BJs Wholesale Club Holdings Inc (NYSE:BJ) SVP William C. Werner sold 12,287 shares of BJs Wholesale Club stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $26.83, for a total transaction of $329,660.21.

Shares of NYSE:BJ traded down $0.17 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $26.83. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,214,633 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,891,969. The business’s 50 day simple moving average is $25.62 and its 200 day simple moving average is $25.45. The company has a market cap of $3.67 billion, a P/E ratio of 23.54, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.60 and a beta of 1.43. BJs Wholesale Club Holdings Inc has a 12-month low of $19.31 and a 12-month high of $29.41.

BJs Wholesale Club (NYSE:BJ) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 22nd. The company reported $0.39 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.37 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $3.35 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.39 billion. BJs Wholesale Club had a net margin of 1.59% and a negative return on equity of 107.71%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.31 earnings per share. Sell-side analysts forecast that BJs Wholesale Club Holdings Inc will post 1.48 EPS for the current year.

Large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. First Trust Advisors LP raised its stake in BJs Wholesale Club by 0.8% during the first quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 115,218 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,157,000 after purchasing an additional 955 shares during the period. WINTON GROUP Ltd acquired a new stake in shares of BJs Wholesale Club during the second quarter valued at about $403,000. Oliver Luxxe Assets LLC increased its position in shares of BJs Wholesale Club by 18.2% during the second quarter. Oliver Luxxe Assets LLC now owns 42,225 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,094,000 after acquiring an additional 6,495 shares during the last quarter. LGT Capital Partners LTD. increased its position in shares of BJs Wholesale Club by 23.1% during the second quarter. LGT Capital Partners LTD. now owns 80,000 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,112,000 after acquiring an additional 15,000 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Tyvor Capital LLC increased its position in shares of BJs Wholesale Club by 39.2% during the second quarter. Tyvor Capital LLC now owns 67,223 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,775,000 after acquiring an additional 18,921 shares during the last quarter.

Several analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Deutsche Bank lifted their target price on shares of BJs Wholesale Club from $29.00 to $31.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, August 23rd. ValuEngine lowered shares of BJs Wholesale Club from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, October 21st. Morgan Stanley lifted their target price on shares of BJs Wholesale Club from $28.00 to $29.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Friday, August 23rd. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of BJs Wholesale Club from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 27th. Finally, Jefferies Financial Group set a $34.00 target price on shares of BJs Wholesale Club and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, August 23rd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $30.40.

About BJs Wholesale Club

BJ's Wholesale Club Holdings, Inc operates as a warehouse club on the East Coast of the United States. It offers perishable, edible grocery, general merchandise, and non-edible grocery products. The company also sells electronics, computers, office supplies and equipment, home products, health and beauty aids, sporting goods, outdoor living, baby products, toys, and jewelry through Website.

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