Dividend Coverage: Papa John’s International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA) gearing towards $0.20 dividends on Nov 18, 2016.

Dividend Coverage: Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA) gearing towards $0.20 dividends on Nov 18, 2016.

Papa John’s International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA) is expected to pay $0.20 on Nov 18, 2016. The indicated annual dividend is $0.80. Shareholders owning the stock before Nov 3, 2016 will be eligible to receive the payout. Based on Papa John’s International, Inc.’s current price of $74.76, the dividend is 0.27%. This dividend’s record date is Nov 7, 2016 and the announcement date is Oct 27, 2016. The stock closed at $74.76 during the last session. It is down 37.96% since March 31, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 35.44% the S&P500.

Papa John’s International, Inc. operates and franchises pizza delivery and carryout restaurants. The company has a market cap of $2.74 billion. The Firm operates restaurants under the trademark Papa John’s. It has a 31.63 P/E ratio. It operates in five divisions: domestic Company-owned restaurants, domestic commissaries, North America franchising, international operations, and all other business units.

Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment increased to 0.84 in Q2 2016. Its up 0.09, from 0.75 in 2016Q1. The ratio improved, as 27 funds sold all Papa John’s Int’l, Inc. shares owned while 68 reduced positions. 30 funds bought stakes while 50 increased positions. They now own 27.55 million shares or 1.04% less from 27.84 million shares in 2016Q1.
Los Angeles Mngmt Equity Rech has invested 0% of its portfolio in Papa John’s Int’l, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA). Northcoast Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Corporation last reported 26,749 shares in the company. Brown Advisory accumulated 0.1% or 407,797 shares. Retail Bank Of America Corporation De has 0% invested in the company for 18,635 shares. Blackrock Fund Advsrs accumulated 1.73 million shares or 0.03% of the stock. Copeland Mngmt Limited Company accumulated 156,035 shares or 0.73% of the stock. Bridgeway Management holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Papa John’s Int’l, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA) for 6,600 shares. Ameriprise Incorporated last reported 0.01% of its portfolio in the stock. Rothschild Asset Mngmt last reported 108,024 shares in the company. Da Davidson & has 4,807 shares for 0.01% of their US portfolio. Comerica Financial Bank has 28,376 shares for 0.02% of their US portfolio. Principal Fincl Gp has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Papa John’s Int’l, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA). Swiss Natl Bank holds 48,800 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Concert Wealth has invested 0.05% of its portfolio in Papa John’s Int’l, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA). Fifth Third National Bank holds 4,266 shares or 0% of its portfolio.

Insider Transactions: Since August 4, 2016, the stock had 0 insider buys, and 15 selling transactions for $50.13 million net activity. On Thursday, August 4 Tucker Lance F. sold $489,409 worth of the stock or 6,334 shares. SCHNATTER JOHN H also sold $5.76M worth of Papa John’s Int’l, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA) shares. The insider Ritchie Steve M sold $959,177.

Papa John’s Int’l, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA) Ratings Coverage

Out of 5 analysts covering Papa John'S International (NASDAQ:PZZA), 4 rate it a “Buy”, 0 “Sell”, while 1 “Hold”. This means 80% are positive. Papa John'S International has been the topic of 9 analyst reports since August 10, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The firm has “Sector Weight” rating given on Friday, October 30 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The stock has “Overweight” rating given by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Monday, November 9. The rating was upgraded by Sidoti on Thursday, November 19 to “Buy”. Nomura initiated Papa John’s Int’l, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA) on Thursday, October 1 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, February 25 by Jefferies. KeyBanc Capital Markets upgraded Papa John’s Int’l, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA) on Wednesday, July 20 to “Overweight” rating. The stock of Papa John’s Int’l, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA) earned “Strong Buy” rating by Tigress Financial on Monday, August 10.

More news for Papa John’s Int’l, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA) were recently published by: Marketwatch.com, which released: “Papa John’s upgraded on belief civil unrest is encouraging more pizza delivery” on July 20, 2016. Benzinga.com‘s article titled: “BTIG Still Buying Papa John’s” and published on August 03, 2016 is yet another important article.

PZZA Company Profile

Papa John’s International, Inc. (Papa John’s), incorporated on July 25, 1991, operates and franchises pizza delivery and carryout restaurants. The Firm operates these restaurants in international markets, dine-in and delivery restaurants under the trademark Papa John’s. Papa John’s operates in five divisions: domestic Company-owned restaurants, domestic commissaries (Quality Control (QC) Centers), North America franchising, international operations, and all other business units. North America is defined as the United States and Canada. Domestic is defined as the contiguous United States. International franchisees are defined as all franchise activities outside of the United States and Canada. The Firm offers pizza along with side items, including breadsticks, cheesesticks, chicken poppers and wings, dessert items and canned or bottled beverages. Papa John’s traditional crust pizza is prepared using dough (never frozen). Papa John’s pizzas are made from a blend of wheat flour, cheese made from mozzarella, pizza sauce made from vine-ripened tomatoes (not from concentrate) and a mix of savory spices, and a choice of meat and vegetable toppings. The Company’s traditional crust pizza is delivered with a container of its special garlic sauce and a pepperoncini pepper. In addition to its dough traditional crust pizza, the Company offers a thin crust pizza, which is a par-baked product produced by a third-party vendor. Each thin crust pizza is served with a packet of special seasonings and a pepperoncini pepper.

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