Media headlines about Potbelly (NASDAQ:PBPB) have been trending positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Potbelly earned a media sentiment score of 0.28 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the company an impact score of 46.6268007404245 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.
Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:
- An Intrinsic Calculation For Potbelly Corporation (NASDAQ:PBPB) Shows It’s 29% Undervalued (finance.yahoo.com)
- Zacks: Analysts Anticipate Potbelly Corp (PBPB) Will Post Earnings of $0.01 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com)
- Contrasting Zoe's Kitchen (ZOES) and Potbelly (PBPB) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Head to Head Survey: El Pollo LoCo (LOCO) & Potbelly (PBPB) (americanbankingnews.com)
Several research analysts have issued reports on PBPB shares. BidaskClub lowered Potbelly from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Friday, December 22nd. Maxim Group reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $13.00 price objective on shares of Potbelly in a research note on Friday, February 23rd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered Potbelly from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, January 12th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $14.25.
Potbelly (NASDAQ:PBPB) last issued its earnings results on Friday, February 23rd. The company reported $0.08 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.07 by $0.01. Potbelly had a positive return on equity of 6.59% and a negative net margin of 1.62%. The firm had revenue of $112.15 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $112.91 million. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.08 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 9.6% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts forecast that Potbelly will post 0.37 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
In other Potbelly news, insider Anne Ewing sold 9,220 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, March 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $13.16, for a total transaction of $121,335.20. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 13,088 shares in the company, valued at $172,238.08. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this link. 9.60% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
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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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