Teton Advisors Decreased Astec Inds Com (ASTE) Holding; 2 Bullish Analysts Covering Chuy’s Holdings (CHUY)

September 17, 2017 - By Hazel Jackson

Teton Advisors Inc decreased Astec Inds Inc Com (ASTE) stake by 2.53% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Teton Advisors Inc sold 8,000 shares as Astec Inds Inc Com (ASTE)’s stock declined 18.86%. The Teton Advisors Inc holds 308,000 shares with $20.78M value, down from 316,000 last quarter. Astec Inds Inc Com now has $1.18 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.97% or $0.49 on September 15, reaching $51.15. About 173,055 shares traded or 22.17% up from the average. Astec Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTE) has risen 11.92% since September 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.78% the S&P500.

Among 8 analysts covering Chuy’s Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:CHUY), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. Chuy’s Holdings Inc had 21 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Wunderlich given on Wednesday, August 5. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, August 4 by Jefferies. The firm has “Hold” rating by Wedbush given on Wednesday, June 21. Wells Fargo downgraded Chuy’s Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:CHUY) on Friday, May 19 to “Perform” rating. The rating was initiated by Telsey Advisory Group with “Outperform” on Tuesday, September 29. The company was maintained on Wednesday, November 4 by Telsey Advisory Group. Wedbush maintained the shares of CHUY in report on Friday, August 4 with “Hold” rating. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by Raymond James on Friday, January 29. Jefferies maintained the shares of CHUY in report on Monday, September 11 with “Hold” rating. Telsey Advisory Group downgraded the stock to “Market Perform” rating in Tuesday, July 26 report. See Chuy’s Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:CHUY) latest ratings:

11/09/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $23.0 Maintain
03/08/2017 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $24.0000 Maintain
04/08/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $23.0000 Maintain
04/08/2017 Broker: Wedbush Rating: Hold Maintain
28/07/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $28.0000 Maintain
17/07/2017 Broker: Raymond James Rating: Buy New Target: $29.0000 Upgrade
22/06/2017 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $31.0000 Maintain
21/06/2017 Broker: Wedbush Rating: Hold New Target: $23.0000 Maintain
13/06/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $28.0000 Maintain
19/05/2017 Broker: Wells Fargo Old Rating: Outperform New Rating: Perform Downgrade

Analysts await Astec Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTE) to report earnings on October, 24. They expect $0.46 earnings per share, up 53.33% or $0.16 from last year’s $0.3 per share. ASTE’s profit will be $10.61 million for 27.80 P/E if the $0.46 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.62 actual earnings per share reported by Astec Industries, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -25.81% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.18 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.18, from 1.36 in 2016Q3. It turned negative, as 10 investors sold ASTE shares while 47 reduced holdings. 44 funds opened positions while 65 raised stakes. 18.25 million shares or 1.96% more from 17.90 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Loomis Sayles Comm Limited Partnership holds 0.06% or 347,413 shares in its portfolio. Ameriprise Financial reported 191,026 shares. Employees Retirement Systems Of Texas has invested 0.03% in Astec Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTE). Prelude Cap Mgmt Lc has invested 0% in Astec Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTE). Blackrock Grp Limited accumulated 41,235 shares. Eam Investors Llc reported 56,956 shares. Parkside Bancorp And Trust invested in 11 shares or 0% of the stock. Suntrust Banks owns 3,395 shares. Moreover, Manufacturers Life Insur The has 0% invested in Astec Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTE) for 13,252 shares. Moreover, Dimensional Fund Advsr Lp has 0.05% invested in Astec Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTE) for 1.49M shares. Rmb Capital Mgmt Lc has invested 0.09% in Astec Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTE). Parametric Portfolio Associate Lc reported 0.01% in Astec Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTE). Capital Fund holds 0% or 3,900 shares in its portfolio. Pnc Fincl Ser Gp invested in 740 shares. Iowa-based Principal Financial Gru has invested 0.04% in Astec Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTE).

Among 8 analysts covering Astec Industries (NASDAQ:ASTE), 4 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Astec Industries had 12 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Maxim Group maintained Astec Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTE) rating on Tuesday, October 20. Maxim Group has “Buy” rating and $48 target. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, December 20 by Dougherty & Company. The stock of Astec Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTE) has “Underweight” rating given on Tuesday, July 19 by Robert W. Baird. As per Wednesday, July 6, the company rating was downgraded by Seaport Global. Dougherty downgraded Astec Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTE) on Wednesday, July 26 to “Neutral” rating. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Buy” rating and $7400 target in Wednesday, July 5 report. The stock of Astec Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTE) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, August 31 by Stifel Nicolaus. On Monday, September 28 the stock rating was upgraded by Global Hunter Securities to “Accumulate”. The stock of Astec Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTE) earned “Buy” rating by Maxim Group on Monday, May 16.

Since March 23, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 4 selling transactions for $356,720 activity. 862 shares were sold by Russell Sharon A., worth $26,722 on Wednesday, May 10. Another trade for 600 shares valued at $17,250 was sold by Zecher Ira L..

Investors sentiment increased to 1.46 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.26, from 1.2 in 2016Q3. It is positive, as 15 investors sold Chuy’s Holdings Inc shares while 41 reduced holdings. 11 funds opened positions while 49 raised stakes. 16.39 million shares or 3.16% less from 16.92 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. New York-based Comml Bank Of Mellon Corp has invested 0% in Chuy’s Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:CHUY). 500,801 were accumulated by Kalmar Investments De. Summit Creek Limited Liability reported 267,587 shares. Tygh Cap Management stated it has 51,032 shares. Louisiana State Employees Retirement holds 6,800 shares. Moreover, Citadel Advisors Lc has 0% invested in Chuy’s Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:CHUY) for 81,233 shares. First Mercantile Com reported 0.07% in Chuy’s Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:CHUY). Deutsche Savings Bank Ag invested 0% in Chuy’s Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:CHUY). Emerald Mutual Fund Advisers Trust reported 0.49% in Chuy’s Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:CHUY). Swiss National Bank & Trust owns 27,600 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Pinebridge Ltd Partnership accumulated 2,135 shares or 0% of the stock. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement holds 10,132 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Blackrock Group Limited holds 30,133 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Macquarie Limited accumulated 323,882 shares. Royal Bancorp Of Canada accumulated 0% or 749 shares.

The stock increased 3.40% or $0.65 on September 15, reaching $19.75. About 484,089 shares traded or 83.70% up from the average. Chuy’s Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:CHUY) has declined 10.19% since September 17, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 26.89% the S&P500.

Chuy’s Holdings, Inc. operates Chuy’s, a restaurant concept offering a distinct menu of authentic, freshly prepared Mexican and Tex-Mex inspired food. The company has market cap of $333.89 million. As of December 25, 2016, the Company operated 80 Chuy’s restaurants across 16 states. It has a 19.96 P/E ratio. The Firm offers the same menu during lunch and dinner, which includes enchiladas, fajitas, tacos, burritos, combination platters and daily specials, complemented by a range of appetizers, soups and salads.

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