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How to buy BJs Restaurants stock

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BJ's Restaurants, Inc is a restaurants business based in the US. BJs Restaurants shares (BJRI) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. BJs Restaurants employs 17,200 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$778.5 million.

How to buy shares in BJs Restaurants

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  3. Search for BJs Restaurants. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: BJRI. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until BJs Restaurants reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. Weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of BJs Restaurants, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of BJs Restaurants. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

BJs Restaurants share price

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BJs Restaurants shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-08.
52-week rangeUSD$14.88 - USD$63.42
50-day moving average USD$57.5121
200-day moving average USD$42.6475
Wall St. target priceUSD$57.14
PE ratio 12.2754
Dividend yield USD$0 (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.411

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Is it a good time to buy BJs Restaurants stock?

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Is BJs Restaurants under- or over-valued?

Valuing BJs Restaurants stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of BJs Restaurants's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

BJs Restaurants's P/E ratio

BJs Restaurants's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 12x. In other words, BJs Restaurants shares trade at around 12x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

BJs Restaurants's PEG ratio

BJs Restaurants's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 26.1515. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into BJs Restaurants's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

BJs Restaurants's EBITDA

BJs Restaurants's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$556,000.

The EBITDA is a measure of a BJs Restaurants's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

BJs Restaurants financials

Revenue TTM USD$778.5 million
Gross profit TTM USD$56.4 million
Return on assets TTM -4.26%
Return on equity TTM -19.82%
Profit margin -7.44%
Book value $13.164
Market capitalisation USD$1.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting BJs Restaurants shares

There are currently 2.1 million BJs Restaurants shares held short by investors – that's known as BJs Restaurants's "short interest". This figure is 1.1% up from 2.1 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting BJs Restaurants shares can be evaluated.

BJs Restaurants's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

BJs Restaurants's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of BJs Restaurants shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of BJs Restaurants shares traded daily (recently around 294769.94382022). BJs Restaurants's SIR currently stands at 7.12. In other words for every 100,000 BJs Restaurants shares traded daily on the market, roughly 7120 shares are currently held short.

However BJs Restaurants's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of BJs Restaurants shares, or, against the total number of tradable BJs Restaurants shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case BJs Restaurants's short interest could be expressed as 0.09% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 BJs Restaurants shares in existence, roughly 90 shares are currently held short) or 0.1283% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable BJs Restaurants shares, roughly 128 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against BJs Restaurants.

Find out more about how you can short BJs Restaurants stock.

BJs Restaurants share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 36.23% of net profits

Recently BJs Restaurants has paid out, on average, around 36.23% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.61% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), BJs Restaurants shareholders could enjoy a 3.61% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In BJs Restaurants's case, that would currently equate to about $0 per share.

While BJs Restaurants's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that BJs Restaurants may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

BJs Restaurants's most recent dividend payout was on 23 March 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 8 March 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

BJs Restaurants share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, BJs Restaurants's shares have ranged in value from as little as $14.88 up to $63.42. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BJRI.US volatility(beta: 2.3)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while BJs Restaurants's is 2.2984. This would suggest that BJs Restaurants's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

BJs Restaurants overview

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 December 29, 2020, the company operated 210 casual dining restaurants in 29 states. BJ's Restaurants, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Huntington Beach, California.

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