Bojangles’ (BOJA) Earning Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Analysis Finds

Media coverage about Bojangles’ (NASDAQ:BOJA) has been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Bojangles’ earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the restaurant operator an impact score of 46.4204493069751 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

Bojangles’ (NASDAQ BOJA) traded up 1.13% during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $13.40. The stock had a trading volume of 88,877 shares. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $14.38 and its 200-day moving average price is $17.77. The stock has a market capitalization of $495.79 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.27 and a beta of 1.98. Bojangles’ has a 52 week low of $12.85 and a 52 week high of $22.35.

Bojangles’ (NASDAQ:BOJA) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 27th. The restaurant operator reported $0.23 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.22 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $134.40 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $135.61 million. Bojangles’ had a return on equity of 17.05% and a net margin of 6.70%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 2.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.27 earnings per share. Equities analysts anticipate that Bojangles’ will post $0.82 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several research firms have weighed in on BOJA. Piper Jaffray Companies reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $18.00 target price on shares of Bojangles’ in a research note on Friday, July 14th. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $20.00 price target on shares of Bojangles’ in a research report on Sunday, July 30th. TheStreet lowered Bojangles’ from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a research report on Friday, June 2nd. Zacks Investment Research raised Bojangles’ from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, July 17th. Finally, William Blair lowered Bojangles’ from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Friday, July 28th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating, three have issued a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $19.44.

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In other news, Director James R. Kibler sold 25,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, June 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $16.41, for a total value of $410,250.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 71,332 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,170,558.12. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Over the last three months, insiders sold 75,000 shares of company stock valued at $1,218,250. Company insiders own 55.30% of the company’s stock.

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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