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.

PLKI was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 72, which equates to a potential upside of 10.26 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 56, implying potential capital losses of -14.24 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. That number becomes -1.97 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 2 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 2 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

PLKI has an estimated earnings growth rate of 24.11 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of PLKI is 1.39.

PLKI has a 52-week high of 66.48 and a 52-week low of 49.11. Currently the stock is 32.97 percent higher than its low, 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 stock has a market capitalization of $1.37 billion. PLKI is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 2017-02-21, days from today.