Published: Sat, August 05, 2017
Markets | By Erika Turner

The Critical Comparison: Ruby Tuesday (NYSE:RT) vs. Papa John's International (PZZA)

The Critical Comparison: Ruby Tuesday (NYSE:RT) vs. Papa John's International (PZZA)

(NASDAQ:PZZA) by 6.1% during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). (NASDAQ:IDTI) now have an ABR of 1.64.which is marked on a basic 1 to 5 scale, where 1 stands for a Strong Buy and 5 represents Strong Sell. Papa John's global earned a media sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern's scale.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. The biggest holder now is John H. Schnatter who owns 9,364,685 shares (25.47% of those outstanding), whilst Charles W. Schnatter holds 247,302 (0.67% of shares outstanding) and Mrs. Olivia F Kirtley holds 187,292 (0.51% of shares outstanding). The lowest price the stock reached in the last trading day was $4.79 and compares with the $2.44 52-week low. The Florida-based Raymond James Fincl Serv has invested 0.01% in Papa John's Int'l, Inc. Meadow Creek Investment Management LLC increased its stake in shares of Papa John's worldwide by 20.4% in the first quarter. $333,780 worth of Papa John's Int'l, Inc. They now have a United States dollars 90 price target on the stock. Instinet raised their price objective on Papa John's worldwide from $76.00 to $84.00 and gave the company a neutral rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 3rd. The average 1-year price target for (TXMD) reveals an average price target of $14.75 per share.

Papa John's International, Inc. has a 12-month low of $70.73 and a 12-month high of $90.49. (PZZA) recorded volume accumulation so there will probably be a surplus of buyers at $77.48. The stock's 50 day moving average is $74.99 and its 200-day moving average is $79.00. Papa John's International, Inc. The firm has a market capitalization of $2.62 billion, a P/E ratio of 24.96 and a beta of 0.53.

Papa John's global swung to a profit in the second quarter on higher revenues from strong comparable sales in North American and worldwide units. The company reported $0.65 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.64 by $0.01. Papa John's global had a net margin of 6.09% and a return on equity of 11,469.18%.

Over the past five trading sessions shares of Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (NYSE:HMC) are 3.61%; 3.2% for the month; -1.1% for the last quarter; -5.13% for the past six-months; and 1.24% for the last 12 months. Papa John's International's revenue was up 2.8% on a year-over-year basis.

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Shares of Papa John's Int'l Inc. Insiders sold a total of 20,447 shares of company stock valued at $1,656,182 over the last quarter. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to purchase up to 198% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are usually an indication that the company's management believes its shares are undervalued.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, August 18th. This represents a $0.90 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.16%. Stock Surged Today" published on August 02, 2017 as well as Investorplace.com's news article titled: "Dow 22000 Becomes a Reality as Apple Hits New Heights" with publication date: "August 02, 2017. This is an increase from Papa John's International's previous quarterly dividend of $0.20. Papa John's International's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is now 27.87%.

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Papa John's attributed the increases to stronger North America commissary sales due to higher volumes and higher commodity costs. Jefferies Group LLC set a $83.00 price objective on Papa John's global and gave the company a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 19th. The lowest target is $58 while the high is $9000. Zacks Investment Research raised Papa John's worldwide from a strong sell rating to a hold rating in a research note on Friday, July 7th. Finally, Instinet reaffirmed a "neutral" rating and set a $78.00 price target (down from $84.00) on shares of Papa John's global in a research report on Monday. For now, PZZA is the toast of Wall Street as its ABR stands at 2.00 with 2 out of 5 analysts rating the stock a buy. The company has an average rating of "Hold" and an average price target of $89.17. AQR Capital Management LLC raised its position in shares of Papa John's global by 117.8% in the fourth quarter. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 37,601 shares of the company's stock, valued at $3,008,080. (NASDAQ:PZZA) shares were sold by Tucker Lance F. The shares were sold at an average price of $80.00, for a total value of $831,680.00.

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