Restaurant stocks take government shutdown hard

|By:, SA News Editor

The restaurant sector is proving to be more sensitive than most to the developments with the government shutdown and the potential impact to the U.S. economy.

Analysts already saw restaurant traffic under pressure during Q4, but an extended government shutdown could take estimates even lower.

Leading decliners: Brinker International (EAT) -2.4%, McDonald's (MCD) -2.0%, Cracker Barrel (CBRL) -1.9%, Yum Brands (YUM) -1.7%, Bob Evans Farms (BOBE) -1.6%.

Related ETFs: PBJ, XLY.