Chuy's Holdings, Inc.

  • Too Late to Back Up the Food Truck on This Stock?

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - August 17, 2013 | Tickers: CMG, CHUY, YUM

    Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) stock has recovered nicely from several quarters of post-earnings drops both deep and brutal. The main concern was that its  former Ghost Pepper hot rate of growth (rated at 1 million Scoville heat units and the hottest pepper) had turned into a mild jalapeno rate of hotness (2,500 SHUs). Still hot but definitely not searing.

    It is a favorite of my college student daughter more »

  • Are These 3 Hot Restaurant Stocks Worth a Bite?

    By Mark Holder - August 13, 2013 | Tickers: CHUY, JACK, NDLS

    Investing in restaurant stocks can be a simple yet frustrating pursuit. The theory of developing a successful concept that can easily be duplicated across the country from a regional to national play is easier said than done. While a good plan in theory, restaurants can quickly come in and out of favor making very few successful of making the trek from a strong regional play to a truly national company more »

  • Cash In On Eating Out

    By Jason Hall - August 10, 2013 | Tickers: BWLD, CHUY, DRI | Editor's Choice

    The U.S. restaurant industry contracted for three years, over the recession. However, the National Restaurant Association's Restaurant Performance Index, or RPI, has shown two years of steady industry growth since the recovery started. In 2013, the RPI has been at or above 100 (indicating expansion) in every month except February, continuing the trend of positive momentum after a stumble last fall. While it's been bumpy, the trend more »

  • Where Did My Money Go?

    By David Paxton - July 8, 2013 | Tickers: BJRI, CMG, CHUY

    As an investor I believe it is vital to the success of my portfolio that I understand the financial health of each of the companies that I own. With this in mind, I would like to share a fast and easy exercise that I perform for each of the stocks that I own. This exercise will give every investor the answer to my opening question...Where did my money go more »

  • Is This Restaurant Worth a Billion Bucks?

    By Brian Nichols - July 1, 2013 | Tickers: CMG, CHUY, NDLS

    Noodles & Company (NASDAQ: NDLS) saw the biggest one day jump of any IPO in the last year, as investors hope for a repeat of Chipotle (NYSE: CMG), Buffalo Wild Wings, or Bloomin’ Brands – but should they?

    What Is There To Like?

    Noodles & Company (also called “Noodles”) is small, with just 327 stores, but runs a business that focuses on global noodle dishes. Thus, many have associated the company with an more »

  • Let's Chew on Chuy's

    By J.A. Graham - June 30, 2013 | Tickers: CMG, CHUY, PNRA

    Investors love a good restaurant story and are paying high prices for Chuy’s (NASDAQ: CHUY). Chuy’s stock is trading near its 52-week high and at crazy-high valuations. Chipotle (NYSE: CMG), Panera Bread (NASDAQ: PNRA), and BJ’s Restaurants have all been objects of market love and all have traded at extreme valuations at one time or another. Chuy’s is at the top of the valuation ladder. Maybe more »

  • Is Chuy's Worth a Bite?

    By Mark Holder - June 26, 2013 | Tickers: CMG, CHUY, RRGB

    After a recent visit to the local Chuy’s (NASDAQ: CHUY) restaurant, it became clear that the company is on a successful path. Even arriving after 1pm for lunch, the restaurant had a five-minute wait, an unheard of scenario in this area. The most disappointing part of the lunch was missing that the stock went public last summer and has already gained more than 170% before even putting together the more »

  • Will This Industry Continue To Grow?

    By Austin Higgins - June 20, 2013 | Tickers: CHUY, MCD, YUM

    This past spring brought challenges to the restaurant industry. In May, it seems the industry has turned a corner. With sales growth reports coming in for a few companies, there are some great opportunities ahead for investors. 

    The major player in the industry

    When it comes to fast-food restaurants there is no company bigger than McDonald's (NYSE: MCD). This behemoth has nearly 35,000 locations across the world in more »

  • Are These Top Post-IPO Performers Still a Buy?

    By Brian Nichols - May 21, 2013 | Tickers: AMBA, CHUY, SSTK, SCTY, TSRO

    Investors are no stranger to large IPO pops, but in the last year we have seen incredible post-IPO runs, indicating that these companies were priced too cheap. Thus I am looking at the top five to determine if more upside exists.

    #5 Ambarella (NASDAQ: AMBA)

    Since its IPO on Oct. 10, 2012, the technology company Ambarella has rallied 154.6%. Currently the stock is trending higher and is just $0 more »

  • What’s On the Menu For These Fresh Food Restaurants?

    By Austin Higgins - April 12, 2013 | Tickers: CMG, CHUY, PNRA

    Fresh restaurant food is becoming a popular and profitable trend. Consumers are demanding fresher ingredients and less processed food. A number of restaurants and small chains have stepped up to offer customers exactly what they want. If customers are flocking to these restaurants, investors should, too. 

    Chuy’s Holdings (NASDAQ: CHUY)

    Chuy’s owns and operates a chain of Mexican restaurants. The restaurants provide fresh food at inexpensive prices. The more »

  • Big Wave Trading Portfolio Update And Top Current Holdings

    By Joshua Hayes - March 9, 2013 | Tickers: AXLL, CAMP, CSU, CHUY, CPSS, EAC, FLT, GNMK, HEES, HIMX, POWR, PFBI, V, WAGE

    The Big Wave Trading Model switched back to a BUY mode on 3/5/13 following a switch to a NEUTRAL mode on 2/25/13. The switch to NEUTRAL on 2/25/13 in our analysis of over 130 years of stock market history should have not switched back to BUY mode so quickly. The price breaks on 2/20 and 2/25 have historically led to months of more »

  • Boorito Shows Why Chipotle Shorts Should Be Afraid

    By Eric Novinson - November 2, 2012 | Tickers: CMG, CHUY, PNRA, YUM | Editor's Choice

    Each Halloween Chipotle (NYSE: CMG) runs its Boorito event, where a diner in costume can pick up a burrito or another Chipotle entrée for $2. The Boorito promotion has directly impacted Chipotle's financial results in the past, although the restaurant runs this promotion to gain visibility that directly impacts higher future sales. Boorito also highlights Chipotle's operational and marketing advantages, which show why shorts might have underestimated this more »

  • Get Some 'Healthy' Returns

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - August 8, 2012 | Tickers: BNNY, CMG, CHUY, HAIN, NGVC, TFM, WFM

    Although there have been some miserably performing IPO’s this year (do we really have to mention Facebook yet again?) some of the best have come from the natural foods sector. Certainly old pros in the sector like Whole Foods Market, Inc (NASDAQ: WFM) and The Hain Celestial Group, Inc have been hitting all time highs and cranking out profits like they were making homemade ice cream (natural of course more »