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

October 17, 2017 – By Michael Collier

Investors sentiment increased to 1.67 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.47, from 1.2 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 14 investors sold BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. shares while 43 reduced holdings. 42 funds opened positions while 53 raised stakes. 18.42 million shares or 7.34% more from 17.16 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported.
Davidson Kempner Cap Lp holds 425,000 shares. Ubs Oconnor Ltd Liability Com reported 330,679 shares. 20,000 are owned by Cmt Asset Mgmt. Kennedy Management stated it has 50,000 shares. D E Shaw And Incorporated holds 0% or 14,209 shares. Voya Investment Mngmt Lc reported 9,601 shares stake. Los Angeles Capital Management And Equity Rech Incorporated accumulated 24,833 shares. Matarin Capital Management Limited Company reported 188,517 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Metropolitan Life Insurance Ny accumulated 13,332 shares. Verition Fund Mgmt Limited Co holds 0.06% in BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:BJRI) or 17,900 shares. Panagora Asset has 496 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado reported 0% in BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:BJRI). Trexquant Limited Partnership holds 24,974 shares. Qs Ltd Liability Company, a New York-based fund reported 98,743 shares. Wells Fargo Co Mn reported 58,480 shares.

Since May 11, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 6 insider sales for $1.12 million activity. 6,879 shares valued at $312,169 were sold by BOUTS LARRY D on Thursday, May 11. 373 shares were sold by PUCHNER ALEX, worth $17,091. Mayer Kevin E. had sold 4,468 shares worth $203,118 on Wednesday, May 24.

Investors wait BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:BJRI) to report on October, 18. its quarterly earnings Wall Street analysts expect $0.26 earnings per share, down $0.04 or 13.33 % from last year’s $0.3 same quarter earnings. This translates into $5.58 million profit for BJRI giving the stock a 28.65 P/E. This is assuming the current $0.26 EPS is accurate. BJ’s Restaurants, Inc.’s Wall Street analysts see -46.94 % negative EPS growth, taking into account the $0.49 EPS reproted in the previous quarter, The stock decreased 0.83% or $0.25 during the last trading session, reaching $29.8. About shares traded. BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:BJRI) has risen 9.69% since October 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, 1 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 22% are positive. BJ’s Restaurants had 23 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Tigress Financial given on Friday, June 24. On Wednesday, June 21 the stock rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with “Hold”. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley given on Thursday, October 20. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Thursday, October 20 with “Underweight”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Friday, July 14. The firm earned “Sell” rating on Thursday, October 20 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock of BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:BJRI) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, February 19 by Wedbush. The firm has “Underweight” rating given on Friday, October 23 by Barclays Capital. Wedbush downgraded the shares of BJRI in report on Friday, September 9 to “Neutral” rating. The firm has “Underweight” rating given on Wednesday, July 19 by Barclays Capital.

BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. owns and operates restaurants. The company has market cap of $639.10 million. The Firm segment includes casual dining company-owned restaurants. It has a 17.49 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: Reviewjournal.com which released: “Grubhub announces partnership with BJ’s Restaurants” on October 16, 2017, also Latimes.com with their article: “Americans still love eating out. So why are restaurants like Chili’s, BJ’s and …” published on September 18, 2017, Seekingalpha.com published: “Stifel Nicolaus adds more coverage into the restaurant sector” on October 03, 2017. More interesting news about BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:BJRI) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “M&A jolt in the restaurant sector” published on October 16, 2017 as well as Globenewswire.com‘s news article titled: “BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. Makes October a Little Sweeter with $3 Pizookie® Desserts” with publication date: October 02, 2017.

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