Chuy’s Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:CHUY) hit a new 52-week high during trading on Friday . The company traded as high as $37.75 and last traded at $37.67, with a volume of 32,055 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $36.66.

CHUY has been the subject of several analyst reports. Robert W. Baird reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Chuy’s Holdings in a report on Monday, May 16th. Jefferies Group reissued a “hold” rating and set a $33.00 price target (up from $31.00) on shares of Chuy’s Holdings in a report on Friday, May 6th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Chuy’s Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $37.00 price target for the company in a report on Thursday, May 5th. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Chuy’s Holdings in a report on Wednesday, May 4th. Finally, TheStreet raised shares of Chuy’s Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 3rd. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company. Chuy’s Holdings currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $36.71.

The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $35.12 and its 200 day moving average price is $32.74. The company has a market capitalization of $623.52 million and a P/E ratio of 44.35.

Chuy’s Holdings (NASDAQ:CHUY) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May 3rd. The company reported $0.27 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.22 by $0.05. The company had revenue of $78.10 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $76.94 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.19 earnings per share. Chuy’s Holdings’s revenue was up 16.9% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts anticipate that Chuy’s Holdings Inc. will post $1.08 EPS for the current year.

In other news, CEO Steven J. Hislop sold 95,405 shares of Chuy’s Holdings stock in a transaction dated Monday, June 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $35.19, for a total value of $3,357,301.95. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 63,518 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,235,198.42. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, CEO Steven J. Hislop sold 6,295 shares of Chuy’s Holdings stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, June 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $34.04, for a total transaction 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 $4,135,860. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Other hedge funds and institutional investors have bought and sold shares of the company. Nationwide Fund Advisors raised its position in 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 period. Sei Investments Co. raised its position in Chuy’s Holdings by 126.3% in the fourth quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 78,195 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,450,000 after buying an additional 43,648 shares during the period. Morgan Stanley raised its position in Chuy’s Holdings by 508.5% in the fourth quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 60,358 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,892,000 after buying an additional 50,439 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its position in 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 period. Finally, Employees Retirement System of Texas acquired a new position in Chuy’s Holdings during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $1,128,000.

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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