Citigroup Maintains $62 PT On Papa John’s International (PZZA), Maintains “Buy” Rating; CRUZ COBALT COMMON SHARES (BKTPF) Shorts Down By 97.51%

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In a research note revealed on today, Citigroup reconfirmed their “Buy” rating on Papa John’s International (NASDAQ:PZZA)‘s stock. The target price gives a potential upside of 19.02% from firm’s previous close.

CRUZ COBALT CORP COMMON SHARES (OTCMKTS:BKTPF) had a decrease of 97.51% in short interest. BKTPF’s SI was 1,500 shares in June as released by FINRA. Its down 97.51% from 60,300 shares previously. The stock increased 1.10% or $0.001 during the last trading session, reaching $0.138. About shares traded. Cruz Cobalt Corp. (OTCMKTS:BKTPF) has 0.00% since June 19, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 12.57% the S&P500.

Analysts await Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA) to report earnings on August, 7. They expect $0.55 EPS, down 15.38% or $0.10 from last year’s $0.65 per share. PZZA’s profit will be $17.71M for 23.68 P/E if the $0.55 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.50 actual EPS reported by Papa John's International, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 10.00% EPS growth.

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 $1.68 billion. It operates through five divisions: Domestic Company-Owned Restaurants, North America Commissaries, North America Franchising, International Operations, and All Others. It has a 20.28 P/E ratio. The firm also operates dine-in and delivery restaurants.

Since March 1, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 4 sales for $3.47 million activity. The insider Tucker Lance F. sold 36,783 shares worth $2.19 million. Shares for $500,318 were sold by SHAPIRO MARK S. Oyler Caroline Miller also sold $107,726 worth of Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA) shares. The insider OHern Timothy C sold 10,963 shares worth $677,623.

Among 11 analysts covering Papa John'S International (NASDAQ:PZZA), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 36% are positive. Papa John'S International has $100.0 highest and $57 lowest target. $73.71’s average target is 41.51% above currents $52.09 stock price. Papa John'S International had 24 analyst reports since August 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Sidoti upgraded Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA) on Thursday, November 19 to “Buy” rating. As per Thursday, February 25, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The firm has “Hold” rating by Jefferies given on Tuesday, October 10. BTIG Research maintained it with “Buy” rating and $90.0 target in Tuesday, October 24 report. Stephens maintained Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA) on Wednesday, October 11 with “Overweight” rating. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA) on Thursday, May 3 with “Hold” rating. Jefferies maintained it with “Hold” rating and $60.0 target in Friday, December 22 report. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, May 9 by Longbow. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, September 18 by Citigroup. The rating was upgraded by KeyBanc Capital Markets to “Overweight” on Monday, November 9.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.65 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.32, from 0.97 in 2017Q4. It turned negative, as 41 investors sold Papa John's International, Inc. shares while 76 reduced holdings. 34 funds opened positions while 42 raised stakes. 28.37 million shares or 0.51% less from 28.52 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Bancorporation Of Montreal Can has 4,052 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Deutsche Bancorp Ag has invested 0.01% in Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA). Citadel Advisors Ltd Co invested in 0.01% or 285,735 shares. Emerald Advisers Inc Pa owns 0.03% invested in Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA) for 12,423 shares. Moreover, Tudor Corporation Et Al has 0.05% invested in Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA) for 29,458 shares. Meeder Asset holds 14,917 shares. Retirement Of Alabama holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA) for 31,665 shares. Cap Ww stated it has 0.01% in Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA). Wellington Management Gp Limited Liability Partnership invested in 1.58M shares. Price T Rowe Incorporated Md owns 1.82M shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Jpmorgan Chase And Comm stated it has 1.91 million shares. Copeland Management Lc reported 194,413 shares. Morgan Stanley holds 0% or 136,196 shares. Vident Invest Advisory Ltd Limited Liability Company invested in 0.01% or 4,292 shares. Cambridge Rech Advisors has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA).

The stock increased 1.52% or $0.78 during the last trading session, reaching $52.09. About 942,221 shares traded or 9.79% up from the average. Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA) has declined 33.78% since June 19, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 46.35% the S&P500. Some Historical PZZA News: 08/05/2018 – PAPA JOHN REAFFIRMS ITS PREVIOUSLY ISSUED 2018 OUTLOOK; 06/03/2018 – New York Post: Papa John’s takes another NFL hit: Peyton Manning; 26/04/2018 – Papa John’s Announces Joe Smith as Chief Financial Officer; 08/05/2018 – PAPA JOHN’S INTERNATIONAL INC – QTRLY INTERNATIONAL COMPARABLE SALES INCREASES OF 0.3%; 03/05/2018 – American Century Companies Inc. Exits Position in Papa John’s; 03/04/2018 – Papa John’s Closes Above 50-Day Moving Average: Technicals; 06/03/2018 – Papa John’s takes another NFL hit: Peyton Manning; 22/03/2018 – Papa John’s Access Event Set By Stephens Inc. for Mar. 28-29; 08/05/2018 – PAPA JOHN’S INTERNATIONAL INC – REAFFIRMING ITS PREVIOUSLY ISSUED 2018 OUTLOOK; 19/04/2018 – DJ Papa John’s International Inc, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (PZZA)

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