Biglari (NYSE:BH) Lowered to Hold at StockNews.com

StockNews.com downgraded shares of Biglari (NYSE:BHFree Report) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report released on Wednesday morning.

Separately, TheStreet lowered Biglari from a b- rating to a c rating in a research report on Friday, November 3rd.

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Biglari Stock Performance

Shares of BH stock opened at $154.45 on Wednesday. The business’s fifty day moving average is $159.50 and its 200-day moving average is $167.42. Biglari has a 1 year low of $137.01 and a 1 year high of $218.50. The stock has a market cap of $352.15 million, a PE ratio of 2.33 and a beta of 0.75.

Biglari (NYSE:BHGet Free Report) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Friday, November 3rd. The restaurant operator reported ($195.55) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. The business had revenue of $90.94 million during the quarter. Biglari had a return on equity of 3.47% and a net margin of 5.46%.

Insiders Place Their Bets

In other Biglari news, CEO Sardar Biglari bought 1,429 shares of Biglari stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, December 13th. The stock was bought at an average price of $240.41 per share, for a total transaction of $343,545.89. Following the completion of the acquisition, the chief executive officer now directly owns 1,264,887 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $304,091,483.67. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. In the last three months, insiders have bought 6,511 shares of company stock worth $1,488,201. Corporate insiders own 70.90% of the company’s stock.

Hedge Funds Weigh In On Biglari

A number of large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership purchased a new stake in Biglari in the 1st quarter worth approximately $1,143,000. EA Series Trust purchased a new stake in shares of Biglari during the second quarter worth $1,301,000. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. acquired a new stake in Biglari during the first quarter valued at $733,000. Rathbones Group PLC acquired a new position in Biglari in the 3rd quarter worth about $382,000. Finally, Nuveen Asset Management LLC raised its stake in shares of Biglari by 15.0% during the 2nd quarter. Nuveen Asset Management LLC now owns 15,451 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $3,046,000 after purchasing an additional 2,018 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 73.71% of the company’s stock.

About Biglari

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Biglari Holdings Inc, through its subsidiaries, primarily operates and franchises restaurants in the United States. It owns, operates, and franchises restaurants under the Steak n Shake and Western Sizzlin names. The company also engages in underwriting commercial trucking insurance; selling physical damage and non-trucking liability insurance to truckers; and providing property and casualty insurance.

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