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BJ's Restaurants (NASDAQ:BJRI) Insider Brian S. Krakower unloaded 2,835 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, August 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $37.12, for a total transaction of $105,235.20. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link.

Shares of BJ's Restaurants (NASDAQ:BJRI) traded up 0.22% on Friday, hitting $37.27. 178,435 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. BJ's Restaurants has a one year low of $25.11 and a one year high of $38.10. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $34.62 and its 200-day moving average is $32.38. The company has a market cap of $1.049 billion and a P/E ratio of 62.93.

BJ's Restaurants (NASDAQ:BJRI) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 24th. The company reported $0.30 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters 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 in the prior year, the company posted $0.32 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 10.5% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that BJ's Restaurants will post $0.77 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Analysts at Buckingham Research raised their price target on shares of BJ's Restaurants from $40.00 to $44.00 in a research note on Friday, August 22nd. Separately, analysts at Zacks upgraded shares of BJ's Restaurants from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 14th. They now have a $43.00 price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of BJ's Restaurants in a research note on Friday, July 25th. They now have a $43.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $38.00. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $33.44.

BJ’s Restaurants, Inc (NASDAQ:BJRI) owns and operates restaurants.

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