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UPDATE: Jefferies Reiterates Hold Rating, Lowers PT on BJ's Restaurants on In-Line 4Q

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In a report published Wednesday, Jefferies reiterated its Hold rating on BJ's Restaurants (NASDAQ: BJRI), but lowered its price target from $33.00 to $29.00.

Jefferies noted, “4Q in line with pre-announcement, but SSS slowed to -0.5% in first 7 weeks of 1Q (cons 3% for 1Q) as the external environment has become increasingly choppy & competitive. With traffic decelerating and no ground-breaking drivers in the near term, we think 1H SSS above 1-2% will be difficult & suspect comps could be flattish. We see restaurant margins down 100-200bps in 1H, and revised our '13 EPS to $1.15. PT to $29.”

BJ's Restaurants closed on Tuesday at $33.10.

Latest Ratings for BJRI

DateFirmActionFromTo
Apr 2015BarclaysMaintainsUnderweight
Apr 2015Guggenheim SecuritiesInitiates Coverage onBuy
Mar 2015Tigress FinancialInitiates Coverage onUnderperform

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