Media headlines about Papa John's Int'l (NASDAQ:PZZA) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Papa John's Int'l earned a media sentiment score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the company an impact score of 45.2156458314692 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Several equities research analysts have recently commented on PZZA shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Papa John's Int'l from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 31st. Nomura reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $58.00 target price on shares of Papa John's Int'l in a report on Friday, December 22nd. Deutsche Bank assumed coverage on shares of Papa John's Int'l in a report on Monday, December 18th. They issued a “hold” rating and a $63.00 target price for the company. Finally, BidaskClub raised shares of Papa John's Int'l from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, December 2nd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $76.60.

Papa John's Int'l (NASDAQ PZZA) opened at $60.66 on Monday. The firm has a market cap of $2,130.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.06, a P/E/G ratio of 1.88 and a beta of 0.64. The company has a quick ratio of 1.01, a current ratio of 1.28 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -4.21. Papa John's Int'l has a 1-year low of $54.00 and a 1-year high of $85.20.

Papa John's Int'l (NASDAQ:PZZA) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, February 27th. The company reported $0.65 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.67 by ($0.02). The firm had revenue of $467.60 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $463.61 million. Papa John's Int'l had a negative return on equity of 366.49% and a net margin of 5.79%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 6.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.69 EPS. analysts expect that Papa John's Int'l will post 2.48 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, February 23rd. Investors of record on Monday, February 12th were issued a $0.225 dividend. This represents a $0.90 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.48%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, February 9th. Papa John's Int'l’s dividend payout ratio is currently 34.22%.

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About Papa John's Int'l

Papa John’s International, Inc (Papa John’s) operates and franchises pizza delivery and carryout restaurants and, in certain international markets, dine-in and delivery restaurants under the trademark Papa John’s. The Company operates through five segments: domestic Company-owned restaurants, North America commissaries, North America franchising, international operations and all other business units.

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