Chuy’s Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:CHUY) traded up 2.8% on Monday . The stock traded as high as $34.78 and last traded at $34.67, with a volume of 106,314 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $33.72.

Several equities research analysts have weighed in on the stock. Telsey Advisory Group downgraded shares of Chuy’s Holdings from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and set a $38.00 target price for the company. in a research note on Tuesday, July 26th. Stifel Nicolaus downgraded shares of Chuy’s Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and lowered their target price for the company from $45.00 to $32.00 in a research note on Tuesday, July 26th. Wedbush lowered their price objective on shares of Chuy’s Holdings from $38.00 to $34.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a research note on Wednesday. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Chuy’s Holdings in a research note on Wednesday, May 4th. Finally, TheStreet upgraded shares of Chuy’s Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 3rd. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $34.71.

The firm has a market capitalization of $557.36 million and a PE ratio of 39.65. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $35.00 and a 200 day moving average of $32.67.

Chuy’s Holdings (NASDAQ:CHUY) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 2nd. The company reported $0.34 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.31 by $0.03. The firm earned $87.90 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $87.45 million. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 16.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.32 earnings per share. Equities analysts forecast that Chuy’s Holdings Inc. will post $1.08 EPS for the current year.

In other Chuy’s Holdings news, Director Michael Roger Young sold 1,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, May 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $33.44, for a total value of $33,440.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 862 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $28,825.28. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, CEO Steven J. Hislop sold 6,295 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on 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 sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 121,500 shares in the company, valued at $4,135,860. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

A hedge fund recently bought a new stake in Chuy’s Holdings stock. Employees Retirement System of Texas acquired a new position in shares of Chuy’s Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:CHUY) during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund acquired 36,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,128,000. Employees Retirement System of Texas owned about 0.22% of Chuy’s Holdings at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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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