BJ's Restaurants (BJRI) was Reiterated by Barclays to “Underweight” while Lowering the Price Target of the company shares to $ 38 from a previous price target of $46 . Barclays advised their investors in a research report released on Jul 28, 2016.
Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on BJ's Restaurants. Shares were Reiterated by Wedbush on Jul 27, 2016 to “Outperform” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 47 from a previous price target of $55 .Shares were Downgraded by Stifel on Jul 26, 2016 to ” Sell” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 35 from a previous price target of $52 .
On the company’s financial health, BJ's Restaurants reported $0.47 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.07 according to the earnings call on Apr 21, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.40. The company had revenue of $243.40 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $244.93 million. The company’s revenue was up 8.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.36 EPS.
BJ's Restaurants opened for trading at $38.62 and hit $40.05 on the upside on Thursday, eventually ending the session at $39.15, with a gain of 0.82% or 0.32 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 4,83,331 shares. Company has a market cap of $945 M.
In a different news, on Jun 1, 2016, Brian S Krakower (Chief Information Officer) sold 702 shares at $44.82 per share price. According to the SEC, on May 10, 2016, Lon Ledwith (Interim Chief Ops Officer) sold 3,942 shares at $45.00 per share price. On Mar 15, 2016, Kevin E. Mayer (ExecVP/Chief Marketing Officer) sold 2,538 shares at $44.16 per share price, according to the Form-4 filing with the securities and exchange commission.
BJs Restaurants Inc. owns and operates restaurants. The Company operates under the BJs Restaurant & Brewery BJs Restaurant & Brewhouse BJs Pizza & Grill and BJs Grill names. The Company owns and operates 158 restaurants. Its menu consists of deep-dish pizza craft beers and other beers as well as a range of appetizers entrees pastas sandwiches specialty salads and desserts including its Pizookie dessert. Its menu also includes starter salads handcrafted burgers sandwiches and tacos desserts lunch specials housemade soups and salads and gluten-free menu among others. Its Snacks and Small Bites menu category comprises small plate appetizers and salads and a lower calorie and better for you menu category called Enlightened Entrees. Its menu items include Kale and Roasted Brussels Sprout Salad its Cherry Chipotle Salmon its Mediterranean Chicken Pita Tacos and its Peanut Butter Smores Pizookie. It also offers a range of wines and spirits and root beer soda.