Bravo Brio Restaurant Group Inc. (NASDAQ:BBRG) shot up 3.1% on Thursday . The company traded as high as $4.71 and last traded at $4.68, with a volume of 75,920 shares. The stock had previously closed at $4.54.

A number of equities research analysts recently commented on the company. TheStreet raised Bravo Brio Restaurant Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 3rd. Jefferies Group reduced their target price on Bravo Brio Restaurant Group from $9.00 to $7.00 and set a “hold” rating for the company in a research note on Thursday, August 4th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Bravo Brio Restaurant Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 27th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Cos. reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and set a $7.00 target price (down from $14.00) on shares of Bravo Brio Restaurant Group in a research note on Thursday, August 4th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and three have issued a hold rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $8.67.

The company’s market capitalization is $68.24 million. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $6.82 and its 200 day moving average is $7.50.

Bravo Brio Restaurant Group (NASDAQ:BBRG) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 3rd. The company reported $0.06 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.24 by $0.18. The firm earned $105.20 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $111.31 million. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.24 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was down 4.6% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Bravo Brio Restaurant Group Inc. will post $0.15 earnings per share for the current year.

Bravo Brio Restaurant Group, Inc is the owner and operator of approximately two Italian restaurant brands, including BRAVO! Cucina Italiana (BRAVO!) and BRIO Tuscan Grille (BRIO). The Company operates approximately 120 restaurants in over 30 states. Additionally, approximately one BRIO restaurant is operated under a franchise agreement.

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