It may be riskier to trade before market opening and after market closing than during regular market hours. Since issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities due to lower liquidity and higher volatility. After-hours trades for Papa John’s International Inc. (PZZA) shows that investor sentiment remained broken, with the stock’s consolidated last price falling by -$0.32, or -0.42%, to $76.27. The Papa John’s International Inc. has recorded 7,586 volume in the after hours trading session. Earlier, Yahoo Finance discussed this stock as it revealed Papa Johns Canada Unveils Butter Chicken Pizza, Made Better.
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Papa John’s International Inc. is listed on the NASDAQ in the Consumer Cyclical sector while operating in the Restaurants industry. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $76.59 and fluctuated between $77.54 as its day high and $75.75 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Papa John’s International Inc. is $2.55B. A total of 0.51 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 636.32K shares.
Insider trades are also considered as indicators of how a stock will perform in the future, in addition to stock predictions. During the recent three months, PZZA has seen 20 BUY and 21 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 91,607 and the disposition of 2,211,029 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 76 BUYs and 26 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 96,913 shares during that period but sold 2,236,972.
In the most recent transaction, Boakye Marvin sold 2,950 shares of PZZA for 85.57 per share on Aug 25. After the transaction, the Chief People & Diversity Ofc now owns 11,920 company shares.
The reasons why investors prefer dividend-paying companies are that dividends generate immediate cash flow and indicate that the company will perform well in the future. Papa John’s International Inc. pays an annual dividend of $1.68, resulting in a dividend yield of 2.19%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 33.92. PZZA’s most recent ex-dividend date was 5/12/2023 when it declared a $0.42 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 5/26/2023. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 2/17/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 2/3/2023. The PZZA stock dividend was $0.42 per share in cash.
Despite rarely being accurate, price targets can exert some form of influence at times, and are often regarded as valuable by markets. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for PZZA in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $94.27 with high estimates of $114.00 and low estimates of $80.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, PZZA has a high of $97.78 and a low of $66.74.
As of this writing, PZZA has an earnings estimate of $0.61 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 15 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.7 per share and a lower estimate of $0.53. The company reported an EPS of $0.71 in the last quarter, which was 7.60% higher than expectations of $0.66.
Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly
As well as showing the assets and liabilities of the company, the balance sheet also shows the amount invested in equity by investors. Investors can analyze a company’s future prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information. PZZA’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $70.61M in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $685.50M in debt and $287.42M in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was -$14.38, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was -$166.96M.
After-hours and pre-market trading may carry slightly higher risks than regular market hours. As issuers often announce important financial information outside regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for a particular security. That is because extended-hours trading may result in lower liquidity and higher volatility. Currently, 0 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for PZZA is Buy with a score of 4.50.