Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, restaurant operator BJ's Restaurants has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at BJ's, and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

BJ's facts

 

 

Headquarters (founded)

Huntington Beach, Calif. (1991)

Market Cap

$827.3 million

Industry

Restaurants

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$708.3 million

Management

CEO Gregory Trojan (since February 2013)

CFO Gregory Levin (since September 2005)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

9.2%

Cash / Debt

$33.4 million / $0

Competitors

Brinker International

Darden Restaurants

DineEquity


Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 91% of the 512 members who have rated BJ's believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last month, one of those Fools, All-Star TommyRumblestrip, tapped BJ's as a particularly tempting turnaround opportunity:

Compelling growth story, selling at 52 week low. I like unique restaurant concepts, and think this one is early on in its ramp-up. Some bumps are likely along the way, but it has potential. I'd like to see better cost controls.

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The article Why BJ's Restaurants Is Ready to Rebound originally appeared on Fool.com.

Fool contributor Brian Pacampara has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends BJ's Restaurants. The Motley Fool owns shares of BJ's Restaurants and Darden Restaurants. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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