Blue Harbour Group LP Has Trimmed Its Lazard LTD (LAZ) Position; Texas Roadhouse, Inc. (TXRH) Covered By 6 Bullish Analysts Last Week

December 10, 2017 - By Marguerite Chambers

Among 16 analysts covering Texas Roadhouse Inc. (NASDAQ:TXRH), 6 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. Texas Roadhouse Inc. had 46 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by Robert W. Baird on Tuesday, March 14 to “Outperform”. The firm has “Outperform” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Tuesday, October 31. The stock of Texas Roadhouse, Inc. (NASDAQ:TXRH) earned “Outperform” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Thursday, June 22. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with “Hold” on Tuesday, August 1. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity on Friday, October 20 with “Hold”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, December 7 by Maxim Group. BTIG Research upgraded Texas Roadhouse, Inc. (NASDAQ:TXRH) rating on Friday, March 17. BTIG Research has “Buy” rating and $50 target. Barclays Capital maintained Texas Roadhouse, Inc. (NASDAQ:TXRH) on Tuesday, August 1 with “Overweight” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, July 31 by BMO Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, November 3 with “Sector Perform”. See Texas Roadhouse, Inc. (NASDAQ:TXRH) latest ratings:

30/10/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Sell New Target: $41.0 Maintain
31/10/2017 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Outperform Old Target: $58 New Target: $57 Maintain
20/10/2017 Broker: Canaccord Genuity Rating: Hold New Target: $51.0 Maintain
19/10/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $53.0 Maintain
19/10/2017 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $58.0 Maintain
18/10/2017 Broker: Barclays Capital Rating: Overweight Old Target: $56 New Target: $55 Maintain
10/10/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Sell New Target: $40.0 Maintain
03/10/2017 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Buy New Target: $55 Initiates Coverage On
17/09/2017 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Buy New Target: $56.0 Maintain
30/08/2017 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Buy New Target: $56.0 Maintain

Blue Harbour Group Lp decreased Lazard Ltd (LAZ) stake by 15.77% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Blue Harbour Group Lp sold 271,226 shares as Lazard Ltd (LAZ)’s stock rose 1.82%. The Blue Harbour Group Lp holds 1.45 million shares with $67.12 million value, down from 1.72M last quarter. Lazard Ltd now has $6.65B valuation. The stock increased 1.60% or $0.81 during the last trading session, reaching $51.28. About 496,334 shares traded. Lazard Ltd (NYSE:LAZ) has risen 35.63% since December 10, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 18.93% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.46 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.25, from 1.21 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 29 investors sold Texas Roadhouse, Inc. shares while 65 reduced holdings. 43 funds opened positions while 94 raised stakes. 60.60 million shares or 1.83% less from 61.73 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Wells Fargo & Mn has invested 0% in Texas Roadhouse, Inc. (NASDAQ:TXRH). Price T Rowe Associate Md reported 0% stake. D E Shaw Com holds 95,724 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Eaton Vance Management, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 378,905 shares. World Asset Mngmt Inc invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Texas Roadhouse, Inc. (NASDAQ:TXRH). Tfs Capital Limited owns 0.33% invested in Texas Roadhouse, Inc. (NASDAQ:TXRH) for 16,362 shares. Bartlett And Comm Ltd Liability Company holds 500 shares. Cipher Cap L P, a New York-based fund reported 5,467 shares. Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania School Empls Retrmt Systems has invested 0.01% in Texas Roadhouse, Inc. (NASDAQ:TXRH). Regent Inv Management Ltd Liability Com has 5,300 shares. 1St Global Advisors holds 8,101 shares or 0.05% of its portfolio. Fmr Ltd Liability Co owns 0.01% invested in Texas Roadhouse, Inc. (NASDAQ:TXRH) for 1.40M shares. American Century holds 87,903 shares. Engineers Gate Manager Ltd Partnership has 61,580 shares for 0.28% of their portfolio. Moreover, Bank & Trust has 0.01% invested in Texas Roadhouse, Inc. (NASDAQ:TXRH).

The stock increased 1.24% or $0.63 during the last trading session, reaching $51.46. About 767,776 shares traded or 22.90% up from the average. Texas Roadhouse, Inc. (NASDAQ:TXRH) has risen 11.22% since December 10, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 5.48% the S&P500.

Texas Roadhouse, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates full-service casual dining restaurants in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $3.66 billion. The firm operates and franchises its restaurants under the Texas Roadhouse name. It has a 29.73 P/E ratio. It also operates sports restaurants under the BubbaÂ’s 33 name.

Analysts await Lazard Ltd (NYSE:LAZ) to report earnings on February, 1. They expect $0.88 EPS, down 22.12% or $0.25 from last year’s $1.13 per share. LAZ’s profit will be $114.19M for 14.57 P/E if the $0.88 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.85 actual EPS reported by Lazard Ltd for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 3.53% EPS growth.

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