Papa John’s International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA) Given Average

Shares of Papa John’s International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA – Get Rating) have received an average rating of “Moderate Buy” from the sixteen analysts that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold recommendation and seven have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year target price among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $130.57.

PZZA has been the subject of several recent research reports. Oppenheimer reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $140.00 price target on shares of Papa John’s International in a research note on Friday, April 1st. Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft decreased their price target on Papa John’s International from $122.00 to $109.00 in a research note on Friday, May 6th. KeyCorp decreased their price target on Papa John’s International from $120.00 to $110.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a research note on Thursday. Credit Suisse Group decreased their price target on Papa John’s International from $154.00 to $150.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a research note on Monday, April 4th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets decreased their price target on Papa John’s International from $145.00 to $130.00 in a research note on Friday, May 6th.

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Large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. CWM LLC bought a new position in Papa John’s International in the fourth quarter worth approximately $97,000. Okabena Investment Services Inc. bought a new position in Papa John’s International in the fourth quarter worth approximately $110,000. Captrust Financial Advisors boosted its holdings in Papa John’s International by 117.3% in the first quarter. Captrust Financial Advisors now owns 1,241 shares of the company’s stock worth $131,000 after acquiring an additional 670 shares in the last quarter. Gladius Capital Management LP bought a new position in Papa John’s International in the fourth quarter worth approximately $168,000. Finally, Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. boosted its holdings in Papa John’s International by 110.7% in the fourth quarter. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. now owns 1,275 shares of the company’s stock worth $171,000 after acquiring an additional 670 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 98.48% of the company’s stock.

NASDAQ:PZZA opened at $86.60 on Friday. The stock has a fifty day moving average price of $85.53 and a 200-day moving average price of $103.61. The company has a market cap of $3.10 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of -157.45, a PEG ratio of 1.66 and a beta of 1.05. Papa John’s International has a fifty-two week low of $74.46 and a fifty-two week high of $140.68.

Papa John’s International (NASDAQ:PZZA – Get Rating) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 5th. The company reported $0.95 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.95. Papa John’s International had a negative return on equity of 75.29% and a net margin of 4.60%. The business had revenue of $542.69 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $540.38 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.90 EPS. Papa John’s International’s revenue for the quarter was up 6.0% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts expect that Papa John’s International will post 3.37 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, May 27th. Shareholders of record on Monday, May 16th were issued a $0.35 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, May 13th. This represents a $1.40 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.62%. Papa John’s International’s payout ratio is currently -254.55%.

Papa John’s International Company Profile (Get Rating)

Papa John’s International, Inc operates and franchises pizza delivery and carryout restaurants under the Papa John’s trademark in the United States and internationally. It operates through four segments: Domestic Company-Owned Restaurants, North America Commissaries, North America Franchising, and International Operations.

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