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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for PNRA. The most optimistic price target was 315, implying potential capital gains of 0.04 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 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.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -0.27 percent. That number becomes 0.27 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. 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.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 1 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 1 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

PNRA has an estimated earnings growth rate of 15.83 percent as forecasted by analysts. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. 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. PNRA has a PEG ratio of 3.

In the trailing 52-weeks, PNRA hit 316.21 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 185.69. Today's price is 69.57 percent above the 52-week low, and 0.42 percent below the high. PNRA has a P/E 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.