Here are the buy-and-trade parameters for the buy-rated food and restaurants along I 95:

Burger King ($19.79) set a 52-week high at $21.73 on June 17 and a monthly risky level at $21.29.

Bob Evans ($46.51) set a 52-week high at $48.47 on June 7. My quarterly value level is $42.85 with a semiannual risky level at $47.21.

Cracker Barrel ($93.28) set a 52-week high at $100.01 on June 10. My semiannual value level is $81.25 with a weekly risky level at $98.10.

Denny's ($5.47) set a multi-year high at $6.24 on June 10 then tested its 200-day SMA at $5.31 on June 24. My semiannual pivot is $5.20 with a weekly risky level at $5.93.

Darden Restaurants ($49.55) set a 2013 high at $55.25 on June 10. My monthly value level is $44.31 with an annual pivot at $50.52 and annual risky level at $53.36.

Brinker ($38.63) set a multi-year high at $41.88 on May 22. My semiannual value level is $36.65 with a monthly risky level at $41.69.

Krispy Kreme ($17.89) set a multi-year high at $18.69 on June 7. My weekly value level is $16.34 with a monthly pivot at $17.59.

McDonald's ($98.84) set a multi-year high at $103.70 on April 12. My semiannual value level is $96.07 with an annual pivot at $99.38 and annual risky level at $104.63.

Starbucks ($65.80) set a multi-year high at $67.48 on June 19. My quarterly value level is $63.10 with a semiannual pivot at $65.98 and weekly risky level at $67.91.

YUM! Brands ($69.22) set its 2013 high at $73.89 on June 10. My semiannual value level is $61.13 with a monthly pivot at $69.12 and semiannual risky level at $72.47.

At the time of publication the author held no positions in any of the stocks mentioned.

This article is commentary by an independent contributor, separate from TheStreet's regular news coverage.
Richard Suttmeier has an engineering degree from Georgia Tech and a master of science from Brooklyn Poly. He began his career in the financial services industry in 1972 trading U.S. Treasury securities in the primary dealer community. In 1981 he formed the Government Bond Department at LF Rothschild and helped establish that firm as a primary dealer in 1986. Richard began writing market research in 1984 and held positions as market strategist at firms such as Smith Barney, William R Hough, Joseph Stevens, and Rightside Advisors. He joined www.ValuEngine.com in 2008 producing newsletters covering the U.S. capital markets, and a universe of more than 7,000 stocks. Richard employs a "buy and trade" investment strategy and can be reached at RSuttmeier@Gmail.com.

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