Chuy’s Holdings Inc. (CHUY) Trading 2.8% Higher
Chuy’s Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:CHUY)’s share price traded up 2.8% on Monday . The company traded as high as $34.78 and last traded at $34.67, with a volume of 106,314 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $33.72.
A number of equities analysts have recently weighed in on the company. TheStreet upgraded Chuy’s Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 3rd. BMO Capital Markets restated a “hold” rating on shares of Chuy’s Holdings in a report on Wednesday, May 4th. Jefferies Group restated a “hold” rating and issued a $33.00 price objective (up previously from $31.00) on shares of Chuy’s Holdings in a report on Friday, May 6th. Robert W. Baird restated a “hold” rating on shares of Chuy’s Holdings in a report on Monday, May 16th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus downgraded Chuy’s Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and dropped their price objective for the stock from $45.00 to $32.00 in a report on Tuesday, July 26th. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $35.29.
The company has a market capitalization of $581.35 million and a PE ratio of 41.35. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $35.06 and a 200 day moving average price of $32.73.
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 the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.22 by $0.05. The company had revenue of $78.10 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $76.94 million. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.19 EPS. Chuy’s Holdings’s quarterly revenue was up 16.9% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts forecast that Chuy’s Holdings Inc. will post $1.08 EPS for the current fiscal year.
In other news, Director Michael Roger Young sold 1,000 shares of Chuy’s Holdings stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $33.44, for a total transaction of $33,440.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 862 shares in the company, valued at approximately $28,825.28. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, CEO Steven J. Hislop sold 6,295 shares of Chuy’s Holdings stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, June 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $34.04, for a total value 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 approximately $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 bought a new position in shares of Chuy’s Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:CHUY) during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm bought 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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