Wall Street analysts expect that Chuy’s Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:CHUY) will post $0.21 earnings per share for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Five analysts have provided estimates for Chuy’s’ earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at $0.22 and the lowest estimate coming in at $0.18. Chuy’s posted earnings per share of $0.20 during the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year-over-year growth rate of 5%. The company is expected to issue its next earnings results on Tuesday, November 5th.

On average, analysts expect that Chuy’s will report full-year earnings of $0.95 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.92 to $0.97. For the next fiscal year, analysts expect that the firm will post earnings of $1.03 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.00 to $1.09. Zacks’ earnings per share averages are an average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that cover Chuy’s.

Chuy’s (NASDAQ:CHUY) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 8th. The restaurant operator reported $0.42 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.37 by $0.05. The business had revenue of $113.10 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $111.77 million. Chuy’s had a return on equity of 8.21% and a net margin of 1.30%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 6.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.38 earnings per share.

Several brokerages have recently commented on CHUY. Telsey Advisory Group restated a “market perform” rating and issued a $26.00 target price (up from $23.00) on shares of Chuy’s in a research note on Friday, August 9th. BidaskClub raised shares of Chuy’s from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, September 5th. Wedbush reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $24.00 target price on shares of Chuy’s in a research report on Friday, August 9th. TheStreet upgraded shares of Chuy’s from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 8th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded Chuy’s from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 18th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $26.00.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Wasatch Advisors Inc. boosted its holdings in Chuy’s by 5.0% in the 2nd quarter. Wasatch Advisors Inc. now owns 1,806,754 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $41,411,000 after buying an additional 86,122 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in shares of Chuy’s by 0.3% during the 4th quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,016,579 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $18,034,000 after purchasing an additional 2,585 shares during the period. GW&K Investment Management LLC boosted its position in shares of Chuy’s by 8.3% during the second quarter. GW&K Investment Management LLC now owns 587,862 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $13,474,000 after buying an additional 44,817 shares during the period. Clearbridge Investments LLC boosted its holdings in Chuy’s by 3.4% during the 1st quarter. Clearbridge Investments LLC now owns 582,180 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $13,256,000 after acquiring an additional 19,160 shares during the period. Finally, Marshall Wace LLP grew its holdings in shares of Chuy’s by 313.5% in the first quarter. Marshall Wace LLP now owns 278,516 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $6,342,000 after purchasing an additional 211,159 shares during the last quarter.

Shares of CHUY traded up $0.45 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $25.74. 2,706 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 120,230. The firm has a market capitalization of $419.65 million, a P/E ratio of 29.26, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.52 and a beta of 0.16. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.09, a current ratio of 0.57 and a quick ratio of 0.52. The business has a 50-day moving average of $24.56 and a 200-day moving average of $22.60. Chuy’s has a fifty-two week low of $17.03 and a fifty-two week high of $29.00.

About Chuy’s

Chuy's Holdings, Inc, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates full-service restaurants under the Chuy's name in Texas and 19 states in the Southeastern and Midwestern United States. As of December 30, 2018, it operated 100 restaurants. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Austin, Texas.

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