Anthony Michael Sanfilippo Purchases 2,000 Shares of Papa John’s Int’l, Inc. (PZZA) Stock

Papa John’s Int’l, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA) Director Anthony Michael Sanfilippo bought 2,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 20th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $47.09 per share, with a total value of $94,180.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now directly owns 3,654 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $172,066.86. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

Anthony Michael Sanfilippo also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Friday, May 17th, Anthony Michael Sanfilippo bought 1,000 shares of Papa John’s Int’l stock. The stock was purchased at an average price of $47.79 per share, with a total value of $47,790.00.

Shares of PZZA stock traded down $0.47 during trading hours on Monday, hitting $47.35. 833,309 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,049,201. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.52 billion, a PE ratio of 35.37, a PEG ratio of 3.48 and a beta of 0.51. Papa John’s Int’l, Inc. has a 52 week low of $38.05 and a 52 week high of $60.56.

Papa John’s Int’l (NASDAQ:PZZA) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, May 7th. The company reported $0.31 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.21 by $0.10. The company had revenue of $398.41 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $384.67 million. Papa John’s Int’l had a negative return on equity of 13.51% and a negative net margin of 1.09%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 11.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.52 earnings per share. Equities research analysts forecast that Papa John’s Int’l, Inc. will post 1.1 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, May 24th. Stockholders of record on Monday, May 13th will be issued a dividend of $0.225 per share. This represents a $0.90 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.90%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, May 10th. Papa John’s Int’l’s payout ratio is presently 67.16%.

A number of analysts have weighed in on PZZA shares. Stifel Nicolaus lowered their price target on Papa John’s Int’l from $38.00 to $6.00 and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, February 1st. Citigroup lowered their price target on Papa John’s Int’l from $64.00 to $55.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, March 8th. BidaskClub cut Papa John’s Int’l from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 4th. Stephens upped their price target on Papa John’s Int’l from $55.00 to $60.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 8th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded Papa John’s Int’l from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 7th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company. Papa John’s Int’l currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $56.80.

Several hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Comerica Bank grew its holdings in shares of Papa John’s Int’l by 1.4% during the first quarter. Comerica Bank now owns 15,627 shares of the company’s stock worth $788,000 after purchasing an additional 211 shares during the last quarter. Mason Street Advisors LLC grew its holdings in shares of Papa John’s Int’l by 2.0% during the first quarter. Mason Street Advisors LLC now owns 11,969 shares of the company’s stock worth $634,000 after purchasing an additional 239 shares during the last quarter. Retirement Systems of Alabama grew its holdings in shares of Papa John’s Int’l by 0.9% during the first quarter. Retirement Systems of Alabama now owns 29,297 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,551,000 after purchasing an additional 260 shares during the last quarter. Advisor Group Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Papa John’s Int’l by 48.6% during the first quarter. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 1,055 shares of the company’s stock worth $56,000 after purchasing an additional 345 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Legal & General Group Plc grew its holdings in shares of Papa John’s Int’l by 1.6% during the fourth quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 22,916 shares of the company’s stock worth $913,000 after purchasing an additional 359 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 78.45% of the company’s stock.

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Papa John’s Int’l Company Profile

Papa John's International, Inc operates and franchises pizza delivery and carryout restaurants under the Papa John's trademark in the United States and internationally. It operates through four segments: Domestic Company-Owned Restaurants, North America Commissaries, North America Franchising, and International Operations.

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