Press coverage about Bojangles (NASDAQ:BOJA) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Bojangles earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the restaurant operator an impact score of 47.2429768418076 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
- Bojangles (BOJA) Upgraded at BidaskClub (americanbankingnews.com)
- Bojangles’ Is Officially in Reset Mode (nwitimes.com)
- Tough 2018 Projected for Bojangles’ Franchise Owners, but Stock Rallies (bluemaumau.org)
- Q4 2018 Earnings Estimate for Bojangles Inc Issued By SunTrust Banks (BOJA) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Stocks on the Move: Bojangles’, Inc. (NASDAQ:BOJA), Home Bancshares, Inc. (Conway, AR) (NASDAQ:HOMB) – The Oracle Examiner (oracleexaminer.com)
A number of brokerages recently issued reports on BOJA. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Bojangles from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 8th. Barclays boosted their price objective on Bojangles from $13.00 to $14.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 7th. Stifel Nicolaus cut their price objective on Bojangles from $12.00 to $11.00 and set a “hold” rating for the company in a research note on Wednesday, March 7th. SunTrust Banks set a $17.00 price objective on Bojangles and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, March 6th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Finally, TheStreet upgraded Bojangles from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a research note on Monday, February 26th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $15.71.
Bojangles (NASDAQ:BOJA) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, March 6th. The restaurant operator reported $0.23 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.18 by $0.05. Bojangles had a return on equity of 13.17% and a net margin of 13.15%. The company had revenue of $148.10 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $146.76 million. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.28 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 6.2% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts anticipate that Bojangles will post 0.69 earnings per share for the current year.
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Bojangles Company Profile
Bojangles’, Inc is a restaurant operator and franchisor. The Company offers food made from its Southern recipes. The Company’s menu includes its made-from-scratch, buttermilk biscuits baked fresh every 20 minutes; its fresh, never-frozen bone-in fried chicken; its fixin’s; its Bo-Smart menu featuring items, such as salads, grilled chicken sandwiches, roasted chicken bites and fat-free green beans; its freshly baked and delicious sweets menu, and its Legendary Iced Tea.
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