Equities research analysts expect Chuy’s Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHUY) to post $0.20 earnings per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Six analysts have made estimates for Chuy’s Holdings’ earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at $0.21 and the lowest estimate coming in at $0.19. Chuy’s Holdings posted earnings of $0.18 per share in the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year-over-year growth rate of 11.1%. The business is scheduled to report its next earnings report on Tuesday, February 27th.

On average, analysts expect that Chuy’s Holdings will report full-year earnings of $0.97 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.96 to $0.98. For the next year, analysts expect that the company will post earnings of $1.07 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.02 to $1.13. Zacks’ earnings per share averages are an average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that cover Chuy’s Holdings.

Chuy’s Holdings (NASDAQ:CHUY) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. The restaurant operator reported $0.19 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.22 by ($0.03). Chuy’s Holdings had a return on equity of 9.98% and a net margin of 4.37%. The firm had revenue of $92.19 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $92.90 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.29 earnings per share. Chuy’s Holdings’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.7% on a year-over-year basis.

CHUY has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Raymond James Financial, Inc. upgraded shares of Chuy’s Holdings to a “buy” rating in a research report on Sunday, July 23rd. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Chuy’s Holdings in a research report on Monday. Wedbush reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $23.00 price target on shares of Chuy’s Holdings in a research report on Sunday, July 30th. Robert W. Baird reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $24.00 price target on shares of Chuy’s Holdings in a research report on Monday, October 9th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Chuy’s Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 4th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $26.00.

Shares of Chuy’s Holdings (NASDAQ:CHUY) traded down $0.20 on Thursday, hitting $21.85. 196,466 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 191,711. Chuy’s Holdings has a 1-year low of $18.00 and a 1-year high of $35.30. The firm has a market capitalization of $367.87, a PE ratio of 22.90, a PEG ratio of 1.38 and a beta of -0.01.

Chuy’s Holdings declared that its Board of Directors has initiated a share repurchase program on Thursday, November 2nd that permits the company to repurchase $30.00 million in shares. This repurchase authorization permits the restaurant operator to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are usually a sign that the company’s leadership believes its shares are undervalued.

A number of institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Wasatch Advisors Inc. lifted its stake in Chuy’s Holdings by 7.8% in the third quarter. Wasatch Advisors Inc. now owns 1,502,174 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $31,621,000 after acquiring an additional 109,064 shares during the last quarter. Stephens Investment Management Group LLC lifted its stake in Chuy’s Holdings by 5.7% in the third quarter. Stephens Investment Management Group LLC now owns 1,339,658 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $28,200,000 after acquiring an additional 72,456 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its stake in Chuy’s Holdings by 5.3% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 941,354 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $22,027,000 after acquiring an additional 47,580 shares during the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP lifted its stake in Chuy’s Holdings by 18.9% in the second quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 808,766 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $18,925,000 after acquiring an additional 128,526 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Macquarie Group Ltd. lifted its stake in Chuy’s Holdings by 25.0% in the third quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. now owns 695,372 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $14,638,000 after acquiring an additional 139,006 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 98.77% of the company’s stock.

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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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