PZZA - Papa John's International, Inc.

NasdaqGS - NasdaqGS Real Time Price. Currency in USD
48.76
-1.04 (-2.09%)
At close: 4:00PM EDT
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Previous Close49.80
Open49.63
Bid0.00 x 800
Ask0.00 x 800
Day's Range48.24 - 49.85
52 Week Range38.05 - 64.18
Volume1,207,624
Avg. Volume1,167,473
Market Cap1.543B
Beta (3Y Monthly)0.57
PE Ratio (TTM)975.20
EPS (TTM)0.05
Earnings DateMay 6, 2019 - May 10, 2019
Forward Dividend & Yield0.90 (1.92%)
Ex-Dividend Date2019-02-08
1y Target Est50.00
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  • Papa John's Stock Up on Appointment of O' Neal as Ambassador
    Zacks19 hours ago

    Papa John's Stock Up on Appointment of O' Neal as Ambassador

    In order to revive the fallen brand image, Papa John's (PZZA) is expanding the board and looking for new investors.

  • Papa John's (PZZA) in Focus: Stock Moves 6.2% Higher
    Zacks19 hours ago

    Papa John's (PZZA) in Focus: Stock Moves 6.2% Higher

    Papa John's (PZZA) saw a big move last session, as its shares jumped more than 6% on the day, amid huge volumes.

  • Papa John’s Stock Is a Buy in the Wake of the Shaq Deal
    InvestorPlace20 hours ago

    Papa John’s Stock Is a Buy in the Wake of the Shaq Deal

    Though I tried to avoid basketball metaphors in writing this post, it's hard not to consider Papa John's (NYSE:PZZA) decision to partner with NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal to be anything but a slam dunk for holders of PZZA stock.Source: Shutterstock O;Neal has agreed to invest in nine Papa John's locations in Atlanta, join the board of directors and serve as a brand ambassador. Not only is the 47-year-old one of the most well-liked sports celebrities, but he also has a background in the franchise restaurant business. At one time, O'Neal owned 27 Five Guys Burgers and Fries locations. He also has a Krispy Kreme (NYSE:KKD) franchise in Atlanta, and Big Chicken, a fast-casual fried chicken restaurant in Las Vegas, along with a fine dining establishment in Los Angeles called Shaquille's."Everyone loves pizza and pizza loves everyone," O'Neal, who approached the company about becoming a franchisee, told CNBC Friday. "We want to get this thing back on track."InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips PZZA Stock Shares Are RisingShares of Louisville-based Papa John's, which have jumped 19% since the start of the year, rose nearly 5% to $49.12. Though the average 52-week target of Wall Street analysts is $50, near where it currently trades, PZZA stock has got plenty of room to run. * 7 Beaten-Up Stocks to Buy as They Reverse Course Activist investor Starboard Value is breathing new life into a brand that had grown staler than day-old pizza crust with its $200 million investment in PZZA, whose shares have jumped nearly 20 percent since the start of the year. Six new board members including O'Neal have been appointed in 2019, so more changes are in the works. Papa John's Pizza Is TastyStarboard Chairman Jeffrey Smith, who also is PZZA's chairman, has noted that the quality of Papa Johns pizza isn't an issue. One of the reasons why Starboard's 2014 proxy fight at Darden Restaurants (NYSE:DRI) succeeded was that the food at DRI's flagship Olive Garden chain was awful.Unfortunately, much of Papa John's problems are self-inflicted. Founder John Schnatter lost his job as CEO a few years ago when he blamed protests by NFL players for falling pizza sales. Schnatter's use of the "N-word" during a conference call that lead to his ouster as company chairman was inexcusable. Though Schnatter claimed his comments were taken out of context, the board deserves credit for not tolerating Schnatter's behavior.Schnatter, PZZA stock's largest holder, reportedly failed to line up a private equity buyer to take the company private. He also offered an alternative to Starboard Value's financial lifeline which the board rejected. PZZA and Schnatter, though, recently settled a lawsuit Schnatter filed after his ouster as chairman. Schnatter also left the board of directors, ending a massive distraction for the company, and has voiced support for the new management team. Fixing a Damaged BrandThe company founder damaged the Papa John's brand, hurting both PZZA shareholders and franchisees. PZZA has reported five straight quarters of negative North American comparable sales, an eternity for a restaurant chain or a retailer. The closely watched metric is expected to fall between 1% and 5% in 2019. That would be an improvement over the 7.3% decline Papa John's reported last year.Though turning it around won't be easy or cheap, it appears to be doable, especially for the new management team which has done it before with an even more screwed-up company. Wall Street analysts are skeptical that it can be done, which makes the shares enticing.PZZA stock currently trades at a steep valuation of more than 30 times next year's earnings, a premium to rival Domino's (NYSE:DPZ), which has a value of about 22, so wait for a pullback before pulling the trigger on Papa John's.As of this writing, Jonathan Berr did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Dual-Class Stocks That Will Outperform * 7 Reasons Why Apple Streaming Won't Move the Needle for Apple Stock * 7 A-Rated Stocks to Buy in the Second Quarter Compare Brokers The post Papa John's Stock Is a Buy in the Wake of the Shaq Deal appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • TheStreet.com2 days ago

