Analyst Ratings for Papa John's International Inc. (PZZA)

Updated: 2017-07-27

An average rating of Overweight has been given to Papa John's International Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA) by analysts covering the stock. About 30 days ago, PZZA was issued an average rating of Overweight.

Of the 6 analysts covering the stock, 3 gave it a buy rating, 0 issued an overweight rating, 3 issued a hold rating, 0 gave 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.

Several price targets were given for PZZA by the analysts covering the stock. The highest price target was 100, implying a possible profit of 37.34 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 83, which equates to a potential downside of 14 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -0.78 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -0.18 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0.53 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

PZZA has an estimated earnings growth rate of -1.37 percent as forecasted by analysts. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. PZZA has a PEG ratio of -18.96.

PZZA has traded between a high of 90.49 and a low of 70.73 over the past year. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 2.94 percent, and 19.54 percent lower than its 52-week high. PZZA has a P/E ratio of 25.98. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The PZZA value stock report compares PZZA to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.71 billion. PZZA is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.