Press coverage about Papa John's Int'l (NASDAQ:PZZA) has trended positive this week, Alpha One reports. The research group, a division of Accern, ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Alpha One ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Papa John's Int'l earned a news impact score of 0.34 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also assigned news stories about the company an impact score of 93 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Alpha One Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
- Papa John's Int'l (PZZA) Earning Somewhat Critical Press Coverage, Report Shows (americanbankingnews.com)
- Papa John’s is hopping on board a big food trend with this new product (finance.yahoo.com)
- Papa John’s Pizza Unveils Gluten-Free Crust Made with Ancient Grains (finance.yahoo.com)
- Papa John's Int'l (PZZA) Earning Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Study Finds (americanbankingnews.com)
- Papa John's Int'l, Inc. (PZZA) Given Consensus Recommendation of “Buy” by Analysts (americanbankingnews.com)
A number of research analysts recently issued reports on PZZA shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Papa John's Int'l from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $97.00 price objective for the company in a report on Thursday, January 5th. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $83.00 price objective on shares of Papa John's Int'l in a report on Monday, January 9th. Stephens reissued an “overweight” rating and set a $100.00 price target on shares of Papa John's Int'l in a research report on Monday, January 23rd. Finally, Longbow Research reissued a “buy” rating and set a $95.00 price target on shares of Papa John's Int'l in a research report on Monday, April 10th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. Papa John's Int'l currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $87.43.
Shares of Papa John's Int'l (NASDAQ:PZZA) opened at 77.65 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $2.85 billion, a PE ratio of 28.34 and a beta of 0.25. Papa John's Int'l has a 52-week low of $54.00 and a 52-week high of $90.49. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $77.78 and a 200-day moving average price of $81.86.
Papa John's Int'l (NASDAQ:PZZA) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, February 21st. The company reported $0.69 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.66 by $0.03. Papa John's Int'l had a net margin of 5.62% and a return on equity of 4,984.46%. The company had revenue of $439.60 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $446.85 million. Equities analysts forecast that Papa John's Int'l will post $2.82 EPS for the current year.
In related news, SVP Timothy C. Ohern sold 8,080 shares of Papa John's Int'l stock in a transaction on Monday, February 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $78.96, for a total transaction of $637,996.80. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 31,003 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,447,996.88. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. 28.80% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.
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About Papa John's Int'l
Papa John’s International, Inc (Papa John’s) operates and franchises pizza delivery and carryout restaurants and, in certain international markets, dine-in and delivery restaurants under the trademark Papa John’s. The Company operates through five segments: domestic Company-owned restaurants, North America commissaries, North America franchising, international operations and all other business units.
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