NASDAQ:BJRI - BJ's Restaurants Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $54.69 +0.93 (+1.73 %) (As of 12/12/2018 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$53.76Today's Range$52.67 - $54.8352-Week Range$35.51 - $76.50Volume286,700 shsAverage Volume423,828 shsMarket Capitalization$1.17 billionP/E Ratio38.79Dividend Yield0.86%Beta1 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 September 4, 2018, the company owned and operated 201 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 Phone714-500-2400 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.30 Current Ratio0.49 Quick Ratio0.41 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio38.79 Forward P/E Ratio23.27 P/E Growth1.61 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$1.03 billion Price / Sales1.13 Cash Flow$4.8143 per share Price / Cash Flow11.36 Book Value$12.54 per share Price / Book4.36 Profitability 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$1.17 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 announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, October 31st. Investors 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 0.88%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 8th. This is a boost 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 has initiated a share repurchase 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 purchase up to 5.4% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are generally an indication that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued. How were BJ's Restaurants' earnings last quarter? BJ's Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:BJRI) released its earnings results on Tuesday, October, 30th. The restaurant operator reported $0.39 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.23 by $0.16. The restaurant operator earned $270.27 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $262.89 million. BJ's Restaurants had a net margin of 5.80% and a return on equity of 16.70%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 9.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last 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 28th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for BJ's Restaurants. What price target have analysts set for BJRI? 12 brokers have issued 12-month price objectives for BJ's Restaurants' shares. Their predictions range from $40.00 to $81.00. On average, they expect BJ's Restaurants' stock price to reach $64.1818 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 17.4% 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, 4 hold ratings and 6 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. 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 third-quarter 2018. The company’s earnings have surpassed the consensus estimate in 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." (11/12/2018) 2. Maxim Group analysts commented, "We maintain our Buy rating and $81 price target on BJ’s Restaurants (BJRI) ahead of the release of 3Q18 (September) results on the close. We maintain our 3Q18 EPS estimate of $0.24, vs. $0.22 consensus, based on our unchanged +4.0% comp estimate, vs. +4.0% consensus. We leave unchanged our annual EPS estimates of $2.24 for 2018, vs. $2.15 consensus; $2.60 for 2019, vs. $2.37 consensus; and $3.10, vs. $2.75 consensus." (10/24/2018) Has BJ's Restaurants been receiving favorable news coverage? Media stories about BJRI stock have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. BJ's Restaurants earned a daily sentiment score of 1.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned headlines about the restaurant operator a news buzz of 4.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next few days. Who are some of BJ's Restaurants' key competitors? Some companies that are related to BJ's Restaurants include Texas Roadhouse (TXRH), Cracker Barrel Old Country Store (CBRL), Main Street Capital (MAIN), Jack in the Box (JACK), Cheesecake Factory (CAKE), Dave & Buster's Entertainment (PLAY), Brinker International (EAT), Wingstop (WING), Bloomin' Brands (BLMN), Arcos Dorados (ARCO), Dine Brands Global (DIN), Sonic (SONC), MITCHELLS &BUTLERS (MBPFF), Papa John's Int'l (PZZA) and Denny's (DENN). Who are BJ's Restaurants' key executives? BJ's Restaurants' management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Gregory A. Trojan, CEO & Director (Age 58)Mr. Gregory S. Levin, Pres, CFO & Sec. (Age 50)Mr. Lon F. Ledwith, Exec. VP of Operations (Age 60)Mr. Kevin E. Mayer, Exec. VP & Chief Marketing Officer (Age 48)Mr. Gregory S. Lynds, Exec. VP & Chief Devel. Officer (Age 57) Who are BJ's Restaurants' major shareholders? BJ's Restaurants' stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (14.63%), Vanguard Group Inc. (12.01%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (5.66%), Acadian Asset Management LLC (3.64%), Rothschild & Co. Asset Management US Inc. (2.32%) and Neuberger Berman Group LLC (2.14%). 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 institutional investors are selling BJ's Restaurants stock? BJRI stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Marshall Wace North America L.P., Credit Suisse AG, Bamco Inc. NY, Man Group plc, Prudential Financial Inc., Neuberger Berman Group LLC, Panagora Asset Management Inc. and BlackRock Inc.. 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 institutional investors are buying BJ's Restaurants stock? BJRI stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Vanguard Group Inc., Acadian Asset Management LLC, Hennessy Advisors Inc., Marshall Wace LLP, Matarin Capital Management LLC, Morgan Stanley, Allianz Asset Management GmbH and Teachers Advisors LLC. 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 $54.69. How big of a company is BJ's Restaurants? BJ's Restaurants has a market capitalization of $1.17 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: 2.1 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 370 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 532 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 902MarketBeat'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 12/12/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: Should I invest in "strong buy" stocks?