Penn Capital Management Co. Inc. boosted its holdings in Chuy’s Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:CHUY) by 3.5% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 175,875 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock after purchasing an additional 6,021 shares during the quarter. Penn Capital Management Co. Inc. owned about 1.04% of Chuy’s worth $4,005,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
A number of other hedge funds have also modified their holdings of the business. BlackRock Inc. increased its holdings in Chuy’s by 3.0% in the fourth quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 2,527,198 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $44,832,000 after purchasing an additional 74,094 shares in the last quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. increased its holdings in Chuy’s by 5.3% in the fourth quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. now owns 1,048,070 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $18,593,000 after purchasing an additional 52,916 shares in the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its holdings in Chuy’s by 0.3% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,016,579 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $18,034,000 after purchasing an additional 2,585 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc increased its holdings in Chuy’s by 4.0% in the third quarter. Vanguard Group Inc now owns 1,015,808 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $26,665,000 after purchasing an additional 39,358 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Vanguard Group Inc. increased its holdings in Chuy’s by 4.0% in the third quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 1,015,808 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $26,665,000 after purchasing an additional 39,358 shares in the last quarter.
In other news, Director Ira L. Zecher sold 1,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, March 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $22.60, for a total transaction of $33,900.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 2,237 shares in the company, valued at $50,556.20. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Insiders own 1.40% of the company’s stock.
CHUY has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. ValuEngine upgraded Chuy’s from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, January 31st. BidaskClub upgraded Chuy’s from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, February 2nd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Chuy’s from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, February 4th. Finally, Wedbush restated a “hold” rating on shares of Chuy’s in a report on Wednesday, May 8th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $28.57.
NASDAQ CHUY opened at $21.97 on Thursday. The company has a market cap of $370.03 million, a PE ratio of 24.97, a PEG ratio of 1.39 and a beta of 0.34. Chuy’s Holdings Inc has a 52 week low of $17.03 and a 52 week high of $34.10. The company has a quick ratio of 0.49, a current ratio of 0.54 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.09.
Chuy’s (NASDAQ:CHUY) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May 7th. The restaurant operator reported $0.21 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.19 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $102.10 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $101.84 million. Chuy’s had a return on equity of 7.89% and a net margin of 1.37%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 8.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.19 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Chuy’s Holdings Inc will post 0.92 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
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Chuy's Holdings, Inc, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates restaurants under the Chuy's name in Texas and 19 states in the Southeastern and Midwestern United States. As of December 31, 2017, the company operated 91 Chuy's restaurants in 19 states. Chuy's Holdings, Inc was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Austin, Texas.
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