Bojangles’ (BOJA) Receiving Very Favorable News Coverage, Report Finds

Headlines about Bojangles’ (NASDAQ:BOJA) have been trending very positive this week, Alpha One Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group, a service of Accern, identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news 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. Bojangles’ earned a coverage optimism score of 0.69 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also assigned headlines about the restaurant operator an impact score of 0 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Bojangles` (NASDAQ:BOJA)

Bojangles’ (NASDAQ BOJA) traded up 0.60% on Friday, reaching $16.90. 439,642 shares of the company traded hands. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $17.91 and its 200 day moving average price is $19.33. The company has a market capitalization of $618.47 million, a PE ratio of 17.09 and a beta of 2.07. Bojangles’ has a one year low of $14.55 and a one year high of $22.35.

Bojangles’ (NASDAQ:BOJA) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May 2nd. The restaurant operator reported $0.20 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.17 by $0.03. The business had revenue of $131.50 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $132.83 million. Bojangles’ had a net margin of 7.00% and a return on equity of 18.44%. On average, equities research analysts predict that Bojangles’ will post $0.92 EPS for the current fiscal year.

BOJA has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $23.00 price objective on shares of Bojangles’ in a report on Wednesday, April 12th. TheStreet upgraded shares of Bojangles’ from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Monday, May 8th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Bojangles’ from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 9th. Cowen and Company initiated coverage on shares of Bojangles’ in a report on Tuesday, March 14th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $23.00 price objective for the company. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company lifted their price objective on shares of Bojangles’ from $16.00 to $17.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a report on Wednesday, March 8th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, three have issued a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Bojangles’ presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $20.00.

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In other Bojangles’ news, insider William A. Kussell sold 25,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, June 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $16.85, for a total transaction of $421,250.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 43,410 shares in the company, valued at approximately $731,458.50. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, VP M John Jordan sold 56,289 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $17.84, for a total transaction of $1,004,195.76. Following the sale, the vice president now owns 56,289 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,004,195.76. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders have sold 106,289 shares of company stock valued at $1,857,446. 55.30% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Bojangles’ Company Profile

Bojangles’, Inc is a restaurant operator and franchisor. The Company offers food made from its Southern recipes. The Company’s menu includes its made-from-scratch, buttermilk biscuits baked fresh every 20 minutes; its fresh, never-frozen bone-in fried chicken; its fixin’s; its Bo-Smart menu featuring items, such as salads, grilled chicken sandwiches, roasted chicken bites and fat-free green beans; its freshly baked and delicious sweets menu, and its Legendary Iced Tea.

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