BJ's Restaurants Receives Average Recommendation of “Hold” from Brokerages (NASDAQ:BJRI)
BJ's Restaurants (NASDAQ:BJRI) has received an average rating of “Hold” from the fourteen ratings firms that are presently covering the company, Analyst Ratings.Net reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating on the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $31.50.
Shares of BJ's Restaurants (NASDAQ:BJRI) traded down 0.06% during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $34.96. 109,529 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. BJ's Restaurants has a 52 week low of $25.11 and a 52 week high of $36.60. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $34.28 and its 200-day moving average is $31.30. The company has a market cap of $994.7 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 59.19.
BJ's Restaurants (NASDAQ:BJRI) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, July 24th. The company reported $0.30 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.24 by $0.06. The company had revenue of $219.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $219.25 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.32 earnings per share. BJ's Restaurants’s revenue was up 10.5% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts predict that BJ's Restaurants will post $0.77 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
A number of research firms have recently commented on BJRI. Analysts at Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of BJ's Restaurants in a research note on Friday. They now have a $43.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $38.00. Separately, analysts at Jefferies Group reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of BJ's Restaurants in a research note on Friday. They now have a $28.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $25.00. Finally, analysts at Barclays reiterated an “underweight” rating on shares of BJ's Restaurants in a research note on Friday. They now have a $28.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $27.00.
BJ’s Restaurants, Inc (NASDAQ:BJRI) owns and operates restaurants.
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