News articles about Potbelly (NASDAQ:PBPB) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Potbelly earned a news sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the company an impact score of 45.8220349875146 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Shares of Potbelly (NASDAQ:PBPB) opened at $12.55 on Wednesday. Potbelly has a 52 week low of $10.50 and a 52 week high of $14.55. The company has a market capitalization of $302.61, a price-to-earnings ratio of 32.10, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.98 and a beta of 0.90.

Potbelly (NASDAQ:PBPB) last released its quarterly earnings results on Friday, November 3rd. The company reported $0.07 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.06 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $106.10 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $107.75 million. Potbelly had a return on equity of 7.80% and a net margin of 0.54%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.12 EPS. analysts expect that Potbelly will post 0.31 EPS for the current year.

PBPB has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Maxim Group reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $11.00 target price on shares of Potbelly in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Potbelly from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, September 15th. Robert W. Baird reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $13.00 target price on shares of Potbelly in a research note on Friday, October 20th. BidaskClub upgraded Potbelly from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, August 12th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies upgraded Potbelly from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating and increased their target price for the company from $12.00 to $17.00 in a research note on Thursday, September 28th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $13.67.

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About Potbelly

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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