Analyst Ratings for Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Inc (PLKI)

Updated: 2017-02-13

Analysts covering Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Inc (NASDAQ:PLKI) have given it a consensus rating of Overweight. About 30 days ago, PLKI was issued an average rating of Overweight.

3 analysts declared PLKI a buy, 0 gave an overweight rating, 7 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 0. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for PLKI. The highest price target was 72, which equates to a potential upside of 10.26 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 56, which equates to a potential downside of -14.24 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -1.97 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 2 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 2 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 2 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 2 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of PLKI to grow at a rate of 24.11 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of PLKI is 1.39.

In the trailing 52-weeks, PLKI hit 66.48 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 49.11. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 32.97 percent, and 1.77 percent lower than its 52-week high. PLKI has a P/E ratio of 33.41. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The PLKI value stock report compares PLKI to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of PLKI is $1.37 billion. PLKI will post this quarters earnings in -908 days, on 2017-02-21.