Insider Selling: Chefs’ Warehouse Inc (CHEF) Insider Sells 200,000 Shares of Stock

Chefs’ Warehouse Inc (NASDAQ:CHEF) insider Christopher Pappas sold 200,000 shares of Chefs’ Warehouse stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $36.95, for a total value of $7,390,000.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 3,051,786 shares in the company, valued at $112,763,492.70. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.

CHEF traded down $1.27 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $35.06. 226,323 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 244,532. The company has a market capitalization of $1.05 billion, a PE ratio of 79.68, a PEG ratio of 2.36 and a beta of 0.88. Chefs’ Warehouse Inc has a 1-year low of $16.15 and a 1-year high of $39.26. The company has a current ratio of 2.71, a quick ratio of 1.77 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.94.

Chefs’ Warehouse (NASDAQ:CHEF) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, November 1st. The company reported $0.19 EPS for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.19. The firm had revenue of $361.50 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $354.26 million. Chefs’ Warehouse had a return on equity of 7.41% and a net margin of 1.49%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 11.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.11 EPS. Equities research analysts predict that Chefs’ Warehouse Inc will post 0.78 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several research analysts have commented on the company. Loop Capital reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $39.00 target price on shares of Chefs’ Warehouse in a report on Friday, November 2nd. BidaskClub downgraded Chefs’ Warehouse from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 24th. TheStreet raised Chefs’ Warehouse from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Thursday, August 2nd. Barclays reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $25.00 target price on shares of Chefs’ Warehouse in a report on Friday, August 3rd. Finally, Jefferies Financial Group set a $32.00 target price on Chefs’ Warehouse and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 1st. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, three have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $32.67.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the business. First Quadrant L P CA acquired a new position in shares of Chefs’ Warehouse in the 3rd quarter valued at about $101,000. Harvest Fund Management Co. Ltd lifted its stake in shares of Chefs’ Warehouse by 194.2% in the 3rd quarter. Harvest Fund Management Co. Ltd now owns 3,189 shares of the company’s stock valued at $116,000 after purchasing an additional 2,105 shares during the period. First Mercantile Trust Co. acquired a new position in shares of Chefs’ Warehouse in the 2nd quarter valued at about $166,000. BB&T Corp acquired a new position in shares of Chefs’ Warehouse in the 3rd quarter valued at about $234,000. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada lifted its stake in shares of Chefs’ Warehouse by 37.8% in the 1st quarter. Royal Bank of Canada now owns 6,845 shares of the company’s stock valued at $158,000 after purchasing an additional 1,879 shares during the period. 79.84% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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About Chefs’ Warehouse

The Chefs' Warehouse, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, distributes specialty food products in the United States and Canada. Its product portfolio includes approximately 48,000 stock-keeping units comprising specialty food products, such as artisan charcuterie, specialty cheeses, unique oils and vinegars, truffles, caviar, chocolate, and pastry products.

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