Chuy’s Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:CHUY) – Investment analysts at Jefferies Financial Group increased their FY2019 EPS estimates for shares of Chuy’s in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday, November 7th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst A. Barish now anticipates that the restaurant operator will post earnings per share of $0.99 for the year, up from their previous estimate of $0.95. Jefferies Financial Group also issued estimates for Chuy’s’ Q1 2020 earnings at $0.21 EPS, Q2 2020 earnings at $0.44 EPS, Q3 2020 earnings at $0.27 EPS, Q4 2020 earnings at $0.13 EPS, FY2020 earnings at $1.05 EPS and FY2021 earnings at $1.14 EPS.

Chuy’s (NASDAQ:CHUY) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, November 7th. The restaurant operator reported $0.25 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.21 by $0.04. The company had revenue of $109.08 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $108.88 million. Chuy’s had a return on equity of 8.21% and a net margin of 1.30%. The business’s revenue was up 7.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.20 EPS.

CHUY has been the subject of several other research reports. ValuEngine lowered Chuy’s from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday. BidaskClub upgraded Chuy’s from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 24th. Wedbush reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $24.50 target price on shares of Chuy’s in a research report on Friday. TheStreet lowered Chuy’s from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a research report on Thursday. Finally, Telsey Advisory Group reiterated a “market perform” rating and issued a $26.00 target price (up previously from $23.00) on shares of Chuy’s in a research report on Friday, August 9th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and four have given a hold rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $24.13.

Shares of CHUY opened at $27.76 on Monday. The firm has a market cap of $417.98 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 31.55, a PEG ratio of 1.51 and a beta of 0.23. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $24.24 and a 200-day moving average of $23.31. The company has a current ratio of 0.57, a quick ratio of 0.52 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.09. Chuy’s has a 52 week low of $17.03 and a 52 week high of $29.16.

Large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC boosted its position in Chuy’s by 7.8% during the 2nd quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 79,850 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $1,830,000 after purchasing an additional 5,800 shares during the period. 6 Meridian boosted its position in Chuy’s by 2.2% during the 2nd quarter. 6 Meridian now owns 23,341 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $535,000 after purchasing an additional 499 shares during the period. D. E. Shaw & Co. Inc. boosted its position in Chuy’s by 90.4% during the 2nd quarter. D. E. Shaw & Co. Inc. now owns 220,052 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $5,044,000 after purchasing an additional 104,497 shares during the period. Aperio Group LLC acquired a new position in Chuy’s during the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $108,000. Finally, Wasatch Advisors Inc. boosted its position in Chuy’s by 5.0% during the 2nd quarter. Wasatch Advisors Inc. now owns 1,806,754 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $41,411,000 after purchasing an additional 86,122 shares during the period.

Chuy’s Company Profile

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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