BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:BJRI) VP Gregory S. Lynds sold 3,621 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $30.48, for a total value of $110,368.08. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 19,103 shares in the company, valued at approximately $582,259.44. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. (BJRI) traded up $0.45 during trading on Wednesday, hitting $30.55. The stock had a trading volume of 386,109 shares, compared to its average volume of 522,738. BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. has a 52 week low of $28.00 and a 52 week high of $47.55. The company has a quick ratio of 0.46, a current ratio of 0.55 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.65. The firm has a market capitalization of $649.95, a P/E ratio of 19.57, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.44 and a beta of 0.92.

BJ’s Restaurants (NASDAQ:BJRI) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The restaurant operator reported $0.15 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.24 by ($0.09). BJ’s Restaurants had a net margin of 3.30% and a return on equity of 13.57%. The firm had revenue of $247.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $248.73 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.30 EPS. BJ’s Restaurants’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.7% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts predict that BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. will post 1.43 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a special dividend, which will be paid on Monday, December 4th. Investors of record on Monday, November 13th will be given a dividend of $0.11 per share. The ex-dividend date is Friday, November 10th.

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A number of equities analysts have weighed in on BJRI shares. Robert W. Baird reissued a “hold” rating and set a $36.00 price target on shares of BJ’s Restaurants in a research report on Friday, September 1st. BidaskClub downgraded BJ’s Restaurants from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 12th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded BJ’s Restaurants from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 19th. Barclays PLC lowered their price target on BJ’s Restaurants from $30.00 to $29.00 and set an “underweight” rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, October 18th. Finally, Canaccord Genuity raised BJ’s Restaurants from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $45.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Friday, July 14th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. BJ’s Restaurants has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $36.89.

A number of large investors have recently modified their holdings of BJRI. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC grew its position in BJ’s Restaurants by 12.7% during the first quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 32,662 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $1,320,000 after buying an additional 3,682 shares in the last quarter. Wellington Management Group LLP grew its position in BJ’s Restaurants by 400.2% during the first quarter. Wellington Management Group LLP now owns 85,561 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $3,456,000 after buying an additional 68,455 shares in the last quarter. FMR LLC grew its position in BJ’s Restaurants by 9.5% during the first quarter. FMR LLC now owns 57,400 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $2,319,000 after buying an additional 5,000 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. grew its position in BJ’s Restaurants by 2.7% during the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 1,751,097 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $70,744,000 after buying an additional 46,308 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Geode Capital Management LLC grew its position in BJ’s Restaurants by 0.3% during the first quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 175,007 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $7,070,000 after buying an additional 472 shares in the last quarter. 97.32% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

About BJ’s Restaurants

BJ’s Restaurants, Inc owns and operates restaurants. The Company segment includes casual dining company-owned restaurants. Each of its restaurants is operated either as a BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse, a BJ’s Restaurant & Brewery, a BJ’s Pizza & Grill or a BJ’s Grill restaurant. The Company’s restaurants offer craft beers and other beers, as well as a selection of appetizers, entrees, pastas, burgers and sandwiches, specialty salads, and desserts, including its warm pizza cookie dessert, the Pizookie.

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