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 highest price target was 100, which equates to a potential upside of 37.34 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 83, implying a possible loss of 14 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

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. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -0.18 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0.53 percent in FY estimates.

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. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

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 that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of PZZA is -18.96.

PZZA has traded between a high of 90.49 and a low of 70.73 over the past year. Currently the stock is 2.94 percent higher than its low, 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.