Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Potbelly (PBPB) Stock Price

Media coverage about Potbelly (NASDAQ:PBPB) has been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Potbelly earned a media sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the company an impact score of 46.1570518999666 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

Shares of Potbelly (NASDAQ:PBPB) opened at $12.65 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $317.84, a PE ratio of 140.56, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.77 and a beta of 0.93. Potbelly has a 12-month low of $10.50 and a 12-month high of $14.28.

Potbelly (NASDAQ:PBPB) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Friday, November 3rd. The company reported $0.07 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.06 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $106.10 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $107.75 million. Potbelly had a return on equity of 7.80% and a net margin of 0.54%. Potbelly’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.12 EPS. research analysts predict that Potbelly will post 0.3 earnings per share for the current year.

Several equities analysts recently issued reports on PBPB shares. Maxim Group reissued a “hold” rating and set a $11.00 target price on shares of Potbelly in a research note on Friday, October 6th. Zacks Investment Research raised Potbelly from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $14.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Thursday, January 4th. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $13.00 price target on shares of Potbelly in a research report on Friday, October 20th. Finally, BidaskClub lowered Potbelly from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Friday, December 22nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $14.25.

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Potbelly Company Profile

Potbelly Corporation owns and operates Potbelly Sandwich Works sandwich shops in the United States. The Company has domestic and international franchise operations of Potbelly Sandwich Works sandwich shops. As of December 25, 2016, the Company operated Potbelly Sandwich Works sandwich shops in 29 states and the District of Columbia.

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