Papa John's Int'l (NASDAQ:PZZA) Receiving Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Report Shows

Press coverage about Papa John's Int'l (NASDAQ:PZZA) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog 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 media sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the company an impact score of 46.1095091968705 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Shares of Papa John's Int'l (NASDAQ PZZA) traded up $0.73 on Friday, reaching $59.91. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 629,300 shares, compared to its average volume of 728,600. The company has a current ratio of 1.21, a quick ratio of 1.01 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -8.26. Papa John's Int'l has a 1-year low of $55.05 and a 1-year high of $86.99. The stock has a market cap of $2,140.00, a P/E ratio of 20.66, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.57 and a beta of 0.41.

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

A number of research analysts recently weighed in on the company. BTIG Research reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $90.00 price objective (down previously from $100.00) on shares of Papa John's Int'l in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. Stephens reduced their price objective on Papa John's Int'l from $95.00 to $85.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, October 11th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Papa John's Int'l from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $83.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Thursday, September 14th. TheStreet downgraded Papa John's Int'l from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 31st. Finally, Citigroup began coverage on Papa John's Int'l in a research note on Monday, September 18th. They set a “buy” rating and a $90.00 target price on the stock. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $76.60.

In other news, Director Wayne Kent Taylor purchased 8,860 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 9th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $57.53 per share, for a total transaction of $509,715.80. Following the purchase, the director now directly owns 30,822 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,773,189.66. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Company insiders own 27.70% of the company’s stock.

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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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