Papa John’s International Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA) SVP Timothy C. Ohern sold 275 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $83.88, for a total value of $23,067.00. Following the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 26,877 shares in the company, valued at $2,254,442.76. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink.

Papa John’s International Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA) traded up 0.08% on Monday, hitting $85.13. The stock had a trading volume of 163,501 shares. The stock has a market cap of $3.14 billion, a PE ratio of 34.29 and a beta of 0.16. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $79.05 and its 200-day moving average price is $72.18. Papa John’s International Inc. has a 12 month low of $42.87 and a 12 month high of $86.99.

Papa John’s International (NASDAQ:PZZA) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, November 1st. The company reported $0.57 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.50 by $0.07. Papa John’s International had a return on equity of 4,984.46% and a net margin of 5.62%. The firm had revenue of $422.40 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $418.10 million. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.45 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 8.5% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts forecast that Papa John’s International Inc. will post $2.51 EPS for the current year.

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The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, November 18th. Investors of record on Monday, November 7th were paid a $0.20 dividend. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.94%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, November 3rd. Papa John’s International’s dividend payout ratio is presently 32.13%.

PZZA has been the topic of several analyst reports. BTIG Research set a $78.00 price objective on Papa John’s International and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 3rd. Jefferies Group reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Papa John’s International in a research note on Thursday, August 4th. TheStreet raised Papa John’s International from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 31st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut Papa John’s International from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 4th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $72.40.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. BlackRock Fund Advisors raised its position in shares of Papa John’s International by 5.6% in the third quarter. BlackRock Fund Advisors now owns 1,826,444 shares of the company’s stock worth $144,015,000 after buying an additional 96,094 shares in the last quarter. Wellington Management Group LLP raised its position in shares of Papa John’s International by 370.5% in the first quarter. Wellington Management Group LLP now owns 1,270,817 shares of the company’s stock worth $68,866,000 after buying an additional 1,000,709 shares in the last quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised its position in shares of Papa John’s International by 1.2% in the third quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 1,022,678 shares of the company’s stock worth $80,637,000 after buying an additional 12,045 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. raised its position in shares of Papa John’s International by 7.4% in the third quarter. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. now owns 744,999 shares of the company’s stock worth $58,743,000 after buying an additional 51,130 shares in the last quarter. Finally, RidgeWorth Capital Management LLC raised its position in shares of Papa John’s International by 1,545.8% in the second quarter. RidgeWorth Capital Management LLC now owns 673,151 shares of the company’s stock worth $45,794,000 after buying an additional 632,251 shares in the last quarter. 74.99% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

About Papa John’s International

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

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