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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for PZZA. The maximum price target given was 100, which equates to a potential upside of 37.34 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 83, implying potential capital losses of 14 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

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. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

PZZA has an estimated earnings growth rate of -1.37 percent as forecasted by analysts. 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 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. 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. Today's price is 2.94 percent above the 52-week low, and 19.54 percent below the 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 market cap of PZZA is $2.71 billion. PZZA's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.