Key Equity Research Analysts at Jefferies Maintained their ‘”Hold”’ rating for Papa John’s International (NASDAQ:PZZA) Shares Today. Their Price Objective Given is $60.0

April 17, 2018 - By Peter Erickson

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Investors sentiment decreased to 0.97 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.08, from 1.05 in 2017Q3. It is negative, as 39 investors sold Papa John's International, Inc. shares while 65 reduced holdings. 51 funds opened positions while 50 raised stakes. 28.52 million shares or 1.80% less from 29.04 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.

218,789 are held by Thrivent Fincl For Lutherans. Frontfour Grp Ltd Liability stated it has 0.07% of its portfolio in Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA). Royal Bancorporation Of Canada holds 0% of its portfolio in Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA) for 3,627 shares. Rbf Capital stated it has 4,000 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. 95 were reported by Lorber David A. Sg Americas Securities Limited Liability Company accumulated 0% or 9,444 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa reported 0% of its portfolio in Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA). Credit Agricole S A invested 0.06% in Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA). Blackrock holds 0.01% or 3.14 million shares in its portfolio. Alliancebernstein Lp owns 36,902 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Voloridge Investment Management Ltd Llc invested in 73,874 shares or 0.09% of the stock. Segall Bryant Hamill Limited accumulated 0.01% or 4,437 shares. New York State Teachers Retirement Sys has 55,066 shares. 14,918 are owned by Foundry Prns Ltd Liability Corp. Carroll Fincl Assoc accumulated 0% or 100 shares.

Since March 1, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 4 sales for $3.47 million activity. 1,766 Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA) shares with value of $107,726 were sold by Oyler Caroline Miller. Tucker Lance F. had sold 36,783 shares worth $2.19M on Thursday, March 1. 10,963 Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA) shares with value of $677,623 were sold by OHern Timothy C.

Papa John’s International (NASDAQ:PZZA) Rating Reaffirmed

Jefferies now has a $60.0 target price per share on the $1.98B market cap company or -2.47 % downside potential. In an analyst report issued to investors and clients on Friday, 22 December, Papa John’s International (NASDAQ:PZZA) shares have had their “Hold” Rating reaffirmed by stock analysts at Jefferies.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.97 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.08, from 1.05 in 2017Q3. It is negative, as 39 investors sold Papa John's International, Inc. shares while 65 reduced holdings. 51 funds opened positions while 50 raised stakes. 28.52 million shares or 1.80% less from 29.04 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.

218,789 are held by Thrivent Fincl For Lutherans. Frontfour Grp Ltd Liability stated it has 0.07% of its portfolio in Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA). Royal Bancorporation Of Canada holds 0% of its portfolio in Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA) for 3,627 shares. Rbf Capital stated it has 4,000 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. 95 were reported by Lorber David A. Sg Americas Securities Limited Liability Company accumulated 0% or 9,444 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa reported 0% of its portfolio in Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA). Credit Agricole S A invested 0.06% in Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA). Blackrock holds 0.01% or 3.14 million shares in its portfolio. Alliancebernstein Lp owns 36,902 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Voloridge Investment Management Ltd Llc invested in 73,874 shares or 0.09% of the stock. Segall Bryant Hamill Limited accumulated 0.01% or 4,437 shares. New York State Teachers Retirement Sys has 55,066 shares. 14,918 are owned by Foundry Prns Ltd Liability Corp. Carroll Fincl Assoc accumulated 0% or 100 shares.

Since March 1, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 4 sales for $3.47 million activity. 1,766 Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA) shares with value of $107,726 were sold by Oyler Caroline Miller. Tucker Lance F. had sold 36,783 shares worth $2.19M on Thursday, March 1. 10,963 Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA) shares with value of $677,623 were sold by OHern Timothy C.

Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA) Ratings Coverage

Among 4 analysts covering Papa John’s International (NASDAQ:PZZA), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Papa John’s International has $90.0 highest and $60.0 lowest target. $71’s average target is 15.41% above currents $61.52 stock price. Papa John’s International had 5 analyst reports since October 24, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Nomura with “Neutral” on Friday, October 27. The rating was initiated by Deutsche Bank on Monday, December 18 with “Hold”. BTIG Research downgraded Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA) on Thursday, November 2 to “Neutral” rating. Jefferies maintained the shares of PZZA in report on Friday, December 22 with “Hold” rating. BTIG Research maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, October 24 report.

The stock increased 1.23% or $0.75 during the last trading session, reaching $61.52. About 220,378 shares traded. Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA) has declined 27.44% since April 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 38.99% the S&P500.

Analysts await Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA) to report earnings on May, 1. They expect $0.63 earnings per share, down 18.18 % or $0.14 from last year’s $0.77 per share. PZZA’s profit will be $20.30M for 24.41 P/E if the $0.63 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.65 actual earnings per share reported by Papa John's International, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -3.08 % negative EPS growth.

Papa JohnÂ’s International, Inc. operates and franchises pizza delivery and carryout restaurants under the Papa JohnÂ’s trademark in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $1.98 billion. It operates through five divisions: Domestic Company-Owned Restaurants, North America Commissaries, North America Franchising, International Operations, and All Others. It has a 21.74 P/E ratio. The firm also operates dine-in and delivery restaurants.

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