News coverage about Bojangles’ (NASDAQ:BOJA) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Bojangles’ earned a coverage optimism score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the restaurant operator an impact score of 47.6833721620781 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.
These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
- The Briefcase: Downtown Winston-Salem building preps for solar system – Winston-Salem Journal (journalnow.com)
- This Thanksgiving, Delight Your Guests with a Bojangles … – Business Wire (press release) (businesswire.com)
- This Thanksgiving, Delight Your Guests with a Bojangles’ ® Seasoned Fried Turkey (businesswire.com)
- Bojangles : This Thanksgiving, Delight Your Guests with a Bojangles’® Seasoned Fried Turkey (4-traders.com)
Several equities analysts have recently commented on the company. Royal Bank Of Canada decreased their price target on Bojangles’ from $16.00 to $14.00 and set a “sector perform” rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. Stifel Nicolaus assumed coverage on Bojangles’ in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. They issued a “hold” rating and a $16.00 price target on the stock. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $20.00 price target on shares of Bojangles’ in a research note on Sunday, July 30th. Cowen and Company lowered Bojangles’ from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and set a $23.00 price target on the stock. in a research note on Friday, October 20th. Finally, William Blair lowered Bojangles’ from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Friday, July 28th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. Bojangles’ has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $17.38.
Bojangles’ (BOJA) opened at $13.00 on Friday. Bojangles’ has a 12 month low of $11.60 and a 12 month high of $22.35. The company has a current ratio of 0.64, a quick ratio of 0.56 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.66. The stock has a market capitalization of $472.63 and a PE ratio of 14.43.
Bojangles’ (NASDAQ:BOJA) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The restaurant operator reported $0.17 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.17. Bojangles’ had a return on equity of 15.11% and a net margin of 6.13%. The firm had revenue of $133.40 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $133.88 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.25 EPS. Bojangles”s revenue was up .2% on a year-over-year basis. analysts forecast that Bojangles’ will post 0.78 earnings per share for the current year.
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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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