    Shaq Tells TheStreet About the Moment He Fell in Love With Papa John's

    Shaq tells TheStreet that 'everyone loves pizza and pizza loves everyone' after he joins the board of Papa John's. Watch the interview.

  • Papa John's scores Shaq to help revive its image
    Associated Press3 days ago

    Papa John's scores Shaq to help revive its image

    NEW YORK (AP) — Papa John's is getting "Shaq-ified."

  • Why Hibbett Sports, Papa John's International, and Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Jumped Today
    Motley Fool3 days ago

    Why Hibbett Sports, Papa John's International, and Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Jumped Today

    Find out who got a surprise visit from Shaquille O'Neal.

  • TheStreet.com3 days ago

    Papa John's Stock Rallies After Shaquille O'Neal Joins Troubled Chain's Board

    , the embattled pizza chain that ousted founder John "Papa John" Schnatter as CEO and chairman after Schnatter made racist comments, are rallying Friday after the chain named NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal to its board of directors. Chairman Jeff Smith said the company is "thrilled to partner with Shaquille and welcome him to the Papa John's board.

  • 5 Top Stock Trades for Monday: CGC, TIF, NKE, PZZA
    InvestorPlace3 days ago

    5 Top Stock Trades for Monday: CGC, TIF, NKE, PZZA

    A day after a big rally, stocks were under significant pressure on Friday. This is as Treasury yields threaten to invert and drag banks lower. It also ignites recession fears among investors. Let's look at a few top stock trades to watching going into next week. Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow 1: Bank of AmericaBank stocks are under extreme pressure on Friday. Looking at Bank of America (NYSE:BAC), shares were down 5% at one point during the day. Now off less than 4%, bulls are stepping up to the plate a bit.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsStill, this one was breaking out to the upside just the other day. Now we're seeing range support give way. $28 was the floor in this name and now just a few pennies above $27, support has officially gave way.Unless you're a long-term investor, I would avoid BAC stock. At the very least, I'd give it a few days to see how it shakes out. I want to see if $28 will act as resistance or if BAC will fill the gap down to $26.50. It almost filled that gap on Friday, but didn't quite get there.If the gap doesn't hold as support, look for the backside of prior downtrend support to buoy BAC. Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow 2: TiffanyTiffany & Co (NYSE:TIF) shares were jumping on Friday, climbing 3% on a tough day in the markets thanks to better-than-expected earnings. Is it rallying right into resistance though?The stock has been trending higher in a channel for several months and is now breaking out. But the $105 level could be tough to penetrate. For starters, this level was support turned resistance last fall, while potential downtrend resistance is near the area as well. Finally, the 50% retracement for the 52-week range sits just under $106.That said, if TIF can push through this mark, it could trigger a large breakout. If so, see how it handles the 200-day. On a pullback, see if the prior channel resistance holds as support. Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow 3: Papa John'sPapa John's (NASDAQ:PZZA) has added Shaquille O'Neal to its board and as a brand ambassador. This sent the stock higher by almost 6% on Friday. The move propelled PZZA over the 50-week moving average, while the momentum-measuring MACD (green circle) turns more in the bulls' favor.If momentum keeps up, see if PZZA can climb to $55. On a pullback, I want to see the 50-week and 10-week moving averages hold as support. Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow 4: Canopy GrowthOne could make the argument that Canopy Growth (NYSE:CGC) is still consolidating tightly between support and resistance. Loosely speaking, it is. But with Friday's decline below the 20-day and 50-day moving averages and CGC is losing steam.This group -- and this name specifically -- can be volatile. So I'm not saying that it won't snap back on Monday and even breakout higher at some point next week. But at this rate, the name is simply lacking any follow through, meeting sellers each time it nears $48.Even though we've been watching this one for weeks, it may be time for bullish traders to move on after Friday's fall. The close below the 50-day is certainly a negative. Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow 5: NikeDespite beating on earnings and revenue estimates, Nike (NYSE:NKE) stock is falling almost 6% on Friday as guidance disappoints.If the stock doesn't reclaim the 50-day early next week, Nike may have lower to go. If it does reclaim this mark, look for $83 and the 50-day to support the stock. Otherwise, let's see if we can't nab NKE stock on a decline down to the 200-day. That would be a great dip-buying opportunity.Bret Kenwell is the manager and author of Future Blue Chips and is on Twitter @BretKenwell. As of this writing, Bret Kenwell did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities.Compare Brokers The post 5 Top Stock Trades for Monday: CGC, TIF, NKE, PZZA appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • CNBC4 days ago

