Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Papa John's Int'l (PZZA) Stock Price

News stories about Papa John's Int'l (NASDAQ:PZZA) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Papa John's Int'l earned a daily sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the company an impact score of 46.1148323998303 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Shares of Papa John's Int'l (NASDAQ PZZA) opened at $58.77 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $2,030.69, a PE ratio of 20.27, a PEG ratio of 1.58 and a beta of 0.40. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -8.26, a quick ratio of 1.01 and a current ratio of 1.21. Papa John's Int'l has a one year low of $55.05 and a one year high of $87.45.

Papa John's Int'l (NASDAQ:PZZA) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. The company reported $0.60 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.61 by ($0.01). The company had revenue of $431.70 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $427.23 million. Papa John's Int'l had a return on equity of 4,321.08% and a net margin of 6.12%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.57 EPS. research analysts forecast that Papa John's Int'l will post 2.69 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of research analysts have weighed in on PZZA shares. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Papa John's Int'l from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, September 13th. Citigroup started coverage on shares of Papa John's Int'l in a report on Monday, September 18th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $90.00 price objective for the company. Stifel Nicolaus started coverage on shares of Papa John's Int'l in a report on Monday, October 2nd. They issued a “hold” rating and a $65.00 price objective for the company. Stephens cut their price objective on shares of Papa John's Int'l from $95.00 to $85.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, October 11th. Finally, BTIG Research reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $90.00 price objective (down previously from $100.00) on shares of Papa John's Int'l in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. Papa John's Int'l presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $76.60.

In related news, Director Wayne Kent Taylor bought 8,860 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 9th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $57.53 per share, with a total value of $509,715.80. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now directly owns 30,822 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,773,189.66. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. 27.70% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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Papa John's Int'l Company Profile

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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