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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for PLKI. The maximum price target given was 72, implying a possible profit of 10.26 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 56, which equates to a potential downside of -14.24 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average 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. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 2 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 2 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 2 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

PLKI has an estimated earnings growth rate of 24.11 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. PLKI has a PEG ratio of 1.39.

PLKI has traded between a high of 66.48 and a low of 49.11 over the past year. Today's price is 32.97 percent above the 52-week low, and 1.77 percent below the 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 -818 days, on 2017-02-21.