NASDAQ:BJRI - BJ's Restaurants Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $51.32 -0.49 (-0.95 %) (As of 02/20/2019 03:24 PM ET)Previous Close$51.81Today's Range$50.84 - $51.6452-Week Range$36.15 - $76.50Volume17,219 shsAverage Volume486,934 shsMarket Capitalization$1.09 billionP/E Ratio36.21Dividend Yield0.91%Beta0.81 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email BJ's Restaurants, Inc. owns and operates casual dining restaurants in the United States. Its restaurants offer pizzas, craft and other beers, appetizers, entrées, pastas, sandwiches, specialty salads, and desserts. As of November 20, 2018, the company owned and operated 202 casual dining restaurants located in the 27 states of Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Washington. The company operates its restaurants under the BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse, BJ's Restaurant & Brewery, BJ's Pizza & Grill, and BJ's Grill brand names. BJ's Restaurants, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is based in Huntington Beach, California. Receive BJRI News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for BJRI and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NASDAQ Industry Eating places Sub-IndustryRestaurants SectorRetail/Wholesale Current SymbolNASDAQ:BJRI Previous Symbol CUSIP09180C10 Webwww.bjsrestaurants.com Phone714-500-2400Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.30 Current Ratio0.49 Quick Ratio0.41Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio36.21 Forward P/E Ratio21.75 P/E Growth1.5 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$1.03 billion Price / Sales1.06 Cash Flow$4.7126 per share Price / Cash Flow10.89 Book Value$12.54 per share Price / Book4.09Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.41 Net Income$44.78 million Net Margins5.80% Return on Equity16.70% Return on Assets6.97%Miscellaneous Employees21,500 Outstanding Shares21,290,000Market Cap$1.09 billion OptionableOptionable BJ's Restaurants (NASDAQ:BJRI) Frequently Asked Questions What is BJ's Restaurants' stock symbol? BJ's Restaurants trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "BJRI." How often does BJ's Restaurants pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for BJ's Restaurants? BJ's Restaurants declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, October 31st. Shareholders of record on Monday, November 12th will be paid a dividend of $0.12 per share on Monday, November 26th. This represents a $0.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.94%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 8th. This is an increase from BJ's Restaurants's previous quarterly dividend of $0.11. View BJ's Restaurants' Dividend History. How will BJ's Restaurants' stock buyback program work? BJ's Restaurants announced that its Board of Directors has approved a stock buyback program on Sunday, June 4th 2017, which permits the company to buyback $50,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to buy up to 5.4% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are often a sign that the company's leadership believes its shares are undervalued. How were BJ's Restaurants' earnings last quarter? BJ's Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:BJRI) announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October, 30th. The restaurant operator reported $0.39 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.23 by $0.16. The restaurant operator earned $270.27 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $262.89 million. BJ's Restaurants had a net margin of 5.80% and a return on equity of 16.70%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 9.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.15 EPS. View BJ's Restaurants' Earnings History. When is BJ's Restaurants' next earnings date? BJ's Restaurants is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, February 21st 2019. View Earnings Estimates for BJ's Restaurants. How can I listen to BJ's Restaurants' earnings call? BJ's Restaurants will be holding an earnings conference call on Thursday, February 21st at 5:00 PM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link. What price target have analysts set for BJRI? 12 equities research analysts have issued 1 year price objectives for BJ's Restaurants' shares. Their forecasts range from $40.00 to $84.00. On average, they anticipate BJ's Restaurants' share price to reach $64.00 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 24.7% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for BJ's Restaurants. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for BJ's Restaurants? 12 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for BJ's Restaurants in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 3 hold ratings and 7 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for BJ's Restaurants. What are Wall Street analysts saying about BJ's Restaurants stock? Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about BJ's Restaurants stock: 1. Maxim Group analysts commented, "We maintain our Buy rating and $84 price target on BJ’s Restaurants (BJRI) ahead of the release of 4Q18 (December) results on the close. We maintain our Street-high 4Q18 EPS estimate of $0.60, vs. $0.50 consensus, based on our upwardly revised +5.0% comp estimate vs. +4.4% consensus. We raise our 2019 EPS estimate to $2.84, from $2.76 (vs. $2.48 consensus) as we increase our full-year comp estimate to +3.0%, from +2.7% (vs. +2.6% consensus). We expect BJRI’s “Project Q,” a continuous operations improvement program, as well as benign commodity costs, to be key drivers of margin expansion." (2/13/2019) 2. