Analyst Ratings for Panera Bread Co. Cl A (PNRA)

Updated: 2017-07-16

An average rating of Hold has been given to Panera Bread Co. Cl A (NASDAQ:PNRA) by analysts covering the stock. A consensus rating of Hold was previously issued for PNRA last month.

A buy rating was issued by 1 analysts, 1 issued an overweight rating, 14 gave a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an decrease of 2 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for PNRA. The most optimistic price target was 315, which equates to a potential upside of 0.04 percent. The lowest price target was 270, which equates to a potential downside of -14.25 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -0.27 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 0.27 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -0.32 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -0.39 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 1 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 1 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of PNRA to grow at a rate of 15.83 percent. 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, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. PNRA has a PEG ratio of 3.

PNRA has traded between a high of 316.21 and a low of 185.69 over the past year. Currently the stock is 69.57 percent higher than its low, and 0.42 percent lower than its 52-week high. PNRA has a price/earnings ratio of 47.49. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The PNRA value stock report compares PNRA to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $7.16 billion. PNRA's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.