Analysts See $0.26 EPS for BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. (BJRI)

September 17, 2017 - By Adrian Mccoy

 Analysts See $0.26 EPS for BJ's Restaurants, Inc. (BJRI)
Investors sentiment increased to 0.95 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.04, from 0.91 in 2016Q3. It is positive, as 25 investors sold BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. shares while 50 reduced holdings. 28 funds opened positions while 43 raised stakes. 17.68 million shares or 5.06% less from 18.62 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported.
American Grp Inc reported 0% of its portfolio in BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:BJRI). 274,771 were reported by Bancshares Of New York Mellon. Ahl Ptnrs Ltd Liability Partnership has 0.02% invested in BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:BJRI). Blackrock Institutional Trust Co Na stated it has 550,863 shares. California State Teachers Retirement invested in 48,159 shares. Fmr Lc invested 0% of its portfolio in BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:BJRI). Cramer Rosenthal Mcglynn Limited Liability Corp holds 327,688 shares. Legal General Public Limited Company owns 0% invested in BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:BJRI) for 35,145 shares. Ubs Asset Mngmt Americas accumulated 0% or 124 shares. 2,100 were accumulated by Pacad Inv. Ls Invest Advsrs Ltd Llc owns 734 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Ontario – Canada-based Commercial Bank Of Montreal Can has invested 0% in BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:BJRI). Amp Ltd holds 0% or 5,400 shares in its portfolio. Luxor Capital Group Lp reported 2.10M shares. Archford Capital Strategies Ltd Liability Company invested in 0% or 46 shares.

Since May 11, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 6 insider sales for $1.12 million activity. On Thursday, May 25 PUCHNER ALEX sold $323,943 worth of BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:BJRI) or 7,073 shares. 4,468 shares valued at $203,118 were sold by Mayer Kevin E. on Wednesday, May 24. On Thursday, May 11 the insider BOUTS LARRY D sold $312,169.

Analysts await BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:BJRI) to report earnings on October, 18. They expect $0.26 earnings per share, down 13.33 % or $0.04 from last year’s $0.3 per share. BJRI’s profit will be $5.58M for 28.27 P/E if the $0.26 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.49 actual earnings per share reported by BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -46.94 % negative EPS growth. The stock increased 1.73% or $0.5 on September 15, reaching $29.4. About 398,409 shares traded. BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:BJRI) has risen 9.69% since September 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.01% the S&P500.

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

Among 9 analysts covering BJ’s Restaurants (NASDAQ:BJRI), 2 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 22% are positive. BJ’s Restaurants had 20 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Wedbush maintained BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:BJRI) rating on Friday, February 19. Wedbush has “Outperform” rating and $55 target. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Wedbush on Thursday, October 20. The rating was maintained by Wedbush on Friday, July 28 with “Hold”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, June 24 by Tigress Financial. The firm has “Hold” rating by Piper Jaffray given on Friday, July 28. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Tuesday, July 26 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock of BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:BJRI) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, September 9 by Wedbush. Wedbush downgraded BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:BJRI) rating on Thursday, January 5. Wedbush has “Underperform” rating and $34 target. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Sell” rating in Thursday, October 20 report. Barclays Capital maintained it with “Underweight” rating and $32 target in Thursday, October 20 report.

BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. owns and operates restaurants. The company has market cap of $630.52 million. The Firm segment includes casual dining company-owned restaurants. It has a 17.26 P/E ratio. 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.

More notable recent BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:BJRI) news were published by: Finance.Yahoo.com which released: “Here’s Why You Should Steer Clear of BJ’s Restaurants Stock” on August 21, 2017, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “BJ’s Restaurants Debuts in South Carolina, Expands Footprint” published on September 06, 2017, Globenewswire.com published: “BJ’s Restaurants Opens in Columbia, South Carolina” on September 05, 2017. More interesting news about BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:BJRI) were released by: Prnewswire.com and their article: “BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse┬« Launches Alcohol Delivery and Integrated Online …” published on August 21, 2017 as well as Marketwatch.com‘s news article titled: “BJ’s Restaurants launches alcohol delivery in California” with publication date: August 21, 2017.

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