$1.65 EPS Expected for Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (GPI); BJ's Restaurants, Inc. (BJRI) Covered By 5 Bullish Analysts Last Week

April 20, 2018 - By Stephen Andrade

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Analysts expect Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:GPI) to report $1.65 EPS on April, 26 before the open.They anticipate $0.12 EPS change or 7.84% from last quarter’s $1.53 EPS. GPI’s profit would be $33.33M giving it 9.80 P/E if the $1.65 EPS is correct. After having $2.11 EPS previously, Group 1 Automotive, Inc.’s analysts see -21.80% EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.84% or $0.55 during the last trading session, reaching $64.66. About 275,619 shares traded or 0.67% up from the average. Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:GPI) has declined 13.27% since April 20, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 24.82% the S&P500.

Among 11 analysts covering BJ’s Restaurants (NASDAQ:BJRI), 5 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 45% are positive. BJ’s Restaurants had 42 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Morgan Stanley maintained BJ's Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:BJRI) rating on Monday, February 26. Morgan Stanley has “Equal-Weight” rating and $38 target. Wedbush downgraded the shares of BJRI in report on Friday, September 9 to “Neutral” rating. Barclays Capital maintained BJ's Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:BJRI) rating on Wednesday, October 18. Barclays Capital has “Underweight” rating and $29 target. On Wednesday, January 3 the stock rating was upgraded by Stifel Nicolaus to “Buy”. Canaccord Genuity maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, October 27 report. The stock has “Underperform” rating by Wedbush on Thursday, January 5. The company was maintained on Friday, February 19 by Wedbush. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Wedbush on Thursday, October 20. The stock of BJ's Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:BJRI) has “Underweight” rating given on Wednesday, January 24 by Barclays Capital. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Thursday, February 22 with “Hold”. See BJ's Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:BJRI) latest ratings:

16/04/2018 Broker: Morgan Stanley Old Rating: Equal-Weight New Rating: Equal-Weight Old Target: $38 New Target: $41 Maintain
26/02/2018 Broker: Morgan Stanley Old Rating: Equal-Weight New Rating: Equal-Weight Old Target: $34 New Target: $38 Maintain
23/02/2018 Broker: Stephens Rating: Buy New Target: $45.0 Maintain
22/02/2018 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Hold New Target: $45.0 Maintain
23/02/2018 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Buy New Target: $48.0 Maintain
22/02/2018 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $40.0 Maintain
23/02/2018 Broker: Canaccord Genuity Rating: Buy New Target: $50.0 Maintain
23/02/2018 Broker: Wedbush Old Rating: Outperform New Rating: Outperform Old Target: $44 New Target: $48 Maintain
15/02/2018 Broker: Wedbush Rating: Buy New Target: $44.0 Upgrade
24/01/2018 Broker: Barclays Capital Old Rating: Underweight New Rating: Underweight Old Target: $30 New Target: $31 Maintain

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.88 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.31, from 1.19 in 2017Q3. It fall, as 24 investors sold BJ's Restaurants, Inc. shares while 52 reduced holdings. 28 funds opened positions while 39 raised stakes. 16.91 million shares or 2.77% more from 16.45 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. The Massachusetts-based Boston Ptnrs has invested 0.01% in BJ's Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:BJRI). Globeflex Capital L P reported 20,700 shares stake. Arizona State Retirement holds 30,167 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Qs Invsts Limited Liability Corporation owns 92,665 shares. Balyasny Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Corp accumulated 799,631 shares. Commercial Bank Of Montreal Can invested in 0% or 4,283 shares. Canada Pension Plan Board holds 187,200 shares. Pacad Invest Ltd stated it has 2,376 shares. Mason Street Advsr Ltd Co accumulated 4,669 shares or 0% of the stock. Jpmorgan Chase And has invested 0% of its portfolio in BJ's Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:BJRI). Millennium Mgmt Limited holds 1.03 million shares. Pinebridge Invests Limited Partnership has invested 0.03% of its portfolio in BJ's Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:BJRI). Armistice Capital Limited Liability Com owns 384,000 shares. Hsbc Holdings Public Ltd Llc holds 0% or 60,936 shares in its portfolio. The New York-based Tiaa Cref Inv has invested 0% in BJ's Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:BJRI).

The stock increased 0.82% or $0.4 during the last trading session, reaching $49.05. About 252,051 shares traded. BJ's Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:BJRI) has risen 13.64% since April 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.09% the S&P500.

Since February 28, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 4 selling transactions for $3.72 million activity. On Monday, March 5 the insider PUCHNER ALEX sold $162,091. The insider Mayer Kevin E. sold 769 shares worth $34,082. $3.08 million worth of BJ's Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:BJRI) shares were sold by DEITCHLE GERALD W. $441,000 worth of BJ's Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:BJRI) was sold by Elbogen Noah A. on Wednesday, February 28.

BJÂ’s Restaurants, Inc. owns and operates casual dining restaurants in the United States. The company has market cap of $1.01 billion. The Company’s restaurants offer pizzas, craft and other beers, appetizers, soups, entrees, pastas, sandwiches, salads, and desserts. It has a 23.81 P/E ratio. As of September 5, 2017, the firm owned and operated 195 casual dining restaurants located in the 25 states of Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Washington.

Group 1 Automotive, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates in the automotive retail industry. The company has market cap of $1.31 billion. It sells new and used cars, light trucks, and vehicle parts; arranges vehicle financing; sells service and insurance contracts; and provides automotive maintenance and repair services. It has a 6.41 P/E ratio. The firm has activities primarily in the metropolitan areas of Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Texas in the United States; 20 towns in the United Kingdom; and in metropolitan markets of Sao Paulo, Parana, Mato Grosso do Sul, and Santa Catarina, Brazil.

Among 14 analysts covering Group 1 Automotive (NYSE:GPI), 2 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 14% are positive. Group 1 Automotive had 26 analyst reports since September 17, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs to “Sell” on Tuesday, November 22. Guggenheim initiated the shares of GPI in report on Monday, April 16 with “Hold” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by Buckingham Research on Friday, January 5. The firm has “Hold” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets given on Monday, November 13. The rating was maintained by Stephens on Friday, February 9 with “Hold”. The firm has “Sector Weight” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets given on Friday, February 12. The rating was initiated by Seaport Global on Tuesday, August 9 with “Neutral”. The stock of Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:GPI) earned “Buy” rating by Bank of America on Friday, February 9. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, April 16 by Stephens. The rating was upgraded by Buckingham Research on Wednesday, July 20 to “Buy”.

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