Published: Sat, August 05, 2017
Money | By Oscar Reynolds

Institutional Investors Lead Shift in Papa Johns International Inc (NASDAQ:PZZA) Sentiment

Institutional Investors Lead Shift in Papa Johns International Inc (NASDAQ:PZZA) Sentiment

Other large investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. AQR Capital Management LLC raised its position in shares of Papa John's global by 117.8% in the fourth quarter. Meadow Creek Investment Management LLC now owns 1,430 shares of the company's stock valued at $114,000 after buying an additional 242 shares during the last quarter. State Treasurer State of MI boosted its position in shares of Papa John's worldwide by 0.9% in the first quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System now owns 6,700 shares of the company's stock valued at $536,000 after buying an additional 100 shares during the last quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. acquired a new position in shares of Papa John's global during the fourth quarter worth $270,000.

02/26/2015 - Papa John's International Inc. was downgraded to "hold" by analysts at Feltl & Co. (NASDAQ:PZZA). Pdts Prtn Ltd owns 0.33% invested in Papa John's Int'l, Inc. Its pivot point low generated buy signal on Tuesday August 01, 2017, which calls for additional surge until the stock forms a new pivot point high. (PZZA) recorded volume accumulation so there will probably be a surplus of buyers at $77.48. $72.67's average target is -7.69% below currents $78.72 stock price. The company has a market capitalization of $2.63 billion, a PE ratio of 25.34 and a beta of 0.53.

Papa John's International (NASDAQ:PZZA) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, May 2nd. Analysts expect next quarter's EPS to be $0.62 with next year's EPS projected to be $3.23.

11/19/2015 - Papa John's International Inc. was upgraded to "buy" by analysts at Sidoti.

The pizza chain posted revenue of $434.8 million in the period. (PZZA) have shown a high EPS growth of 20.40% in the last 5 years and has earnings rose of 45.20% yoy. During the same period a year ago, the business posted $0.69 EPS. The stock is performing -1.78% year to date. This buyback authorization permits the company to purchase up to 198% of its shares through open market purchases. The consensus rating is 2, indicating analysts in general look favorably on the company's future prospects.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, August 18th. (NASDAQ:PZZA) shareholders before Aug 3, 2017 will receive the $0.23 dividend. Papa John's Int'l, Inc. Papa John's International's payout ratio is 28.27%. (NASDAQ:PZZA). Herndon Cap Management Ltd Liability owns 67 shares for 0% of their portfolio. If you are accessing this article on another publication, it was copied illegally and republished in violation of United States & global trademark & copyright laws. The figure came in ahead of analysts' projections of 64 cents per share. Finally, KeyCorp reissued an equal weight rating on shares of Papa John's global in a research report on Tuesday, June 20th.

Papa John's International, Inc. operates and franchises pizza delivery and carryout restaurants and, in certain international markets, dine-in and delivery restaurants under the trademark Papa John's. Also, the Hold rating count is 11 as of 08/03/17. Finally, Mason Street Advisors LLC boosted its position in shares of Papa John's global by 0.9% in the first quarter.

According to the the latest analyst ratings which have been released, 2 brokers have issued a rating of "buy", 1 brokers "outperform", 2 brokers "hold", 0 brokers "underperform" and 0 brokers "sell". "(NASDAQ:PZZA) Price Target Increased to $95.00 by Analysts at Stephens" was originally published by Sports Perspectives and is the property of of Sports Perspectives. Shares for $333,780 were sold by Tucker Lance F. on Friday, May 12. The stock's average target of $72.67 is -9.29% below today's ($80.11) share price. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 25,522 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $2,102,757.58.

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