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.

PNRA was given price targets by several analysts. The highest price target was 315, implying potential capital gains of 0.04 percent. The most pessimistic 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.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -0.27 percent. 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.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, 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. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. 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. The PEG ratio of PNRA is 3.

PNRA has traded between a high of 316.21 and a low of 185.69 over the past year. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 69.57 percent, 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.