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Shares of BJ’s Restaurants have outperformed the industry in a year. The company is likely to continue the uptrend, given its better-than-expected performance in each of all of the trailing four quarters. While BJ Restaurants’ high-quality slow-roasted menu has been boosting foot traffic, daily Brewhouse Specials are contributing directly to the company’s top line. Notably, the company’s extensive focus on refining and streamlining its menu is the key driver for improved traffic. BJ’s Restaurants is also investing heavily in technology-driven initiatives, like digital ordering to boost sales. However, higher cost of sales and labor expenses due to increased wages are expected to continue hurting profits. The company's high vulnerability to the inconsistent nature of consumer discretionary spending further add to the woes." (1/21/2019) Has BJ's Restaurants been receiving favorable news coverage? Media headlines about BJRI stock have been trending somewhat negative this week, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. BJ's Restaurants earned a news impact score of -1.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media coverage about the restaurant operator a news buzz of 4.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next several days. Who are some of BJ's Restaurants' key competitors? Some companies that are related to BJ's Restaurants include Cracker Barrel Old Country Store (CBRL), Main Street Capital (MAIN), Cheesecake Factory (CAKE), Jack in the Box (JACK), Wingstop (WING), Bloomin' Brands (BLMN), Dave & Buster's Entertainment (PLAY), Arcos Dorados (ARCO), Brinker International (EAT), Sonic (SONC), Dine Brands Global (DIN), MITCHELLS &BUTLERS (MBPFF), Papa John's Int'l (PZZA), Denny's (DENN) and Ruth's Hospitality Group (RUTH). Who are BJ's Restaurants' key executives? BJ's Restaurants' management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Gregory A. Trojan, CEO & Director (Age 59)Mr. Gregory S. Levin, Pres, CFO & Sec. (Age 51)Mr. Lon F. Ledwith, Exec. VP of Operations (Age 61)Mr. Kevin E. Mayer, Exec. VP & Chief Marketing Officer (Age 49)Mr. Gregory S. Lynds, Exec. VP & Chief Devel. Officer (Age 58) Who are BJ's Restaurants' major shareholders? BJ's Restaurants' stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (15.08%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (4.99%), Acadian Asset Management LLC (3.58%), Rothschild & Co. Asset Management US Inc. (2.94%), Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. (2.64%) and Millennium Management LLC (2.11%). Company insiders that own BJ's Restaurants stock include Alex Puchner, Brian S Krakower, Gerald W Deitchle, Greg Trojan, Gregory Levin, Gregory S Lynds, Kendra D Miller, Kevin E Mayer, Larry D Bouts, Lea Anne Ottinger, Lon Ledwith, Noah A Elbogen and Patrick Walsh. View Institutional Ownership Trends for BJ's Restaurants. Which major investors are selling BJ's Restaurants stock? BJRI stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Two Sigma Investments LP, TD Asset Management Inc., Bank of America Corp DE, Hennessy Advisors Inc., Timpani Capital Management LLC, Mackay Shields LLC and Nuveen Asset Management LLC. Company insiders that have sold BJ's Restaurants company stock in the last year include Alex Puchner, Brian S Krakower, Gerald W Deitchle, Greg Trojan, Gregory Levin, Kendra D Miller, Kevin E Mayer, Larry D Bouts, Lea Anne Ottinger, Lon Ledwith, Noah A Elbogen and Patrick Walsh. View Insider Buying and Selling for BJ's Restaurants. Which major investors are buying BJ's Restaurants stock? BJRI stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., Millennium Management LLC, Rothschild & Co. Asset Management US Inc., North Fourth Asset Management LP, BlackRock Inc., First Trust Advisors LP, Gotham Asset Management LLC and Congress Asset Management Co. MA. View Insider Buying and Selling for BJ's Restaurants. How do I buy shares of BJ's Restaurants? Shares of BJRI can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab. What is BJ's Restaurants' stock price today? One share of BJRI stock can currently be purchased for approximately $51.32. How big of a company is BJ's Restaurants? BJ's Restaurants has a market capitalization of $1.09 billion and generates $1.03 billion in revenue each year. The restaurant operator earns $44.78 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.41 on an earnings per share basis. BJ's Restaurants employs 21,500 workers across the globe. What is BJ's Restaurants' official website? The official website for BJ's Restaurants is http://www.bjsrestaurants.com. How can I contact BJ's Restaurants? BJ's Restaurants' mailing address is 7755 Center Avenue Suite 300, Huntington Beach CA, 92647. The restaurant operator can be reached via phone at 714-500-2400 or via email at [email protected] MarketBeat Community Rating for BJ's Restaurants (NASDAQ BJRI)Community Ranking: 2.0 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 376 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 546 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 922MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about BJ's Restaurants and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe BJRI will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe BJRI will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 2/20/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: Why is the ex-dividend date different from the record date?