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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for PZZA. The maximum price target given was 100, which equates to a potential upside of 37.34 percent. The lowest price target was 83, which equates to a potential downside of 14 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 upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days 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.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of PZZA's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -1.37 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of PZZA is -18.96.

In the trailing 52-weeks, PZZA hit 90.49 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 70.73. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 2.94 percent, and below the high by 19.54 percent. PZZA has a price/earnings 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 market cap of PZZA is $2.71 billion. PZZA is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.