Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. Invests $232,000 in The Chefs’ Warehouse, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHEF)

Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. acquired a new position in shares of The Chefs’ Warehouse, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHEFFree Report) in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor acquired 6,818 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $232,000.

A number of other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in CHEF. Jennison Associates LLC acquired a new position in Chefs’ Warehouse during the 1st quarter worth $26,599,000. Federated Hermes Inc. raised its position in shares of Chefs’ Warehouse by 447,432.6% during the first quarter. Federated Hermes Inc. now owns 604,169 shares of the company’s stock worth $20,572,000 after purchasing an additional 604,034 shares during the period. Morgan Stanley raised its position in shares of Chefs’ Warehouse by 203.1% during the fourth quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 777,796 shares of the company’s stock worth $25,885,000 after purchasing an additional 521,220 shares during the period. Lord Abbett & CO. LLC acquired a new position in Chefs’ Warehouse during the first quarter valued at $8,440,000. Finally, Renaissance Technologies LLC raised its position in Chefs’ Warehouse by 402.5% during the fourth quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 192,449 shares of the company’s stock valued at $6,405,000 after buying an additional 154,149 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 88.95% of the company’s stock.

Insiders Place Their Bets

In other Chefs’ Warehouse news, Director Joseph M. Cugine bought 1,000 shares of Chefs’ Warehouse stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 9th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $29.58 per share, for a total transaction of $29,580.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now owns 43,371 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,282,914.18. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Corporate insiders own 11.90% of the company’s stock.

Analysts Set New Price Targets

Separately, StockNews.com started coverage on Chefs’ Warehouse in a research note on Thursday, August 17th. They set a “sell” rating for the company.

Read Our Latest Stock Analysis on CHEF

Chefs’ Warehouse Price Performance

Shares of CHEF stock opened at $28.55 on Wednesday. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $33.31 and a two-hundred day moving average of $33.32. The company has a current ratio of 2.14, a quick ratio of 1.26 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.68. The Chefs’ Warehouse, Inc. has a 12 month low of $27.57 and a 12 month high of $39.54. The company has a market capitalization of $1.13 billion, a P/E ratio of 53.87 and a beta of 1.87.

Chefs’ Warehouse (NASDAQ:CHEFGet Free Report) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 2nd. The company reported $0.35 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.50 by ($0.15). Chefs’ Warehouse had a net margin of 0.68% and a return on equity of 13.40%. The firm had revenue of $881.80 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $827.62 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.51 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 36.1% on a year-over-year basis. As a group, equities analysts expect that The Chefs’ Warehouse, Inc. will post 1.36 EPS for the current year.

Chefs’ Warehouse Company Profile

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The Chefs' Warehouse, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, engages in distribution of specialty food products in the United States and Canada. The company's product portfolio includes approximately 55,000 stock-keeping units, such as specialty food products, including artisan charcuterie, specialty cheeses, unique oils and vinegars, truffles, caviar, chocolate, and pastry products.

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