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 (NASDAQ:BJRI) 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

Huntington Beach, Calif. (1991)

Market Cap

$914.6 million

Industry

Restaurants

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$747.1 million

Management

CEO Gregory Trojan (since February 2013)

CFO Gregory Levin (since September 2005)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

9.3%

Cash/Debt

$34.6 million/$0

Competitors

Brinker International 

Darden Restaurants 

DineEquity 

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

On CAPS, 90% of the 497 members who have rated BJ's believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.   

Just last week, one of those Fools, thequast, highlighted BJ's as a particularly tasty bargain opportunity:

I'm using the pullback to get in. New restaurants are still opening on pace. The [fact] that net income was down by a penny was just temporary pressure. The company is still planning on tripling restaurants locations from here. Profits will come.

If you want market-thumping returns, you need to put together the best portfolio you can. Of course, despite a strong four-star rating, BJ's may not be your top choice.

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