Press coverage about Potbelly Corporation (NASDAQ:PBPB) has trended positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news 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 nearest to one being the most favorable. Potbelly Corporation earned a news sentiment score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the company an impact score of 44.9959461635402 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

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Several analysts have recently commented on PBPB shares. Zacks Investment Research raised Potbelly Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, September 15th. Maxim Group reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $11.00 target price on shares of Potbelly Corporation in a research report on Friday, October 6th. BidaskClub cut Potbelly Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, July 28th. Piper Jaffray Companies raised Potbelly Corporation from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating and raised their target price for the stock from $12.00 to $17.00 in a research report on Thursday, September 28th. Finally, Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $13.00 target price on shares of Potbelly Corporation in a research report on Tuesday, September 19th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $13.67.

Shares of Potbelly Corporation (NASDAQ:PBPB) traded down 0.41% during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $12.25. The stock had a trading volume of 244,812 shares. Potbelly Corporation has a 12-month low of $10.50 and a 12-month high of $14.55. The stock has a market capitalization of $307.78 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 77.04 and a beta of 0.91. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $11.77 and its 200-day moving average price is $12.01.

Potbelly Corporation (NASDAQ:PBPB) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Friday, August 4th. The company reported $0.11 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.12 by ($0.01). Potbelly Corporation had a net margin of 1.03% and a return on equity of 8.68%. The firm had revenue of $108.10 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $109.78 million. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.13 EPS. Potbelly Corporation’s quarterly revenue was up 3.0% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Potbelly Corporation will post $0.32 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Potbelly Corporation 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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