    First On CNBC: Papa John CEO Steve Ritchie, Starboard Value CEO & Papa John Chairman Jeffrey Smith, and Incoming Board Member & Ambassador Shaquille O'Neal on CNBC's "Squawk on the Street" Today

    The following is the unofficial transcript of a FIRST ON CNBC interview with Papa John CEO Steve Ritchie, Starboard Value CEO and Papa John's Chairman Jeffrey Smith, and Incoming Board Member and Brand Ambassador Shaquille O'Neal on CNBC's "Squawk on the Street" (M-F 9AM – 11AM) today, Friday, March 22. SARA EISEN: Welcome back to "Squawk on the Street." Papa John's Pizza announcing this morning that NBA Hall of Famer and Restaurant Investor Shaquille O'Neal will be joining Papa John's board.

  • Papa John's names Shaquille O'Neal to its board of directors
    American City Business Journals4 days ago

    Papa John's names Shaquille O'Neal to its board of directors

    The four-time NBA champion will be joining Papa John’s as a member of the company’s board of directors, as well as an investor in nine Papa John’s restaurants in Atlanta. He also inked a deal to be an ambassador for the company's brand.

  • Former NBA star Shaquille O'Neal joins Papa John's board
    Reuters4 days ago

    Former NBA star Shaquille O'Neal joins Papa John's board

    The move highlights the restaurant chain's attempts to fix its image after its founder, John Schnatter, reportedly used a racial slur on a media training conference call last year. Schnatter stepped down as chairman of the Papa John's board last summer but still holds approximately 30 percent of the company's shares and has been feuding with the chain over control. O'Neal, a popular product pitchman who was one of the National Basketball Association's best players in his prime, will invest in nine of the company's restaurants in the Atlanta area, where he lives.

  • Shaquille O’Neal Joins Papa John’s Board, Invests in Restaurants
    Bloomberg4 days ago

    Shaquille O’Neal Joins Papa John’s Board, Invests in Restaurants

    Shaquille O’Neal, the hall of fame NBA center, is joining the board of the struggling pizza chain and investing in nine restaurants in the Atlanta area, according to a statement on Friday. The former NBA star has also entered into a marketing agreement with the company and has agreed to pitch the brand. Papa John’s will own about 70 percent of the Atlanta joint venture, with O’Neal holding the rest.

  • CNBC4 days ago

    Stocks making the biggest moves midday: Tiffany, Nike, Avon Products & more

    Check out the companies making headlines midday Friday:Tiffany TIF — Shares of Tiffany rose 3.2 percent after the jewelry retailer reported mixed fourth-quarter results . The retailer reported earnings of $1.

  • Papa John’s News: PZZA Stock Heats Up on New Board Member Shaquille O’Neal
    InvestorPlace4 days ago

    Papa John’s News: PZZA Stock Heats Up on New Board Member Shaquille O’Neal

    The Papa John's news that Shaquille O'Neal is joining its Board of Directors has PZZA stock up on Friday.Source: Shutterstock According to Papa John's (NASDAQ:PZZA), Shaquille O'Neal will be doing more for the pizza company that just sitting on its Board of Directors. The company notes that the NBA legend will also become a brand ambassador for it. This will have him taking part in the company's marketing campaigns.It's also worth pointing out that the Papa John's news also includes other details about Shaquille O'Neal's role at the company. This includes him becoming an investors for nine of the chain's restaurants that are in the Atlanta, Ga., area.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips"In addition to his business acumen, Shaquille understands how to build lasting connections with consumers and energize employees," Steve Ritchie, President and CEO of Papa John's, said in a statement. "I look forward to working with him as a board member and brand partner to advance the many initiatives we are pursuing across the organization to create even greater success for Papa John's and our stakeholders." * 7 Beaten-Up Stocks to Buy as They Reverse Course Shaquille O'Neal's addition to the Board of Directors may seem strange to some, but he has a strong background in the restaurant industry. This includes owning a Krispy Kreme Doughnuts franchise. He is also the founder of the Big Chicken fast casual restaurant and creator of Shaquille's in L.A. Shaquille O'Neal also previously owned 27 Five Guys Burgers and Fries franchises.PZZA stock was up 3% as of noon Friday. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Retail Stocks That Will Continue to Rebound in 2019 * 5 Stocks To Buy for the Happiest Employees * 7 ETFs for a Millennial Portfolio As of this writing, William White did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities.Compare Brokers The post Papa John's News: PZZA Stock Heats Up on New Board Member Shaquille O'Neal appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • Benzinga4 days ago

