Is Papa Johns International Inc (NASDAQ:PZZA) a Buy? The Stock Reported more Sellers

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Investors sentiment increased to 0.8 in 2018 Q2. Its up 0.15, from 0.65 in 2018Q1. It increased, as 34 investors sold Papa John's International, Inc. shares while 68 reduced holdings. 39 funds opened positions while 43 raised stakes. 25.11 million shares or 11.51% less from 28.37 million shares in 2018Q1 were reported.
Carroll Fin has 0% invested in Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA). Champlain Inv Ptnrs Limited Liability holds 0.45% or 923,770 shares in its portfolio. Virginia Retirement Sys Et Al stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA). Rbf Limited Liability Corporation reported 4,000 shares stake. Alliancebernstein Ltd Partnership holds 36,072 shares. Ubs Oconnor Ltd Liability Corp holds 0% or 90,000 shares in its portfolio. Oregon Employees Retirement Fund owns 9,544 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Emerald Advisers Inc Pa holds 27,498 shares or 0.05% of its portfolio. Cambridge Invest Rech Advsrs invested in 0.01% or 16,972 shares. Canada Pension Plan Board has 0.01% invested in Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA) for 67,200 shares. Fifth Third Comml Bank has 0% invested in Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA) for 1,991 shares. Citadel Advsr Ltd Liability Corp stated it has 0.01% in Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA). Nomura owns 7,361 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Ubs Asset Americas, a Illinois-based fund reported 12,100 shares. Highbridge Management Limited Liability Company has invested 0.08% in Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA).

The stock of Papa Johns International Inc (NASDAQ:PZZA) registered an increase of 5.37% in short interest. PZZA’s total short interest was 5.11M shares in December as published by FINRA. Its up 5.37% from 4.85M shares, reported previously. With 1.71 million shares average volume, it will take short sellers 3 days to cover their PZZA’s short positions. The short interest to Papa Johns International Inc’s float is 23.48%.

The stock decreased 1.62% or $0.74 during the last trading session, reaching $45.08. About 920,196 shares traded. Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA) has declined 38.07% since December 8, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 53.69% the S&P500.

Papa JohnÂ’s International, Inc. operates and franchises pizza delivery and carryout restaurants under the Papa JohnÂ’s trademark in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $1.42 billion. It operates through five divisions: Domestic Company-Owned Restaurants, North America Commissaries, North America Franchising, International Operations, and All Others. It has a 34.07 P/E ratio. The firm also operates dine-in and delivery restaurants.

Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA) Ratings Coverage

Among 4 analysts covering Papa John’s International (NASDAQ:PZZA), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. Papa John’s International had 9 analyst reports since June 19, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Hold” rating and $4800 target in Wednesday, November 28 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by Citigroup given on Tuesday, June 19. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, August 13 by Longbow. The rating was upgraded by Jefferies on Wednesday, August 1 to “Buy”. As per Monday, July 23, the company rating was downgraded by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock of Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA) earned “Sell” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, August 8. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Hold” rating and $48 target in Thursday, October 11 report. On Wednesday, August 15 the stock rating was upgraded by Stifel Nicolaus to “Hold”. The rating was maintained by Citigroup on Monday, November 12 with “Buy”.

More notable recent Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA) news were published by: which released: “Papa John’s (PZZA) Down 12.7% Since Earnings Report: Can It Rebound? – Nasdaq” on June 07, 2018, also with their article: “Are There Bidders for a Papa John’s Auction? – 24/7 Wall St.” published on September 27, 2018, published: “Restaurateurs to Thrive on Digital Innovation: 4 Solid Picks – Nasdaq” on November 26, 2018. More interesting news about Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA) were released by: and their article: “Papa John’s shares continue to decline as Trian ditches pizza deal – New York Business Journal” published on November 28, 2018 as well as‘s news article titled: “PZZA: Why Papa John’s Stock Is Plunging Today – Nasdaq” with publication date: November 28, 2018.

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