Penn Capital Management Co. Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Chuy’s Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:CHUY) by 3.5% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 175,875 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock after purchasing an additional 6,021 shares during the quarter. Penn Capital Management Co. Inc.’s holdings in Chuy’s were worth $4,005,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.
Several other large investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in CHUY. Quantamental Technologies LLC bought a new stake in shares of Chuy’s during the 1st quarter valued at $65,000. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA raised its stake in shares of Chuy’s by 1,962.7% during the 1st quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 3,486 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $79,000 after purchasing an additional 3,317 shares during the period. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan bought a new stake in shares of Chuy’s during the 4th quarter valued at $85,000. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY raised its stake in shares of Chuy’s by 397.3% during the 4th quarter. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY now owns 6,012 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $107,000 after purchasing an additional 4,803 shares during the period. Finally, Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund bought a new stake in shares of Chuy’s during the 4th quarter valued at $114,000.
Shares of NASDAQ CHUY opened at $21.97 on Thursday. The stock has a market capitalization of $370.03 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.97, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.39 and a beta of 0.34. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.09, a quick ratio of 0.49 and a current ratio of 0.54. Chuy’s Holdings Inc has a twelve month low of $17.03 and a twelve month high of $34.10.
A number of analysts recently issued reports on CHUY shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered Chuy’s from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 8th. ValuEngine upgraded Chuy’s from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 8th. BidaskClub lowered Chuy’s from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 11th. Finally, Wedbush reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Chuy’s in a research note on Wednesday, May 8th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Chuy’s has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $28.57.
In other news, Director Ira L. Zecher sold 1,500 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, March 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $22.60, for a total transaction of $33,900.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 2,237 shares in the company, valued at approximately $50,556.20. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. 1.40% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.
Chuy’s Company Profile
Chuy's Holdings, Inc, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates restaurants under the Chuy's name in Texas and 19 states in the Southeastern and Midwestern United States. As of December 31, 2017, the company operated 91 Chuy's restaurants in 19 states. Chuy's Holdings, Inc was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Austin, Texas.
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