Voya Investment Management LLC increased its position in shares of Chuy’s Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHUY) by 15.1% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 9,004 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,178 shares during the quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC owned about 0.05% of Chuy’s Holdings worth $211,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its stake in shares of Chuy’s Holdings by 18.9% during the 2nd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 808,766 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $18,925,000 after acquiring an additional 128,526 shares in the last quarter. Connors Investor Services Inc. raised its stake in shares of Chuy’s Holdings by 12.5% during the 2nd quarter. Connors Investor Services Inc. now owns 9,000 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $211,000 after acquiring an additional 1,000 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its stake in shares of Chuy’s Holdings by 5.3% during the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 941,354 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $22,027,000 after acquiring an additional 47,580 shares in the last quarter. Northern Trust Corp raised its stake in shares of Chuy’s Holdings by 3.4% during the 2nd quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 239,312 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $5,600,000 after acquiring an additional 7,795 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Penn Capital Management Co. Inc. raised its stake in shares of Chuy’s Holdings by 10.6% during the 2nd quarter. Penn Capital Management Co. Inc. now owns 209,560 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $4,904,000 after acquiring an additional 20,167 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 95.45% of the company’s stock.

Chuy’s Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ CHUY) opened at $23.65 on Monday. Chuy’s Holdings, Inc. has a 52 week low of $18.00 and a 52 week high of $35.30. The stock has a market cap of $400.01, a P/E ratio of 24.90, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.50 and a beta of -0.01.

Chuy’s Holdings (NASDAQ:CHUY) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The restaurant operator reported $0.19 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.22 by ($0.03). Chuy’s Holdings had a net margin of 4.37% and a return on equity of 9.98%. The company had revenue of $92.19 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $92.90 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.29 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.7% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts forecast that Chuy’s Holdings, Inc. will post 0.97 earnings per share for the current year.

Chuy’s Holdings announced that its board has approved a stock repurchase plan on Thursday, November 2nd that allows the company to repurchase $30.00 million in outstanding shares. This repurchase authorization allows the restaurant operator to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are often a sign that the company’s board of directors believes its shares are undervalued.

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Several research analysts recently commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Chuy’s Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 4th. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Chuy’s Holdings in a research note on Monday, November 6th. Robert W. Baird cut their price target on shares of Chuy’s Holdings from $24.00 to $23.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Stifel Nicolaus assumed coverage on shares of Chuy’s Holdings in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. They set a “hold” rating and a $23.00 price target on the stock. Finally, BidaskClub lowered shares of Chuy’s Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Friday, July 28th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $26.00.

About Chuy’s Holdings

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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Chuy`s Holdings (NASDAQ:CHUY)

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