Sentiment Report: BJS Restaurants Inc (NASDAQ:BJRI)

May 18, 2018 - By Dolores Ford

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Sentiment for BJS Restaurants Inc (NASDAQ:BJRI)

BJS Restaurants Inc (NASDAQ:BJRI) institutional sentiment decreased to 0.88 in 2017 Q4. Its down -0.31, from 1.19 in 2017Q3. The ratio dropped, as 67 active investment managers increased and started new equity positions, while 76 sold and decreased equity positions in BJS Restaurants Inc. The active investment managers in our partner’s database now own: 16.91 million shares, up from 16.45 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of active investment managers holding BJS Restaurants Inc in their top 10 equity positions increased from 0 to 1 for an increase of 1. Sold All: 24 Reduced: 52 Increased: 39 New Position: 28.

BJÂ’s Restaurants, Inc. owns and operates casual dining restaurants in the United States. The company has market cap of $1.09 billion. The Company’s restaurants offer pizzas, craft and other beers, appetizers, soups, entrees, pastas, sandwiches, salads, and desserts. It has a 25.56 P/E ratio. As of September 5, 2017, the firm owned and operated 195 casual dining restaurants located in the 25 states of Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Washington.

The stock decreased 2.59% or $1.4 during the last trading session, reaching $52.65. About 132,809 shares traded. BJ's Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:BJRI) has risen 13.64% since May 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.09% the S&P500.

Analysts await BJ's Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:BJRI) to report earnings on July, 26. They expect $0.63 earnings per share, up 28.57 % or $0.14 from last year’s $0.49 per share. BJRI’s profit will be $13.09 million for 20.89 P/E if the $0.63 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.67 actual earnings per share reported by BJ's Restaurants, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -5.97 % negative EPS growth.

Cmt Asset Management Ltd holds 21.58% of its portfolio in BJ's Restaurants, Inc. for 20,000 shares. Sg Capital Management Llc owns 234,185 shares or 1.71% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Armistice Capital Llc has 1.39% invested in the company for 384,000 shares. The Massachusetts-based Ballentine Partners Llc has invested 0.79% in the stock. Matarin Capital Management Llc, a Connecticut-based fund reported 207,850 shares.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 buys, and 11 insider sales for $33.77 million activity.

BJ's Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:BJRI) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 50% of BJ’s Restaurants’s analysts are positive. Out of 8 Wall Street analysts rating BJ’s Restaurants, 4 give it “Buy”, 1 “Sell” rating, while 3 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $30.0 while the high is $62. The stock’s average target of $50.88 is -3.36% below today’s ($52.65) share price. BJRI was included in 21 notes of analysts from December 22, 2017. The firm has “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity given on Friday, February 23. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of BJRI in report on Tuesday, January 16 with “Sell” rating. The rating was maintained by Wedbush on Friday, April 27 with “Outperform”. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, February 22 by Robert W. Baird. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, February 23 by Wedbush. The firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating on Monday, April 30 by Morgan Stanley. The firm has “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity given on Friday, January 5. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley on Monday, April 16 with “Equal-Weight”. Wedbush upgraded it to “Buy” rating and $44.0 target in Thursday, February 15 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Friday, April 27.

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