    Shaq Hopes To Help Papa John's Rebound

    Papa John’s International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) needs to rebound from controversy. The company, beset by several controversies over the last several months is adding former NBA center Shaquille O’Neal to its board, making him the company’s first African-American director as it tries to move past its troubles. O’Neal, who has ownership stakes in several other restaurants, acknowledged in an interview on CNBC Friday he was hoping to help smooth things out with customers and franchisees after the brand’s troubles.

  • Shaquille O'Neal is set to be the new face of Papa John's
    Yahoo Finance4 days ago

    Shaquille O'Neal is set to be the new face of Papa John's

    As it tries to rebuild its brand, Papa John’s announced a new board member: Shaquille O'Neal, who will also invest in nine of the chain's restaurants.

  • Shaquille O’Neal Called In to Assist Papa John’s Corporate Makeover
    Skift Table4 days ago

    Shaquille O’Neal Called In to Assist Papa John’s Corporate Makeover

    Papa John’s has announced NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal as the newest member of its board, as the struggling pizza chain continues to throw everything but the kitchen sink at its public image problem to rebound sales. Over the last month, Papa John’s has expanded delivery with DoorDash to 1,400 locations, altered its digital […]

  • Barrons.com4 days ago

    Papa John’s Stock Is Sizzling Because Shaquille O’Neal Just Joined the Board

    Papa John’s has seen four straight quarters of downward 2019 earnings, earnings per share, and same-store sales revisions.

  • MarketWatch4 days ago

    Papa John's adds Shaquille O'Neal to the board

    Papa John's International Inc. announced a new addition to its board: Shaquille O'Neal. The former NBA superstar will also be an investor in nine Papa John's locations around Atlanta and, in a marketing agreement, will be an ambassador to the brand. O'Neal is the founder and owner of Big Chicken, a fast-casual restaurant in Las Vegas, a fine dining restaurant in Los Angeles, and nine Krispy Kreme locations in Atlanta. Earlier this month, John Schnatter, Papa John's founder, stepped down from the board earlier this month following a period in which he stepped down as chief executive after using the N-word on a conference call and resigned as chairman. Papa John's shares have rallied 17.8% in 2019 while the S&P 500 index is up nearly 14% for the period.

  • Papa Shaq: Shaquille O'Neal enters new partnership with Papa John's
    Yahoo Finance Video4 days ago

    Papa Shaq: Shaquille O'Neal enters new partnership with Papa John's

    Former NBA star Shaquille O'Neal joins the board of directors for pizza-maker Papa John's. Yahoo Finance's Brian Sozzi joins Adam Shapiro, Julie Hyman, and Brian Cheung to discuss.

  • Reuters Videos4 days ago

    NBA star 'Shaq' O'Neal joins Papa John's board

    Pizza chain Papa John's named former basketball star Shaquille 'Shaq' O'Neal as its newest board member, brand ambassador and investor, sending shares of the troubled chain higher. Conway G. Gittens reports.

  • NBA hall of famer Shaquille O'Neal on why he teamed up wi...
    CNBC Videos4 days ago

    NBA hall of famer Shaquille O'Neal on why he teamed up wi...

    CEO Steve Ritchie, Chairman Jeffrey Smith, and NBA hall of famer Shaquille O'Neal join "Squawk on the Street" to discuss O'Neal's latest role as a board member for the pizza brand. The movies after slumping sales and controversy from founder John Schna...

  • Shaq is joining the Papa John's board
    Yahoo Finance Video4 days ago

    Shaq is joining the Papa John's board

    Papa John’s has announced its newest board member. Shaquille O’Neal is investing in nine Papa John’s franchises in Atlanta and will serve as an endorser for the brand. Yahoo Finance's Dan Roberts, Akiko Fujita and Kristin Myers discuss.