cover Brinker International rated it hold. Six analysts gave the stock a buy rating and two rated it sell. The stock has risen 21.56% year to date.