Are Analysts Bullish about BJ's Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:BJRI) after last week?

May 22, 2018 - By Maria Brooks

BJ's Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:BJRI) LogoInvestors sentiment decreased to 0.88 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.31, from 1.19 in 2017Q3. It dropped, as 24 investors sold BJ's Restaurants, Inc. shares while 52 reduced holdings. 28 funds opened positions while 39 raised stakes. 16.91 million shares or 2.77% more from 16.45 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.
Suntrust Banks holds 0.01% or 38,356 shares. State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue owns 3,577 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Wellington Mngmt Grp Inc Limited Liability Partnership, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 53,393 shares. Public Sector Pension Investment Board holds 0% or 11,508 shares in its portfolio. The New York-based Cornerstone Capital Management Limited has invested 0.01% in BJ's Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:BJRI). Parkside Commercial Bank Tru holds 0% or 9 shares. Matarin Cap Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company stated it has 0.59% of its portfolio in BJ's Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:BJRI). Ny State Common Retirement Fund invested 0% in BJ's Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:BJRI). Cmt Asset Management Ltd owns 20,000 shares for 21.58% of their portfolio. Comerica Bancorp stated it has 0% of its portfolio in BJ's Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:BJRI). Teachers Retirement Of The State Of Kentucky holds 8,100 shares. Pnc has 748 shares. 276 were accumulated by Tower Capital Limited Liability Corporation (Trc). Credit Suisse Ag owns 0% invested in BJ's Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:BJRI) for 77,872 shares. Meeder Asset Management has invested 0% in BJ's Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:BJRI).

Since February 28, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 11 insider sales for $33.77 million activity. Trojan Greg had sold 106,803 shares worth $5.92M on Monday, May 7. On Wednesday, February 28 the insider Elbogen Noah A. sold $441,000. $492,388 worth of BJ's Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:BJRI) shares were sold by Lynds Gregory S. On Tuesday, May 8 the insider Ledwith Lon sold $588,000. 248,736 BJ's Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:BJRI) shares with value of $13.71 million were sold by Walsh Patrick. Shares for $162,091 were sold by PUCHNER ALEX.

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

Among 8 analysts covering BJ’s Restaurants (NASDAQ:BJRI), 4 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. BJ’s Restaurants had 21 analyst reports since December 22, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Friday, April 27 by Wedbush. The stock of BJ's Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:BJRI) has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Monday, April 16 by Morgan Stanley. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, February 23 by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley on Monday, February 26 with “Equal-Weight”. Morgan Stanley maintained the stock with “Equal-Weight” rating in Monday, April 30 report. Canaccord Genuity maintained it with “Buy” rating and $45.0 target in Friday, January 5 report. As per Thursday, April 19, the company rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity. Robert W. Baird maintained BJ's Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:BJRI) rating on Thursday, February 22. Robert W. Baird has “Hold” rating and $45.0 target. Canaccord Genuity maintained BJ's Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:BJRI) on Friday, February 23 with “Buy” rating. Barclays Capital maintained it with “Underweight” rating and $47 target in Friday, April 27 report. Below is a list of BJ's Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:BJRI) latest ratings and price target changes.

30/04/2018 Broker: Morgan Stanley Old Rating: Equal-Weight New Rating: Equal-Weight Old Target: $41 New Target: $48 Maintain
27/04/2018 Broker: Wedbush Old Rating: Outperform New Rating: Outperform Old Target: $52 New Target: $60 Maintain
27/04/2018 Broker: Barclays Capital Old Rating: Underweight New Rating: Underweight Old Target: $37 New Target: $47 Maintain
27/04/2018 Broker: Canaccord Genuity Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Buy Old Target: $57 New Target: $62 Maintain
27/04/2018 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Buy Old Target: $48 New Target: $60 Maintain
19/04/2018 Broker: Canaccord Genuity Rating: Buy New Target: $57.0000 Maintain
16/04/2018 Broker: Morgan Stanley Old Rating: Equal-Weight New Rating: Equal-Weight Old Target: $38 New Target: $41 Maintain
26/02/2018 Broker: Morgan Stanley Old Rating: Equal-Weight New Rating: Equal-Weight Old Target: $34 New Target: $38 Maintain
23/02/2018 Broker: Stephens Rating: Buy New Target: $45.0 Maintain
22/02/2018 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Hold New Target: $45.0 Maintain

The stock decreased 0.80% or $0.425 during the last trading session, reaching $52.475. About 137,964 shares traded. BJ's Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:BJRI) has risen 13.64% since May 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.09% the S&P500.

BJÂ’s Restaurants, Inc. owns and operates casual dining restaurants in the United States. The company has market cap of $1.09 billion. The Company’s restaurants offer pizzas, craft and other beers, appetizers, soups, entrees, pastas, sandwiches, salads, and desserts. It has a 25.47 P/E ratio. As of September 5, 2017, the firm owned and operated 195 casual dining restaurants located in the 25 states of Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Washington.

Another recent and important BJ's Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:BJRI) news was published by Nasdaq.com which published an article titled: “Why BJ’s Restaurants Inc. Stock Jumped 24% Last Month” on May 04, 2018.

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