Shares of Chuy’s Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:CHUY) traded down 1.7% on Wednesday . The stock traded as low as $33.56 and last traded at $33.69, with a volume of 160,784 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $34.28.

Several analysts have weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Chuy’s Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 3rd. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Chuy’s Holdings in a report on Wednesday, May 4th. TheStreet raised shares of Chuy’s Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 3rd. Jefferies Group reissued a “hold” rating and set a $33.00 price target (up previously from $31.00) on shares of Chuy’s Holdings in a report on Friday, May 6th. Finally, Robert W. Baird reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Chuy’s Holdings in a report on Monday, May 16th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company. Chuy’s Holdings presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $36.71.

The firm has a 50 day moving average of $34.14 and a 200-day moving average of $32.39. The company has a market capitalization of $557.20 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 39.64.

Chuy’s Holdings (NASDAQ:CHUY) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, May 3rd. The company reported $0.27 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.22 by $0.05. The firm earned $78.10 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $76.94 million. Chuy’s Holdings’s revenue for the quarter was up 16.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.19 EPS. On average, analysts forecast that Chuy’s Holdings Inc. will post $1.08 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other Chuy’s Holdings news, Director Michael Roger Young sold 1,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $32.30, for a total value of $32,300.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 862 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $27,842.60. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, CEO Steven J. Hislop sold 6,295 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, June 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $34.04, for a total value of $214,281.80. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 121,500 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,135,860. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Other large investors recently modified their holdings of the company. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in shares of Chuy’s Holdings by 22.1% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 567,764 shares of the company’s stock valued at $17,794,000 after buying an additional 102,752 shares during the last quarter. Columbus Circle Investors bought a new stake in shares of Chuy’s Holdings during the fourth quarter valued at $12,981,000. Henderson Group PLC boosted its stake in shares of Chuy’s Holdings by 1.6% in the fourth quarter. Henderson Group PLC now owns 355,199 shares of the company’s stock valued at $11,132,000 after buying an additional 5,710 shares during the last quarter. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado boosted its stake in shares of Chuy’s Holdings by 118.4% in the fourth quarter. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado now owns 236,100 shares of the company’s stock valued at $7,399,000 after buying an additional 128,000 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Nationwide Fund Advisors boosted its stake in shares of Chuy’s Holdings by 22.0% in the fourth quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors now owns 142,220 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,457,000 after buying an additional 25,616 shares during the last quarter.

Chuy’s Holdings, Inc is a full-service restaurant concept company offering a menu of Mexican and Tex Mex inspired food. The Company operates through full-service, casual dining, Mexican food restaurants segment. The Company operates its restaurants under the name Chuy’s. The Company operates approximately 70 Chuy’s restaurants across 14 states.

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