Equities analysts expect Chuy’s Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHUY) to post $0.31 earnings per share (EPS) for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks reports. Five analysts have provided estimates for Chuy’s Holdings’ earnings, with estimates ranging from $0.30 to $0.33. Chuy’s Holdings reported earnings per share of $0.34 in the same quarter last year, which would suggest a negative year over year growth rate of 8.8%. The company is expected to report its next quarterly earnings report on Tuesday, August 1st.

On average, analysts expect that Chuy’s Holdings will report full year earnings of $1.09 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.06 to $1.11. For the next year, analysts anticipate that the firm will report earnings of $1.16 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.08 to $1.22. Zacks’ earnings per share calculations are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that that provide coverage for Chuy’s Holdings.

Chuy’s Holdings (NASDAQ:CHUY) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 4th. The restaurant operator reported $0.27 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.27. Chuy’s Holdings had a net margin of 5.09% and a return on equity of 11.81%. The firm had revenue of $86.90 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $87.80 million. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.27 EPS. The company’s revenue was up 11.3% compared to the same quarter last year.

A number of research firms have recently weighed in on CHUY. Raymond James Financial, Inc. raised Chuy’s Holdings from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $29.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Monday. Stephens dropped their price objective on Chuy’s Holdings from $35.00 to $32.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a research note on Thursday, July 6th. TheStreet lowered Chuy’s Holdings from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 20th. Wedbush lowered Chuy’s Holdings from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and dropped their price objective for the company from $34.00 to $23.00 in a research note on Wednesday, June 21st. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company lowered Chuy’s Holdings from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and set a $31.00 price objective for the company. in a research note on Friday, May 19th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $29.63.

In other Chuy’s Holdings news, insider Sharon A. Russell sold 1,138 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $31.00, for a total value of $35,278.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 3,115 shares in the company, valued at $96,565. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, insider Sharon A. Russell sold 862 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $31.00, for a total value of $26,722.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 3,415 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $105,865. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders sold 11,000 shares of company stock valued at $339,470. 3.30% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

A number of institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of CHUY. Mason Street Advisors LLC increased its position in Chuy’s Holdings by 7.0% in the first quarter. Mason Street Advisors LLC now owns 3,934 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $117,000 after buying an additional 258 shares during the period. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. purchased a new position in Chuy’s Holdings during the first quarter worth about $200,000. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System increased its position in Chuy’s Holdings by 1.5% in the first quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System now owns 6,900 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $206,000 after buying an additional 100 shares during the period. 1st Global Advisors Inc. purchased a new position in Chuy’s Holdings during the first quarter worth about $211,000. Finally, Arizona State Retirement System increased its position in Chuy’s Holdings by 1.1% in the first quarter. Arizona State Retirement System now owns 8,800 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $262,000 after buying an additional 100 shares during the period.

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Chuy’s Holdings (NASDAQ CHUY) traded down 1.80% on Tuesday, reaching $24.55. 183,709 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The firm has a market cap of $414.77 million, a PE ratio of 24.07 and a beta of 0.01. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $26.34 and its 200 day moving average is $28.97. Chuy’s Holdings has a 12 month low of $21.59 and a 12 month high of $37.78.

Chuy’s Holdings Company Profile

Chuy’s Holdings, Inc operates Chuy’s, a restaurant concept offering a distinct menu of authentic, freshly prepared Mexican and Tex-Mex inspired food. As of December 25, 2016, the Company operated 80 Chuy’s restaurants across 16 states. The Company offers the same menu during lunch and dinner, which includes enchiladas, fajitas, tacos, burritos, combination platters and daily specials, complemented by a range of appetizers, soups and salads.

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