Papa John's International, Inc. (PZZA)- Stocks Luring Investors with Juicy Performance Figures

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Stock dripped -5.80% over the trailing 6 months. Fifth Third Bancorp boosted its position in Papa John's global by 11.3% in the first quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund boosted its position in shares of Papa John's global by 1.1% in the first quarter. (NASDAQ:PZZA) has noticeable measure of stock volatility, for this average true range is an exponential moving average (14 trading days) of the True Ranges. Papa John's worldwide has a 52 week low of $70.73 and a 52 week high of $90.49. Victory Capital Management Inc. boosted its position in Papa John's global by 55.0% in the first quarter. The firm earned "Overweight" rating on Wednesday, July 20 by KeyBanc Capital Markets.

Papa John's International (NASDAQ: PZZA) and Ruby Tuesday (NYSE:RT) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior stock? The company reported $0.77 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.74 by $0.03.

Atlas Browninc. holds 6.34% of its portfolio in Papa John's Int'l, Inc. for 195,109 shares. The company had revenue of $434.78 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $438.51 million. (PZZA) have shown a high EPS growth of 20.40% in the last 5 years and has earnings rose of 45.20% yoy. The stock spiked 8.32% last month and is down -8.87 this year.

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The stock increased 1.93% or $0.4 during the last trading session, reaching $21.09.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, August 18th. Shareholders of record on Monday, August 7th will be given a $0.225 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 3rd. This represents a $0.90 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.16%. Papa John's global pays out 28.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Papa John's global has higher revenue and earnings than Ruby Tuesday. (NASDAQ:PZZA). Foundry Partners Lc holds 0.12% or 33,776 shares. 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 correct version of this article can be viewed at https://www.themarketsdaily.com/2017/08/01/papa-johns-international-inc-pzza-stock-rating-reaffirmed-by-jefferies-group-llc-updated-updated.html.

A number of other analysts also recently commented on the company. Finally, Instinet reaffirmed a "neutral" rating and set a $78.00 price target (down from $84.00) on shares of Papa John's worldwide in a research report on Monday.

Papa John's International, Inc. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Papa John's worldwide from a "strong sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Friday, July 7th. Instinet increased their price target on shares of Papa John's global from $76.00 to $84.00 and gave the company a "neutral" rating in a report on Wednesday, May 3rd. Instinet raised their price objective on Papa John's worldwide from $76.00 to $84.00 and gave the company a neutral rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 3rd.

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". They now have a $83.00 target price on the stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $82.39, for a total transaction of $333,761.89. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 36,020 shares in the company, valued at $2,946,075.80. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. The stock was sold at an average price of $81.79, for a total value of $490,740.00.

The aggressive $500 million buyback accounts for about 19 percent of the company's outstanding shares and is likely the largest factor in the stock jumping Wednesday, Will Slabaugh, a Stephens analyst, told CNBC. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 78.58% of the company's stock.

"Unfortunately the restaurants were not able to meet the joint expectations of Papa John's and the franchisee of the India market", Ritchie said. Corporate insiders own 27.70% of the company's stock.

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