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.

Several price targets were given for PNRA by the analysts covering the stock. The maximum price target given was 315, implying a possible profit of 0.04 percent. The lowest price target was 270, implying potential capital losses of -14.25 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -0.27 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 0.27 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -0.32 percent. 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. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 1 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 1 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of PNRA's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 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. 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 PNRA is 3.

PNRA has a 52-week high of 316.21 and a 52-week low of 185.69. Currently the stock is 69.57 percent higher than its low, and 0.42 percent below the 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.