BJs Wholesale Club Holdings Inc (NYSE:BJ) SVP Kristyn M. Sugrue sold 14,285 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, September 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $28.03, for a total transaction of $400,408.55.

Shares of BJ stock opened at $26.28 on Thursday. BJs Wholesale Club Holdings Inc has a 52-week low of $19.31 and a 52-week high of $29.56. The stock has a market cap of $3.68 billion, a PE ratio of 18.05, a PEG ratio of 1.60 and a beta of 1.44. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $24.80 and its two-hundred day moving average price is $25.79.

BJs Wholesale Club (NYSE:BJ) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 22nd. The company reported $0.39 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.37 by $0.02. BJs Wholesale Club had a net margin of 1.59% and a negative return on equity of 107.71%. The firm had revenue of $3.35 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $3.39 billion. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.31 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.2% on a year-over-year basis. As a group, analysts forecast that BJs Wholesale Club Holdings Inc will post 1.48 EPS for the current year.

Hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the business. NumerixS Investment Technologies Inc boosted its stake in BJs Wholesale Club by 270.8% in the first quarter. NumerixS Investment Technologies Inc now owns 17,800 shares of the company’s stock valued at $482,000 after acquiring an additional 13,000 shares during the last quarter. BlueMountain Capital Management LLC bought a new position in BJs Wholesale Club in the second quarter valued at approximately $11,088,000. Washington Capital Management Inc. boosted its stake in BJs Wholesale Club by 22.0% in the second quarter. Washington Capital Management Inc. now owns 19,400 shares of the company’s stock valued at $512,000 after acquiring an additional 3,500 shares during the last quarter. Rhumbline Advisers boosted its stake in BJs Wholesale Club by 68.0% in the first quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 169,067 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,632,000 after acquiring an additional 68,460 shares during the last quarter. Finally, California State Teachers Retirement System boosted its stake in BJs Wholesale Club by 71.5% in the first quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System now owns 195,386 shares of the company’s stock valued at $5,354,000 after acquiring an additional 81,466 shares during the last quarter.

BJ has been the topic of several research analyst reports. UBS Group increased their price target on shares of BJs Wholesale Club from $28.00 to $30.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, August 23rd. Jefferies Financial Group set a $34.00 price target on shares of BJs Wholesale Club and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, August 23rd. Goldman Sachs Group initiated coverage on shares of BJs Wholesale Club in a research note on Thursday, July 11th. They set a “buy” rating and a $29.00 price target on the stock. ValuEngine raised shares of BJs Wholesale Club from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 22nd. Finally, Morgan Stanley increased their price target on shares of BJs Wholesale Club from $28.00 to $29.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Friday, August 23rd. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. BJs Wholesale Club presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $30.82.

About BJs Wholesale Club

BJ's Wholesale Club Holdings, Inc operates as a warehouse club on the East Coast of the United States. It offers perishable, edible grocery, general merchandise, and non-edible grocery products. The company also sells electronics, computers, office supplies and equipment, home products, health and beauty aids, sporting goods, outdoor living, baby products, toys, and jewelry through Website.

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