News stories about Chuy’s (NASDAQ:CHUY) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Chuy’s earned a media sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the restaurant operator an impact score of 45.8336206749003 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.
Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:
- Chuy’s Holdings Inc (CHUY) Given Average Rating of “Hold” by Analysts (americanbankingnews.com)
- Chuy’s Holdings, Inc. to Announce Fourth Quarter 2017 Results on March 8, 2018 (finance.yahoo.com)
- Chuy’s Holdings Inc (CHUY) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $95.84 Million (americanbankingnews.com)
- Chuy’s Holdings Inc (CHUY) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.20 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com)
CHUY has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. BMO Capital Markets upped their price objective on Chuy’s to $30.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 10th. BidaskClub downgraded Chuy’s from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, December 7th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Chuy’s from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $30.00 price target on the stock in a report on Wednesday, January 31st. Robert W. Baird reduced their price target on Chuy’s from $24.00 to $23.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, November 3rd. Finally, TheStreet upgraded Chuy’s from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Friday, December 15th. Seven analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $27.11.
Shares of Chuy’s (NASDAQ:CHUY) opened at $25.35 on Friday. Chuy’s has a fifty-two week low of $18.00 and a fifty-two week high of $32.10. The firm has a market capitalization of $428.77, a P/E ratio of 26.68, a PEG ratio of 1.40 and a beta of -0.28.
Chuy’s declared that its Board of Directors has initiated a stock repurchase program on Thursday, November 2nd that permits the company to repurchase $30.00 million in outstanding shares. This repurchase authorization permits the restaurant operator to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are typically an indication that the company’s leadership believes its shares are undervalued.
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Chuy’s Holdings, Inc operates Chuy’s, a restaurant concept offering a distinct menu of authentic, freshly prepared Mexican and Tex-Mex inspired food. As of December 25, 2016, the Company operated 80 Chuy’s restaurants across 16 states. The Company offers the same menu during lunch and dinner, which includes enchiladas, fajitas, tacos, burritos, combination platters and daily specials, complemented by a range of appetizers, soups and salads.
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