NASDAQ:BJRI - BJ's Restaurants Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $54.27 +0.33 (+0.61 %) (As of 01/17/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$53.94Today's Range$53.27 - $54.6052-Week Range$35.51 - $76.50Volume417,500 shsAverage Volume433,942 shsMarket Capitalization$1.13 billionP/E Ratio38.34Dividend Yield0.86%Beta0.96 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 Ratio38.34 Forward P/E Ratio23.19 P/E Growth1.52 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$1.03 billion Price / Sales1.12 Cash Flow$4.9158 per share Price / Cash Flow11.04 Book Value$12.54 per share Price / Book4.33Profitability 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$1.13 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 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.88%. 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 authorized a stock buyback plan on Sunday, June 4th 2017, which authorizes the company to repurchase $50,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to repurchase up to 5.4% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are usually an indication that the company's management believes its shares are undervalued. How were BJ's Restaurants' earnings last quarter? BJ's Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:BJRI) announced its earnings results on Tuesday, October, 30th. The restaurant operator reported $0.39 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.23 by $0.16. The restaurant operator had revenue of $270.27 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $262.89 million. BJ's Restaurants had a return on equity of 16.70% and a net margin of 5.80%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 9.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.15 earnings per share. 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 analysts have issued 12-month target prices for BJ's Restaurants' shares. Their forecasts range from $40.00 to $81.00. On average, they anticipate BJ's Restaurants' share price to reach $64.1818 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 18.3% 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. 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." (1/14/2019) 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? Headlines about BJRI stock have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. BJ's Restaurants earned a daily sentiment score of 1.2 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave headlines about the restaurant operator a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the immediate future. 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), Dave & Buster's Entertainment (PLAY), Wingstop (WING), Brinker International (EAT), Arcos Dorados (ARCO), Bloomin' Brands (BLMN), Sonic (SONC), MITCHELLS &BUTLERS (MBPFF), Papa John's Int'l (PZZA), Dine Brands Global (DIN), 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 a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Hennessy Advisors Inc. (1.47%), Louisiana State Employees Retirement System (0.04%) and State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.03%). 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 Hennessy Advisors Inc. and Louisiana State Employees Retirement System. 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 State of Alaska Department of Revenue. 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 $54.27. How big of a company is BJ's Restaurants? BJ's Restaurants has a market capitalization of $1.13 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: 373 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 536 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 909MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about BJ's Restaurants and other stocks. 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